Saturday, January 31, 2015

Kroger Trip 1-29-15

This is the second and final week of the Kroger Mega Event.  You get $3 off at checkout when you purchase six participating items. I was super excited about getting the seasoned salmon for a good deal.  We love grilled salmon.
Here's what I got this week:

(4) Plum Organics Pouches $.75 after Mega Savings (reg. $1.49 each)
(used $1/1 printables from HERE)
made them FREE plus overage

(4) A&W Root Beer and 7Up $.75 after Mega Savings (reg. $1.67)
(2) Pringles $.99 after Mega Savings (reg. $1.50)
(used $1.50 off two sodas and one Pringles printables from HERE)
made them $.33 each

(3) Tennessee Pride biscuits $4.49 after Mega Savings (reg. $5.99)
(used $1/1 printables from HERE)
made them $3.49 each

(2) Old Orchard Juice $1.49 after Mega Savings (reg. $2.49)
(used $1/2 printable from HERE)
made them $.99 each

(6) Red Gold Tomatoes $.49 after Mega Savings (reg. $1)
(used $.55/3 printable from HERE)
made them $.31 each

(1) Sargento Shredded Cheese $2.49 after Mega Savings (reg. $4.19)
(used $.75/1 Kroger eCoupon)
made it $1.74

(1) Ball Park Hamburgers $6.49 (reg $7.99)
(used $1/1 coupon from the 1/25 RP insert)
made it $5.49

(1) Blue Diamond Almonds $7.49 (reg. $9.69)
(used $1/1 coupon from the 1/25 SS insert)
made it $6.49

(2) Capri-Sun $1.49 (reg. $2.50)
no coupons used

(1) Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuit Mix $1.99 after Mega Savings (reg. $2.69)
no coupons used

(2) Barbara's Cereals $2.49 after Mega Savings (reg. $4.69)
(used $1/1 printables from HERE)
(got back $2 in catalinas)
made them $.49 each

(1) Easy Mac Cup $.49 after Mega Savings (reg. $1)
no coupon used

(2) Dole Chopped Salads $1.39 on clearance (reg. $2.79)
no coupons used

(6) Kettle Chips $1.99 (reg. $2.99)
(used $1/2 printables from HERE)
(got $.25 back from Jingit)
made them $1.49 each plus Jingit deposit

(1) Tyson Crispy Chicken Fingers $5.99 (reg. $7.49)
(used $1/1 Kroger eCoupon)
(got $1.25 back from Ibotta)
made it $3.74

(1) Kroger Texas Toast $.79 (reg. $1.50)
(got $.25 back from Jingit)

(1) clementines 5 lb box $4.99 (reg. $6.99)
no coupons used

(4) apples $4.21
no coupons used

(2) avocados $.99
(used $.50/2 Kroger eCoupon)
(got $.25 back from Checkout 51)
made them $.62 each

(1) bunch of bananas $1.39
no coupons used

(1) Simple Truth Organic Eggs $2.89
(got $.25 back from Jingit)
made it $2.64

(1) Cinnabon Bread $1.79 (reg. $3.59)
no coupons used

(1) pack of seasoned Salmon fillets $18.49 on clearance (reg. $37.03)
(used $3 off $15 meat/seafood Kroger coupon that came in a mailed booklet)
made it $15.49

Total before sale & coupons:  $175.12
used $2 off $10 produce purchase coupon from booklet that came in the mail
Paid:  $80.92 plus tax

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Publix Trip 1-29-15

It really wasn't a great trip for me this week.  I did save on stuff I needed so I always call that a success.
Here's what I got:

(2) Boost $7.99
(used $4/1 coupon from the Resolve To Save booklet)
(used $2/1 printables from HERE - must sign up)
made them $1.99 each

(2) Oscar Mayer Lunch Meat B1G1 $5.29
(used $1/2 coupon from the 1/11 SS insert)
(got $.50 back from Jingit)
made them $1.76 each

(2) Frosted Mini Wheats B1G1 $3.31
(used $1/1 printables from HERE - 850 points)
(got $.25 back from Jingit)
made them $.53 each

(4) Ragu Pasta Sauce B1G1 $1.99
(used $.75/2 coupons from the 1/25 RP insert)
made them $.62 each

(2) Ziploc Bags $3 (reg. $3.29)
(used $3/2 printable no longer available)
(used $1/2 Publix coupon from a booklet I got earlier this year)
(got $1 back from Ibotta)
made them $.50 each

(2) Chex Mix B1G1 $3.65
(used $.50/2 printable from HERE - doubled to $1/2)
(got $.50 deposited into my Upromise account)
made them $1.07 each

(2) Sabra Hummus B1G1 $3.99
(used $1/1 printables from HERE)
made them $.99 each

(1) Dole Squishems 2 for $2.79 (reg. $2.79 each)
(used $1/2 coupon that printed out at Kroger)
made them $.89 each

(1) Farm Rich Mozzarella Sticks B1G1 $6.99
(used $1.25/1 printable from HERE)
(got $.50 back from Jingit)
made it $1.75

(2) Sweet Baby Rays Marinade 2 for $2.99 (reg. $2.99 each)
(used $1/1 coupon from the 1/18 SS insert)
made them $.49 each

(3) Pop-Tarts $1.93
(used $1/1 printables from HERE - 850 points)
made them $.93 each

(1) Publix Green Wise Organic Milk $6.53
(used $2/1 milk wyb three Pop-Tarts Publix coupon from the grocery advantage flyer)
(got $.25 back from Ibotta)
(got $.25 back from Jingit)
made it $4.03

(1) Bubba Burgers $10.99 (reg. $11.69)
(used $1/1 printable no longer available)
(used $1/1 Publix printable from HERE)
(got $1 back from Jingit)
made it $7.99

(1) Strawberries $2.50
no coupons used

(1) Publix Bleach $2.50 (reg. $2.99)
(got $.25 back from Jingit)
made it $2.25

(1) Bird's Eye Corn on the Cob $2.14 (reg. $4.29)
no coupons used

(2) Beenie Weenee's $1.35 each
no coupons used

(2) Publix Butter 1/2 lb $1.50 (reg. $2.00)
no coupons used

Total before sale & coupons:  $122.04
Paid:  $48.38

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Practicing What I Preach

Each week I tell you how to save money and be frugal.  Here's my way of showing you that I'm doing it too!  These are a few of the ways I've been frugal this past week.

We love bananas around here.  It's one of the few things I can get my hubby to eat in the mornings.  Since I don't get to the grocery store but once a week I tend to get too many so that we'll have enough.  And I won't let fresh produce go to waste so I use the mushy bananas up by making mini chocolate chip muffins or banana bread.  My kids prefer the muffins so I make them most often.
  • I froze some of the more firm bananas for future smoothies.
Sometimes bananas are a little too mushy to eat and not mushy enough for great banana muffins.  So I freeze them.  All you have to do is slice them and flash freeze them by placing them in a single layer on wax paper.  Once they're good and frozen place them in a freezer bag or container.  Easy peasy.  Frozen bananas work great in smoothies.  Smoothies are a wonderful way to use up produce and they are super simple to make.
  • I used some wrinkly apples to make sauteed cinnamon apples.
My daughter usually eats several apples a day.  I always make sure we have plenty for her, but this past week she wasn't feeling so much like apples.  So I had a few that turned a little brown in spots.  They're still good so I used them to make some sauteed cinnamon apples.  
  • I made a tomato sandwich with a tomato that needed to be used up.
Until recently I had no idea that a tomato sandwich was a "southern thing."  I thought everyone ate them.  They're simple to make. Just slice a tomato and place it on bread slathered with mayo.  Season with plenty of salt and pepper.  DON'T forget the salt and pepper. If you don't like tomatoes then you obviously won't like tomato sandwiches, but if you do like them I urge you to give this a try.  It's really good.
  • I cut my son's hair myself. Thank you Youtube. 
Back in December we were all sick right before Christmas and my son's hair was getting a little shaggy.  I wasn't feeling well and he wasn't either so we didn't want to go out and spread our cooties.  But I also didn't want him to have jacked up hair in our Christmas pictures either.  So, I looked it up on Youtube and realized that cutting a little boy's hair is really simple.  My first try was a success so now I cut his hair myself.  It saves me the $16 I was paying to get it cut.
  • I used a Groupon to pay for lunch with my hubby.
Around Christmas time Groupon and LivingSocial were throwing out all kinds of great deals on restaurants.  This past week we used a $20 voucher to Season's of Japan.  I paid $10 for it, but got reimbursed because three of my friends also bought it through my link.  So, it was free! Yay!

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