Handy Apps for Frugal Moms

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As a frugal mom myself, I am so grateful for the invention of smart phones. I have no idea how people saved money with out them (maybe because prices weren't so high?). I have compiled a list of my favorite frugal apps and hope you might like them too. :)

This post contains affiliate links, but these are all apps I use myself. This post was originally published in 2012 and I have updated because many of these apps I sill use today!

MONEY MAKING Enfagrow at Kroger! Ends 7/1

The Enfagrow 4 packs are BOGO at Kroger until 7/1. They are $5.99 regular price and ring up $2.99. With this printable coupon, you can make $2.01 for every one you buy! Now I don't know if this coupon link is unique to me or not yet, so please let me know.

FREE Good2Grow Drinks at Kroger, Ends 6/15

Thanks Kroger Krazy for the Above Picture.
So as I was looking through iBotta because it told me of a new offer, I noticed in the exclusive Kroger offers where you can get $3.50 back when you buy good2grow single serve and a refill. I also knew there was a Common Kindness coupon that are already made these a GREAT deal. So I did a little digging and found the above picture so you can actually MAKE MONEY when you purchase these two items PLUS you will be buying 100% juice that the kids will love! PERFECT for the summer!

Click More for all the details!

Weekly Totals - Saved 62%!

I had planned a bigger haul at Publix but my computer was having issues connecting to the printer. It wasn't the printer because I printed the Cheerios coupons from my iPad with no problem. But have no clue what is going on because it printed my shopping list. It seems something with JavaScript, maybe.

So you might see stuff from this sale on to next week's weekly savings post. I decided to head to Kroger first. You got a $3 Catalina when you bought 6 qualifying General Mills products and since I need canned veggies plus my Publix takes Kroger as a competitor, I stopped there first. I got super lucky on that Starbucks coffee deal! And then when I came home, there was an iBotta offer for ANY brand bread! I saved 62% after iBotta savings. I did the picture before I figured in those savings. To learn more about iBotta, you can view my post HERE. New users don't get $10 anymore, but you still get $5! :D So anyways, let's see how I did this week.

Couponing 101: Always Shop Sales

Kroger deals 6/12

This trip is a perfect example of "How To Shop Sales". I have been couponing for over a year now, but my first advice for saving money on groceries came from my mother-in-law. She said use coupons when you have them on what you would normally buy, but always try and shop sales. Great advice that has helped my family save so much money and how I can afford to be a stay-at-home mom.

This week, we were low on veggies. My family goes through veggies like they are going out of style. Nice problem to have, right? But I have been terrible about buying papers, so I had NO coupons. What's a girl to do? Kroger is having this awesome Buy 10, Get 5 free sale. PLUS my Kroger was having a 4-day sale. And of course the Mega still is going on (and a new one starts next week). :D

So this is what I got:

Buy 10, Get 5 FREE Deal -
10 Green Giant Veggies $1
5 Starkist Tuna $1
= $10 or $0.67 per item

Mega Event Items: Buy 4, Save $4 - (all prices are after Mega savings)
2 Huggies wipes $0.99
- 2 $1/1 Facebook IPs

2 Pull-Up Training Pants $7.99
- $3/1 coupons from Pull-Ups Party
= $9.98 or $4.99 each

1 Kellogg's Fruit Snacks $1.88
- $0.50/1 from Kroger mailer (doubled)
= $0.88

1 Kellogg's Rice Krispies Treats $1.88
- $0.50/1 from Kroger mailer (doubled)
= $0.88

4 Capri Sun $1.29
- 2 $1/2 Capri Suns or Roaring Waters IP
= $3.16 or $0.79 each

4 Finish Powerball $2.99
- 4 $2.15/1 from 6/16 RP
= $3.36 or $0.84 each!

2 Keebler Cookies $0.99
- 2 $1.50/1 from Kellogg's Family Rewards
= $1.00 Money Maker! :D

BOGO deals -
2 Disney Vitamins $6.99
- 2 $1/1 Disney or Marvel Gummie Vitamin Product
= $4.98 or $2.49 each

Other Items -
Kroger Carrots $0.88
Kroger Fresh Selections Salad $2.99
- $0.40 from Kroger mailer
= $2.59
8 Kroger Frozen Veggies 10/$10 ($0.88 after 4 day sale)
2 Beechnut Fruities 10/$10
- 1 $0.50/1 IP and 1 $1/1 IP

Total Spent: $43.18
Total Saved: $73.03
Percentage Saved: 63%! :D

Kroger Fuel Promo
Don't forget to load your 2x fuel points e-coupon at Kroger.com and shop weekends through June & July to save at the pump this summer!

ibotta app

By the way, have I mentioned my love of the ibotta app? I haven't? (I think I mentioned it here) Anyways it's this cool app where you can earn CASH through PayPal for items that you would normally purchase anyways. PLUS you can use paper coupons with this app!
Example, here's a deal from Publix:
Silk Soymilk or Pure Almondmilk, 64 oz, 2/$5
- $1/1 Silk Beverage: (Soy Almond or Coconut milk or Fruit & Protein 1/2 gal+) Target Coupon
- $1/1 Silk Pure Almond Milk Half Gallon
- $0.75 Silk Half Gallon ibotta offer
You actually make a quarter after coupons and ibotta offer!

And right now if you sign up through a referral link (*COUGH* I'll leave THIS right here), you can earn $10 CASH through PayPal when you redeem your first offer. ibotta currently works at these retailers: 7-Eleven, BI-LO, CityMarket, CVS Pharmacy, Dillons, Dollar General, Dominicks, Duane Reade, Family Dollar, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry's, Giant Eagle, H-E-B, Harris Teeter, Hy-Vee, Ingles Markets, King Soopers, Kroger, Meijer, Pathmark, Pavilions, Pick 'N Save, Publix, QFC, Ralphs, Randalls, RiteAid, Safeway, Sam's Club, ShopRite, Smith's, Stop & Shop, Target, Tom Thumb, United States Armed Forces Commissary, Vons, Walgreens, Walmart, Wegmans, WinCo Foods, & Winn-Dixie.
WOW! So what are you waiting for? Don't you want to get paid for products you are buying anyways?

Blogging Lessons & A Coupon Trip (Saved 70%!)

Did you ever lose your way while blogging? That's how I have kind of felt lately. My blog started out as a way to keep track of my pregnancy and then just share deals with friends & family. Then I found that I could make a little money for sharing deals that I was already sharing! And now with giveaways, reviews, and sponsored posts...I feel I have lost my way. I apologize for that. I love that you all are still managing to stick with me through thick and thin. And my randomness. Thank you all.

So on to the reason that I'm assuming most of you still stick around, my couponing trips! :D My dear friend over at Funny Postpartum Lady commented on a photo I shared on my Facebook page about how I saved 70% Saturday on my groceries. The picture isn't very good, but I did manage to buy fruits, veggies, dairy, and meats but only spent about $60! How did I do this? Well I'll give you one of my tips on how I pay for the good stuff; OVERAGE! Next frugal post, I'll share another tip I use; Hint: Catalinas! :D

Okay so this is what I bought. I went to Kroger and Publix but only one trip because I live 30 minutes from anything and gas is expensive. So here are the breakdowns. Today is the last day for most of the Publix deals, but you can grab some of the Kroger deals still. :D

First Stop: Kroger:

Bananas 2.32 @ $0.57/lb
= $1.32

2 Fresh Selections Garden Salad $1.69
= $3.38 Fresh Selections Baby Carrots $1.99

Kroger Potato Chips $1.88
- FREE product coupon from Bzz Campaign

Kroger Slider Buns 10/$10
- FREE product coupon from Bzz Campaign

2 Quaker Rice Cakes 10/$10
- $1/2 Quaker Products from All You Magazine
= $1 or $0.50 each

Gallon of Kroger Milk $2.99

Kroger Turkey Burger Patties (3 lb. - frozen) $12.99
- FREE product coupon from Bzz Campaign

2 Kroger Sliced Cheese $1.88
= $3.76

2 Kroger Lunch Meat (1 Ham, 1 Turkey) $3.69
= $7.38

Fruit Water Strawberry Kiwi 10/$10
- FREE Kroger e-coupon

14 Chef Boyardee Microwaveable Cups 10/$10
- 2 Buy 5, Get 2 FREE Blinkie Coupons
- $0.50/1 ibotta offer
= $9.50 or $0.68 each!

2 Snuggle Fabric Sheets $2.99
- 2 $0.50/1 Coupons Doubled
= $3.98 or $1.99 each!

5 Enfagrow Singles BOGO $5.99
- 4 $4 off ANY Enfamil Product Coupons (mailed from retailer - always message companies! :D)
- 1 $5 off ANY Enfamil Product Coupon
= $6.03 OVERAGE! :D

2 Crest Toothpaste 10/$10
- $0.50/1 Coupon (doubled)

Wholesome Sweeteners Syrup $4.99
- FREE product coupon from Moms Meet Campaign

Big K Diet Cola 2/$5
- FREE product coupon from Bzz Campaign

Kroger Paper Towels $3.78

Total OOP: $33.52
Total Saved: $91.83
Percentage Saved: 73% Savings!

Second Stop: Publix
***REMEMBER: Today (Wednesday) is the last day to grab these deals if you live in my area (some areas ended yesterday)***

2 Publix Large Eggs 2/$3

2 Van's Pancake $3.15
- FREE product coupons I won from Twitter giveaway

2 Dreamfield Linguine Pasta 3/$5
- 2 $1/1 Printable Coupons
= $1.34 or $0.67 each!

4 New York Texas Toast 25% off
- 4 $0.40/1 coupon from RP 5/12 (doubled) - HERE's a $0.50/1 printable
= $3.04 or $0.76 each

Tennessee Pride Sausage Biscuits $5.99
- $0.75/1 Tennessee Pride Blinkie found at Kroger
= $5.24

2 Eckrich Smoked Sausage BOGO $2.99
- $1/1 Facebook printable coupon
= $1 or $0.50 each

4 Uncle Ben's Ready Rice - Whole Grain Variety BOGO $1.75
- 2 $1/2 Uncle Ben's Whole Grain Products Coupon
$1.50 or $0.38 each! :D

3 Sambazon Smoothies $2.99
- FREE product coupons from Moms Meet campaign

Angel Soft Bathroom Tissue, 8 to 24 roll, $5.49

4 Peter Pan Peanut Butter BOGO $3.09 (Heads Up: Price is about to sky rocket on Peanut Butter)
= $6.18 or $1.55 each

2 Evenflo Zoo Friends Bottles $1.59 (reg. price)
- 2 $1/1 ANY Evenflo Zoo Friends product from Coupons.com - NLA
= $1.18 or $0.59 each

4 Nuk 10oz Bottles 2/$4.99
- 2 BOGO Manufacturer Coupons
- 4 $1.50/1 Nuk Product Publix Coupons from Baby Club
= $1 OVERAGE! :D

International Delight Coffee Creamer 3/$5
- $0.75/1 Product coupon
= $0.92

Total OOP: $28.89
Total Saved: $63.13
Total Percentage Saved: 69% Savings!

I also wanted to let you all know about this exciting $1 off pork coupon! :D - Print HERE

Okay so that's how I did shopping last week. Sorry it's so late. I have been so over whelmed (and sick) so I have just been on pause. I will try and get back into updating everything regularly and with a better consistency than it has been lately. Let me know how you all did in the comments! :)

Some free products found here, I received through the Kroger Summer Grilling Bzz Campaign. I love Kroger brand products. The burgers were juicy and fit perfect on the soft slider buns. The cola was refreshing and the chips made the perfect side. I bought more cola later as they had a 4/$9 deal that I just couldn't pass up! I love feeding my family fun foods and when I shop at Kroger, I know I can do it without breaking the bank! :)

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Stamp Out Hunger {Get Your Donations Ready}

Stamp Out Hunger

It’s almost time for Stamp out Hunger!

The Stamp Out Hunger food drive is a yearly event. I missed it last year, but it seems to be by far the easiest way to donate and make a difference in your community! I wanted to give y'all a head start so you can start going through your pantry and gathering up a bag (or more) to leave at your mailbox on Saturday 5/11.

It’s so easy to participate! On Saturday, May 11th, simply leave a sturdy bag containing non-perishable foods, like canned Campbell’s soups, canned vegetables, pasta, rice or cereal, next to your mailbox before the time of your regular mail delivery. Your letter carrier will then collect the donations and deliver them to food banks and pantries in your local community.

Stamp Out HungerStamp Out Hunger 2013 Get Your Donations Ready!Keep in mind that you need to make sure that food items are in non-breakable containers, such as boxes and cans. Campbell’s is a sponsor of this wonderful event. So be sure to add a few cans of Campbell’s soups to your Publix shopping list and you will make a difference to those in need in your neck of the woods.

There is no reason not to give because you just have to take the food as far as your mailbox!

Visit the HelpStampOutHunger.com website or their Facebook page for more information.

I found the information for this program at IHeartPublix.

Today, I Was That Crazy Coupon Lady

Don't Judge My Couponing

I bought 12 Campbell's Go Soups! 12! Why might you ask? I had 10 $2 off coupons and they were only $1.50. I just couldn't resist.

It has been a while since I really shopped. I had more planned to get today but Kroger was out. I might go back since the sale doesn't end until Saturday. I have been under the weather and just burned out on just about everything. So this trip was a big deal for me.

The main items I was excited about getting were, of course, the Go Soups but also those Pampers wipes, why? Because they were FREE after coupon! :) My Kroger has a policy where you can only use 5 like coupons in the same transaction. So they let me do two. This is why I was that crazy coupon lady. I also had to use mostly printable coupons because I have been behind on getting my papers. :/ You spend more when you don't do the work.

Kroger Mega Event Savings

Here is the break down:

Mega Sale Items (Buy 5, Save $5):
12 Campbell's Go Soups $1.50
- 10 $2 Campbell’s Go™ soup from Smiley Campaign
- 2 $1 from Bzz Campaign (there's also one HERE that makes them $0.50 each!)
= $3 overage!

3 Pampers Baby Wipes (72 ct.) $0.99
- 2 $0.50 off ONE Pampers Wipes 60 ct. or larger (doubled)
- 1 $0.50/1 doubled

Quilted Northern Bath Tissue $3.99

2 Cheerios $1.99
- 2 $0.50 off ONE BOX Original Cheerios cereal (doubled)
= $1.98 or $0.99 each

Turkey Hill Ice Cream $2.49
- $1/1 Turkey Hill All Natural Ice Cream
= $1.49

Scrubbing Bubbles Cleaner $1.49
- $0.50 off 1 Scrubbing Bubbles All Purpose Cleaner (doubled)
= $0.49

Total of 20 items. It was crazy because I also split them up in line at check-out. Good thing they were slow and no one was behind me.

Other items:
Tennessee Pride Sausage Biscuits $7.69
Kroger Value Paper Towels $2.95
Johnsonville Brats $3.19 - FREE Coupon from Bzz Campaign
Fresh Selections Classic Salad $2.69
Kroger Value Sliced Cheese $0.89
Diet Coke 12 pack $4.99
Bananas $1.21

Total Spent: $28.39
Total Saved: $64.88
Total Percentage Saved: 70%!!! :D

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Weekly Totals - Publix 3/15 + #Linky

Funny Mom Grocery Shopping

Better late than never and past posting because I needed to get it in. ;)

{I had such a great weekend y'all. Pictures to come on Wednesday. :)}

I decided to go shopping Friday night, so I could get Hubby to watch Sweet Pea and have some me time. Yes, as a stay-at-home my me-time is going grocery shopping.

Weekly Kroger Publix Coupon Savings

First stop of the night was to Kroger. Where there was a guy for Ecover and he gave out free glasses/phone screen cleaning cloths. He also talked about awesome micro-fiber is. If I had a little extra money in the budget this month, I would have bought what he was selling. Great products.

Anyways here's what I bought:

Kroger Crescent Rolls $1.79
- Free Coupon from Bzz Campaign

2 Kroger Shredded Cheese $2.24
= $4.48

2 Fresh Selections Carrots $1.79
- $0.50/2 Kroger Mailed Coupon (DND)
= $3.08 or $1.54 per lb! :)

Kroger Cake Mix 10/$10
- Free Coupon from Bzz Campaign

Private Selection Pork Tenderloin $8.04
- Free Coupon from Bzz Campaign

Kroger Frosting $1.19
- FreeCoupon from Bzz Campaign

Fresh Selection Tender Spinach $2.69
- $0.40 Kroger Mailed Coupon (DND)
= $2.29

Turkey Breast Lunch Meat $3.15

Honey Ham Lunch Meat $3.15

Tennessee Pride Sausage Biscuits $7.69
(Should have bought at Publix)

3 Tide Detergents $4.99 (Part of Cart Buster)
- $3/3 from 3/3 P&G insert
= $11.97 or $3.99 each!

Bananas $0.57/lb
2.39 lbs
= $1.36

Kroger Value Cheese Slices $0.89
- $0.40 Mailed Kroger Coupon (DND)
= $0.49

Kroger Microwave Mac & Cheese $2.50
- Free Coupon from Bzz Campaign

I just noticed they rang up my bananas twice. Ugh! Lesson: Always, Always, Always check your receipts!

Total OOP: $40.80
Total Saved: $33.79
Percent Saved: 46%!

After my many adventures at Kroger, I headed to Publix because it's on the way home and they were having some GREAT sales this week. :)

What I bought:

6 Pillsbury Toaster Strudel $1.95
- $0.50/2 Pillsbury Toaster Strudel, Toaster Scrambles Pastries, or Pancakes 01/06/2013 SS Insert (exp 03/30/2013)
- B2G1 Pillsbury Toaster Strudel or Scrambles 10 to 11.5 oz Grocery Advantage Buy Flyer “Happy Easter” In-Ad Publix Coupon (exp 3/29)
13 Totino's Party Pizzas 10/$10 - Submitting for THIS rebate.
- 2 B3G1 Publix Easter In-Store Ad Coupon
- 4 $0.50/3 Totino’s Crisp Crust Party Pizza 03/03/2013 SS Insert (doubled)
- Going to submit for THIS rebate with the Toaster Strudel
= $2.10 for EVERYTHING including the Toaster Strudel after ALL rebates! :D

8 Green Giant Frozen Box Veggies BOGO $1.99
- $1/2 Kroger Mailed Coupon
- 2 $0.60/3 Green Giant Boxed Veggies IP
= $5.76 or $0.72 each!

4 Coffee Mate 32 oz Coffee Creamers 2/$5
- 2 BOGO Coffee Mate 16 oz or larger from CouponNetwork (NLA?)
Here are some others:
$1.00 off when you buy any TWO (2) NESTLÉ® COFFEE-MATE® Powdered Creamers, 10.2oz or larger
$1.00 off when you buy any TWO COFFEE-MATE® NATURAL BLISS™ coffee creamers
= $5 or $1.25 each for the BIG bottle! :D

2 Del Monte Fruit Naturals Mango Cup 10/$10
- $0.50/1 Del Monte Fruit Naturals IP from RedPlum (doubled)

4 Bertolli Pasta Sauce, 15 to 24 oz, (excluding Organic) BOGO $2.79
- 2 $1/2 Bertolli pasta sauce products Spring Savings Booklet Publix Coupon or PRINT
- 2 $1.50/2 Bertolli Sauces, any 03-03-13 RP Insert
= $0.58 or $0.15 each! :D

6 Campbell’s Chunky Soup, 15.25 oz bowl or 18.6 to 19 oz can, 4/$6
- 2 $2/3 Campbell’s® Chunky™ Soups Publix Coupon Best Meals Happen At Home emailed coupon
- 3 $0.50/2 Campbell’s Chunky or 100% Natural Healthy Request Soups 03/03/2013 SS Insert (doubled)
= $2 or $0.33 each!

4 Kleenex Tissues, 68 to 184 ct, 4/$5
- 2 $50/2 Kleenex , boxes or (1) bundle from PullUps Party Coupon Booklets (doubled)
- 2 $1/2 Kleenex facial tissue 50ct or larger Publix Coupon Spring Savings Booklet or PRINT
= $1 or $0.25 each!

6 Voskos Greek Yogurt, 4. 6 oz, 10/$10
- 3 $0.30/2 Voskos 03/03/2013 SS Insert (doubled)
- 2 $1/3 Voskos Greek Yogurt 5.3 oz or Voskos Crunch 4.6 oz Grocery Advantage Buy Flyer “Happy Easter” In-Ad Publix Coupon
= $2.20 or $0.36 each!

1 Fresh Express Salad Blends or Kits, 5 to 12 oz, BOGO $3.99
(They only had one left! Boo! Going to go back and get more! :D)
= $1.99

Maybelline Eye Make-Up Remover $3.49
- $2 ANY Maybelline New York item (Manu) Mailed from Kroger
- $2 Maybelline New York item Green Advantage Flyer Publix Coupon

2 Pull Ups Diapers $9.99 - Going to go back and get more! :D
- 2 $3/1 in-ad Publix Coupon
- 2 $3/1 Manu from PullUps Party Coupon Booklet
(Here's a $2.00 off one PULL-UPS Training Pants Jumbo Pack - still a GREAT deal!)
= $7.98 or $3.99 each!! Stock up Price!

Total OOP: $39.41
Total after ALL Savings: $32.19
Total Percent Saved: 71% Savings! :D

Kroger Select Your Deal - Last Day!

Kroger's Cart Buster Event ends TOMORROW! And here are a few last minute deals I thought that you might want to add to your shopping list.

Charmin Bath Tissue, Select Varieties, 12 Double Rolls or Bounty Paper Towels, 6 Big or 8 Regular Rolls, $5.99
- $1/1 Charmin Sensitive (exp 3/13/2013) Upromise eCoupon
- $1/1 Charmin Ultra Soft or Ultra Strong MegaRoll (exp 3/13/2013) Upromise eCoupon
- $0.25/1 Charmin 03/03/2013 P&G Insert (exp 03/31/2013)
- $0.25/1 Bounty Towels 03/03/2013 P&G Insert (exp 03/31/2013)
- $0.25/1 Bounty Towels or Napkins, excludes trial/travel size Kroger eCoupon (exp 03/30/2013)
= as low as $4.49 after U-Promise and double coupon!

DiGiorno Pizza or California Pizza Kitchen, Select Varieties, 11.9 to 34.2 oz, $4.99
- $3/2 California Pizza Kitchen pizza, any 12.8 oz+ and Haagen-Dazs 14 oz ice cream or 3 ct. bar product, any tear pad (exp 3/31/2013)
= GREAT PRICE, even better if you can find the tear pad :)

Today is Kroger's last day of their awesome Select Your Deal E-Coupon Promotion that I mentioned last week. I am very excited about the coupons I got. You can pick your deal between the coupons offered and each deal is a surprise! So once you go HERE to Select Your Deal, drop back by and let me know which e-coupons you chose!

Kroger Select Your Deal E-Coupons

The deals below are based on the sales and the e-coupons I received. Everyone's deal will be different.

Always or Tampax Radiant, Select Varieties, Pads, 24 to 36 ct, Tampons, 32 to 54 ct, or Wipes, 46 ct, $6.99
- Select Your Deal Coupon
= $4.49 for the big pack!

Crest Premium Paste, Select Varieties, 6 to 6.2 oz, or Oral-B Toothbrush, 1 ct, 2/$5
- Select Your Deal Coupon (if applicable)
= $0.50 for PREMIUM toothpaste!

Kraft Fresh Takes (approx.) $2.50
- Select Your Deal Coupon
= Should be super cheap after coupon!

To view the complete list of Cart Buster Savings Deals, go HERE.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Kroger Select Your Deal

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Weekly Totals - Saved 72%! + Linky

A few things before we get started this week.
I have a giveaway from an Instagram Prize Pack from MailPix going on right now, the Copy Kids: Eat Fruits & Vegetables DVD Giveaway ends at the end of today, I made some {Easy} Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas, and 10 Tips for Beginner Couponers is still my readers favorite post (I would love for you to weigh in). Also don't forget to check the side bar for a different daily FREEbie! :D

Look a little too familiar?
Albert Einstein Social Media Idiots

We went to Khol's this past Friday and I saved 74% from just shopping clearance. :)
Used MySavings Gift Card so FREE to me! :)

Khol's Savings with MySavings

Kroger Coupon Deals


1 Annie’s Organic Macaroni & Cheese, 10/$10 (reg $2.79)
- 1 $0.35/1 Annie’s Mac & Cheese
= $0.30

2 Pillsbury Artisan Pizza Crust $1.25 Part of Cart Buster
- 2 $1.50/1 Pillsbury Artisan Pizza Crust

4 Yopa Yogurt, 10/$10
- 2 $0.50/1 Yopa Yogurt
- 2 $1/1 Yopa Yogurt Cup (Facebook - must share)

Baby Mum Mums $3.29
- FREE Product Coupon from Review

Simple Truth Frozen Strawberries $3.39
Simple Truth Vanilla Almond Milk $2.50
Simple Truth Sweet Potato Chips $2.50

- FREE Product Coupons from Bzz Campaign

2 Pampers Kandoo Wipes 42 ct $1.89 (reg. price)
- 2 $0.50/1 Pampers Kandoo Wipes from mailers (doubled)
= $1.78 or $0.89 each

Tennessee Pride Sausage Biscuits 20 ct $7.39
no coupons used

Similac Sensitive Can $4.84 (reg. price)
- $5 coupon from mailer

Schick Razor $8.49
- FREE coupon from Facebook campaign

4 Beech-Nut Fruities 10/$10
- $0.50/1 ANY Beech-Nut stage 4 item (doubled)
- $1/1 ANY Beech-Nut stage 4 item
- 2 $1/1 ANY Beech-Nut stage 4 or 5 item

Cantalope 2/$3 (part of 3 day sale)
no coupons used
= $1.50

4 Diet Coke 6-pks $1.98
4 Regular Coke 6-pks $1.98
(not pictured)
no coupons used
= $15.84

Total after all discounts = $28.48
Total Saved after all discounts = $74.30
Total Percentage Saved = 72%!!

Kroger Cart Buster Savings Event - Select Your Deal!

Cart Buster runs from March 3 - March 16 at all Kroger Co. Family Stores. Go to the Kroger's Cart Buster Savings site and you can pick your store - there are hundreds of products on sale throughout.

Now most of you know SweetPea had an allergy to every laundry detergent except Tide, so of course this Tide deal is my favorite one! This is a great stock up price!

Tide Laundry Detergent, Select Varieties, Liquid, 50 oz, $4.99
- $0.40/1 Tide 03/03/2013 P&G Insert (exp 03/31/2013)
- $1.50/2 Tide 03/03/2013 P&G Insert (exp 03/31/2013)
- $3/3 Tide Detergent 03/03/2013 P&G Insert (exp 03/31/2013)
= $3.99, Great price for quality detergent!

Another deal I love is for Tropicana! My Hubby loves this so I am always looking for some savings.

Tropicana or Trop50 50 or 64 oz, $2.99
$1/1 Tropicana Farmstand Bottle, exp. 4/28/13 (RP 03/03/13) - if included
= $1.99 after coupon if Farmstand is included!

Go HERE for the full list of participating products.

A new exciting promotion that Kroger stores are providing for their customers today is the...

What is it?
Only TODAY and March 15th, you will receive three random digital, load-to-card coupons for additional in-store savings. You must have a Kroger.com account with store card and sign in to get the coupons.

Why this promo is awesome:
You get to pick your deal and don't have to worry about clipping or printing anything because you just add it to your store card. The coupons are random, everyone will be shown 3 deals and can choose the one they want to use!

Here are some deals that have been made available:

Any thing FREE is awesome! And you KNOW I'm going to grab some more Tropicana! Remember everyone's deal is different, so once you load your e-coupons, come back here and let me know what deal you got!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Yummy Things to Make with Yogurt

I have compiled a list of my favorite yogurt recipes from Pinterest. Yogurt make for a light snack or can complement a meal. And yogurt is a great way to boost your metabolism! Please enjoy!

These are all super easy too!

1. Yogurt Dipped Strawberries; recipe found HERE.
"Love frozen fruit, and I adore yogurt. Put the two together, and you get this yummy snack!"

2. Breakfast Popsicles; recipe found HERE
"These breakfast popsicles are really simple to make but still soooo yummy."

3. Frozen Yogurt Dots via OnGoodThing.
"Oh, and they freeze SUPER FAST! So, if you’re in a hurry for your frozen snack…. pop some dots in the freezer and in less than an hour from now you’ll be enjoying your own delicious creamy treat!"

4. Healthy Waffle Cone Ice Cream; image found HERE

5. Lemon Frozen Yogurt via Anja's Food 4 Thought
"...am in love with this. I even prefer it to ice creams, as I love the tangy flavor that the yogurt brings with it, instead of the pure creaminess that cream or milk in regular ice cream has. A truly refreshing and guilt-free simmer dessert."

6. Mango and Yogurt Ice Pops via Wholesome Cook
"Healthier than their ice cream counterparts they are low in fat and have no added sugar. To spice them up a little, I have added some coconut milk and ground cinnamon."

7. Frozen Yogurt Covered Blueberry Kabobs via One Good Thing by Jillee
"Warning: making Frozen Yogurt Blueberry Kabobs will result in purple finger syndrome, despite repeated licking of fingers during the kabob making process. Don’t panic. A little “Miracle Cleaner” (baking soda and peroxide) takes it right off. :-)"

8. Strawberry Lassi via Ambrosia Baking
"...something that could be prepared really fast, required no heat, and was refreshing."

Kroger offers the delicious yogurts you and your loved ones crave. For those watching their carb intake, CARBmaster is a yogurt lover’s dream. It’s formulated to be lower in carbs, calories and sugar than regular yogurt — and it still tastes great! With decadent flavors like Black Forest Cake and Cinnamon Roll, CARBmaster cultured dairy blends make for a guilt-free dessert any day.

If you’re looking for a tangier treat, try Kroger Greek or New Greek Lite yogurt. They’re a high source of protein (16g per serving!) with no fat and varieties like Blackberry Yumberry and Lemon Crème. And with the Greek Lite packing just 90 calories, you can afford to sample every delicious flavor.

Although I received free product from BzzAgent and Kroger to provide this post, the heart of this post is all my own.

Weekly Totals: Publix & Kroger 58% Savings + Linky

This. Is. Me.

Anyways I had some great shopping trips this week!
The first Publix trip was actually a leak over from last week but
we have been fighting colds so I was pretty lazy plus I have been trying to get my blog, diet, exercise, couponing, and everything else in my life organized.
So although I have been saving money where I can,
I need to get back on the Dave Ramsey band wagon! :)

Publix Trip #1:

Pretty proud of this random trip. :)

2 Sabra Hummus, Assorted Varieties, 4 pk, 2 oz cup or 10 oz pkg, BOGO $3.99
- 2 $1.50/1 Sabra Veggie Dips, 10oz+ 01/13/2013 SS Insert
= $0.99 or $0.50 each!

2 New York Brand Frozen Garlic Breads, 10 – 16 oz, 50% off
(One was $2.65 and the other $3.65 before discount)
- 1 $0.40/1 New York, frozen product 01/27/2013 SS Insert (doubled)
- 1 $0.50/1 New York Frozen Bread All You, November 2012 (doubled)
= $1.36 or $0.68 each!

3 Birds Eye Frozen Vegetables, 50% off
($2.45 before discount)
- 3 $0.50/1 Birds Eye Steamfresh Chef’s Favorites 01/13/2013 SS Insert (doubled)
= $0.68 or $0.34 each!

2 Oscar Mayer Lunchables with Smoothie, $3 (reg $3.69)
- 2 $1/1 tear pads (you can use $1/3 OSCAR MAYER Lunchables Combinations (7oz or Larger) and pay $0.66 each)
- 2 $2/1 LUNCHABLES Lunch Combinations with Smoothie or Fruit, assorted varieties Publix Coupon

4 Gerber Graduate 'lil Crunchies 2/$4
- B3G1 FREE Publix Coupon from Love to Save Booklet
- 2 $0.50/2 ANY Gerber Graduate items, mailed from company (doubled)
(Check out my Printable Baby Coupon Round-Up for other matches.)
= $4 or $1 each

Total Savings = $29.61
Taxes = $0.58
Grand Total = $6.59

83% Savings! :D

Kroger Trip:

I had intentions of getting with coupons but they were out AND I forgot my $0.50/1 Cheerios coupon that would have doubled but did manage to use this Saving Star one making them $1.49 instead of $0.49 that it should have been. I spent too much - $39.61 OOP (if I didn't have a $10 gift card from a campaign, it would have been more) but it's okay because I stocked up on the veggies needed to do the Copy Kids DVD review and some special items for Valentine's Day. :)

2nd Publix Trip:

This trip goes to show why you need to remember what the date is and why you need to write down your game plan precisely when Couponing. :(

So here is what I got:

6 Hallmark Cards $0.99
- 2 BOGO in ad Publix Coupons (should have been 3 :[ )
- 2 $2/3 Hallmark Greeting Card Coupon IP
= FREE (should have been a money maker though)

Angel Soft 24 ct Bath Tissue $5.49
- $1/1 Target IP
- $1/1 Coupons.com IP
= $3.49 or $0.15 a roll!

2 Sargento Shredded Cheese BOGO $4.19
- $1/2 Target IP
- 2 $0.55/1 IP found HERE
= $2.09 or $1.05 each!
PLUS FREE Hawaiian rolls with THIS COUPON

2 Quaker Chewy Bars BOGO $2.99
- $1/2 Target IP
- $1/2 from Jan 2013 All You Magazine
= $0.99 or $0.50 each!

2 Bustelo Coffe (10 oz) $2.69
- 2 $1/1 Facebook IP
= $3.38 or $1.69 each

2 Juicy Juice Fruitifuls 8ct BOGO $3.25
- $1/1 IP from website (Must sign-Up)
= $1.25 or $0.63 each or $0.08 per juice box!

Total Spent = $11.16
Total Saved = $31.07

Percentage Saved = 74%
(If you see another post tomorrow, it's because I thought today was the 9th!)

TOTAL Savings = $78.79
TOTAL Spent = $56.78
($6.78 over budget)
TOTAL Percentage Saved = 58%

Weekly Totals + #ANOWeekend Feature + My Weightloss Journey

A few things to share before I share my totals with you.
Sweet Pea was Featured again on A Night Owl's Weekend Hashtag Project on Instagram.

♥ on Instagram

I reached two amazing milestones in my weightloss journey last week.
Ability to wear my wedding rings again and 25 lb lost mark! That's my toddler! :)
In the second picture, I am wearing a sweater from before we even thought about having children.

♥ on Instagram————♥ on Instagram

Updated 12/30/12

5 International Delight Singles $3
- 5 $1/1 International Delight Coffee Creamer Singles 11/11/2012 SS Insert (exp 12/31/2012)
(Or $1/1 International Delight Creamer, 24 ct Kroger eCoupon exp 12/31/2012)
- $1/1 iBotta Earning Opportunity
- $5 when spend $15 on International Delight Creamer One or Many SavingStar offer exp 12/31/12!!
(Don't forget about your 20 FREE Beechnut Steamies/Fruities Deal that also expires 12/31/12!)
= $4 or $0.80 per box or $0.03 per cup!
(Even without the iBotta offer they are $1 per 24ct so still a GREAT price!)

Kroger Milk, Select Varieties, Gallon, $3.23

2 Birds Eye Voila! Skillet Meals, Frozen, Select Varieties, 21 to 22 oz, 50% OFF $6.19
- 2 $2/1 Birds Eye Voila Product
= $2.19 or $1.10 each! :)

2 Kroger Ground Beef, Fresh, 73% Lean, Sold in a 5 lb Roll for $9.95 ea, $1.99/lb
= $19.90

Rice Krispies Value Pack 16 ct, $2.59
- $1.50 Kellogg’s Rice Krispies IP from Kellogg's Family Rewards
- $1 Rice Krispies ibotta earning opportunity
= $0.09! :)

2 Butterball Turkey Lunch Meat 3-Day Sale 33% off
- 2 $0.75/1 Butterball Fried Lunch Meat IP
= $3.32 or $1.66 each! Great price for very yummy lunch meat!

Kellogg's Pop Tarts on close out at $1.97
- $1.50/1 Kellogg's Pop Tarts 8ct from Kellogg's Family Rewards
(There was a $1 iBotta offer but I already used mine, there is a $1 off mini crisps offer as well and they were on close out also but the KFR coupon doesn't apply.)
= $0.47

2 Quaker Pop Chips $1.49
- 2 $0.50/1 Quaker Pop Chips IP (doubled)
= $0.98 or $0.49 each

Healthy Life Bread 10/$10
- $0.35/1 Healthy Product 9/30 RP (doubled)
= $0.30

4 Diet Coke 6pk 32oz bottles 3-Day Sale at $1.98
= $7.92

4 Coke 6pk 32oz bottles 3-Day Sale at $1.98
= $7.92

SubTotal = $56.32
Total Saved = $89.73 (I included iBotta and SavingStar.)
Total OOP = $47.09 (We paid in gift cards so technically it was FREE to us & minus ALL Savings)
Total Percentage Saved = 66%

We also saved 78% at Khol's on 12/29 for new boots for me and a shirt/tie set for the Hubby but used gift cards there too! ;D

Weekly Totals from Diana's Deals - 94% Savings!

Has anyone seen this meme?

My thing about the Mayan calendar is, what if they just ran it of room
and thought, well we will be around to update it later.
They were the most powerful at the time.
I kid.

But I see all these people quoting bible scripture.
No man knows and time is not relevant,
Let's remember that.

Okay, so here are the HOT deals I grabbed at Publix and Kroger.
A few things to note:
Some coupons may or may not be available anymore,
I calculate my savings after submitting any iBotta offers, after received SavingStar discounts,
and any mail-in-rebates. Because those ARE savings.
To read my review on SavingStar & iBotta, click HERE. :)

My Kroger only accept TWO of the same printable coupon & 5 of others.
My Publix accepts Target, Ingles, & Kroger as competitors,
doubles coupons, and does half price BOGO.

Okay so let's get started, this week was a GREAT week!

You can grab these deals for yourself until Wednesday. :)

2 Fresh Express Salad Blends, 5 to 12 oz, BOGO $3.99
- No Coupon Used
= $3.99 or $2 each

3 Smart Balance Milk, Half Gallon $2.50
- 3 $1/1 Smart Balance Milk Publix Coupon All The Trimmings Booklet
- 3 $1.50/1 Smart Balance Enhanced Milks SS 11/18/12

2 Kraft Fresh Takes $2.99
- 2 $1/1 KRAFT FRESH TAKE Cheese & Breadcrumb Mix IP
- $3/2 Kraft Fresh Take Cheese & Breadcrumb Mix 6 oz Publix Yellow Advantage Buy Flyer “Happy Holidays” In-Ad Publix Coupon
= $0.99 or $0.49 each!

6 Whiskas Temptations Treats For Cats, 2.47-3.1oz, BOGO @ $1.65
4 $0.50/1 Temptations Treats For Cats RP 12/02/12
2 $0.50/1 Temptations Treats for Cats printable
2 $1.00/1 Whiskas Temptation Treats Publix coupon printable
2 $0.75/2 Temptations Treats Target printable
= $6.05 Money Maker! ;)

4 Knorr Pasta Sides, 3.8-6.4oz, BOGO @ $1.29
2 $0.50/2 Knorr Rice and Pasta Sides printable
2 $1/2 Knorr® Sides or Knorr® Homestyle Stock products Publix coupon Best Meals Happen at Home email
= $1.42 Money Maker! ;)

2 Kraft Mayo or Miracle Whip Dressing, 30oz, BOGO @ $4.63
- 2 $0.75/1 Kraft Mayo or Miracle Whip Dressing Publix coupon Savings Are Stocking Up Mailer - Publix will apply one Publix coupon as many times as you need. So although I only had one, they applied it twice.
- 2 $2/1 Kraft Mayo or Miracle Whip Dressing printable
= $0.87 Money Maker! ;)

2 Breakstone's Sour Cream, 16oz, BOGO @ $2.59
- 2 $1/1 Breakstone's or Knudsen Sour Cream printable - NLA?
= $0.59 or $0.30 each!

2 Bertolli Pasta Sauce, 15-24oz, BOGO @ $2.79
- 2 $1/1 Bertolli Pasta Sauce printable from the Best Meals Happen at home E-mail
= $0.80 or $0.40 each!

8 Kraft Salad Dressing or Sizzling Salads Kits, 12-16oz, BOGO @ $2.85
- 4 $1/2 Kraft Salad Dressing SS 12/09/12
- 4 $1/2 Kraft Dressing Publix coupon Savings Are Stocking Up Mailer
= $3.40 or $0.43 each!

4 Lindsay Olives, 6oz, BOGO @ $1.99***
- 2 $1/1 Lindsay olives printable - I tried to build a direct link, let me know if it works, please. :)
- 2 $1/1 Lindsay olives Facebook IP

2 Betty Crocker Cookie Mix, 14-17.9oz, BOGO @ $2.79
- 2 $0.50/1 Betty Crocker Cookie Mix printable
= $0.79 or $0.40 each!

2 Sabra Hummus, 10oz or 4pk, 2oz Cups, BOGO @ $3.99
- 2 $1/1 Sabra Product Publix Booklet All The Trimmings MFG coupon
= $1.99 or $0.99 each

5 Kraft Shredded Cheese, BOGO @ $3.99
- No Coupons Used
= $9.98 or $1.99 each

Keebler Club Crackers BOGO @ $3.65
- $1.50/1 from Kellogg's Family Rewards
= $0.33!

Bananas $0.69/lb
1.85 lb
= $1.28

2 Sara Lee Honey Wheat Bread BOGO @ $2.89
- No Coupons Used
= $2.89

Subtotal Spent = $14.15
Taxes = $2.10
Used $10 gift card from Target coupon promo
Total OOP Spent = $6.25
Total Saved = $131.52
Percentage Saved = 95% Savings! :D

Most of these deals are good until the end of the year.

4 HealthyLife Whole Grain 1/2 loaf 10/$10 (reg $1.29)
- 4 $0.35/1 coupon from 9/30/12 RP Insert
= $1.20 or $0.30 per loaf!

4 Margaret Holmes Peanut Patch Boiled Peanuts 7.5/8oz can 10/$10***
- 4 $0.35/1 Margaret Holmes or Peanut Patch Product, any 05-13-12 SS Insert
= $1.20 or $0.30 each!

2 Martha White mixes 10/$10
- 2 $0.50/1 Martha White Muffin Mix (zip 97401)

2 Suave Natural Shampoo & Conditioner 15oz $.99
- 2 $0.50/1 Suave Hair Product (excluding trial and travel sizes) - NLA?

2 Enfagrow Older Toddler 4pks $5.49 (reg $5.99) - Donation Item
- 2 $5/1 Enfagrow® PREMIUM™ Older Toddler Ready-to-Drink 4-pack (Natural Milk or Vanilla Flavor)
= $0.98 or 49¢ per 4 pack OR 13¢ per drink!

Total Spent {Before Taxes} = $3.38
Total Saved {approx.} = $21.76
Total Percentage Saved {approx.} = 87% Savings! :)

Total Spent = $9.63
Total Saved = $153.01
Total Percentage Saved = 94% Savings!

Items I asterisked, I am using in last minute Holiday gift baskets. These are baskets I make each year to have around for when last minute events arise or someone you didn't expect gives you a gift. ;)

Weekly Totals - Black Friday

Hey everyone! How was your Thanksgiving? Did you do any Black Friday shopping today? I am more of a cyber Monday kind of girl so I don't do the hustle and bustle of the busy crowds, but this year I have noticed some completely awesome Black Friday deals that I just couldn't pass up and what's even better? Most are online! I am almost done Christmas shopping! :)

First though I would like to share my Weekly Totals from Publix and Kroger. Last night we decorated our Christmas tree.

Isn't it pretty? And then this morning Hubby took me grocery shopping and then had to be back at work at one. But tomorrow he is off! So let's check out how I did!


2 Kleenex Hand Towels, 60 ct, $1.99
- 2 $0.50/1 Kleenex Hand Towels IP
- 2 $0.75/1 Kleenex Hand Towels , TARGET coupon Target.com (exp 11/27/2012)
= or $0.24 each

2 South Diet Protein Bars $2.99
$2/1 South Beach Diet® Products (zip 30187)
$1/1 South Beach Diet Protein Fit Bars Publix Coupon Winter Family Savings Booklet or PRINT

- 4 $0.50/1 Maruchan Yakisoba 10/14/2012 SS Insert (exp 12/31/2012)

-FREE Toaster Strudel Movie Ticket Rebate Offer HERE
-$5 Toaster Strudel Grocery Cash Rebate Offer HERE
- 4 $0.50/2 Pillsbury Toaster Strudel, Toaster Scrambles, Pastries or Pancakes 09/09/2012 SS Insert (exp 12/01/2012)
= $3.96 - $5 rebate = $1.04 MM PLUS FREE Movie Tickets!

2 KELLOGG’S EGGO WAFFLES, 9.8 to 12.6 oz box, 2/$4
- 2 $1.50 from Kellogg's Family Rewards
= $1 or $0.50 each! :)

2 FRUITFULS, 64 OZ OR 8 PK, $1.99
- 2 $1/1 Nestle Juicy Juice Fruitifuls Juice Beverage, 6.75 oz, 8 pk IP
- $1/1 Juicy Juice from Publix Baby Club {our last batch and then we are in the preschool pals program. :( }
= $0.98 or $0.49 each! :)

-B4G1 – Free Gallon of Milk wyb any 4 Rice Krispies, Frosted Flakes or Froot Loops Cereal 8.7 or larger In-Ad Publix Coupon Yellow Advantage Buy Flyer “Bake & Save” (valid 11/24 to 12/14)
- 4 $1.50/1 from Kellogg's Family Rewards
= $1.96 or $0.49 each PLUS FREE milk! :)

- 2 $1/1 Dannon Activia Breakfast Blend, 4 pk IP
- $1/1 Dairy product from Baby Club PQ
= $1 or $0.50 each! :)

4 Knorr Sides 10/$10 (this might be a regional deal)
2 $1/2 Knorr® Sides products PUBLIX coupon Best Meals Happen at Home email
2 $0.50/2 Knorr® Rice and Pasta Sides IP (NLA?)

2 Maybelline Single Eye Shadows $2.99
- 2 $2.00/1 PUBLIX coupon Green Advantage Flyer
- 2 $1.00/1 Maybelline Eye Shadow
= FREE {I can NOT turn down FREE makeup! :)}

10 Vivarin Alertness Aid $3.19
10 $1.00/1 Vivarin printable coupon IP
5 $5/2 Vivarin, Contac, Feosol, or Geritol Products PUBLIX COUPON Green Advantage Buy Flyer
= $3.10 MM!

4 Gerber Graduates Snacks, Puffs, Lil Crunchies, or Wagon or Waffle Wheels, assorted varieties, 1.48 oz $1.75
$1/2 Gerber Graduates 2+ Meals or Snacks printable
B3G1 Gerber Graduates Snacks or Healthy Meals or Lil Entrees, exp. 12/6/12 (Publix, Time To Save Coupon Booklet)
= $3.25 or $.81 each!

2 Krusteaz Bakery Style Cookie Mix, assorted varieties, 15.5- 18 oz BOGO $2.19
2 $1/1 Krusteaz Bakery Style Cookie Mix IP
= $0.18 or $.09 each!

Total after coupons (before taxes): $7.66 Total Saved: $96.48 Percentage Saved: 93%!!

{Remember: You can still catch these deals until tomorrow. :)}

4 Brut Deodorant 10/$10
{I love getting these and giving them out to my nephews in their 'stockings'.}
- 4 $1/1 Brut, fragrance, 3.5 oz+ or antiperspirant/deodorant, 2 oz+ 11/18/2012 SS Insert (exp 12/18/2012)

4 Kroger Large Eggs, Grade A, 12 ct, $1.59
- 2 $.55/2 Dozen Eggs Incredible Egg Facebook Coupon - NLA
= $5.26 or $1.32 a dozen!

1 Kroger Ground Beef, Fresh, 73% Lean, Sold in a 5 lb Roll for $10.45, $2.09/lb
- $3 off when you spent $10 in meat department Kroger Mailed Coupon
= $7.45

Van’s Waffles, $2.99 (reg $3.15)
-$2/1 Van’s Product (NLA)
= $0.99

Total before coupons and taxes: $20.85
Saved: $14.86
Percentage Saved: 45%

Total Spent: $28.51 Total Saved: $111.34 Total Percentage Saved: 80%!!! :D

Weekly Totals & a Twilight Rant + Linky

My friend decided she had to see that new movie everyone is talking about...what's it called? oh yeah 'Twilight'...Ugh...

I know this post has nothing to do with this but I just have to say those books are terrible. I usually get addicted to a series and read them the entire way through, like with 'Chronicles of Narnia', 'Harry Potter', or even 'Gossip Girls' (of course I was in high school when I read those).
But Stephenie Meyer is an irresponsible writer. She wrote Bella as this character 'that a girl could be' which is crap because it just means she couldn't invent an awesome female lead. PLUS it made the 'Shades of Grey' series difficult to stick with because I got sick of her. For those of you that don't know, '50 Shades of Grey' was originally written as fan fiction for 'Twilight'.
Now saying that, Meyer is also a TERRIBLE, completely HORRIBLE writer. She uses "there there". That should never be used. Yes, sometimes when speaking you may phrase something that way but when you are writing a book, it's called edit it before it's publish! It's like she wrote it one night, never looked it over, and said, "Hey I think I will try and make money on this since I'm bored with my life".
Saying all that, I liked the books better than the movies.
My reason?
My imagination is better than their acting.
Okay rant over, now on to what you came here for.

Went to Kroger and Publix this week. Hubby took me after his ridiculously busy week at work. Not only are the Holidays coming up but they are opening a new store in January. So he has been non-stop getting everything ready.

Publix Haul:
{You can still grab these deals for yourself until Wednesday - 11/21}

2 Orajel Toddler Toothpaste, $3.29 (reg. price)
- 2 $2/1 Orajel PUBLIX Coupon Winter Family Savings Booklet or PRINT
- 2 $1/1 Orajel Toothpaste Product 08/19/2012 SS Insert (exp 11/30/2012)
= $0.58 or 29¢ each!

4 Kraft Fresh Take 6 oz, BOGO $2.99
- 4 $1/1 Kraft Fresh Take Cheese & Breadcrumb Mix, Any (DND 5) – Found On Product peelie (exp 12/31/2012) or here's a $0.75/1 Kraft Fresh Take IP
= $1.98 or 50¢ each!

4 Vanity Fair Premium Napkins, 40 to 100 ct, BOGO $2.29
- 2 $1/2 Vanity Fair® Napkins - RESET! or use this $0.50/1 IP if your store doubles you should get them for $0.15 each!
= $2.58 or 65¢ per pack!
(Not the best deal I've ever got on napkins but these are super nice and perfect for the Holidays. :])

2 Pam Cooking Spray, 5 to 6 oz, (Excluding Organic) BOGO $3.49
- 2 $0.75/1 Pam Cooking Spray or Wesson Canola or Vegetable Oil, 48 oz, TARGET coupon Target.com (exp 11/25/2012)
- 2 $0.40/1 PAM Cooking Spray 10/21/2012 SS Insert (exp 12/01/2012)
= $0.39 or $0.20 each!

2 Lindsay Olives 6 oz, (Excluding Low Sodium and Naturals) BOGO $1.99
- 2 $1/1 Lindsay Olives products IPs (NLA?)

4 Kraft Velveeta Shells & Cheese BOGO $2.35
- 2 $1/2 Velveeta Shells & Cheese Dinners IPs (NLA?)
= $2.70 or $0.68 each!

4 Philadelphia Cream Cheese 4/$5
- 4 $0.50/1 Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese 10/14/2012 SS (doubled) = $1 or $0.25 each!

2 Muir Glen Tomato Paste $0.79 (reg. price)
- 2 $0.50/1 Muir Glen Product IPs (doubled)
= FREE PLUS $0.42 MM

2 Kikkoman Seasoning Mix, 89¢
- 2 $0.50/1 Kikkoman Product (doubled)
= FREE + $0.22 MM!

Publix Total: $8.59 {before taxes}
Publix Total Saved: $34.47 {approx.}
Publix Percentage Saved: 90% in Savings! {approx.}

Kroger Haul:
{You still have until tomorrow to catch these deals, so HURRY! ;) }

4 Starbucks K-Cups $6.99
- 2 $3/2 packages of Starbucks IPs
PLUS submitted for THIS $5 rebate!
= $16.96 or $4.24 per 12 pack or $0.35 per cup after sale, coupon, & rebate!

4 Scope Mouthwash, $1.99, Buy 4 P&G mega event
- 4 $1.50/1 Scope Mouthwash, 750 mL+ 11/04/2012 RP Insert (exp 12/31/2012)
= $1.96 or 49¢ each!

4 Carefree Liners, $1
- 4 $0.50/1 Carefree 10/28/2012 SS Insert (exp 12/31/2012)

2 Original Cheerios $2.50, eligible for free milk promo
- 2 $0.50/1 Original Cheerios IPs (doubled)
= $3 or $1.50 each!

2 Pillsbury Pie Crusts, Select Varieties, 2 ct, 2/$5, eligible for free milk promo
- $2 off milk wyb 2 Pillsbury Refrigerated Cookie Dough or Pillsbury Rolled Refrigerated Pie Crusts (zip 99218) - NLA?, if not here's a $0.50/2 Coupon
- $0.75/2 SavingStar Pillsbury Refrigerated Pie Crusts E-Coupon
= $2.25 or $1.13 each!

PLUS FREE MILK for buying 4 Participating General Mills items! :)
{And at $3.29, I needed those savings! ;) }

4 Pampers Wipes 64-74ct, $.99, Buy 4 P&G Event
- 4 $0.50/1 Pampers Wipes 10/28/2012 P&G Insert (doubled)

4 Old Spice Deodorant, 2.6 to 6 oz, $1.29, Buy 4 P&G Event
- 4 $0.50/1 Old Spice 10/28/2012 P&G Insert (doubled)
= $1.16 or 29¢ each!

4 Secret Deodorant, $1.29, Buy 4 P&G Event
- 4 $1/1 Secret, antiperspirant / deodorant 10/28/2012 P&G Insert (exp 11/30/2012) = $1.16 or 29¢ each!

4 Duracell Batteries $1.98
- 4 $0.50/1 Duracell CopperTop, Ultra Power, Ultra Photo LIthium or Specialty Batteries 10/28/2012 P&G Insert (doubled)
= $3.92 or $0.98 each!

- $2 for applying 4 P&G e-coupons to my card.

Kroger Total: $30.41 {before taxes}
Kroger Total Saved: $48.24 {approx.}
Kroger Percentage Saved: 71% in Savings! {approx.}

Total for Both: $39 {before taxes}
Total Saved: $82.71 {approx.}
Percentage Saved: 88% in Savings! {approx.}

Attention Bloggers or Vloggers – at the bottom of this post is a place for you to share your totals! So how did everyone else do this week? No need for anything brag worthy, I care about your savings and love knowing that maybe I helped. :)
If you don’t have a blog, feel free to leave a comment on this post letting me know how you did shopping this week!

Share your savings with me even faster by tagging me on Twitter or Instagram!
Hash tag: #DianasDeals

Fair Trading

As most of you know I am a proud member of Bzz Agent and recently I was fortunate enough to be invited to review Green Mountain Fair Trade coffee.

First of all the coffee is a little strong but a GREAT pick-me-up. And I am excited that right now you can score an awesome deal at Kroger on Green Mountain Fair Trade coffee 12 ct K-cups!

Here's the deal:
Green Mountain Coffee 12 ct K-cups $6.49
Catalina Deal: Buy 2, Get a $2 off your next shopping order catalina
Buy 2 and Use 2 $1/1 IP Facebook coupons found HERE or $1/1 for Natural found HERE
Total after coupon & catalina: $8.98 or $4.49 each OR $0.37 PER K-CUP!

PLUS Score a FREE gift! Just enter the code you get at checkout HERE. Some people have reported getting a $10 Kroger gift card!

The reason why Green Mountain has changed to Green Mountain Fair Trading, is because they are simply that. Fair Traders. Now let's take a moment to think about what that means:

Definition of Fair Trading according to First Fair Trade Town, USA:

"Fair Trade is a tool for reducing poverty in developing nations. It's a form of trade that builds equitable and long-term partnerships between producers in developing regions of the world and consumers in the north. Fair Trade guarantees many things including the following.

Producers receive a minimum set price for their goods, financial and technical support, healthy and safe working conditions, economic development of their communities, and educational opportunities for their children.

Consumers receive excellent products plus the peace of mind that comes with knowing they are actively addressing poverty, preserving the environment, and promoting an end to child labor.

The planet receives a chance at health and healing since Fair Trade actively promotes sustainable farming techniques, biodiversity, and bird and animal habitat preservation."

Grace Potter and Michael Franti are helping spread the word about how important Fair Trade is through source trips and right now if you visit Green Mountain's Facebook Page, you can get an idea of what they are doing by watching LIVE-STREAMING of their concerts.

Now that you know a little more about Fair Trading, what are your thoughts? Are you going to make an effort to buy products that are produced through Fair Trading? Do you want companies to have to prove their Fair Trading status on their labels? Please share you thoughts on the topic.

Today's Publix Trip - 88% Savings!

GREAT trip today! I decided against the porterhouse steaks. I thought it would be best to save the money towards vacation. Where we will eat yummy seafood everyday! :D

So just guess how much I spent for all of this? Just guess.

Here is the breakdown of what I bought:

6 Velveeta Shells and Cheese @ $2.35
- 2 B2G1 Publix Cooking with Kraft IPs - 2 $1 IP (today was the last day!) - 2 $1/2 Manu IP = $5.40 or $0.90 each

4 GoGo Squeeze Applesauce BOGO @ $2.59
- 4 $0.50/1 IP doubled from Facebook = $1.18 or $0.30 each

6 Maruchan Yakisoba BOGO @ $0.99
- 6 $0.50/1 doubled from 8/26 RP = $3.03 MoneyMaker!

1 Kraft Fresh Take @ 2/$4
- 1 $0.50/1 IP doubled = $1

4 Bailey's Coffee Creamer @ 2/$3
- 4 $1/1 from 8/5 SS = $2 or $0.50 each

3 Nabisco Grahamfuls BOGO @ $4.19 (my Publix does not do TRUE BOGOs)
- 1 B2G1 IP - 1 $0.75/2 from 8/5 SS - $1/2 Target IP = $2.44 or $0.81 each

2 Magnum 3ct Ice Cream Bars BOGO @ $3.99
- 2 $1/1 IPs = $1.99 or $1 each

2 Publix Creamcheese @ $0.99
- $1/2 Target IP (my Target will take competitors store brand coupons) = $0.98

1 Old El Paso Taco Mix @ $0.79 (reg price)
- $0.50/1 IP doubled = $0.21 MM! (Wish I had two but my computer messed up. :/)

4 Beechnut Fruities @ $0.99 (reg price)
- 2 $1/1 IP - 2 $0.75/1 IP = $0.46

6 Knorr Sides BOGO @ $1.29
- 2 $1/3 IP - 2 $1/2 Publix IP - 1 $0.50/2 Target IP = $0.37 or $0.06 each!

2 Liberte yogurt @ 10/$8
- 2 $0.30/1 IPs doubled = $0.40 or $.20 each

- $5 off $40 Publix Coupon

Total Spent = $10.67/$9.42 before taxes (I actually had a $10 gift card from an earlier promotion and I didn't have cash so my friend gave me the $0.67, so FREE to me! HA! :D)

Total Saved = $69.24

For a grand total of 88% Savings!

I have my Kroger trip in the morning and I am not looking forward to it. (EDIT: 9/8 - Receipt says I saved 31% but that doesn't include Manger's Special items and Rain checks items. I had two Rain checks I used today. But I got a good deal of meat and produce! :]) But I feel I did good today! ;D Below is a place where you can share your savings. It doesn't have to be just from Publix!! :) Also please don't forget to enter my Progresso Recipe Starters Giveaway and don't forget to vote for my Gerber Baby! That's it! Have a GREAT weekend! :)