Feb 152013
 

Happy [day after] Valentine’s Day! Did you do anything sweet with your sweetie? I cut B’s gingerbread cookies into heart shapes for his lunch and I scribbled on C’s chalkboard wall, that’s about all that went down around here.

you, i like

I had a pretty decent week at the CVS and HEB – there were some great deals on items we use regularly like body wash and diet coke.

CVS

CVS 2/15/13

3 Diet Coke 12 packs @ $3.33 = $10.00 [Earn $5 ECB WYB $15]

2 Hershey Simple Pleasures @ $3.00 = $6.00 – [2] $1.50/1 = $3.00 or $1.50 each [Earn $5 ECB WYB $15]

4 Dove Men+Care body wash @ $4.00 = $16.00 – [4] $2.00/1 – $2/$8 CVS = $6.00 or $1.50 each [Earn $5 ECB WYB $15] [I did these in 2 transactions due to coupon wording]

John Frieda hair color $12.00 – $12.00 home mailer coupon = FREE [Earn $5 ECB WYB $15]

John Frieda travel shampoo and conditioner @ $1.49 = $2.98 [Earn $5 ECB WYB $15]

Colgate Optic White $4.99 – $0.50/1 – $2.50/1 CVS = $1.99 [Earn $2.50 ECB WYB 1][Earn $1.25 Ibotta]

Aquafresh toothpaste $0.56 [clearance] – $2/2 toothpaste CVS = -$1.44

2 Spoiled Wet n Wild nail polish @ $1.50 = $3.00 – $1.00/1 = $2.00 or $1.00 each

Total Spent $4.88 [Used $5/$30, $15 ECB]

Total Saved $74.69 or 94% [Earned $17.50 ECB + $1.25 Ibotta]

HEB

HEB 2/15/13

Reynolds Foil $1.47 [Earn $0.50 Ibotta]

Reynolds Slow Cooker liners $1.94 – $1.50/2 = $0.44

3 Nestle chocolate morsels @ $2.26 – $1.00/2 – B2G1 = $3.52 or $1.17 each

2 Kraft cheese @ $2.48 = $4.96 – $0.55/2 = $4.41 or $2.20 each

Simply Orange juice $3.00 – $0.75/1 = $2.25 [Earn $0.75 Ibotta]

3 McCormick Taco seasoning @ $0.65 = $1.95 – B2G1 [took off $0.78?] = $1.17 or $0.39 each

Newman’s Own salad dressing $3.00 – $0.75/1 = $2.25 [Earn $0.50 Ibotta]

Spoons $1.48

Salted Butter $2.38

Unsalted Butter $2.38

Bananas $.58

Grapes $3.84

Green beans $.55

Onion $1.11

Eggs $2.50

Total Spent $30.61

Total Saved $7.59 or 20% [Earned $1.75 Ibotta]

To wrap it up, my totals for this week’s trips were:

Total Spent $35.49

Total Saved $82.28 or 70% [Earned $17.50 ECB and $3 Ibotta]

I would love to see what you were able to pick up this week! Please leave a link or your matchups in the comments!

 Posted by at 1:15 pm
Feb 052013
 

Zaycon Bulk Meat Events

It’s time for another round of top quality meats in our area by Zaycon Foods, have you tried them out yet? If not, you should definitely do so now – call your friends to see if they want to go in with you or donate the portion you may not use to your local charity!

My family’s friendship with Zaycon Foods began in November 2010, over boneless whole chicken breasts, and let me tell you, I was shocked, surprised and SUPER happy with my decision to give them a try and have been pimping them out ever since!

The Zaycon team is so efficient, you don’t even have to get out of you car or truck to pick up your purchases, they walk up with your order, put it where you ask and off you go to seal seal seal.

Cypress, Texas area pick up is Wednesday, March 27 at 12pm! [Orders must be placed by 3/27/13 at 9am, or before it is sold out]

  • Chicken Breasts (Fresh Boneless Skinless) $1.79/lb [40 # units, $71.60/unit]
    • “NOTE: Our chicken is delivered in its original wholesale packaging, a water resistant cardboard case containing three or four plastic bags of fresh chicken breasts. The smaller bags are typically sealed in a larger plastic bag. The smaller bags are not uniform in weight. There will be small amounts of naturally occuring liquids (i.e.,”chicken juice”) in each bag and case. Chicken breasts typically come in double-lobed pairs (“butterfly”) and will have small attached amounts of fat.” [source]

Check out Zaycon Foods here. I bet there is an event close to you, they are expanding their reach as the word gets out about their products.

Zaycon Foods
Various locations and dates in the Houston and surrounding area [click here to find an event near you]

 Posted by at 8:43 am
Feb 042013
 

When the BF asked me to make some tissue paper poufs for her girl’s rooms, who was I to say “No” to the challenge?

Time consuming? Yes!

Frustrating? Yes!

Super Cute? Indeed!

Pouf!

I’d say they turned out pretty darn well, don’t you?

I finagled the tutorial from here, you should totally make some for your little prince or princess!

 Posted by at 2:43 pm
Feb 012013
 

Happy Month of LOVE!

This week was rough on me, so I made a LOT of homemade recipes that were all pretty delicious. I recommend you make this delicious stuffed shell recipe!

I went to HEB this week, but the bulk of my trip consisted of apples, onions and lots of green things, about $40 worth. That makes for a pretty boring picture and write up, but I don’t want you to assume we sustain our healthy lifestyle with yogurt, pizza and fruity pebbles.

Kroger 020113

Kroger  [* denotes price after 10/$5 sale]

20 Yoplait yogurt cups @ $0.50 = $10.00 -[ 3] $0.40/6 = $8.80 [Earn $2 Catalina]

Egg Beaters Whites only $2.99 – $2.99 eCoupon = FREE!

Minute Maid Orange Juice $2.29*

2 Red Baron Pizza singles @ $1.99* = $3.98 – [2] $0.50/1 = $2.98 or $1.49 each

Post Fruity Pebbles $1.49* – $1.25/1 = $0.24!

3 Jello Pudding packs @ $1.19* = $3.57 – $1.00/1 – $0.80/2 = $1.77 or $0.59 each

2 Reach Floss @ $0.45* = $0.90 – $1.00/2 = $0.10 MM!

Dove Men body wash $2.99* – $2.00/1 – $2.00 eCoupon [YMMV, usually both will not come off] = $1.01 MM!

Total Spent $12.96

Total Saved $30.80 or 70% [Earned $2 Catalina]

CVS020113

CVS

3 Febreeze Set & Refresh @ $2.99 = $8.97 – $3.00/3 = $5.97 or $1.99 each [Earn $1 ECB WYB 1, Limit 10]

2 Febreeze candles @ $2.99 = $5.98 - [2] $1.00/1 = $3.98 or $1.99 each [Earn $1 ECB WYB 1, Limit 10]

3 Advil [candy] Coated Tablets @ $4.99 = $14.97 – [3] $1.00/1 = $11.97 or $3.99 each [Earn $4 ECB WYB 2, Limit 1][$6 Pfizer MIR WYB 3]

John Frieda Foam Color $12.99 [Earn $5 ECB WYB $15, Limit 2]

John Frieda travel shampoo and conditioner @ $1.49 = $2.98 [Earn $5 ECB WYB $15, Limit 2]

Total Spent $5.89 [Used $5/$30, $6 ECB and $5.49 gift card]

Total Saved $31.55 or 73% [Earned $9 ECB + $6 MIR]

 Randalls 020113

Randall’s

5 Diet Coke 12 packs @ $6.29 = $31.45 – B2G2+1 J4U = $12.58 or $2.51 each

Smuckers Jam $2.99 – $0.50 J4U = $2.49

3 DiGiorno Pizzas @ $3.88 = $11.64 – B2G1 J4U [took off $6.99] = $4.65 or $1.55 each!

Oscar Meyer sandwich meat $4.29

Milk $1.99

Bananas $0.99

Total Spent $28.03

Total Saved $36.39 or 57%

To wrap it up, my totals for this week’s trips were:

Total Spent $46.88 [+~$40]

Total Saved $98.74 or 68% [Earned $2 Catalina, $9 ECB and $6 MIR]

I would love to see what you were able to pick up this week! Please leave a link or your matchups in the comments!

 

 Posted by at 10:09 am
Jan 312013
 

Coach Factory Sale

Look to your inbox for the most recent Coach Factory Outlet email as they have released another online savings 48 hour sale!

This event includes an additional 30% off + 10 % off at checkout on all bags, shoes, fragrance and accessories PLUS shipping is FREE on all purchases over $150!

If you have not registered, no worries, shoot me an e-mail with your e-mail address and I will be able to add you to the invite database for future sales, just use the link to register for the next time this sweet event is available!

If you have registered, check you spam folder for an email from coach@e.coachfactory.com.

 Posted by at 8:41 am
Jan 302013
 

Mailbox013013This week has been a great one for freebies, I haven’t had much come through lately, so this is a nice surprise!

I received the Schick Hydro Silk BzzKit which included my BzzGuide, a FREE razor + cartridges and quite a few $5/1 coupons to share with you, my peeps!

I also received my FREE proactiv Refining Mask from Proactiv’s Facebook page, a $100 gift card to Victoria’s Secret from the VS Fashion Show Sweepstakes and a FREE 20 oz Coke coupon.

Have you received any goodies in the mail lately?

 Posted by at 1:46 pm
Jan 252013
 

This week I only graced Kroger with my grocery shopping existence, I just am not feeling the whole going to the store thing lately… I’m burnt out from running around so much. However, the show must go on and I need to at least be stocked in PB &J, know what I mean? Kroger is running the buy 10 get $5 off your purchase this week and next, so I thought I would get in there with some of my coupons.

 Kroger 1/25/13

Kroger [* denotes price after 10/$5 sale]

2 Rotel Original @ $0.44* = $0.88 – $0.40/2 = $0.48 or $0.24 each

2 Del Monte canned fruit @ $0.82* = $1.64

2 Goldfish @ $0.79* = $1.58

Kettle brand chips $1.99* [Earn $0.50 on both from IBOTTA] = $1.49!

Heluva Good! dip $1.25* – $0.75/1 – $0.50

Velveeta block $5.48* – $0.55/1 = $4.93

4 Quaker Chewy granola bars @ $1.62* = $6.48 – [2] $1.00/2 = $4.48 or $1.12 each

6 Hefty Slider storage bags @ $1.00 = $6.00 – [2] $1.50/2 – $1.00/2 = $2.00 or $0.33 each

Skinner Pasta shells $0.48*

Ricotta Cheese $2.49 [for THIS recipe!]

2 Carnation Breakfast Essentials @ $4.49 = $8.98 – $2.50/2 = $6.48 or $3.42 each [Earn $1.50 on both from IBOTTA] = $3.98 or $1.74 each!

Wonderful Pistachios $3.50 – $0.50/1 = $3.00 [for THIS recipe!]

Peanut Butter $2.00

Smuckers Jam $ 2.99

Milk $1.99

Total Spent $37.84

Total Saved $31.20 or 45% [Earned $3.50 Ibotta]

 Posted by at 2:45 pm
Jan 232013
 

Coach Factory Sale

Look to your inbox for the most recent Coach Factory Outlet email as they have released another online savings 48 hour sale!

This event includes an additional 30% off + 10 % off at checkout on all bags, shoes, fragrance and accessories PLUS shipping is FREE on all purchases over $150!

If you have not registered, no worries, shoot me an e-mail with your e-mail address and I will be able to add you to the invite database for future sales, just use the link to register for the next time this sweet event is available!

If you have registered, check you spam folder for an email from coach@e.coachfactory.com.

 Posted by at 10:00 am
Jan 192013
 

Birthday

Today, my friends, I turn the big 3-0.

Tomorrow my BF does too, so I’m not too sad… today ;) <3 you SLM!

Taste Of Texas Dinner

To celebrate, B, my Sweet C, and I went to the Taste of Texas to eat beef galore last night. We are taking it easy today with an orthodonist appointment and possibly a trip to Trader Joe’s, but tomorrow it will be HOMEMADE fettuchini alla my baby brother and the rest if my somewhat crazy familia. We’re English and Irish, but I can’t make my annunciation come across in text, so I chose Spanish… Spain is up there by England and Ireland.

One of my favorite things about my birthday is that I get a lot of FREE meals and snacks… who doesn’t turn down a free snack!?

Gringo’s – Join the El Club to receive a FREE Presidente Entree for your birthday! Also, for signing up you receive a FREE queso! AND on top of all that greatness, each month the Tex Mex Tribune comes out with at least one special freebie

Newk’s – Join the Newk’s Roundtable Club to receive a FREE Entree and Drink for your birthday! Also, for signing up you will receive a FREE slice of cake and you can sign up the rest of your family to receive free meals on their birthday as well!

Benihana – Join The Chef’s Table to receive a $30 certificate for your birthday! Last year, B and I went, I ordered a full entree and he ordered fried rice and our total was $16 after tip!

CVS - Register your CVS ExtraCare card to receive an ECB (usually $3) on your birthday.

Sonic – Join the Sonic Cruiser’s Club to receive a free Creamslush, tator tots or drink of your choosing on your birthday!

John Frieda – Join the Elite Club to receive a high value hair product coupon on your birthday and all throughout the year you have the opportunity to try out their new products through try me free campaigns or other high value coupons!

Taco Cabana – Sign up for the TC Fanatics to receive a free meal on your birthday!

I may or may not have already utilized all of these freebies… but that is neither here nor there.

Also, I received a baby elephant for my birthday, isn’t he the cutest thing?

 Baby Elephant

Speaking of cuteness, check out this baby elephant learning how to walk: 

Have a wonderful day, friends!

 Posted by at 10:15 am
Jan 172013
 

Zaycon Bulk Meat Events

It’s time for another round of top quality meats in our area by Zaycon Foods, have you tried them out yet? If not, you should definitely do so now – call your friends to see if they want to go in with you or donate the portion you may not use to your local charity!

My family’s friendship with Zaycon Foods began in November 2010, over boneless whole chicken breasts, and let me tell you, I was shocked, surprised and SUPER happy with my decision to give them a try and have been pimping them out ever since!

The Zaycon team is so efficient, you don’t even have to get out of you car or truck to pick up your purchases, they walk up with your order, put it where you ask and off you go to seal seal seal.

Cypress, Texas area pick up is Monday, March 4 at 5pm! [Orders must be placed by 3/4/13 at 2pm, or before it is sold out]

Zaycon Ham

  • CarveMaster Old Fashioned Ham $3.29 /lb [22 # units, $72.38/unit]
    • Fresh! (not frozen)
    • Each 22lb order contains two individually vacuum sealed hams per case

Zaycon Sausage

  •  Premium Pork Sausage Links $2.69 /lb [20 # units, $53.80/unit]
    • Frozen and each order contains two 10lb boxes of 1oz links

Check out Zaycon Foods here. I bet there is an event close to you, they are expanding their reach as the word keeps spreading about their products.

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