Monday, June 29, 2009

Not Me! Monday

Check out things that no one else did on My Charming Kids!

Okay, I haven't been able to participate in a while, so you can just check out this post for an entire day I would like to claim never happened! It was my Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day!

I did not buy 20 boxes of fruit snacks at Kroger this week. Nope. No family could ever feed that many boxes of fruit snacks to their children because they are NOT really healthy like actual fruit! I ALWAYS give my kids fruit and NEVER give them fruit snacks, so there is no way I would buy 20 boxes! Nope, not me.

I did not let me boys skip nap time yesterday because my inlaws were surprisingly in town. No naps= grumpy boys, so I definitely put them down for their nap instead of going out shopping with the inlaws.

I am most definitely not sitting here writing my Not Me Monday! when I should be cleaning the house and packing for our 4th of July family vacation. Nope. My house is always clean. I never need to worry about people showing up at my front door without calling first because my house is ALWAYS spotless. I never have to step on clothes, toys, sippy cups and empty plastic plates and bowls to get anywhere in the house. All of those things are clean and in their proper place. Right? RIGHT?!?! Ugh. . .

I have NOT lived in my house for 4 years now and left the walls "renter's beige." No way! I was one of those organized, creative people who painted every room in the house (including Drew's room, because I was preggers with him when we bought the house) BEFORE we moved in. Uh-huh. We have a lively, colorful house and not a house that could be confused with a dorm room. Yep. Okay, okay, okay, my friend is coming over tomorrow to help me decide what colors I should use. Have I mentioned that growing up in parsonages meant that I NEVER got to pick colors for a house so I have NO IDEA what would look good? Oh, and I've never painted a wall either. This should be interesting. . . This "renter's beige" is sounding better and better. . .

I have NOT started keeping a baggy of animal crackers and a sippy cup full of water by my bed to give to my oldest in the morning. It has nothing to do with the fact that he gets up at 6 am and mommy wants to sleep. I DO NOT turn on a cartoon and give him the baggy and cup to let him eat while he zones on cartoons so mommy can get another 30 or more minutes of sleep. Nope. Not me! My kids don't even watch TV! And I get up every morning to make him a healthy, nourishing breakfast. I would NEVER let him eat animal crackers for breakfast! (Note to self- remember to brush the crumbs off of my husband's side of the bed before he notices them.)

Okay, I'm going to stop now. It's not that I don't have any more Not Me's! It's just that I'm starting to get embarrassed!

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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Water and Chicken Deal at Meijer

Okay, so on a very rare lone trip to Meijer I was just wondering the aisles and I decided to check prices on bottled water. I noticed a sign under the Aquafina water and noticed that it makes an AWESOME deal!

Aquafina Water is $3.50 for a 24 pack
Buy 2 24 packs, get a FREE Rotisserie Chicken (up to $5.49)
$7 for 48 bottles of water and a Rotisserie Chicken!!!!

I know what we're having for dinner one night this week! The ending date on this deal is 7/4.

Saving Sherry's Shopping List- Week of June 28

Here are links to all of my stores and the deals I'm definetaly picking up!

  • Kraft BBQ Sauce
  • Goldfish
  • Fruit Snacks
  • Hefty One-Zip Bags


  • Chi-Chi's Salsa
  • Hormel Pepperoni
  • Heluva Good Dip
  • Aunt Millie's Buns


  • Rayovac Batteries


  • Skipping it this week, hoping for better deals soon!


  • Pringles (my guilty pleasure!)

Rite Aid

  • Stayfree
  • Huggies Diapers
  • Dove Deodorant

Share your Shopping List with us! I'd love to see what everyone else thinks are good deals!

Target Shopping List for the Week of June 28

Thanks to Coupon, Deals and More for her help in compiling this weeks Target deals.

Rayovac Batteries (2 or 4 ct) $1
$1 from the 6/21 SS
FREE after coupon!

Bare Solo Cups and Plates are $1.50
$.75 printable in the widget on the right
$.50 or $.75 after coupon!

Eddy's Single Serve Ice Cream is $1.19
$.19 after coupon

See anything I missed? Let me know!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Meijer Shopping List for the Week of June 28

Meijer is doing their Buy 10, Get the 11th Free sale this week, here are some good match-ups I've found:

Chi-Chi's Salsa
$.55 from the 5/17 SS
FREE after coupon!

Bounty Paper Towels
$1/2 from the 6/7 P&G
$.50 after coupon

Hormel Pepperoni
$.75 from the 6/21 SS
FREE after coupon!

Ronzoni Smart Taste Pasta
$1 from the 4/5 SS
$1/2 from the 4/5 SS
$1/2 Meijer Mealbox Coupon

Other Deals

Heluva Good Dip is $1.19
$.75 from the 5/17 SS
$.25 Meijer Mealbox Coupon
FREE after MQ and MB!

Old Orchard Health Balance Juice is $1.67
$.50 from the 5/10 SS
$.50 Meijer Mealbox
$.17 after MQ and MB!

Aunt Millie's Hot Dog and Hamburger Buns are B1G2 FREE
$.35 from the 6/21 SS
Use 3 coupons for a great deal!

I have already been to Ebay to get the coupons I will be using! These are some serious stock-up sales!

Did I miss a great deal? Please let me know!

Kroger Shopping List for the Week of June 29

The Daytona 500 deal continues. You receive $3 off your order for every 10 participating items you purchase. There is no limit to how many discounts you can receive per transaction. Here are some highlights I see:
Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks are $1.79
$.50/2 in the 6/14 SS
$.50/2 printable in the widget on the right
$.50/2 printable
(Don't forget the Catalina Deal!)
As low as $.42 per box wyb 6 after coupons, discount and Catalina Deal!
(I'm seriously stocking up on these!)

Hefty One-Zip Bags are $1.99
$1 from the 5/17 RP
$.69 after coupon and discount!
(Another serious stock-up)
Breyers Ice Cream is $2.29
$.75 in the 5/17 RP
$.99 after coupon and discount!

Orville Redenbacher Popcorn is $1.99
$.50 in the 5/17 SS
$.69 after coupon and discount

Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs are $1.58
$1/2 in the 5/10 SS
$.58 after coupon and discount

Ragu Pasta Sauce is $1.34
$1/2 in the 5/17 RP
$.60 on Sweet Tomato Basil and Ragu Margherita
$.03 - $.54 after coupon and discount!

Kraft BBQ Sauce is $.99
$.50 in the 6/14 SS
$.30 MONEYMAKER after coupon and discount!
(If you need BBQ sauce, let me know, my stockpile runnith over!)

Purex Laundry Detergent is $2.49
$.35 in the 6/14 SS
$1.49 after coupon and discount

Other Deals

Peppridge Farm Goldfish are $.99
(Okay, if you have kids, you know as well as I do to GO STOCK UP on theses this week! This is a good price!)

Sweet Corn is $.17/each

Santa Cruz Lemonade is $1.25
Check for Organic Booklets called Go Organic for Earth Day for $.75 coupons
$.25 after coupon

Clorex 2 is $6.49

$1.50 OYNO Catalina prints out

Hang Tag for Try Me Free found on most bottles

$1.50 MONEYMAKER after OYNO and rebate!

That's all I see now. Did I miss something? Please let me know!

Rite Aid Shopping List for the Week of June 28

Thanks to For The Mommas for compiling all these deals this week! Be sure to check out her post for a MAJOR MONEYMAKER on Stayfree! Here are the highlights:

Get your $5/$25 purchase coupon in the widget on my right side bar.

Stayfree is B1G1 FREE
B1G1 in the 6/28 SS
2 FREE using B1G1 coupon
2 for $1.99 using $1 coupon

Degree or Dove Clinical Protection is $6.99
Get SCR #139 for $5 back
$1 Degree in the 5/17 RP
$1 Dove in the 6/7 RP
$1 MONEYMAKER or FREE after coupon and SCR

Wet Ones are $1.99
Get SCR for $1 back
$.75 in the 5/17 SS
FREE or $.25 after coupon and SCR

Huggies Diapers are $11.49 (Do 2 transactions of 3 to use 2 $5/$25 coupons)
Get SCR #800 for a FREE pack of diapers wyb 5 packages of Huggies Diapers (coupon will be mailed to you)
Get SCR #61 for a $25 Rite Aid Gift Card wyb $50 of Huggies Products
$1.50 from the 6/21 SS (6 of them)
$4.16 each after 2 $5 coupons, 6 $1.50 coupons, $25 Gift Card AND you will get a coupon for a FREE pack of diapers!!! Awesome deal!

See anything we missed? Let me know!

Making Money with Nicole's Saving Advantage

Okay, I've seen this everywhere and after talking to customer service myself, I am convince that this is a legitimate deal so I want to share it with you.

Sign up for Nichole's Saving Advantage by clicking on the image above. It's a short form to fill out and you will soon be able to access the site to see tons of deals. The cost of a trial membership is $1.95. After the first month, the membership fee does go up, BUT you can cancel your membership at the end of your 30 days and you will still get a $25 Target Gift Card!! So, I pay $1.95 and they send me a $25 Target Gift Card!

This is a $23 MONEYMAKER!!

When I spoke to customer service they said I could cancel at the end of the trial period with no hassle by phone or online. This is one awesome deal! Hurry before it's over! They have had this free gift card before and it's finally back!

Saving Money on Hefty Bags at Kroger

Hefty One-Zip Bags are included in the Daytona 500 Promotion!!! Doesn't really get you excited? Okay, let me explain it to you:

Hefty One-Zip Bags are $1.99
$1 coupon from the 5/17 RP
(-$.30 for buying 10 qualifing products)
$.69 each!!!!

That is an awesome deal!! I know my son's preschool is always asking for gallon sized bags, so I'm going to order some coupons from e-bay and stock up! (HUGE thanks to Mommy Snacks!)

Walgreens Shopping List for the Week of June 28

Thanks to Cindy for compiling the Walgreens deals think week! Be sure to check out her post for all of the deals! Here are the highlights:

Pringles are $.99
$1/2 in the 5/17 P&G
$.49 each after coupon

Off! Clip-On Mosquito Protection is $9.99
Get $3 back in RRs
$2 in the 5/17 SS
B1G1 Refill Free printable
$4.99 for the Clip-On AND a refill after both coupons and RRs

Got 2B Styling Products are $5.99 and B1G1 FREE
$1 each for 2 after 2 coupons

AquaFresh Toothpaste is $.99
$.75 in the 6/21 SS
FREE or $.24 after coupon

Kellogg's Cereal is $1.99
$1 in the 6/7 RP
$.99 after coupon

See anything we missed? Let me know!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Saving Money at Old Navy

Old Navy shorts and swim suits are only $5 this weekend. For the whole family! I'm going to have to go score some more trunks for my boys, as we went swimming yesterday and I left their trunks outside to dry and the storm last night blew them away! They have 1 other pair, but with a pool in the back yard having a dry pair inside at all times in handy!

Go to Old Navy Weekly and click on "Get their no-sweat style." to get a 15% off coupon to get your $5 items down to $4.25!

Saving Money at The Gap

Select Gap women's and men's jeans are on sale (in store only) for a limited time (umm, what does that mean?) for $19.99. That's a great sale! More that 50%!

CVS Shopping List for the Week of June 28

Okay, this week is horrible. I'm hoping I find some new deals to add to this, because it's really pretty pathetic! Sorry!

ECB Deals

Colgate Total, 2-in-1, 360 Toothbrush, Max Fresh Toothpaste or Toothbrush is $2.75
Get $2 back in ECBs (limit 1)
$.75 in the 6/28 SS
$.25 MONEYMAKER after coupon and ECBs!

Tums are $3.99
Get $1 back in ECBs (limit 2)
$1.25 in the 5/17 SS
$1 in the 6/28 SS
$1.74 or $1.99 after coupon and ECBs

Band-Aids or Neosporin (sizes and prices not listed)
Get $1 back in ECBs (limit 5)
$1 Band-Aids in the 3/15 and 4/26 SS
$1 Neosporin in the 3/15 and 4/26 SS
$.50 Band-Aid in the 6/28 SS
$.50 Neosporin in the 6/28 SS
Hoping for something close to free or FREE
Adult Sunglasses (prices start at $5.99)
Get $10 back in ECBs wyb 2
As little as $.99 each

Other Deals

Wisk Laundry Detergent is B1G1
$1 in the widget on the right
Use 2 coupons for a good deal

Sunday/Monday Only Deals

Almay Pure Blends Lip Gloss or Eye Shadow is $7.99
Get $3 back in ECBs (limit 1)
$4.99 after ECBs

Maybelline Pulse Perfection Vibrating Mascara is $12.99
Get $3 back in ECBs (limit 1)
$9.99 after ECBs

Neutragena Wave Duo is $15.99
Get $5 back in ECBs (limit 1)
$10.99 after ECBs

That's all I see for now. Please let me know if I missed a deal!

FREE Chocolate Friday

Don't forget to get your coupon for FREE Mars Candy Bar! Just click here. Some things to remember:
  • Only the first 250,000 people after 9am EST get coupons, so hurry!
  • Giveaway takes place every Friday until September
  • Only 1 entry per household, per week
  • You can recieve 4 coupons per household for the length of the contest

Good luck!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Saving Money at Little Caesar's

Okay, I have not mentioned that I love Crazy Bread. It's not like an "oh, we're already at Little Caesar's, so I'll just get the Crazy Bread" kind of addiction. It's a "I must drive right now to the nearest Little Caesar's to get Crazy Bread or someone will get hurt" kind of addiction. When I was pregnant with Jake I craved Crazy Bread every day. The problem? There wasn't one anywhere near me. The closest was about 30 minutes away. Well, to add insult to injury, they were actually building one about 2 miles from my house in my last trimester. Guess when it opened? Oh, yeah, you got it, while I was in the hospital delivering. Uh-huh. Not funny at all.

Anyway, I told you that story to tell you about this coupon. You can get a Crazy Bread Combo (which is an order of 8 pieces of Crazy Bread and Sauce) for $1.99. I WILL be using this coupon, you actually should be proud that I posted this before I used the coupon! I'm trying to hold off until tomorrow. . . I might make it. . .

FREE Bare Minerals Make-Up

Take this coupon to your local Sephora (located in most JCPenney's) to receive a FREE 10 day supply of Bare Escentuals Matte Foundation and a baby buki brush!! This is my make-up of choice, so you know I'm headed there soon! The coupon actually states that if they are out (because this is a "while supplies last" kind of thing) you get a FREE custom sample of anything you want, that's sooo not bad either! (Thanks, Thrifty Mama!)

FREE Magazines

Okay, I've seen this posted all over the web on several different blogs and I never really looked into it. I thought it was a waste of my time and energy. But, today I took a few minutes and actually looked into this site and I was really impressed. There are actually 100s of magazines to choose from. Some are for educators, sound tech people, web designers and all kinds of other people! You should really click on the link above and check out this site where you can get FREE magazines. There is no shipping fees, no fees of any kind. It really is worth a minute of your time to see if there is anything for you!

Calling All Couponers

I just read something online that I wanted to share with you. A fellow blogger in Texas is asking everyone who can to send her all of their FREE Mighty Dog dog food coupons from the 6/14 SS to her to help her save the dogs in a local shelter. Also, she is looking for the FREE cat food coupon from the 4/26 SS. Apparently the shelter has run out of food and she is on a mission to help save those dogs and cats! Check out her blog Your Coupon Buddy for more details and if you have any coupons to send please send them to:

Your Coupon Buddy
P.O. Box 181
Forney, Texas 75126

Saving Money with New York & Company

Check out the clearance and sale deals at New York & Company and use the code 1820 for $25 off a purchase of $50. That makes for a great deal! (Thanks, Becky!)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Saving Money at Target with FREE Batteries

Apparently Rayovac and Target get together occasionally to give us FREE batteries! I'm totally not complaining! There were $1 on ANY Rayovac coupons in some papers this week. (I don't know if there were any local to me because I FORGOT to buy papers, but I'm not talking about that right now because it makes my heart race and my hands sweat and my tummy feel yucky.) If you were among the lucky ones, head to Target and pick up some batteries in the Dollar Spot for FREE! If you weren't that lucky, you can always check out Ebay and see if you can score some that way!

FREE Arby's Wednesday!

Head to your local Arby's on Wednesday to get a FREE Regular Roast Beef with a soft drink purchase! Yummy!

Here is the schedule for the rest of the summer:

July 1st
Free Regular Beef and Cheddar with soft drink purchase

July 8th
Free Orange Cream Shake with sandwich purchase

July 15th
Free Regular Roast Beef with soft drink purchase

July 22nd
Free RoastBurger with soft drink purchase

July 29th
Free FruiTea with sandwich purchase

August 5th
Free Regular Roast Beef with soft drink purchase

August 12th
Free Roast Chicken Club with soft drink purchase

August 19th
Free FruiTea with sandwich purchase

August 26th
Free Roast Beef 'n Cheddar with soft drink purchase

Don't forget to call before you head out because I've been looked at like I've lost my mind when I tried to get Arby's deals before! Some stores participate and some stores are completely unaware that there is a deal going on!

Saving Money at CVS on Always Infinity

I've seen this deal all over the blogging world, but sometimes I'm leery of posting deals that seem to be too good to be true, so I went to CVS and checked it out for myself!

Always Infinity (32 ct) are on unmarked sale for $4.99
$4 coupon from the 6/7 P&G
$.99 after coupon!!!!!

That is an insanely good deal!! I had 6 coupons and I bought 6 boxes and I didn't even really make a dent in what my store had on the shelves! RUN to CVS and stock up! These are usually $10.49!!!

Meijer Shopping List for the Week of June 21

Boneless Pork Loin are $1.79/lb

Bananas are $.39/lb

Kellogg's Cereal is $1.99
$1 in the 6/7 RP
$.99 after coupon

Tide Liquid Laundry Detergent is $5.69
$.35 in 6/7 P&G
$4.99 after coupon

Buy 20 packs of Kool Aid Drink Mix for $2
Get a 5 pack of Kraft Mac & Cheese FREE
(Look for Peelies on the Mac and Cheese for a FREE Capri Sun)
$2 for 20 Kool Aids and a 5 pack Mac & Cheese (and maybe Capri Suns too!)

Skippy Peanut Butter is $1.33
$.40 in 4/5 Unilever
$.53 after coupon

See anything I missed? Please let me know!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Kroger Shopping List for the Week of June 22

Ground Beef is $1.49/lb

Kroger Eggs are $1/dz
Kroger Milk is $1.75/gallon
They are having a Daytona 500 Event this week. Get $3 off your order instantly wyb 10 participating items. There are no limits on how many rewards you can get per transaction. You can mix and match any of the items to reach 10. Here are some deals I spotted:

Breyers Ice Cream is $2.29
$.75 in the 5/17 RP
$1 after Instant Reward and coupon
Orville Redenbacher Popcorn is $1.99
$.50 in the 5/17 SS
$1 in the May All You
$.70 after Instant Reward and coupon

Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks are $1.79
$.50/2 in the 6/14 SS
$.50/2 Printable in the widget on right side
$.50/2 Printable here
$1 each after Instant Reward and coupon
PLUS there is a Catalina Deal going on now, when you buy 5 boxes you recieve a $3.50 oyno Catalina! If you buy 6 and use 3 $.50 coupons, get the $3.50 Catalina, it's like getting each box for $.42 EACH!!!! (you will only recieve 1 Catalina per transaction no matter how many boxes you purchase)

Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs are $1.38
$1/2 in the 5/10 SS
$.60 each after Instant Reward and coupon

Ragu Pasta Sauce is $1.58
$1/2 Ragu in the 5/17 RP $1/2 Printable here
$.78 each after Instant Reward and coupon

Kraft Barbecue Sauce is $.99
$.50 in the 6/14 SS
MONEYMAKER after Instant Reward and coupon

Ritz Crackers are $2.50
FREE Ritz when you by Wheat Thins in the 5/17 SS
$2.20 for 1 box of Ritz and 1 box of Wheat Thins

Purex Laundry Detergent is $2.49
$.35 in the 6/14 SS
$1.50 after Instant Reward and coupon

See something I missed? Let me know!

Rite Aid Shopping List for the Week of June 21

Thanks to For The Mommas for compiling this weeks Rite Aid deals. Check out her entire post here to earn over $6!

Skin Clinic Wart Remover $14.99
SCR #39 $14.99
FREE after SCR

Crest Pro Health Enamel Toothpaste $2.69
SCR #100 $2.69
use $.50 /1 Crest Toothpaste 06/07 PG

Lamisil Foot Cream $9.99
SCR #21 $9.00 (note check for $2.00 off peelies on packages)
$1.01 PROFIT to $.99 after SCR and peelie

Suave Deodorant $1.99
SCR #48 $1.50
use $.75/1 in 05/17 RP
use $.50/1 in 05/17 RP
FREE to $.24 PROFIT after SCR and Coupon

Mentos $1.00
use $1.00/1 Mentos 05/03 SS or 06/21
FREE after Coupon

Oust Air Sanitizer $2.50
use $2.00/1 in 05/10 SS
$.50 after coupon