Posts made in August, 2008

Weekly WalMart Tour 8/29

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What a day o’ shopping! And we really only hit two stores! My plan to pack up and go then hit all of the stores was a little ambitious. I still need to do a quick stint at Aldi and then I have two one-item runs to Hobby Lobby and Michael’s. *whew*

Here is the WalMart breakdown:
Total After Price Matching: 104.12
Total After Coupons: 46.21
Savings: 56%

This trip was a lot bigger than I anticipated…even though I shopped straight from my list. Oh well. I got some good deals…and some not so good. Overall…I’m happy.

First, I did my Kellog’s Deal…so I will get another $10 in rebate from that:
4 Smart Start Cereal $6.00
-Priced matched to $2.50/ea
– 4 $1/1 Printable
2 Frosted Strawberry MiniWheats $3.32
- Price Matched to$2.66/each
– 2 $1/1 Printable
1 Frosted Flakes $0.88
- Price Matched to $1.88
– $1/1 Coupon
3 Yogos $2.01
- 3 $1/1 Printable
** I didn’t make money on this deal…but I wanted cereal we liked and that is at least somewhat healthy! I don’t think paying $2 after rebate for 7 boxes of cereal and 3 boxes of snacks is too shabby!

Next I did a Kraft Deal from All You’s August Issue:
Honey Bunches of Oats Caramel Just Bunches FREE
-Priced matched to $2.00
– $2/1 HBO Just Bunches Printable
Honey Bunches of Oats Cinnamon $1.00
-Price matches to $2.00
– $1/1 coupon
Honey Bunches of Oats Chocolate Clusters $1.00
- Price Matched to $2.00
– $1/1 coupon
Crystal Light Ruby Red FREE
-Buy 3 Kraft (Post is a Kraft Brand) items get one FREE August All You

Here was my big mistake:
6 Huggies Clean Team Wipes $3.84
-2 $3/2 coupons
– I SHOULD have used THREE!! I gave away one of the coupons in the store and then forgot to put another one in my envelope. I will return two of these next week!

4 Boxes South Beach Diet Hold Me Over Drink Mix FREE
- 4 $2/1 printable coupons
Another ROYAL mistake on my part…these are all KRAFT products…I could have used another one of my B3G1 coupons…grrrr….

2 Powerade Drinks $0.20
- $1/1 coupon

Dole Strawberry Chillers $0.98
- $1/1

Ronzoni Smart Taste Elbow Pasta $0.50
- $1/1

2 Ball Park Fat Free Franks $2.00
- Price matched to 2/$3
– $1/2 coupon

Farmland Thick Sliced Bacon $0.99
-Price matched to $1.99
– $1/1 coupon (Sent via snail mail from Farmland…I requested from them online)

Farmland Select Ham Slices $1.99
- Price matched to $2.99
– $1/1 coupon

3 Suddenly Salad $1.77
- Price matched to $0.99/ea
– 3 $0.40/1 coupons printed online (no longer available)

3 Kotex Lightdays Liners 16ct. FREE
- Original price: $1.00
– 3 $1/1 from August All You

2 Preperation H Travel Pack Wipes +$0.12 overage
-Original Price $2.94/ea
-2 $3/1 printables

Visine 1/2 fl. oz. $0.62
-Original price $3.62
– $3/1 coupon

8 Yoplait Yogurt $2.00
– 2 $1/4 printables HERE (these aren’t the same value…original no longer available I think… if you find it email me and I’ll post it!)

4 Well Patch Indiviuals +$0.12
-Original price $0.97
-4 $1/1 coupons

5 Mighty Dog Cans FREE
-5 FREE coupons

Here are the things I bought with NO SALE and NO COUPON (oh, the horror!)

Rice Milk $2.82
Black Olive Tapanade $3.00 (I sort of got a deal on this…it wouldn’t scan, I didn’t know the exact price…I told the cashier it was “3-something” so he rang it in at $3)
2 Mexican Style Stewed Tomatoes $2.00
2 Black beans $1.08
Binder Divider Tabs $2.37
Morningstar Farms Fakin’Bacon $2.98

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Another Great Deal on All You

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I found another bloggy mom who is helping out her niece’s school by selling magazine subscriptions…and sure enough..All You is one of the options! It is the same pricing as the last deal I posted… please visit Gaming the System for all of the details and ordering information!
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And the Winner Is….

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I’m ALMOST right on time… it is 3:12 CST! LOL Do you like my cheesy drum roll?

Thanks so much to EVERYONE who entered my very first giveaway…and for all of the Birthday Wishes…an added bonus I hadn’t planned on!! I wish I had something to give to everyone…this is a lot of fun! I’ve decided that I will try to round up something fun to give away once a month to someone on my bloggy birthday :) So make sure to visit me again!

The winner is #21… Angie at More Than it Seems. Yeah!! I will contact Angie through her blog and since it is a holiday weekend…I’ll give her until Monday to contact me with her shipping info… if I don’t hear from her I will draw another winner on Tuesday morning.

Here are your random numbers:21
Timestamp: 2008-08-29 20:11:39 UTC
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Shopping, Shopping….

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I won’t be shopping today. Woke up this morning to find my dearest had left early for work and Brendan’s car seat is in his truck. So sad…I stayed up late strategizing and organizing. We went for a walk instead which was nice. The kids are sort of fussy but I think today I will do some baking… I’m going to make the homemade breadsticks from Chocolate on My Cranium that Amy posted in her Notebook Experiments over at MomAdvice …..they seem easy/quick enough and will be good with pasta. Also…I need to clean out my fridge…and there are some bananas that are begging to be made into bread.

Hubby says he will come home from work early so we can all shop together as a family. Such a sweet idea…why do I have a sense of impending doom?? LOL

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Free Movie WEDNESDAY!!

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Here is your free Wednesday movie…maybe the last one for a while…I think this promo is for August only. This code is good until midnight tonight and will work one time for each card you use (you have to swipe your debit/credit card in case you swipe their movie. If you return it on time there will be no charge). Movies due back by 9pm tomorrow.


Quick reminder…to use a freebie code like this you must enter the code BEFORE you select the movie. When you get to the first screen there is a touch button in the bottom left corner that says “Use Promo Code” … start there :)

If you don’t know what RedBox is…or don’t know where to find one…visit them HERE and be sure to sign up for a FREE movie rental.
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