Tuesday, February 28, 2012

I went shopping - My Martins Trip - UPDATE


So I did a little shopping at Martins today... I found a few great deals... I know you are dying to know the details and I promise to get them up tomorrow, this mama is beat. 


Propel - $.88
Buy 5 and get $3 off instantly
Pay $1.40 - $.28 each

Ore Ida Easy Fries - $1.00
Buy 4 and get a $3.00 Catalina for your next purchase
Pay $1.00 - $.25 each

Care One Soap Box (I'm using it for Lady G's flash cards) - $.55
Use $.50 off coupon from the coupon machine this week
Pay $.05

Florida Natural OJ - $1.00
Used $1.00 off Catalina coupon from a previous purchase for $1.00 off any refrigerated juice

McCormick Seasonings - $1.00
Use $.50 off coupon here (might be gone by now)- doubles to $1.00

Celeste Pizza - $1.00 and Green Giant Veggies - $1.25
Buy 6 and get $3.00 off instantly
Used $.60 off GG Veggies coupon from 1/8 GM- doubles to $1.20
6.75 - $3.00 - $1.20
Pay $2.55 - $.42 each

Tan Free Week at Sunsational Tanning...

I'm not big on tanning for several reasons:

1.  I'm pretty pale and it sure does take a big commitment to tan (and it still isn't that tan)
2.  It can become expensive with package deals and lotions
3.  I decided a few years back that tanning wasn't necessary and I would benefit physically by not participating in extra UV rays.  I do still spray tan every once in a blue moon.

That being said...

Sunsational Tanning is having their annual Tan Free Week at all of their locations...  Although I don't currently tan, this is where I did tan and they were always friendly, clean and modern/up to date with beds and products.  Check them out if you get a chance this week.  Most of the locations are in Cecil County, MD, however they do have a Delaware location as well.

Here is a link to their website.

Monday, February 27, 2012

$30 Challenge - Weeks 9 and 10

So, If you haven't noticed, I've been a little busy lately and have been slacking on my blogponning.... 
So I'm gonna catch up real quick if I can:
Here is how I did during Week 8:

Martins:  $5.42
McDonald's:  $8.46 + $5.29 - Darn you Chicken Bites
Walmart:  $.24
Walgreens:  $5.89
ACME:  $7.73
Rite Aid:  $.64
Target:  $2.91
PetSmart:  $2.00
Total:  $38.58

I have no idea how I did during Week 9, I mean, I could look it all up and really think about it, but lets just call it a wash (much like a bad day on a diet). 

So Week 10 is here and I'm gonna track real good... that is my goal for this week. 

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Grocery Store Match Ups... week of 2/26

Sorry, I've been super busy and slacking just a little, hope you didn't miss out on too much!

Here are the Grocery Store Match Ups
for Cecil County, MD for the week of 2/26/12:

Canned veggies and beans are on sale through Sunday...
Thanks, Cindy at Living Rich With Coupons.
Thanks, Laura at A Frugal Chick
Potential, but nothing definite...
Thanks, Cindy at Living Rich With Coupons.
Thanks, Shannon at For The Mommas

Saturday, February 25, 2012



- A combination of spending too much time reading/writing blogs and couponing...
(thank you to my dear husband for creating this word, I LOVE IT)

I have a slight addiction to reading blogs:

And trying to write this one:

As well as a passion for all things coupons:

Although many of you keep telling to me try out Pinterest, I still haven't ventured onto it.   
I'm too worried about adding another thing to my already too long list of addictions.
So for now, I'll just keep one less thing off my list that my husband can pick at me about.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

I actually shopped at Food Lion

I know I don't usually have much to say about Food Lion (at least positive) but they are having a pretty decent sale on produce this week.  The Bestie and I armed our beautiful ladies with lollipops from the bank and did a little shopping.  Here is what I got:

Grapefruit $.69 each
Green Peppers 2/$1.00
Grapes $.99/lb
Bagged Salad $.99
Bag of Carrots $1.00

Oppsy, I paid $3.99 for Strawberries, apparently I misread a sign that was for something else (I thought it was for $1.88).  Happens to the best of us.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Super Saturday Sale Shopping...

I ran a few quick errands this morning to Target and PetSmart and scored some AMAZING deals...
check it out:

Loving, Loving, Loving this free dog food.

4 Activia Yogurts on sale 2 for $4.00
Used 2 Target coupons for $2 off 2 from here, but I'm not sure they are still available.
Used 4 Manufacture coupons for $1.00 of each from here or 2/12 SS
Cascade Trial Pack $.97
Used $1.00 manufacture coupon from a mailer
FREE plus $.03 overage
Whole Chicken $5.97
Used Target Sticker coupon for $3.00 off
Got $.05 discount for using my own bag
Total : $2.91

4 Hills Science Diet 4lb bags of dog food on sale through Monday for $6.00
Used 2 $8.00 off coupons and 2 $3.00 off coupons here
Paid $2.00
2 Science Diet dog treats on sale for $3.00
Used 2 $3.00 off coupons here
Single Pack of Greenie - $2.49
Used Free coupon from PetSmart Email
Total $2.00

Thanks, Hip2Save for the heads up on the dog food.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Free Can of Dog Food at PetCo

Have you been to the new Petco in North East yet?  If not, here is a reason to go:

Use your Petco Pals Card and this coupon to get a free can of Purina Pro Plan Wet Dog Food.

A Petco Pals card is free so if you don't have one, just sign up online or at the store. 
If you don't have a dog, consider donating it or giving it to your friendliest neighbor....

Thanks, Hip2Save.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Thursday Shopping with the Bestie...

I had an awesome day today shopping for deals with my Bestie who broke her foot and needed some help shopping and getting around. 

I spent $14.50 for all of this!!!
Milk, Cereal, Fruit Snacks, Light Bulbs, Candy, Gum,
Snack Bars, Diapers, Hair Products
ACME was having some great deals that I would go into detail about but they all end today, so hopefully next week I'll have something to share that you can all go out and grab too. $7.73

Walgreens had an amazing deal on Hair Products and Huggies - $5.89

Rite Aid had free light bulbs and Easter candy, I just paid tax - $.64

Got my free Diet Coke from MyCokeRewards that I posted about here at Walmart for only tax- $.24

I also had a great coupon for lunch for those darn delicious Chicken Bites from McDonald's - $5.29

I might make a run to Shop Rite before the week is over, but so far I'm only over my $30 Challenge by $3.67.  McDonald's....

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Martins Coupons and Deals for week of 2/13

Here are the coupons from the coupon machine this week at Martins:
  • Save $.50 on your next purchase of any Natures Promise Item
  • Save $.50 on your next purchase or more from our Bakery Department
  • Save $1.00 on your next purchase of $10 or more from our Seafood Department
  • Save $.50 on your next purchase of $6 or more from our Frozen Food Department

I had to run to Martins on Monday to grab some quick Valentines stuff for Lady G and at checkout got some cool new Catalina's:
  • Save $1.00 off your next Ice Cream Purchase
  • Save $1.00 off your next Refrigerated Juice Purchase
  • Save $1.00 off your next Dish Detergent Purchase

These will definitely make for some freebies or awesome deals stacked with Manufacture Coupons.

Monday, February 13, 2012

$30 Challenge - Week 8

I was really busy this past week and wasn't totally interested in anything.  I did make a quick run to Martins ($11.31) in the begining of the week, but seriously (HONESTLY) that was it.  I sent my hubby out to pick up a few things for the my Huggies Pull Up Party, and surprisingly, he did good.  He spent $24.71 for all of the items I needed without any coupons.  I was feeling under the weather and couldn't pull it together and he graciously offered to go AND take Lady G (score) so it was well worth the 45 minute nap I got on the couch.

Total for week 7:  $36.02 - A little over budget, but I'll take it!

Tips for Week 8???
  • Menu Plan - that is really working for me
  • Eat out less often
  • Use that CASH - instead of the debit/credit card I mean
Anyone else wanna chime in and let us know how you are doing?  Leave a comment.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

New E-Coupons from Martins...

Martins came out with a new set of E-coupons to load to your store loyalty card. 

I also got an exciting Mailer from Martins with some great coupons as well - most especially a Diet Coke coupon.  Another exciting thing, I got two coupons from the Catalina machine last week, one for $1.00 off your next bath tissue purchase and $1.00 off your next paper towel purchase.  This definitely will make for some free or near free paper products.  Have you gotten any great coupons from the Catalina?

Go here to load the coupons to your card.  Remember, you can stack these with Manufacture coupons and if you have any trouble redeeming them, take your print out and your receipt to customer service.  They were really helpful when I had a problem with one coming off.  Here they are:

My Huggies House Party...

Remember when I told you about House Party??? 
Well, I was selected to host another party and this past weekend was my Huggies Pull Up Party.  It was small and cute and the kids had a blast.  Here are some of the pics from the day: 

Coloring and Lunch - What a great Combo!!!

Practicing our Potty Dance with mats and all...

More Coloring...

The aftermath - still totally worth it!!
It was a great play date for the kids and the moms as well as some awesome freebies and coupons for Huggies and Crayola Products. 

If you are still curious, check out my House Party page here for more info and fun pictures.

House Party is free to do and is really awesome.  Totally worth looking into.  You can find more information here.

Grocery Store Match Ups... week of 2/12

Here are the Grocery Store Match Up's
for Cecil County, MD for the week of 2/5/12:

There are some really great deals this week including Tuna, Cereal, Fruit Snacks, Milk, Juice.
Definitely give it a look.
Thanks, Cindy at Living Rich With Coupons.
There are some half way decent deals on produce if you are going that way!
Thanks, Laura at A Frugal Chick
There are a few items to look into, like the Welch's Jelly and the Zone Perfect Bars (which are actually pretty good).  Check out my post on Monday to see if I find anything to BRAG about...
Thanks, Cindy at Living Rich With Coupons.
Thanks, Shannon at For The Mommas

Monday, February 6, 2012

Childrens Class's Start this Week at the Library

Valentine's Bags from last year!!! Too Cute.
Just in case you forgot, this week starts the Spring session of classes for baby's through grade school students.  Check out the calendar of events and make sure to call and register. 

Any of the Baby - Toddler classes at the RS Branch are awesome.  Mrs. Susan does such an amazing job with everything.  Here are some pics from last years Valentine's Day Celebration.
Lady G's Besty, Lady B

Lady G playing!

Free Valentines Day Card from Tiny Prints

Tiny Prints is giving away a free Valentines Day Card today.  Go here for more information.  Here is the fine print from Tiny Print's Facebook Page:
Surprise your sweetie with a personalized Valentine's Day greeting card--FREE! Offer only valid today (one per household). See our "Valentine's Day card" tab for the code and details (http://on.fb.me/lhEany). Note: if you already redeemed our free card offer on 1/20/12, you will not be able to use the code again. Don't forget to share the love!

On a side note... these cards are wonderful, come packaged so nicely and really do stand out above plain old cards.  Give it a try.  You'll be surprised how easy and nice they really are!!

$30 Challenge- Week 7

Confession:  I've been really busy this week and kind of lost track of my spending.  Here is what I do know.  I started the week with $30.00 cash, and I don't have any left.  So I used it all, but I'm not sure I can capture exactly what on though... 

Here's what I do know I spent during week 6:
  • CVS -  $15.53
  • Target - I know I went there and can't find the receipt
  • Border Cafe - not sure what the total was...
Total:   $30.00

Even though I'm not sure what I spent my money on, I did manage to stay within my budget.  I think I may have even gotten Mr. I Dream of Saving on board as well. 
At least for one week anyways...  

Insight into Week 7:
  • Track better this week.
  • Keep on Menu Planning (I think that is really working out well)
  • Make meals from items at the house (except the deer meat)
  • Once again, Grocery Stores look boring - Cha Ching, money saved 
Just joining me, check out my $30 Challenge Page and see how I've been doing.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Grocery Store Match Ups... week of 2/5

Here are the Grocery Store Match Up's
for Cecil County, MD for the week of 2/5/12:

Thanks, Cindy at Living Rich With Coupons.
Thanks, Laura at A Frugal Chick
Check out my post on Monday to see if I find anything to BRAG about...
Thanks, Cindy at Living Rich With Coupons.
Thanks, Shannon at For The Mommas

Have Fun Watching the Super Bowl

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

B1G1F Scoop of Ice Cream at Baskin Robbins

Here is a coupon for a free scoop of Superfudge Truffle (the flavor of the month) ice cream when you buy one at Baskin Robbins.  This coupon is good through 2/5.