Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Book Review: Rick and Bubba's Big Honkin Book of Grub

Rick and Bubba's Big Honkin' Book of Grub
I picked this to review simply because the name made me laugh. I had no idea who Rick and Bubba are or why I should read their book. I just liked the title!

Oh my...this book made me laugh so hard I cried. Literally. And snorted. I kept running to my husband saying “you gotta hear this”...until he reminded me that he was going to read it too and didn’t want it spoiled for him.

Literally every page is filled with humor and a sweetness of spirit that makes this a unique read. Best quote ever: “The goal of our diet isn’t to get you to be skinny. Our goal is to get you to a level of fat that you can tolerate.”

You gotta read this. More than once. Share it with your friends.

I am a member of Book Sneeze’s Blogger program. I received no monetary compensation for my opinions. A copy of the book was provided for me to read, in exchange for my honest opinions of the book. Go here to learn more about the program:

Just Sayin...

I really...really...REALLY...wish I lived in a town with more shopping choices. I'd love a Kroger. I'd tolerate a Brookshire's. I'd do okay with a Tom Thumb. I'd come just short of drooling for a Toys or Babies R Us. I'd be dangerous with a Target...

New Twilight Book!

I don't know if I'm allowed to post this or not, but just read this on

Coming June 5, 2010
An Unforgettable New Novella from International Phenomenon
Stephenie Meyer

There are Two Sides to Every Story

Fans of The Twilight Saga will be enthralled by this riveting story of Bree Tanner, a character first introduced in Eclipse, and the newborn vampire world she inhabits. In another irresistible combination of danger, mystery, and romance, Stephenie Meyer tells the devastating story of Bree and the newborn army as they prepare to close in on Bella Swan and the Cullens, following their encounter to its unforgettable conclusion.

One dollar from each book sold will be donated to the American Red Cross*

More info here, including how you can get it for FREE!

Giveaway ends tonight!

Last chance to get your entries for my A Full Box Giveaway! I'll be using to pull a winner tonight at 10 PM CST. This box is overflowing! It may take two to mail it all!

Free Sample Dove Mens

Wal Mart is offering a sample of the new Dove Men+Care. Their samples go really quickly!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

End of Month Coupons

Don't forget to go over to to print any coupons you want before the end of the month. You never know what's going to stay and what's going to change on the 1st!

Flying for FREE

Go here to get Flying free for one year. Quantities are limited!

Mailbox Round Up

I had a lot of trouble posting yesterday, so here's my mailbox goodies from last week!

Business Week
eWeek (2 issues)
Garden Design
Texas Health
Food Network
Flying (had to pry this out of my son's hands for the photo!)
Parenting (oops, that one isn't free...sorry)
Harpers Bazaar
Family Fun
Tape Op (for the hubs)

Other Stuff:
Tadoodles Tub Tracers (redeemed Huggies points)
Rick and Bubba's Big Honkin' Book of Grub (to review for Book Sneeze)
New Moon (free thanks to Amazon credit from Swagbucks and Opinion Outpost)
Useless Information Book ((free thanks to Amazon credit from Swagbucks and Opinion Outpost)
Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Cleaning Gel (from Right at Home)
All Bran samples
Coca Cola Rewards for free coke
2 $1 Enfamil checks
Free Orville Redenbacher coupon (for agreeing to watch a movie next week)
Sun Maid traditions cookbook
South Beach bar and coupon
Huggies coupons
Bert's Bees Natural Toothpaste
Olay Body Wash sample
Nescafe Sample packs

Not Shown:
Coupon for FREE Vitaminwater
$25 Amazon gift card from Reward Port Surveys

How did you do?

Quiznos BOGO Coupon

You can go here to print a coupon for BOGO Sub, Chopped Salad or Torpedo at Quiznos when you buy one and a fountain drink.

Be sure to sign up for the Quiznos emails to get offers like this in your email!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Book Review: Christlike by Bill Hull

Christlike: The Pursuit of Uncomplicated Obedience
Christlike, by Bill Hull

I picked this book from NavPress to review because the description “this simplicity is the key to effectiveness in the larger mission of changing the world for Christ” and the tag line “To make a difference, you have to be different” sounded like what I was looking for in a quest to learn more about being closer to God in both my personal and church life.

The concepts presented are not difficult, yet the author presents them in a quite complicated way. I plodded through the book and did not find that “spark of insight” I was looking for. I felt like it was overly-academic and complicated and I really had a hard time reading this book.

O come from a Religious Education background, and I was lost for the majority of the book. I found myself re-reading and re-reading trying to make sense of the way the book was written. Make no mistake, the concepts presented for growing closer to God are sound. I just had trouble with the style of writing.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from NavPress Publishers as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Sunday Coupon Preview

Sorry for the lack of posts, we've been very ill around here.

Go HERE to see this Sunday's coupon preview!
I'm excited to get Pull Up and Betty Crocker coupons again! I'm actually out! 

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

FREE GeoTrax Video

You can get a FREE Team GeoTrax DVD by going HERE. My son loves this! He thinks it's cool that his toys are on the TV!

Home Made Simple Coupons

Get over HERE fast to secure your Home Made Simple coupon book! This is a new link, so if you've requested one in the past, you can request again! This is the book which has the $1 off Dawn with Hand Renewal which makes it FREE on occasion at CVS!

NLT Break through to Clarity Sweepstakes

Visit New Living Translation on Facebook, become a fan,  and click on the tab that says “Sweepstakes
Fill out a simple form, take a quick Bible clarity survey, invite your friends to join and you’ll be entered to win one of our exciting prizes.

With each fan number milestone a new prize will be given away.
Grand Prize
Apple iPad 64G and a Life Application Study Bible
Awarded when the NLT Fan Page hits the fifth milestone
Retail Value: $829.00
2nd Prize
32G iPod Touch and a Life Application Study Bible
Awarded when the NLT Fan Page hits the fourth milestone
Retail Value: $300.00
3rd Prize
Kindle DX and a Life Application Study Bible
Awarded when the NLT Fan Page hits the third milestone
Retail Value: $489.00
4th Prize
Apple iPad 16G and a Life Application Study Bible
Awarded when the New Living Translation Fan Page hits the second milestone
Retail Value: $499.00
5th Prize
Apple iPad 32G and a Life Application Study Bible
Awarded when the NLT Fan Page hits the first milestone
Retail Value: $599.00
Prize Eligibility
Only persons residing in United States who are at least 18 years of age can enter.
Sweepstakes Starts
March 17, 2010 @ 10:24 am (PDT)
Sweepstakes Ends
April 30, 2010 @ 10:24 am (PDT)

Wait, there’s more!
Visit for a chance to win a trip for two to Hawaii!

Here’s the details:
Choose one of six passages of Scripture from the New Living Translation and consider:
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Submit your answer and you’ll be entered to win.

Just for signing up: Everybody Wins! Win a Free .mp3 download from the NLT’s new Red Letters Project. It’s the dynamic, new presentation of the sung and narrated words of the Gospel of Matthew. You win the download just for entering! Or choose to download the NLT Philippians Bible Study, complete with the Book of Philippians in the NLT.

Every day, one person will win the best-selling Life Application Study Bible!
The grand prize: One person will win a fantastic trip for two to the crystal clear waters of the Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu’s North Shore in beautiful Hawaii.

Monday, March 22, 2010

50 FREE prints from CVS

When you sign up as a new account with CVS Photo Center (using your Extra Care card), you can get up to 50 free prints. Have them done in store and there isn't even shipping! Go HERE to get started.

Oh, I need this!

Anyone who has seen me lately knows how huge and ugly my current diaper bag is. I totally want to win this giveaway on A Mom's Balancing Act for a Kalencom diaper bag! Isn't it cute???
(Photo is from A Mom's Balancing Act)

New Things in the Full Box!

Here are the things I've added to the Full Box Giveaway! Go HERE to comment for your entries! Sorry, I don't have a picture, I added them to the box without remembering to do it!

Axe shower gel sample
Lots more coupons (just a quick note - some coupons will be expired when you get the box, but they're on sheets with coupons that will not be. I just don't have time to clip out all the ones which will be.)
Several more magazines
Atkins Carb Counter book
Dawn Hand Renewal dish soap (another quick note - everything liquid will be in zip top bags so hopefully there isn't spillage)

I hope to get to add more, but the box is really full and heavy already and I haven't been shopping to get freebies in a while.

Giveaway will still end March 31st. Keep entering and tell everyone about it!

FREE cone at Ben & Jerry's

Tomorrow is Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's! If you're lucky enough to live near a store, stop in between Noon and 8PM and enjoy one for me!

FREE Pastry tomorrow at Starbucks

Get over to Starbucks before 10:30 AM tomorrow and you can receive a free pastry with your handcrafted, brewed or iced beverage! Go here to print the coupon. I advise calling ahead to make sure your store is participating.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Mailbox Round UP

Here's what came in the mail last week:
Reading material:
US News and World Report
Wine Spectator
Travel & Leisure
Food and Family
Muscle and Fitness
Working Mother
Thriving Family
Red Light, Green Light, Eat Right (to be reviewed later this week)
Asking for Trouble (from Tyndale, for a blog tour coming up soon)

Coupons, Product, Samples:
Full size Pantene Natural Fusion (from Vocalpoint) with 3 $2 off coupons
3 $1/1 Coke products (from RecycleBank)
Post-It Durable Tabs with $1 coupon
Restless Legs sample with $1 coupon
$2 coupon from Pampers
$10 Bass Pro Shops Gift Card (my nephew's birthday present...) from MyPoints
Box Tops coupon booklet
Eat Better America coupon booklet
2 FREE Country Bob's coupons (you gotta try this's wonderful!)
$10 check from MySurvey
Christian materials (CD ROMs and booklets) for my husband to use in sermon preparation
Giveaway Wins:
2 packs of Pull-Ups from Saving Your Green
2 packs of QTips and Silver plated bank from Bargain Briana
Dare to Surrender from Life in the BAT Cave (woah...)
Marrying for Kings' Millions from Carie's Coins & Cents

Proud to be part of Mailbox Monday over at A Frugal Friend!

Sunday Shopping

I was able to get out and pick up a few things today:


2 packs Pampers Easy Ups, Reg. $11.99, OS $8.97
3 Dawn Hand Renewal, Reg. $1.99, OS $0.96
1 Dove chocolate bar, $0.89

Coupons Used:
2 $1.50/1 Pampers Easy Ups
3 $1/1 Dawn Hand Renewal
1 FREE Dove chocolate bar (CVS CRT from last receipt...just noticed it didn't get used...)
$6 EB

Total Spent: $10.63
Total Saved: $21.13
EB Received: $6

2 Skittles, OS $0.49
2 Starburst, OS $0.49
6 Hot Wheels Cars, OS Buy one at $1.29, Get One FREE
2 No Nonsense Hose, OS Buy One at $4.29, Get One FREE

Coupons Used:
BOGO Skittles
BOGO Starburst
$1/2 No Nonsense

Total Spent: $8.81
Total Saved: $11.74

Toys R Us Deals

Just noticed that Toys R Us has Vtech and Little Tykes toys on BOGO! Check out the sale online or in stores! I'm really wishing I had more storage space for Christmas and birthday gifts!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Amazon Kindle for Macs

Amazon has released the Kindle for Mac software as a free download. Go HERE to get the software. Then go HERE to see all the free books you can download!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Weekend Coupon Preview

The preview of this weekend's coupons is ready! I'm excited about several of the coupons! What do you see that you're excited about? Click HERE to see the list!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Takin' the day off!

We're going out of town for the day! See you tomorrow with lots of deals and hopefully a nice story about my first Target coupon trip!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Pampers Deal starting Sunday

Starting Sunday, CVS will have Pampers jumbo packs for $8.97 with $3 Extra Bucks returned. If you have coupons, you can make the deal even better. There is a limit of two per extra care account. Can't wait!

Sample Dove Daily Treatment Conditioner

Go here to get a sample, while supplies last, of Dove Daily Treatment Conditoner.

Don't forget to play the Dove Soap Toss Sweepstakes. You could win soap for a year!

Celebrate Express Clearance Finds!

I got an email from Celebrate Express with information about a big clearance sale! I went to check it out and found that you can find many things in the clearance and use the code 50clear for an additional 50% off the clearance items! That make some items 90% off! You better believe I'm looking for the boys!

If you're a baseball fan, there are team logo cups for $0.79 for a 16 oz. cup as well as plates and napkins, under the birthday supplies, male.

Mahatma Rice Riceipe Club

So, my Mahatma Rce Bzz Campaign is going well. Well, sort of. I have yet to make something edible with it. I don't know why I just can't cook rice. This shouldn't be this hard!

Anyway, I just joined the Mahatma Riceipe Club and was looking around their site for more ideas. I gotta tell you, even if I mess it up, the Lemony Chicken and Jasmine Rice with Spinach and Artichokes recipe sounds divine! I'm also going to try a Coconut Lime Rice Pudding.

The cool part of the Club is that you can "save" recipes to a virtual recipe box. That will make it A LOT easier to find a recipe again! You can also sign up to receive special offers and try to be selected as an in-home tester!

I was provided with rice, recipes and coupons from Mahatma through BzzAgent. Opinions and information are truthful and my own.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Giveaway I've Entered

Okay, you all know I had a baby in December. So, I guess it's no surprise I've entered a giveaway to win a copy of How to Never Look Fat Again on A Mom's Balancing Act! I really want this book. I've never known how to dress my body since the kiddos changed it. Hopefully this will help. Go over and enter too! She's giving away 3 copies. Let me know if you win!

Book Review - Jane Austen, Christian Encounters Series

How funny that this book was available the day I watched The Jane Austen Book Club and had decided that I would re-read the Austen novels! I became a huge fan of Austen during college. I caught a glimpse of her world while watching the BBC (Colin Firth) version of Pride and Prejudice and have been a fan ever since. I have read every one of her novels and have seen almost all the movie adaptations. And yet, I know very little about her life. That’s the reason I decided to read this book.

Through this book, I’ve come to appreciate Austen in a more profound way. I knew that she was the daughter of a minister, but for some reason I never thought about the Christianity in her books. I never thought about her social background. I never gave much thought to the woman behind the books. I enjoyed learning about her and through this book have learned a new appreciation for her works. Now I just have to decide which to re-read first...

I am a member of Book Sneeze’s Blogger program. I received no monetary compensation for my opinions. A copy of the book was provided for me to read, in exchange for my honest opinions of the book. Go here to learn more about the program.

This book can be purchased from Amazon for $8.64 by clicking here.

Mail Box Round Up

Here's what came in my mail last week:

Magazines (all free):
Gardening How-To
Business Week
Forbes Life
Marie Claire
Town & Country
Working Mother
Sherman's Travel

Other Stuff:
$3 off Kroger brand formula coupon
Axe shower gel sample
Pillsbury coupon booklet
Potty Training DVD
National Byways Travel Guide
FREE Borden singles coupon
$1 off Charmin
FREE Heluva Good coupon
$10 from Synovate Global Opinion Panel

Saturday, March 13, 2010

A Day of Rest

I took the day off to spend with family. Oh, what a glorious day it was! The weather was perfect and the boys were lots of fun. And now they're both over-tired and trying so hard to not have to go to bed. I loved every minute!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Survey Sites Paid off Today!

After getting the email from Babies R Us, I did some quick checking and realized that the 20% off coupon was going to make a stroller extremely affordable So, the hubs and I took off at break-neck speed to the nearest store (an hour away!). I took all my Christmas cash and my coupon and bought a beautiful new stroller for the baby! Plus we got a few things that we needed for feeding (faster flow and better sippies) and a pack of Thomas the Train underwear (maybe he won't poo on Thomas...) and still came home with some cash!

I know, I'd told you I was saving Amazon credit for a stroller. So, why the change in plan? Well, 20% off of course! I was able to get a nicer stroller for less! Just in time for a vacation! I'll save up Amazon for Christmas (and New Moon). That account is up to $95 and I have $30 in pending codes. Plus, I figure it's a lot harder for me to spend that since I really have to think about it!

The best part? All this came from other people paying for my opinion and searching the net!

Click here to see my list of sites I've been using.

Toys R Us Specials

I just got an email from Toys R Us with special deals that are good IN STORE today and tomorrow only!

FREE Littlest Pet Shop Stylus and DS Game Carrier WYB any Nintendo DS Lite System
FREE XBox 360 Case WYB any 360 System

You can click HERE for the ad and all deal information (the free items aren't on the ad...they were just in the email)!

I see a coupon for 20% off any one regular-prices baby item...may be making a trip for a stroller...
There's also one for $5 off Pampers and Babies R Us value boxes of diapers

From Babies R Us, there are coupons for $10 off any 2 value boxes of Huggies.

The Babies R Us ad is HERE.

Oh...BOGO Earth's Best baby food 12 packs...

FREE Dave Ramsey Workshop

Go HERE to sign up for a free Financial Peace University workshop, to be hosted the week of April 5th-12th.

Here's info from the site:

"This lesson is totally free—no strings attached! It’s our gift to your community during this tough economy. The lesson will consist of Dave teaching his steps to get out of debt, build wealth, and save for the future. These principles apply to everyone—whether wealthy or struggling in debt.
We expect seats to fill up quickly, so we are still adding host locations to make sure everyone can find a class to attend. The free lessons will be held the week of April 5th - 12th. After registration, we will send you an email with a list of locations hosting the free lesson in your area. Then, you can choose where you would like to attend!" 

Looks like they're going to see what areas want this, then set up an event accordingly.

Recommended Survey Site

If you enjoy participating in survey research and helping companies better understand how to improve their products and services, you have to check out Opinion Outpost! I don't get a lot of surveys from them, and of course, I don't qualify for all of them, but the pay out is great!

Here's a shot of my account details:
All of that has been adding up into my Amazon account, toward the stroller. Now, obviously you aren't going to get rich, but it does add up! It's worth a shot, and every penny counts! Go HERE to sign up!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

A Full Box Giveaway

Well, here it apologies for taking so long. I've been trying to get my button loaded so you can add it to your sites as another entry, but it's not working right and I don't want to wait any longer...

To celebrate reaching 50 followers, I'm giving away a box full of stuff! I got the idea from Happy Mom of 5 and her Fill the Box Giveaway. Thank you Chrissy for letting me use your idea!

For the next few weeks, I'll be adding to a box and you can win a bunch of things! It's almost full already since I've been lagging! This will be coupons, free things I've gotten at the store, free samples we're not going to use, books, magazines...

Here's what's in the box already:
Grilling book, Light and Easy Recipes, Better Homes and Gardens Best Loved Recipes, Gooseberry Patch Fall Favorites and Breakfast and Brunch

2 issues Boating, Ladies Home Journal, Golf Digest, Travel & Leisure, 2 issues Town & Country, Garden Design, Spa, Spin, Lowe's Creative Ideas for Home & Garden, Enjoying Everyday Life

Eat This, Not That, Plain Pursuit, The Lightkeeper's Daughter, Your Life in Christ

Seventh Generation Dryer Sheets and Dish Soap, Garnier Eye Treatment, Bodycology lotion, Purex 3-in-1 (with coupon), Tampons (with coupon), 2 Curel lotions, Chandra face care, Fekkai hair cream, Downy fabric softener, Gain laundry soap, 2 packs Dentek flossers, Philosophy gingerbread bath gel, Gold Bond lotion (with coupon), Prilosec (not pictured)

Full size products:
Revlon Colorstay eye shadow, Trident Layers gum, pregnancy journal, Kotex liners, Bic Soleil razors, Glowelle bag (does not include samples), Mahatma magnet, 2 packs flower seeds, Nivea lip care,  Sally Hansen nail polish, Glo Minerals eye shadow, Veggie Tales toothbrush, "dentist special" toothbrush

Free Seventh Generation dish soap, Free Tuna snacks, Free Mahatma rice, lots of coupons. (Here's the deal...I've been throwing away the coupons I know I'm not going to can have them!)

I'll add to the box until it's full, which shouldn't be too long! Check back on Sundays to see what's added! Giveaway ends on March 31, and winner will be notified by email. Please read rules below. Please put your email in the comment.

Entry Methods:
First, and mandatory entry:  Leave a comment telling me you want to win. That's all...just let me know you want it! (ONE entry daily until end of giveaway!)

Other entries (leave a separate comment for each):
1 entry - Become a public follower of my blog. The link is on the right hand side of the page. If you're already a follower, leave a comment letting me know.
3 entries - Blog about this giveaway, with a link back to the giveaway (leave a link in your comment so I can verify)
1 entry - Subscribe to my blog through one of the methods listed (link is just under the followers), let me know if you already subscribe.
3 entries - Become a Facebook fan of Faithful Finances (it's still new...give me a few days to start posting information on it)

Giveaway Rules: Please be sure you read these before you start posting comments.
Giveaway open to residents of the US only, sorry they shipping is going to be pretty huge! Winner will be chosen, with the True Random Number Generator ( Wednesday, March 31 at 10 PM CST. Winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. All entries MUST have your email in them. To keep Spam Bots from snagging you, put your address like this: name(at)server(dot)com. Come back to see who won on April 1st!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Sunday Coupon Preview

Check out the coupon preview for this weekend HERE!

I'm doing the "Happy Dance" for the Herbal Essences and Johnson & Johnson coupons!!! Woo Hoo!

Free eBooks with really great information!!!!

Click here to get a free download of the Couponizers Smart Guide to Coupon Savings EBook. You can learn expert couponing tips, how to stack coupons and save, the 16 best places to find coupons, and how to find rebates, freebies and more! This is something I used when I was first trying to figure things out and I'm really thrilled to see the offer again so you can use it!

To get the download, you'll need to join Eversave. You'll be presented with offers, just skip the ones you don't want. I noticed one was for an Ore-Ida french fries coupon! The download will start automatically.

The book is full of really good (beginner level) information. I really recommend it. Click here to get it!

After you've done here to get a Free Spring Cleaning 101 EBook.  I think I'm going to print this out and innocently leave it laying around for the hubster to see...

Monday, March 8, 2010


I have my button designed, but cannot figure out how to add it so you may use it on your site...anyone??? I can put it on, but not with the code showing...


MacLife (1-year) 
Amazon has a 1 year subscription to MacLife today only for $9.98, that's a 90% savings off cover price!

Mailbox Round Up

This is what I got in the mail last week:

Business Week
Golf Digest
Enjoying Everyday Life
Southern Living
Lowe's Creative Ideas for Home and Garden
Living the Country Life
American Baby
Cruise Travel

3 New Pampers Cruisers
Purex 3-in-1 (with coupon inside!)

Pregnancy Journal

Gerber Formula Check for $2
Gerber Baby Food Coupons
$1 off Pampers Cruisers (came with sample)
P&G Brand Saver coupons, booklet and some from monthly mailer

Teccino Chocolate Mint
Fekkai Hair Cream

Survey Checks:
$26 from Mindfield
$44.06 from InBox Dollars (button on right side)

Other Stuff:
Two packets of seeds (no idea where these came from)
Bzzz Agent Mahatma rice kit (had 4 lbs. rice, recipes, a magnet and coupons!)
Two sets of address labels

Proud to be part of Mailbox Monday at A Frugal Friend.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

We Interrupt this Giveaway

It's going to be another day or so...I'm working on something to help you have more least it's going to be worth it!

Weekend Shopping Results

So,  I decided to run out to take advantage of a few good sales. Here's how it went:

Pull-Ups (will he ever be potty trained...) OS $8.99
Oreo Cakesters 2@$0.99 each
Right Guard Deodorant 2@$2.79, BOGO
Nivea Lip Care 2@$2.99 ea

Coupons Used:
$1 Off Huggies from Wags Activity Book *can't find the new ones, thankfully I had one left...*
$4 off Nivea ($2 off each) from in-ad coupon
BOGO Nivea Lip Care (for $0.99 off, drat the new Wags coupon rules...)(from the newspaper)
$2 off 2 Right Guard Deodorants (from on right hand side and at top of page)
$2 off Huggies Pull Ups (from
$1 off 2 Nabisco cookies (from a mailer)

Total Spent: $9.33
Total Saved: $19.08


3 Rice a Roni, OS $1 each (reg $2.15)
4 VO5 Shampoo and conditioners, OS $0.77 each (reg $0.99)
1 Schick Quattro Refills, OS $8.99 (reg $10.99)
1 Softsoap Nutribead bath gel, $4.99

Coupons Used:
$1 off 3 Rice a Roni (from newspaper)
$1 off Softsoap (from CVS Reinventing Beauty magazine)
$1.50 Extra Bucks from last week
$4 off Quattro refills (from newspaper)
$4/$20 CVS coupon (printed from CRT machine...almost didn't stop to scan!!!)
$5 Extra Bucks from Advisory Panel survey

Total Spent: $3.87
Total Saved: $22.83
EB Received: $8 (from razors, soap and green bag tag)

Wal Mart
Didn't take photo, sorry...
Bought $40 worth of groceries for $20.01!
Used multiple BOGO and Free product coupons. Got enough food and stuff for probably two weeks! Also price matched from Kroger on a few items!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Fantastic 50 Giveaway!

Thank you to all of you who have helped me get over the 50 mark! Look for the giveaway to start tomorrow. It will end either when I hit 100 followers, or when the box is full...sound interesting...then  you just have to check in tomorrow to see what's coming...

Amazing deal on superior items!

I have been wanting new pots and pans for a while now. Ours are quite over-used! So, I was super shocked to see that Amazon has Calphalon on sale! They are far and away on the top of my list for replacements!
Calphalon Commercial 9-Piece Hard-Anodized Cookware Set
This 9 pc. Commercial quality Hard-Anodized set is regularly $492 and it's on sale now for $145! There are also individual pots on sale. One that I'm eyeing is the 12-Quart Stockpot with Lid! There's a lady in my church who is going to teach me canning and this would excellent, with more use as a pasta pot too! It's regularly $168, but on sale now for $68.03!
Calphalon Commercial Hard Anodized 12-Quart Stockpot with Lid
If you don't like hard-anodized, their Stainless Steel 13-pc. set is regularly $820 and is on sale for $400...but that's way beyond my Amazon credits...
Calphalon Tri-Ply Stainless-Steel 13-Piece Cookware Set