Monday, September 27, 2010

Menu Plan Monday: Sept 27th

This week is, once again, going to be a busy one.  I have to go into work this week, my mom has a doctor appt, Joe has a doctor appt and surgery on his knee on Wednesday and I have a doctor appt as well, so like I said, BUSY!  However, hunger waits for no one, so here's what's cooking at the Rogers' household...
 Breakfasts: Cold Cereal, Bagels/English Muffins and Fruit and Yogurt

Lunches: Deli Meat Sandwiches with Chips, English Muffin Pizzas, or leftovers

Dinners:
Sunday - Chicken and Feta Salad on Tostados
Monday - Out to Texas Road House to use my B-day coupon (Total: $20.56, including tip)
Tuesday - Bacon Cheeseburger Pie with Homemade French Fries and Salad
Wednesday - Dinner at my Mom's while Joe stays overnight at the hospital
Thursday - Mac and Cheese for the injured and probably cereal or a sandwich for me :-)
Friday - Pork Carnitas with Salad
Saturday - Homemade Pizza on Focaccia Bread

What's Baking: Squash Muffins (recipe to come), Brownies, Banana Bread and Chocolate Chip Cookies

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

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Monday, September 20, 2010

Menu Plan Monday - Sept 20, 2010

This week I will be a quarter of a century, and I am SUPER excited about that.  This past weekend was the Wine Festival here at the museum, and next week my Mommy has a Dr. appt and Joe goes in for his knee surgery, so this will be a hectic week, but probably my last week of normalcy for awhile!  Here's what on the menu for this week...
Breakfasts: Cold Cereal, English Muffins/Bagels with Fresh Fruit

Lunches: Deli-meat Sandwiches with Chips and Fruit or Leftovers

Dinners:
Sunday - Pork BBQ Sandwich @ Wine Fest!
Monday - Shrimp Po' Boy Subs with Homemade French Fries and Salad
Wednesday - Meatball Subs with Tater Tots and Salad
Thursday - Dinner at my Mommy's for my birthday!
Friday - Omelets and Toast

What's Baking: Peanut Butter Chocolate No-Bakes and Brownies

Rite-Aid Trip for Sunday

Rite-Aid is FULL of FREEBIES this week!  Here are some of the deals that I liked best...
4 boxes Velveeta Shells & Cheese $3.49 ea - $1.50 ea Sale - $1/2 MC (found at a grocery store display) x 2 = 4/$5.96
1 Crest Toothpaste $4.49 - $1.50 Sale - $1/1 MC (newspaper) - $2 UP+Rewards = FREE
1 Listerine Zero Mouthwash $5.29 - $2.30 Sale - $2/1 MC - $1 UP+Rewards = FREE
1 Lamisil Spray $10.49 - $2.50 Sale - $2/1 MC - $6 SCR = FREE
1 box Zantac Cool Mint $10.49 - $2.50 Sale - $1/1 MC (newspaper) - $2 UP+Rewards  = $4.99 (not free, but definitely a good price) 
- $5/25 Rite-Aid Coupon
- $14 UP+Rewards used to Pay
Total OOP: $2.92, paid with FREE gift card + Earned $6 SCR and $5 UP+Rewards for next time!

CVS Trip for Sunday

CVS has a lot of good deals going on this week!  Here is what I decided to take advantage of...
2 boxes Quaker Chewy Granola Bars $3.59 ea - $1.09 ea Sale - $1/2 MC (newspaper) - $2 ECB wyb 2 = 2/$2
1-12 Double Roll pk Quilted Northern TP $8.99 - $3 Sale - $1/1 CVS Coupon = $4.99
2 cans Gold Emblem Chicken Broth $1.19 ea - $0.69 ea Sale = 2/$1
2 Advanced Dry Dry Idea Deodorants $5.29 ea - $3 ea Sale - $1/1 MC x 2 - $2 ECB x 2 = 2 FREE + $1.42 MM!
1 Schick Hydro Shaving Gel $3.99 - $1.20 Sale - $1/1 MC (newspaper) - $1.80 ECB = FREE + $0.01 MM!
+ Tax $0.81
- $9.99 ECB's used to Pay
Total OOP: $5.18, paid with FREE gift card + Earned $7.80 ECB's to use next time!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Upcoming ALDI Deals: Starting Sept 22nd!

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Rite-Aid Trip #2 -- Money Making Nivea!

Well, I finally got to Rite-Aid to make some money on Nivea lotion!  Here's how it turned out...
1-60 ct pkg Poise Pads for my mommy $14.99 - $3 Sale - $1/1 MC (newspaper) - $4 UP+Rewards - $7 from my Mommy = FREE to Me
1 box Playtex Tampons $5.29 - $1.29 Sale - $1/1 MC (newspaper) - $3 UP+Rewards = FREE
4 Nivea Lotions $0.99 ea - BOGO 50% off Sale ($0.50 x 2) - $2 UP+Rewards wyb 2 x 2 = FREE + $1.04 MM!
1 box Russell Stover Chocolates $1.59 - $0.32 Card Discount = $1.27
- $4/20 Rite-Aid Values Coupon
- $6.50 UP+Rewards used to Pay
Total OOP: $8.72, paid with FREE gift card + Earned $7 from my Mommy + $11 UP+Rewards!!!

Martin's Meat Stock-up Trip!

Martin's has some kick tushie deals this week, especially on meat!  Here's what I ended up with...
3 boxes Pumpkin Spice Jell-o Pudding $0.85 ea - 0.05 ea Sale - $0.55/1 MC doubled to $1.10 = 3/$1.30
2 pkgs nitrate-free Oscar Mayer Hot dogs $3.19 ea - BOGO Free Sale - $1/1 MC (no longer available) x 2 = 2/$1.19
2 pkgs Star-kist Tuna with Low Sodium $1.49 ea - $0.75/1 MC doubled to $1.49 x 2 = 2 FREE
2 pkgs Sorrento Stingsters Cheese $4.99 ea - $0.65 ea Sale - $1/1 MC x 2 (newspaper) - $5/2 MIR (on pkg) = 2/$1.68
Bulk Pumpkin Seeds $1
1 pkg Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts $16.24 - $8.14 Sale - $2/5 Meat Coupon = $6.10
Total OOP: $39.13 - $22.86 Sales and Coupons = $16.27!  Savings of 58%!

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Safeway Trip from Sunday -- Great Deals!

This is from last week's sale ads, but I'll share the details anyway just because it was one very AWESOME trip!
6 Ragu Pasta Sauces $2.49 ea - $1.50 Sale (wyb @ least 4) - $1.25/3 MC (newspaper) x 2  = 6/$3.44
1 Cantaloupe $3.99 - $1.49 Sale - $1.51 in-ad Coupon = $0.99
4 pkgs Hormel Naturals Lunch Meat $3.99 ea - $2 ea in-ad Coupon - $0.55/1 MC doubled to $1.10 ea x 4 = $0.89 ea or 4/$3.56
2 Fage Greek Yogurts $1.69 ea - $0.44 ea Sale - $0.50/1 MC doubled to $1 x 2 = $0.25 ea or 2/$0.50
1 bag Mission Tortilla Chips $2.99 - $0.70 Sale - $1.20 in-ad Coupon - $0.55/1 e-coupon x 2 = FREE + $0.01 MM!
Total OOP: $41.27 - $32.79 in Savings and Coupons = $8.48!!!  Savings of 79%!!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Rite-Aid Trip -- Lots of GREAT Deals!

Sunday I also stopped into Rite-Aid to grab the deals, and deals they have this week!  Here's what I ended up with after two transactions...
3 pkgs Tugaboo Diapers (to Donate) $0.99 ea - $0.20 ea Card Discount - $1/1 Coupon (inside pkg) x 3 = 3 FREE + $0.63 MM!
3 pkgs Noxzema Razors 1 @ $4.99 + 2 @ $5.99 - $3 & $4 x 2 Sale - $2/1 MC x 3 = 3 FREE + $0.03 MM!
4 pkgs Single Serve Oreo Cookies $0.79 ea - $0.29 ea Sale - $1/2 Rite-Aid Video Values Coupon x 2 = 4 FREE
2-2 ct pkgs GE Light Bulbs $4.99 ea - $2.99 ea Sale - $3 SCR wyb 2 = 2/$1
2 boxes Rite-Aid Brand Trash Bags $5.99 ea - BOGO Free Sale ($5.99) = 2/$5.99
2 JIF Peanut Butters $3.29 ea - $1.29 ea Sale - $1 UP+Rewards wyb 2 = 2/$3
1 pkg Listerine Strips $4.49 - $1.50 Sale - $1/1 MC (newspaper) - $1/1 Rite-Aid Video Values Coupon - $2 UP+Rewards = FREE + $1.01 MM!
1 box Playtex Gentle Glide Tampons $5.29 - $1.29 Sale - $1/1 MC (newspaper) - $3 UP+Rewards = FREE
1 pouch Reese's Pieces Candies $3.99 - $1 Sale - $0.50/1 MC (newspaper) - $1 UP+Rewards = $1.49
1 Johnson's Vanilla Oatmeal Body Wash $4.49 - $0.90 Sale - $1/1 MC (newspaper) - $1/1 Rite-Aid Video Values Coupon - $2 UP+Rewards = FREE + $0.41 MM!
3 pkgs Trident Gum $1.29 ea - $0.29 ea Sale - $2/3 MC (newspaper) - $0.50/1 Rite-Aid Video Values Coupon - $1 UP+Rewards = FREE + $0.50 MM!
1 Crest 3-D Toothpaste $3.79 - $0.80 Sale - $1/1 MC (newspaper) - $2 SCR = FREE
1 Crest Multi-care Toothpaste $3.79 - $1.30 Sale - $1/1 MC (newspaper) - $1.50 UP+Rewards - $1 SCR = FREE + $1.01 MM!
1 Aussie Shampoo $4.69 - $1.50 Sale - $1/1 MC (newspaper) - $1 UP+Rewards = $0.99
+ Tax $1.77
- $5/25 Rite-Aid Coupon x 2
- $12 UP+Rewards used to Pay
Total OOP: $7.14, paid with FREE gift card + Earned $12.50 UP+Rewards, $6 SCR's & $10 Rite-Aid gift card for Oral Care Items!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

CVS Trip -- Lots of Clearance!

Well, this week CVS has some AWESOME deals!  Here's what I ended up with on Sunday...
2 Kingsford Lighter Fluids $5.49 ea - $4.12 ea Clearance = $1.37 ea or 2/$2.74
4-8.3 lb bags Kingsford Charcoal (not pictured) $6.49 ea - $4.87 ea Clearance = $1.62 ea or 4/$6.48
2 Purex Detergents $6.49 ea - $2.50 ea Sale - $1/2 MC (newspaper) - $2 ECB ea = 2/$2.98
2 boxes South Beach Bars $3.99 ea - $1.49 ea Sale - $1/1 MC x 2 - $3 from Mom = 2 FREE to me!
1 Tylenol Precise Heat Patches $7.99 - $2 Sale - $2/1 CVS C - $2/1 MC (newspaper) - $2 ECB = FREE!
1 Alive! Vitamins for Women $10.99 - $1 Sale - $1/1 MC - $9.99 ECB = FREE + $1 MM!
1 Men's Nivea Body Wash $5.99 - $1 Sale - $1/1 MC (newspaper) - $4.99 ECB = FREE + $1 MM!
1 Skintimate Shave Cream $3.99 - $0.75/1 MC (newspaper) - $3 ECB = $0.24
4 Gold Emblem Chicken Broths $1.19 ea - $0.53 ea Sale = $0.66 ea or 4/$2.64
2 Lysol Neutra Air Sprays $3.99 ea - $1.49 ea Sale - $1/1 MC (newspaper) x 2 = $1.50 ea or 2/$3 + these count towards a $5 ECB when I go back and buy two more!
+ $1.50 Tax
- $3/10 Grocery Purchase CVS Coupon (coupon machine)
- $20.99 in ECB's used to Pay
Total OOP: $20.56,  paid with FREE gift card + Earned $23.98 back in ECB's to use next time!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Menu Plan Monday 09/13/2010

Well the Flea Market is over!  We were able to bring in about $500 which will definitely help the budget out some!  This week should be a LOT less stressful and relaxed.  Here's what's on the menu...
Breakfasts: Cold Cereal, Bagels with Yogurt and/or Fruit

Lunches: Deli Meat Sandwiches with Chips and Fruit or Leftovers

Dinners:
Sunday - Perdue Popcorn Chicken Bites and Salad
Monday - Frozen Pizzas :-)
Tuesday - Steak Fajitas with Mexican Rice and Salad
Wednesday - Chicken Parmesan (Made with Tyson Tenders) on Spaghetti with Salad and Maybe Garlic Bread
Thursday - Pork Chops with Mushroom Sauce over Rice with Steamed Broccoli
Friday - Shrimp Po' Boy Submarine Sandwiches with Homemade French Fries
Saturday - Leftover Buffet!

What's Baking: No Bake Cookies and Possibly Zucchini Nut Bread

For More Awesome Menu Plans, Visit Org Junkie!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Upcoming ALDI Deals: Start Sept 15th!

These deals will be starting September 8th at an ALDI near you!  Here are some of the deals I like...
  • Kitchen Living Over-the-sink Colander $6.99 ea
  • Crofton Indoor Grill (pretty COOL!) $22.99
  • Mama Cozzi's Garlic Bread Loaf 16 oz $1.59 ea
  • Millville Sweet and Salty Bars Cashew or Pretzel (can't wait to try these!) 6 bars per box $1.89 ea
  • Clancy's Miner's Gold White Cheddar Puffs 4 oz $0.99 ea
  • Cold Spring Premium Root Beer (in glass bottles) 6 ct $3.49 ea
  • Nature's Nectar Apple Juice (looks like cider) 59 oz $2.49 ea 
  • Garden Mums & Fall Annuals (Not available everywhere) 8" Pots $2.99 ea
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Rite-Aid Deals Trip #1 -- Last Week's Trip!

Trip #1
Trip #2:
1-96 oz Clorox Bleach $2.99 - $1 Sale = $1.99
1 pkg Cleaning Pads for my Wet Swiffer $4.99 - $1 Card Discount = $3.99
1 Singer Sewing Kit $3.49 - $0.70 Card Discount - $2 SCR = $0.79
1-2 pk Baby Aquaphor $5.99 - $1.20 Card Discount - $2/1 Rite-Aid Values Coupon = $2.79
1 Bio-True Solution $4.99 - $1 Card Discount - $4 UP+Rewards - $2/1 MC = FREE + $2 MM!
1-24 ct Pepto Bismol $4.49 - $1 Card Discount - $2/1 in-ad C - $1/1 MC = $0.49
1-20 ct Motrin PM $5.99 - $1.20 Card Discount - $2/1 in-ad C - $1/1 MC - $1 UP+Rewards = $0.79
+ $0.23 Tax
- $5/25 Rite-Aid Coupon 
- $3 UP+Rewards used to Pay
Total OOP: $8.06, paid with FREE gift card + Earned $5 UP+Rewards & $2 SCR = Net OOP: $1.06, less than the bleach I needed anyway!

CVS Deals Shopping Trip x 2

This is what I scored last week from CVS, no point in posting the deals because they are over, except for...
  • Popcorn Indiana 2 pk $4 - $2 ECB - $1/1 MC (All You Magazine) = $1!
  • Acne Free Travel Sport Wipes $1.59 ea - $1/1 MC (newspaper) = $0.59 ea
I also went back later in the week and was able to scored 12 bottles of Sobe Life Water on sale BOGO Free - BOGO Free MC = $12/0.58 TAX!!!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Menu Plan Monday: September 6, 2010

This week is going to be stressful and busy, BUT a LOT of FUN!  Of course there is Labor Day which included a Sunday picnic at my mom's house, and this coming weekend is the Flea Market and Steam Show at the farm museum.  I have a Flea Market spot, well actually 2, so I will be setting up all this week -- I will post pictures!  Well, onto the Menu...
Breakfasts: Bagels with butter and Fruit and yogurt or Cold Cereal

Lunches:  Ham or Salami or Grilled Cheese or PB&J Sandwiches with Chips and Fruit

Dinners:
Sunday - Picnic @ my Mom's house, I am responsible for Pasta Salad and Taco Dip with Chips
Monday - Tacos, Salad & Mac and Cheese
Tuesday - Chicken Tenders with Salad and leftover Mac & Cheese
Wednesday - Eggs with Toast and Baked Apples
Thursday - Cordon Bleu Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Baked Potatoes and Salad
Friday -Possibly Homemade Pizza and Salad
Saturday -Possibly Eggs and Toast or French Toast and Baked Apples
What's Baking this week: Zucchini Nut Muffins (recipe and pictures to come!)

For more AWESOME Menu Plans, Visit Org Junkie!

HAPPY LABOR DAY!!!

Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Labor Day!  Happy Grilling and Picnic-ing too!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

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