Saturday, August 30, 2008

Saving Sherry's Weekly Round-Up

This week's Round-Up is a day early because I am vacationing in Indiana with my family for my Birthday weekend. Due to my traveling, I'm using online ads instead of the paper ones I normally use, so I am less confident in my deal spotting. That being said, here are the deals I've spotted for this week:

-CoverGirl Wetsticks are $5.99, get $5.99 back in Extra Care Bucks, making them FREE, but, to sweeten the deal use a B1G1 CoverGirl Lip product coupon in the 8/31 P&G insert to get 2 FREE after coupon and ECBs!! (limit 1) OR
-CoverGirl Outlast All Day Lip Color is B1G1 FREE, use the coupon mentioned above to get 2 FREE Outlast All Day Lip Colors! (No limit on this one, buy extra papers!)
-Colgate Total is $2.99, get $2 back in ECBs, use a $1 coupon from the 7/27 Smart Source insert or the $1.50 coupon found in several of the recent All You Magazines to get FREE toothpaste!
-Kashi Go Lean Bars are $1, use the $2 printable here to make them FREE!
-Atkins Bars are $1, use the $1 coupon in the 8/17 Smart Source to make them FREE!

-Lifesavers and Cremesavers are B1G1 free, use the B1G1 free coupon in the 6/8 Smart Source insert to get 2 bags Free!!
-Bayer Aspirin is $2.99, B1G1 Free, use 2 of the $1 coupons in the 7/27 Red Plum insert to make them $.50 each!
-Ink Jet Refills are 1/2 price this week! That makes a black refill $5 and a color refill $7.50!

-PopTarts are 4/$9, use the $1/2 coupons from the Kellogg insert and the $.50/1 Target printable coupon (available to Hot Coupon World members here, it is free to join) AND get a $5 gift card when you buy 4. So buy 4 boxes, use 2 $1/2 coupons, 4 $.50 coupons and spend $5, making it basically FREE after the gift card! Awesome!!!!

-Aunt Millies Bread is B1G2 Free, use 3 of the $.35 coupons from the 8/24 Smart Source (I think that's where they were) to make them an awesome deal!
-Huggies and Pampers tub wipes are 2/$4, use the $.50 coupon from 8/24 Smart Source insert to make them $1 each!
-Dynamo Laundry Detergent is B1G2 Free, use the $1/2 coupon in the 7/20 Smart Source to make it $11.99 for 3!
-Capri Sun are 4/$7, buy 4 and get a $3 on your next order Catalina, making them $1 each!
-Thomas English Muffins are B1G1 free, use the $1/1 coupon from the 5/11 Smart Source to make them ???
-Meijer Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts frozen and in a bag are B1G1 free, making them
$7.49 each!
-Eckrich Smoked Sausage or Gillers are B1G2 Free making them $1.33 each!
-Kool-Aid is 20/$2 if you need to use any of your coupons from the August All You Magazine.

(SALE DOESN'T START UNTIL TUESDAY- because of the Holiday)
-Chef Boyardee Pasta is 10/$10, use the $.35/3 coupon from the 8/2 Smart Source or the $1/3 printable here to make them a good deal!
-Hunt's Snack Pack Pudding is 10/$10, use the $.30/2 or the $1/4 coupons from the 8/3 Smart Source to make them a good deal!

That's all I see so far, I'll try to update more when I actually have an ad in hand tomorrow, please feel free to post a comment or e-mail me if you find deals I missed!

Happy Savings!

Saving Money at Ikea


Do I have your attention now? Sunday and Monday ONLY (sorry, I missed the deal until now so we missed Saturday), Labor Day weekend, Ikea is giving away their small breakfast, until 10:30 am, valued at $.99. Okay, so it's not a HUGE savings, but it is free food! I love free food! The details can be found on Ikea's Website here. (Check the very bottom in fine print for the exclusions.)

So on Labor Day you can go to Ikea for FREE Breakfast, the stop by your local Chick-fil-A for a FREE lunch or dinner! What a Saving Sherry kind of day!

Happy Savings!

Saving Money at Old Navy

This Monday Old Navy is having a Labor Day Sale on their graphic tee's. All shirts (for men, women, kids and babies) are $5. Now is the time to stock up if you need shirts! They are normally $9.50- $14.50.

My instructions for this sale are the same as the jeans sale Old Navy had: Get there early and be prepared to throw elbows!

Happy Savings!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Saving Money at Chick-fil-A

It's official! The Chick-n-Strips Giveaway is set for September 1 at ALL Chick-fil-A locations! All you have to do is wear the logo of your favorite football team, or any college logo, and you will receive 3 of Chick-fil-A's new Chick-n-Strips! How easy can it be? Lucky for me my husband is a HUGE football fan so I can deck the entire family out in jerseys and we can all eat FREE for Labor Day! The deal starts at 10:30 am and runs all day until closing. Check their website here for all the information.

Happy Savings!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Saving Memories

Well, I am sad tonight. My baby turned 3 this week. Okay, my oldest child turned 3, but still, he's my baby. It's amazing how fast his life has progressed. He is an amazing child and I can't wait to see the amazing man he will become. . .but, for tonight I will miss the stages past of nursing, learning to crawl and walk and that first amazing smile. I will enjoy all the "squeezes" and kisses and the all "I love you Mommy"s I can get, for I know this stage, too, shall pass.

As always, Happy Savings!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Saving Time Cooking

My family LOVES pasta. We could eat it every meal. Today I am going to share one of my family's favorite quick and easy pasta dishes.

Baked Ziti

1 Box Penne Pasta, cooked and drained
2 Jars Pasta Sauce of your choice
2 C Mozzarella Cheese
Parmesan Cheese

Mix cooked penne and 1 jar of pasta sauce in a 9x13 dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Add 1/2 Mozzarella Cheese, stir. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top. Place back in oven for 15 minutes or until cheese on top is melted. After removing it from the oven and serving, let everyone add as much warmed pasta sauce from the other jar as they want and sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top to taste.

Serve with a salad and my family's favorite, peaches, and you have a complete meal that took little more than stirring pasta!

Have a family favorite pasta dish you'd like to share? Leave a comment so we can all enjoy!

Happy Savings!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Saving Sherry's Weekly Round-Up

Here is my round up for this week:

-Pepsi 2 Liters are 10/$8, buy 13/$10.40 and get $10 off a pair of jeans! (See here for deal)
-Land O Lakes Butter is $.97, use the $.55 coupon in the 8/24 Smart Source to make it FREE!
-Aunt Millies Bread is $.99, use the $.35 coupon in the 8/10 Red Plum to make it $.29!
-$1.25 Chex Mix or Bugles, use the $.50 coupon in the 8/10 General Mills insert to make them $.25 each!
-Meijer whole chickens are $.99 a pound, use the $1 coupon in the Meijer Mealbox to get a cheap chicken!
-Purex Detergent is $2.50, use the $.50 coupon in the 8/10 Smart Source insert to make them $1.50 each!
-Cattleman's BBQ Sauce is $1, use the $.75 printable coupon here or the $.50 printable coupon here to make it FREE!

-Kroger Brand Fruit Snacks $1 (this is not a good deal unless you have a child like mine who ONLY eats Veggie Tale Fruit Snacks, then it's a good time to stock up)
-French's Mustard is $1, use the $.50 printable coupon here to make it FREE!

-Huggies Diapers Super Mega Packs are 18.99, if you buy 2 you get a $5 Target Gift Card for your next purchase, use the $1 coupons from the 7/20 Smart Source insert to make them a better deal (not the best deal for diapers I've seen, by far, but if you need diapers this week, this is the best deal I've seen for this week, and when you need diapers, you NEED diapers)

-Coupon in the ad for 3/$1 index cards and paper clips (limit 6)
-Coupon in the ad for 4/$1 poster board (limit 8)
-Coupon in the ad for 3/$5 Peter Pan Peanut Butter, use the coupon for $1 in the August All You Magazine for a final price of $.69 a jar (limit 3)
-Coupon in the ad for $.99 Dawn Dish Liquid, use the $.50 coupon in the 8/3 P&G insert to make it $.49 (limit 2)
-Coupon in ad for $.99 Soft Soap Handsoap, use the $.35 coupon in the 8/24 Smart Source to make it $.64 each (limit 3)

-FREE Staples manual pencil sharpener (limit 3)
-FREE 2 pocket folder, assorted (limit 3)
-FREE Staples cap eraser, 12/pack (limit 3)

Rite Aid
-FREE Duck Brand EZ Start Packing Tape after Single Check Rebate (limit 1)
-Oust Surface and Air Sanitizer is $1.99 after SCR, use a $2 coupon from the 8/10 Smart Source Insert to get it FREE or use the $2 printable from my side bar or (limit 1)
-FREE Itch-X Anti-Itch Gel after SCR (limit 1)

-Kotex Lightdays are $1.49, get $1.49 back in Extra Care Bucks, use the $1 printable coupon here to get them FREE plus overage! (limit 1)
-Stayfree Pads and O.B. Tampons are 2/$9, get $5 back in ECBs, use the B1G1 Stayfree coupon in the 6/29 Smart Source insert to get them FREE plus overage or the $1.50 O.B. coupon in the 6/29 Smart Source insert to make them $.50 each after coupon and ECBs! (limit 1)
-Zipfizz Energy Drink is $5.99 get $5.99 back in ECBs making it FREE!
-Buy $15 in Garneir Products, get $5 back in ECBs, do this deal for shampoo: 5 bottles of shampoo for 16.67, use 5 $1 coupons from the 5/4 Smart Source, final total after EBCs is $1.34 a bottle
-Playtex Gentle Glide or Sport Tampons are $4.99, get $3 back in ECBs, use the $1 coupon in the 6/22 Smart Source insert or the $1 printable here to make the final price after ECBs $.99
-Malt-O-Meal Tootie Fruities are $1, use the $1 coupon in my side bar or on to get them FREE

That's what I've found for this week, as always, please leave a comment or e-mail me if I've missed something!

Happy Savings!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Saving Money at Old Navy

This Saturday, 8-24, only Old Navy will have select adult jeans for $12 and select kids jeans for $7.

The adult jeans include the following (regular price $29.99):
Women's- The Diva, The Girlfriend and the Sweet heart
Men's- Straight (Regular), Bootcut, Painter, Loose

The kids jeans include the following (regular price $19.50):
Girl's- The Bootcut, The Darling
Boy's- Bootcut, Loose

All of these jeans should be folded on the regular wall. If you are interested in the deal I recommend you get there early and be prepared to throw elbows!

Happy Savings!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Saving Money at Walgreens

Walgreens issued a $5 off a $20 purchase coupon good only this Friday and Saturday (8/22 & 8/23). Click here to get the coupon. Combine that coupon with the good deals they have this week and the monthly free after easy saver rebate stuff, you can get some really great deals!

Happy Savings!

Saving Money on Gas

Anyone want free gas? I have you attention now don't I? If you register online with Speedway for a Speedy Rewards Card, they will automatically load it with 8500 points. That's enough points to get a FREE $10 Gas Card!!! YEA!!!! If you use it every time you get gas or anything else at Speedway you will continue to accumulate more points for more free gas cards! Sound like a deal to me.

Here's the catch- they are updating their site and randomly take it down for repairs. You may click on it and get right through, it may take you a few tries. For $10 in free gas, I'll check it a couple of times a day until I get through.

Click here to sign up!

Happy Savings!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Saving Money at Chick-fil-A

I went to my local Chick-fil-A tonight to be greeted with a wonderful surprise! Tuesday night is Family Night. That means with every adult meal purchased you can get 2 FREE 4 piece nugget kids meals! Sweet!

They also had activities for the kids. Tonight they were making Olympic Torches and Flags. Drew had a blast! He LOVES the waffle fries there. And he got a balloon when we went home.

Call your local Chick-fil-A to see if they participate in Family Night!

There was also a sign saying that on Sept. 1 you can get their new 3 Piece Chicken Strips for FREE just for wearing your favorite team's jersey to the restaurant! Sound like free dinner for the family that night!

Happy Savings!

Saving Money Buying All You Magazine

Thanks to poopheadedmonkeyface on CincyMoms for finding this AWESOME deal! If you click here you can get a subscription to All You Magazine for $15! AND part of the money goes to help the Children's Miracle Network! With all the amazing coupons to be found in that magazine this is a really great deal! It works out to $.80 a magazine! I'm totally on board for this one!

Edited to add: Get a 2 year subscription for $20!! I totally didn't see that the first time! Thanks Sally! That's a WAAAAY better deal!

Happy Savings!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Saving Time Cooking

Okay, I have another confession to make. I LOVE to eat, but I usually HATE spending time in the kitchen cooking (sometimes I get it in my head to make fancy, complicated meals, but not recently, I blame my 2 wonderful boys!). Because of this I have gathered a large collection of quick, easy meals that I can draw from when I realize it's 4:30 and I haven't even thought about dinner yet. One of my friends told me I should start a weekly posting featuring 1 of these recipes, so here goes my 1st Saving Time Cooking Post!

Chicken and Stuffing

3 or 4 Chicken Breasts, cut to bite size pieces
1 box of chicken flavored stuffing mix, prepared to box instructions
1 can Cream of Chicken Soup (reduced fat works fine too)
1/3 C low fat sour cream

Cook chicken in a skillet (I use a 10" one that has a lid so I can do everything in it and Save Time doing less dishes) while making the stuffing in another pot. When chicken is cooked, (or almost cooked) add the soup and sour cream, stir until well mixed. Top with stuffing and cover with lid. Allow to simmer for 10 minutes to get the flavors all meshed together. Serve and enjoy!

I usually serve this with Broccoli (although, I usually serve most everything with broccoli, it's our favorite veggie around the Saving Sherry household). If you want you can actually add broccoli (or any frozen veggies) to the dish when you add the soup and sour cream, just cook until the veggies are done.

This is one of my favorite things to throw together because all the ingredients are stuff I usually have on hand anyway. I think I originally got this recipe from the Stove Top Stuffing box, but I can't promise that. I've seen many variations on this over the years like adding veggies, different flavor soups, cheese, and even putting it in the oven instead of making it on the stove.

This is my favorite version, try it and see what you like with it or in it!

Do you have any quick, easy recipes you'd like to see featured in a future edition of Saving Time Cooking? Leave the recipe in the comments section and let us all save time trying your favorite recipe!

Happy Savings!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Saving Sherry's Weekly Round-Up

Welcome back to the Weekly Round-Up. Here are the deals I've spotted this week:

-Boneless Pork Loin- $1.99/lb (okay, this is the usual sale on this, but I'm out, so I need some)
-Tyson Bagged, Frozen,Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast, B1G1 $9.99 for 2 bags

-Pepsi Deal (see post below or click here)
-Coke Deal
-Kellogg Deal
-Nabisco Deal
- Farm Rich Mozzerala Sticks are $1.66, use the $1 coupon in the August Edition of All You Magazine to make them $.66 for the 10 stick box
-Nabisco 100 Calorie Snack Packs are B1G1, use the coupon for $.70 off granola bars in the 7/27 SS for a good deal!
-Knorr Pasta sides are $1, use the $.75/2 coupon in the 8/17 RP to make them $.50 a box
NEW SAVINGS!! (added 8/18)
-10 Pack of Bic Twin Select and Silky Touch Razors are 1/2 price at $1.64, use the $2 coupon in the 7/20 SS to make them FREE

-Dixon #2 Yellow Pencils FREE- limit 2 per customer
-Staples 12" Plastic Ruler FREE- limit 2 per customer

Rite Aid
-L'oreal Vive Pro Shampoo or Conditioner B1G1, use B1G1 coupon from 7/13 SS on Hydra Gloss products to get 2 bottles FREE
-Crest Extreme + Scope or Extra Whiting + Scope FREE after SCR, use $1 off Crest coupon from 8/3 P&G insert to be a $1 Money-Maker! (limit 1)
-Adult Short Sleeve T-Sleeves $1.50

-Crest Baking Soda and Peroxide $1.99, get $1 back in ECBs, use the $1 Crest coupon from 8/3 P&G insert to make it FREE after ECBs (limit 5)

-Coupons in ad for $.39 Paper Mate 10 pack Mechanical Pencils, WriteBros. Pens, Filler Paper, Sharpie Permanent Marker, Sticky Notes and a TON of other things (limit 3 each)
-8 Jumbo Crayons $.39
-Coupon for Penway Highlighters 4/$1 (limit 8)
-Dove Shampoo and Conditioner 2/$4.99, use 2 $2 off any Dove Hair Care Products from the 6/8 RP $.99 for 2

-1 subject spiral notebooks $.05

-Pepsi product 12 packs are 4/$10, there are coupons for $1 off a 12 pack of Mt. Dew on the Hot Coupon World coupon generator making them 4/$6, great price!

Well, this is all I see, if you see something I missed, please leave a comment and I will add it to the list!

Happy Savings!

Saving Money with Meijer Deals

Okay, so Meijer is doing soooo many "buy this and get $X.XX off that" deals I thought I'd list them all in one post before I do my Weekly Round-Up. It's getting insane at Meijer and I can't keep track of all the deals myself so typing them out for you will really help me. Here they all are (I think):

Coke (Deal ends 9/13)
-Buy $10 of Coke products and get $10 off any pair of men's, women's or children's athletic shoes ( shoes are on sale 20- 30% off this week)
-Powerade is a Coke product, so if you have any $1 off Powerade coupons left from the 7/13 SS you can use these toward your Coke total

Pepsi (Deal ends 9/13)
-Buy $10 of Pepsi products and get $10 off any pair of men's, women's or children's blue jeans (does anyone know why they list men's, women's or children's for everything? why don't they just say "all"? are alien blue jeans and athletic shoes not included?)
-Pepsi 24 packs are $3.99 this week but ONLY when you buy 4, so you spend $16 on Pepsi to get your $10 off blue jeans, $3.99 is not the BEST deal on Pepsi, but if you need jeans, it's good.

Post Cereal (This week only)
-Buy any 3 Post cereals listed in this add (add includes Grape Nuts 32 oz, Raisin Bran 25 oz, Honey Bunches of Oats Almond or Honey Roasted 19 oz, Honeycomb 18.5 oz or Cocoa or Fruity Pebbles 17 oz (all at 3/$7)) and get $3 off one Meijer Gallon Milk (excluded chocolate and Organic)
-Milk is only $2.50 this week, so why they put $3 is beyond me (I know milk is priced different in different markets, but if they're changing the price of milk in the add, can't they change the amount you get free too?). Anyway, that means after the cereal, your milk is free.
-There are coupons to help you out with this deal including the $1/2 Post cereal coupons in the 7/27 SS

Kellogg (Deal ends 9/13)
- Buy $10 of any Kellogg products and get $10 off a backpack (backpacks are on sale 30% off this week)
-Pop Tarts are on sale 3/$4 this week and there were $1/2 coupons in the 8/3 Kellogg insert
-Eggo Waffles are $1.15 and there were $1/2 coupons in the 8/3 Kellogg insert
-Bonus: in the Keebler/Kellogg Fuel for School booklet (found in stores by Keeber and Kellogg back to school display) there was a coupon for $2 off any variety of milk when you buy Pop Tarts and Eggos
-I'm told there are SEVERAL back packs priced at $10 or less

Nabisco (Deal ends 9/13)
- Buy $10 of any combination of Nabisco cookies or crackers and get $10 off 3 packages of Fruit of the Loom Basics for the family (socks, underwear and t-shirts)
-You can use the coupons for Free Wheat Thins found in the All You Magazine to get your $10 of Nabisco products for free and you will only have to pay for the remaining balance of the Fruit of the Loom

-All of these deals are done automatically at the register (be sure to check your receipt or watch as the items are being scanned to make sure the money comes off, mistakes do happen). All of the $10 required totals are BEFORE coupons, so if you buy 8 boxes of Pop Tarts and your total is $10.xx you get the deal, then they subtract your coupons so you are only paying $6.xx oop for your Pop Tarts. They are also limit 1 per transaction. That doesn't mean you can only do 1 deal per transaction, only 1 of EACH deal per transactions (i.e. 1 Pepsi deal and 1 Coke deal is okay, you can't do 2 Pepsi deals). Keep in mind, you can do as many transactions between now and when the deal is over that you want. Have 3 kids and need 3 backpacks? Do the Kellogg deal 3 times. There is no limit per person, only per transaction.

Have questions or better coupon match-ups than I found? Please leave a comment.

Happy Savings!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Saving Money At McDonald's

Thanks to Money Saving Mom for this deal! You can get a FREE Southern-Style Chicken Biscuit or Sandwich using this coupon!

McDonald's is doing the any drink for $1, so if you use the coupon and buy a drink, it's a cheap meal.

You must print the coupon with a color printer. Expiration is 9-1-08.

Edited to add, these coupons were in the newspaper today (8/17)! They were in the Parade Magizine insert.

Happy Savings!

Saving Money at Meijer

It's my Deal of the Day! This time it's at Meijer again (they are on a roll!). This time it's using the One Day Super Sale deals, so this is a Saturday only deal.

Meijer has a deal going on that if you buy $10 of Coke products, you get $10 off a pair of shoes. If you drink your Coke in 24oz bottles, I have a great deal for you:

6 packs of 24oz Coke bottles at buy 2 get 1 free (they are six packs)

$10 off a pair of shoes

One of the Back to School Bucks coupons in the ad. They are off any ONE General Merchandise or Apparel item in amounts of $3 off $14.97, $5 off $24.97, $10 off $49.97 and $15 off 74.97.

If you buy a pair of shoes priced at $15, you will get them for $2!! Even if you buy a pair of $50 shoes, you'll get them for $30. That's still a GREAT deal. They have A LOT of shoes on clearance, so be sure to check this deal out!

Happy Savings!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Saving Time Doing Laundry

Okay, I'll admit it. I sometimes forget to start the laundry, realize it's 10:30 at night and I needed to get 3 loads done that day. I'm horrible about that! If I can just get the first load started, I'm usually okay and can do the rest. When I get up in the morning, I sometimes think about it, but I'm taking care of getting the boys fed and getting diapers changed and I feel like I don't have time at that moment to go upstairs and get a load of laundry. Then I just forget.

I recently discovered a trick to help me get that first load going. I put a load of laundry in the washer at night before I go to bed! No, I don't turn it on, I don't add detergent and I don't even close the lid. I just put the clothes in the washer so that in the morning it will only take me a few seconds to get a load going.

I told my friend who is a working mom about my new tactic and she said that if she starts a load in the morning, by the time she gets home it already has that gross smell to it. I suggested she put the load in before bed like me and start it when she gets home from work.

I think this is a great idea and I'm going to try to stick with it. Even if I only get that load washed that day, that's 1 load of clean clothes! Now, if I could just come up with a time saving way to fold them and put them away. . .

Happy Savings!

Saving Money at Meijer

My friend Pam told me about a sale at Meijer that I completely overlooked in my Round-Up! Meijer has Mrs. T's Pierogies 1/2 price this week and there are $1 coupons in the 6/1 and 7/13 RP. (Edit, it's been brought to my attention that took off the Mrs. T's link, so I am deleting it from the post.) That makes the breakdown like this:

$1.34 1 box Mrs. T Pierogies 1/2 price
-$1 coupon
Total oop:

That's an awesome price. I like the Potato and Cheddar variety and my husband likes the Heat and Eat variety in Creamy Garlic Butter Sauce to take to work for his lunch. Can't beat a $.34 lunch!

Happy Savings!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Saving Sanity With Museum Passes

We went to the museum today. It was wonderful. They boys had a great time playing. Drew and Blake (my friends' little boy I babysit, he's 2) only really fought over shovels in the rock (foam rock) area which means it was a very good day. We really needed the break from our normal routine. They love all the new toys, new games and especially the new people to play with.

The Cincinnati Museum Center passes are an annual thing we have been doing in our family. They really are a great investment. Our passes go on sale the weekend before Christmas for B1G1. We found friends that want to get a membership too and we each only paid half price, just $70 for the museum and parking for an entire year! The passes reciprocate to over 150 other museums in the US, meaning when we travel we just check to see if there is a museum in the area on our list and we can take the kids for FREE!

If you live in the Cincinnati Area, check out the Museum Center here. If you live elsewhere, be sure to check out museums in your area. It's a great change of pace for the kids, and they are learning as they play!

Happy Savings!

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Monday, August 11, 2008

Saving Sherry's Weekly Round-Up

I'll try to post my Weekly-Round-Up on Sunday in the future, but since I'm new to this and I was out of town this weekend Monday will have to do this time. My Weekly Round-Up will be a list of the stores that I will be hitting and what good deals I'll be picking up. So, here goes:


  • Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs (see post below for deal)
  • $1 Pillsbury Rolls, Biscuits or Crusts- coupons were in the 7/13 and 8/10 SS; printable coupons for crescent rolls and Grands biscuits are here and here. You should be able to print 2 coupons from each site. Coupons make the prices range from $.30 to $.70
  • $1 Crest Toothpaste- Coupons in the 8/3 P&G insert for $.75, double to make this FREE


  • Aunt Millie's Bread is B1G1- Coupons from the 8/10 RP (use 2 coupons) make it $.60 each
  • General Mills Cereal is 3/$5- Coupons can be found from my side widget from for $.55 for Cheerios; $.75 for flavored Cheerios; $.75 for Total; and $.75 for CoCo Puffs. There were also $1/3 coupons in the 8/10 SS. Buy 3 boxes and get a Meijer Reusable Tote for FREE.
  • French's Mustard- $1, use the printable here for $.50= FREE
  • $2 Meijer Frozen Potatoes- $1 coupon in the Meijer Mealbox= $1 a bag
  • Kool-Aid is $.10, buy 3 and use the awesome coupons from the All You Magazine (see previous post) and get Wheat Thins, Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs, Kraft Singles, Kraft Dressing or Crystal Light FREE


  • Alavert is $5.99 and you get $3 in ECBs- use $4 printable here to make it a Money-Maker after ECBs! (ECBs are limit 1 per card.)
  • Colgate Total is $2.99 and B1G1- use 2 $1 coupons from the 7/27 SS to make it $.50 each


  • Bic Ultra Round Pens are $.50- use my sidebar widget to get coupons for $1/2 or use the coupons from the 8/3 SS= FREE
  • AquaFresh Toothpaste is $2.19 and B1G1-use 2 $.75 printable here = $.35 each
  • Wrigley's Gum- Use Walgreen's Coupon in ad for $.59 and the B1G1 coupon from 8/3 SS= $.30 each

Rite Aid

  • Garnier Brilliant Shine Glistening Drops are $2.99= FREE after Single Check Rebate

Those are all the deals that I'll be picking up this week! Please send me any deals I missed and I'll add them to the list.

Happy Savings!

Saving Money at Kroger

Okay, because I know that you all ran to Wal-Mart to get the All You Magazine and you now have great coupons burning a hole in your pocket, here is my Deal of The Day, this time at Kroger.


  • 3 Packages of Kool-Aid


  • Free Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs wyb 3 Kraft, Nabisco or Oscar Mayer Products coupon (All You Magazine August 29 issue)


  • 2 Packages of Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs for free!!

That's right! Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs are B1G1 this week, so you can use the coupon to get both packages for just the cost of Kool-aid! If you don't need hot dogs right now, stick them in your freezer to use later!

Happy Savings!

Make your house smell better while still Saving Time

If you're like me and you have small children, your house probably smells something like mine does, yucky! I am a huge user of Fabreeze, but sometimes when company is coming over or it's been an especially stinky day I like to put dryer sheets under my air vents. This is something I started doing in college when I lived in the dorms. It makes everything smell clean and fresh. I've also heard of people stuffing old panty hose with potpourri and putting that in their air ducts. Do you have any quick and easy tips to make your house smell good? Leave your tips in the comments area. I'm always looking for ways to make the dirty diaper smell go away!

Happy Savings!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Saving Money with All You Magazine

My tip of the day is to run, do not walk, run to Wal-Mart and pick up the August 29 issue of All You Magazine (as seen above). There are some AMAZING coupons inside that little magazine. My favorite coupons are located on page 159. They are as follows:

  • FREE Nabisco Wheat Thins wyb 3 Kraft, Nabisco or Oscar Mayer Products
  • FREE 16oz Kraft Dressing wyb 3 Kraft, Nabisco or Oscar Mayer Products
  • FREE Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs wyb 3 Kraft, Nabisco or Oscar Mayer Products
  • FREE Crystal Light wyb 3 Kraft, Nabisco or Oscar Mayer Products
  • FREE Kraft Singles (12 oz package) wyb 3 Kraft, Nabisco or Oscar Mayer Products
Did you know that Kool-Aid is a Kraft product? 3 packages of Kool-Aid will cost you around $.60 regular priced! I love these coupons!!!!!

Other coupons include:

$.75 off any 1 Jif To Go Product

Save $1 on two Tyson frozen Breaded Boxed or One Tyson breaded Bagged item

Save $1 on any One (1) All Small & Mighty 3x concentrated laundry detergent

Buy one (1) Giant Chewy Nerds 1.8oz single, get one FREE (up to $.79)

Save $1 off Any Nature Made Liquid Softgel

$1 off any Emerald Breakfast on the Go! 6 pouch carton

Save $3 on any Visine Product 1/2 fl oz or larger

$1 off any Orville Redenbacher's popcorn cakes

Save $3 when you buy any 2 Neutrogena Cosmetics Products

Save $2 on any one Abaya or Hydrolage Professional Salon quality hair care product

Save $.75 on any single pack or multi-pack bag of Triden Xtra care gum

Save $1 on purchase of any Ban product 1.5 fl oz or larger

Save $1 on any Kotex product

Buy Any Rimmel Colour Rush eye Shadow Get Any Rimmel Colour Rush Eye Shadow FREE of equal or lesser value

$1 off any one (1) Farn Rich Product

Save $1 on one package of Kellogg's Frosted Mimi-Wheats Blueberry Muffin Cereal

Save $.50 on a package of White Castle Microwaveable Hamburgers or Cheeseburgers

Save $.75 on any one (1) package of Dole Fruit Parfaits

Save $1 on Splenda No Calorie Sweetener Minis

$1 off any Size Peter Pan Peanut Butter

$1 off any two Kid Cuisine

Save $1.50 on any 32 oz Greased Lightning cleaning product

Save $.50 on any one (1) BUNdinos

Save $1 on any 2000 Flushes automatic toilet bowl cleaner

Save $1 on any one Glade Fabric & Air Odor Eliminator

Save $1 on any one (1) Spot Shot instant carpet stain and odor eliminator

Save $2.50 on any size Biz Product

Save $1.00 on the purchase of any two (2) Ore-Ida frozen potatoes (20 oz or larger)

Save $1 on the purchase of any four (4) Boston Market frozen entrees

Save $1 on the purchase of any two (2) TGI Friday's frozen snacks

Save $1 on the purchase of any one (1) variety of TGI Friday's Complete Skillet Meals

Save $.55 on any Two (2) SunnyD Chilled Products

Save $1 on any Two (2) varieties of Del Monte Fruit Chillers

Save $.55 with the purchase on any 1 box of Smucker's Uncrustables Sandwiches

Save $2 now on Whole Body Cleanse

Save $2 on any Miralax product

Purchase any five (5) Weightwatcher's Smart Ones products and get a WW Smart Ones Dessert FREE (Max Value $2.99)

Thanks to DisneyMommy over on CincyMoms for typing this list!

As I said, run to Wal-Mart, they are the only ones, that I know of, that sell the All You Magazine. You can subscribe and get the magazines at the same price you pay at Wal-Mart ($1.77 an issue) to make sure you get future issues. Every issue has great coupons, this one just happens to have A LOT of AMAZING coupons!

Happy Savings!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Saving Money at Panera

Thanks to my friends at I have learned that Panera is giving away their new breakfast sandwiches! If you live in the Cincinnati area all you have to do is go to your nearest Panera before 10:30 and donate a non-perishable food item. (All donations benefit the Freestore Foodbank.) This runs today through August 17! I love free food!

Happy Savings!

Saving Sanity on Road Trips

As I have mentioned before, my husband and I have an (almost) 3 year old. We do not have any family in town and we have to travel at least 2 hours to get to the nearest grandparent. Drew is a very high energy child and I'm not sure he knows the meaning of the phrase "sit still". Road trips were fine until he was about 16 months old, then they became scream fests. I told Rob we needed to buy a portable DVD player. Rob felt we didn't need one, he felt that Drew needed to learn to ride in the car and use his imagination to amuse himself.

I bought a portable DVD player. I know, a wife should submit to her husband, but he was just plain wrong on this one. (He even admits this now.) We used it for every car trip to the grandparents for about a year. It was lovely. Now he can amuse himself and we don't usually use it and we never start the trip with it out.

I guess the moral of this post is if you have a high energy toddler who loves to watch Backyardagains and Blue's Clues a portable DVD player will save your sanity if you spend much time traveling. I'll have to post later how it saved our trip to California for my brother-in-laws wedding. I think I actually may have kissed that thing!

Happy Saving!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Saving Money at Meijer

Okay, here's my very first Saving Money deal of the day, today it's at Meijer:

- 4 packages of Nabisco Oreos or Graham Crackers $10

  • Coupon for $.75 off 2 Nabisco products in 7/27 SS- use 2 to reduce your total more!
Get free:
- 2 gallons of milk
- $10 off any 3 packages of Hanes Basics for Family

And if you're really lucky you will have found the tear pads by the Kraft and Nabisco display in the main aisle that give you a free Oscar Meyer Hot Dog, Wheat Thins, Crystal Light or Kraft Dressing when you buy 3 participating items. Adding another item to the Get Free list!

Happy Savings!

Hello World

Hello everyone and welcome to my new blog. I'm Sherry.

I named my blog Saving Sherry because this blog is (hopefully) going to:

1. Save Sherry's Money (shopping tips and coupon techniques)

2. Save Sherry's Time (tips to cooks, clean and anything else I can find, faster)

3. Save Sherry's Sanity (tips about most everything else)

I am a Christian, a wife to my amazing husband, Rob, a mother to my beautiful, wonderful boys, Drew (3, this month) and Jake (7 months). My college degree says that I am a Music Teacher but my real job is staying home with those wonderful boys and raising them to the best of my ability. Life is full and interesting. We are never bored in our house!

Well, that's the quick intro to me. I hope that you stick around with me and that not only will this site help Save Sherry, but help save you too!