Friday, September 30, 2011

Ever wonder anything about POTATOES?

Ive got you covered for this fun facts list of Potatoes.....

Over 4,000 years ago the Inca Indians from Peru were the first ones to cultivate potatoes.

The name "Potato" came from the American Indian name "Batata"

Henry Spalding was the first potato grower in Idaho 1837.

The Average American eats 140 pounds of potatoes each year. (Wow! Thats crazy!)

A potato is made up of 80% water and 20% solid.

Potatoes are Gluten Free. (Yay!)

President Thomas Jefferson was the first to introduce "French Fries" to America when he served them at the Whitehouse for Dinner..

Potatoes are the second most consumed food in the United States.

One Medium potato has only 110 calories. (Thats not including the Cheese, Butter, and Sour Cream)

A potato is a living organism.

If held at 40 degrees in a humid environment, the potato can store in a dormant state for up to 12 months.

Potatoes were considered an aphrodisiac during Shakespeare's time.

Potatoes are a great source of complex carbohydrates for energy and potassium.

Flake-form dehydrated mashed potatoes dates back to 1954.

Potatoes (especially dehydrated) are excellent thickeners for sauces and soups.

There you have it, some useless facts about Potatoes.

Daily Thought!

GreenTeaDAILY {Review}

I have been struggling to lose weight for the past few years now. It has really been a challenge, and I’ve failed miserably at losing the weight. I also think the older you get, the harder it is to lose any unwanted weight. GreenTeaDAILY makes it easier to maintain a healthier weight by drinking their tea every day.

I recently just received a sample pack of GreenTeaDAILY to try. The box came with (3) of each flavor packet

• Strawberry Pineapple
• Chocolate
• Raspberry Lemonade
• Original
• Creamsicle (I did not receive this flavor)

My favorite was the Raspberry Lemonade. I love anything that has Raspberry flavor. This was also the first flavor I tried for that very reason. It had a hint of sweetness, along with bitterness, but it was rather refreshing. I didn’t care for the Chocolate flavor. I liked the other flavors though. For the best results, you should drink this two times a day.

The box comes with 12 packets that are small enough to tuck away in your purse, or desk drawer. They are great for on the go, when you may need something to take the hunger pang away for a while. You can purchase GreenTeaDaily Sample Pack (One week supply) for only $14.95. I would definitely recommend this tea to anyone who wants to lose some weight, or simply just because it tastes so good.

What you will find in GreenTeaDAILY!

GreenTeaDAILY contains over 450 mg of antioxidants and polyphenols per serving.

In addition we have added:

Calcium: An important nutrient for the health of our bones and teeth, also a vital mineral for a broad range of organs and body systems.

Maqui Berry: Said to have a high composition of disease busting anti-oxidants, much higher than other well known superfoods.

Noni: Help boost and maintain a healthy immune system. Acai: A remarkable concentration of antioxidants that help combat premature aging.

L-Theanine: Theanine has been shown to reduce mental and physical stress, and improves cognition and mood.

This is How GreenTeaDAILY Works!

The GreenTeaDaily Difference

GreenTeaDaily began with one ingredient: premium quality green tea harvested at first first flush. The whole idea was to introduce the power of pure green tea at its optimum stage. Rich with antioxidants and fat-burning properties, first flush green tea has the ability to elevate our body's metabolic rate, lower cholesterol levels, promote cardiovascular health, and most importantly, increase our body's immune power.

Antioxidants are elements found in fruits and vegetables that help get rid of free radicals in our body. This, in turn, helps slow down the aging process, giving us young and beautiful skin, and strengthens our body against diseases. Ultimately, green tea gives us the energy we need by regulating healthy weight loss. Unlike the energy drinks found in the market today, the energy we get from green tea has no side effects and is completely natural.

From their Website

GreenTeaDaily was made by a group of guys passionate about the abundant health benefits of green tea. Through extensive research and our immense love for life, we've developed an effective way to maintaining a healthy body weight, which prevents our body from developing all the ailments that come with obesity. And we achieve this by consuming green tea. So here we are blogging about healthy living, everything else that comes with it, and ultimately green tea. Cheers to life!

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Disclaimer: GreenTeaDAILY was provided to me, at my request, free of charge for review purposes. These were my honest opinions and I was not monetary compensated for this review.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Pledge Not to be a Money Trasher! Get 2 Extra Care Bucks.

Hurry over to CVS and sign up to get 2 ECBs. This is only for the first 500,000 people who sign up so hurry!

J-BURGER Review and {Giveaway!} Ends 10/26 (CLOSED)

From their website    “We officially declare an end to the days of bland burger patties, dry meatloaf and meatballs that taste, well, only like meat.”
J-Burger comes in two different flavors- Original Onion and Chipotle & Onion.
Original Onion
Give it some onion! Made with real chopped onion … not onion powder … herbs and spices. Our “original” seasoning will change your meals forever!
Suggested Use: simply mix 1 full tbsp of J-BURGER into every 5oz of ground meat and prepare your patties, meatloaf and meatballs. You won’t believe it can be this easy!
For a more intense flavor use J-BURGER as a topping or a marinade for chicken and fish.
Chipotle & Onion
 Sweet onion and the rich, smokey flavor of Chipotle … your taste buds will be pleased! Made w/ real onion and chipotle … no powders, no substitutions.
 Suggested Use: simply mix 1 full tbsp of J-BURGER into every 5oz of ground meat and prepare your patties, meatloaf and meatballs. You won’t believe it can be this easy!
 For a more intense flavor use J-BURGER as a topping or a marinade for chicken and fish.
 J-Burger will make your meals more flavorful and juicier!

Recently I was given the chance to try out J-Burger for myself. I was sent a jar of each flavor.
We tried the Original Onion.  I decided I was going to use it as a Marinade for some Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast.  I used 6 Chicken Breast. I was careful to get each Chicken Breast coated with J-Burger. The label says to refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. I left it marinating in the fridge for about 9 hours. The texture of the sauce was very thick and manageable. It has a very nice smell to it, and we were excited to taste the Chicken. 


After the Chicken was done marinating we decided we would grill it. So I had my son throw it on the grill. He grilled it on low for about 45 minutes. The Chicken was pretty thick and I wanted to make sure it was cooked all the way through.   

After the Chicken was done grilling, it looked fabulous.The Chicken was served with Fried Red Potatoes, and Broccoli. The Chicken had a wonderful taste. I'm not going to lie I thought it would taste too much like onion, but it didnt! The Chicken was so juicy, moist, and very flavorful.  Everyone really enjoyed it. Even the kids! I would definitely recommend J-Burger to anyone who loves a good marinade, or is tired of dull tasting meats. 

Buy it!
You can purchase J-Burger for  $6.99 each or get the J-Burger Combo Pack for $13.49 Here.

Or you could just

Win it!
The nice people over at August Kitchen would like to give one of my lucky readers their very own jar of J-Burger. (Winner's Choice.)

Please make sure you do Both MANDATORY entries. If you only do one, then that entry won't be counted. You do not have to do any of the other entries to win. I verify all entries, so if you clicked "I did this" Please make sure you really did. Good Luck!

Free Sample of Stadium Jerky (Facebook Offer)

Hurry over to the Stadium Jerky Facebook Page and like them, then get on their mailing list. They will send you a sample of their Jerky. Make sure you get there fast, not sure when they will run out!

What I came home to!

This was a nice day to come home to, from being out and about today. I had 4 packages sitting on my front porch. Im looking forward to the day where I have a whole porch full. LOL Okay wishful thinking, but that sure would be awesome.Here's a secret, I didn't order any of these packages, or pay for them. Would you like to know how that works? Sure you do!

These packages came to me for free, from signing up for giveaways on other blogs. I sign up for  alot of giveaways. No...  I don't always win, but I think I win quite a bit of stuff. And with some of the things I win, are going to come in handy for Christmas. So that is the best part, winning giveaways saves you lots of money. There are many giveaway linkys all over the internet. If you are interested in finding giveaways, I suggest just google giveaways, or blog giveaways, something to that nature, and it will pull up tons of giveaways. Then I just enter giveaways that I would like to win. If Im not interested in a certain giveaway, I just skip that one and go on to the next. I have won many giveaways that had quite a bit of entries and I never thought I'd win... But I did.

So what are you waiting for? Getting packages in the mail is so much better than getting bills, right?
You have nothing to lose, well okay, maybe some time.. But its all worth it once you start winning and getting packages delivered to your house. So while you are here, enter my giveaways. You never know, the Winner could be YOU!

Please Do Not get discouraged if you don't win right away. Sometimes you will go through dry spells, but then bounce right back and start winning again. Here is some advice, if the giveaway has extra/bonus entries, that you know you can do, do them. It helps raise your chances of winning. Make sure you visit that blog everyday to get your extra entries in. And lastly, Good Luck!

Let me know, what is the best giveaway you have ever won? Right now I can't think of the best one, I've won a lot of good ones. :)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Fantastic Kroger Trip! 9/27

Today was just awesome! I saved 82%
 Heres what I got, and the breakdown
First I got 20 items that were participating items that were part of the Mega Event. When you buy 10 you get $ 5 off your order. 
15 Bottles of Smart Water .75 each when you buy 10 items used (15) .75 off coupons =FREE
3 Yoplait Delights $1.99 when you buy 10 items used (3) .50 off coupons which tripled to $1.50 off = .49 each
2 Yoplait Yogurt 4 packs $1.99 when you buy 10 items used (2) .50 off coupons which tripled to $1.50 off = .49 each
2 Land O Lakes $2.39 each used (2) .50 off coupons tripled to $1.50 off = .89 each
2 Dawn Dish Soap $1.49 each used (2) .50 off coupons tripled to $1.49 off = FREE
2 Ajax Dish Soap .99 each used (2) .50 off coupons doubled to .99 off = FREE
35 Gerber Baby Foods on Clearance for .19 each regularly 46 each (A Great deal, these are for my cousin)
So today I spent $9.72 and saved $44.06 not including the clearanced items.

Thank You All So Very Much!

I just wanted to take a moment and thank each and everyone of my readers. Without your support I wouldn't be where I am today. I just opened this Blog a little over 3 months ago, and I think it is booming! I have reached over 200 Google Friend Connect Followers, over 800 Twitter Followers, and I've got almost 175 Facebook Fans. Wow! I could have never imagined so many people checking out my Blog and supporting it. I appreciate each and every one of you.

Having a Blog of my own has been a Goal I've had for a long time. And it has finally came to life. I am so excited to tell you, I will be having many reviews and giveaways coming soon! Please stay tuned! As I will be adding them over the next few weeks!

I look forward to keep showing you my shopping trips, sharing some freebies, and doing reviews and giveaways for you. Plus I have some other ideas in store that will start popping up soon too!

Again Thank you all so much! Please continue to spread the word to your friends about this blog.
Have a wonderful day!

Monday, September 26, 2011

What was in your mailbox today?

Today was a good mail day. NO BILLS!!! Those are always a good day. But today I received a few Freebies  and some coupons.

  • Pantene Split End Repair Facebook Promotion (No Longer Available)
  • Swiffer 360 Duster Facebook Promotion and some coupons (No Longer Available)
  • A sheet of various coupons from Unilever (Emailed Company)
  • Coupons from El Monterey (2) $1/1 and (2) .50/1 coupons (Emailed Company)
  • Coupons from Kettle Brand (1) Free Product coupon (1) $1/1 Emailed Company)
So what did you get in your mailbox today? Anything good?

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Free Jar of Better than Bouillon facebook offer

Hurry on over to the Better Than Bouillon Facebook Page like them,  find the Giveaway tab, and sign up to get a free jar of either Vegetable or Chicken Better than Bouillon. It says please allow up to 10 to 12 days for it to arrive.

Walgreens Trip 9/25

Today I went to Walgreens for ONE pack of Walgreens Pads and the Colgate Optic Toothpaste. Of course they were already out of the toothpaste so I decided to just get 3 packs of the Pads.
I used a gift card I won, so I didn't pay anything out of pocket. But here is the breakdown.
I did 3 separate transactions so I could get the Register Rewards for each pack.
Transaction #1 One Walgreens pads $2.00 used gift card =Free Got 2 RRs.
Transaction #2 One Walgreens pads $2.00 used .50 coupon that printed from previous transaction $1.50 used gift card =Free Got 2 RRs.
Transaction #3 One Walgreens pads $2.00 used gift card =Free Got 2 RRs.
So I spent nothing, thanks to my gift card, and got back a total of 6 RRs.

Supreme Protein® Bars Review and {Giveaway!} 3 Winners! Ends 10/16 (CLOSED!)

Recently I received three different flavors to try, Caramel Nut Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Jelly, and Peanut Butter Pretzel Twist for review. The bars are available in 50g bars and have 15g of Protein! They also carry them in 96g bars with 30g of Protein, Wow!

These bars are really like no other. I have tried Protein bars in the past, and thought to myself YUCK! Never again will I put something so horrible in to my mouth. Well Supreme Protein® Bars have completely changed my mind. They actually taste better than some candy bars out there.
The Review!
The first flavor I tried was the Caramel Nut Chocolate. I was pleasantly surprised by the taste. After just one bite I knew I could finish the bar. It was very tasty and filling too. This bar kept me full for hours after eating it. Unlike other protein bars, Supreme Protein® Bars did not leave that unbearable aftertaste in my mouth.  In fact there was no aftertaste at all.
Next I tried the Peanut Butter Pretzel Twist. I don’t know how else to describe this, except DELICIOUS. This one was my favorite of the 2 I tried. The peanut butter was a nice texture and a good flavor. It too kept me full for hours.
My Son tried the Peanut Butter & Jelly one. He didn’t have much to say about it, except that he loved it. He is a hungry 10 year old always needing something to munch on. Well after eating this, he was full for a few hours, which was great news for me.

From their website “The Award-Winning Masterpiece of Flavor and Performance.

Delicious, nutritious and convenient, Supreme Protein® just might be the ultimate functional food. Each sensational flavor is nutritionally designed to significantly impact your physique-enhancing goals.

From its premium-quality protein blend—powered by ultra-pure whey isolate as its primary source—to the truly amazing taste, Supreme Protein® has emerged to become a leader in the protein bar market. In fact, no other product of its kind has earned more accolades and awards than this gourmet brand.

With numerous major awards in the last year alone, including “Best in Category  and “Product of the Year  from major publications and retailing associations, it’s little wonder that Supreme Protein® is such a runaway sensation.
Enjoy your favorite flavor today!”

You can find these delicious bars at CVS, Wal-Mart, Walgreens, GNC, and thousands of other retail locations.
Link up with them.
3 lucky winners will win one of their very own boxes of Supreme Protein® Bars and you choose the flavor you would like to try.
You can see the different flavors Here
Please make sure you do Both MANDATORY entries. If you only do one, then that entry won't be counted. You do not have to do any of the other entries to win. I verify all entries, so if you clicked "I did this" Please make sure you really did. Good Luck!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

CVS Trip 9/24

Today was a pretty good day at CVS. Except they were out of the Tru Moo Chocolate Milk half gallons and the Colgate Optic White toothpaste so they gladly gave me rain checks for each.

Here is what I did end up with:
Schick Quattro Razor $8.99 used $4.00  coupon  =$4.99 got back 4 ECBs
Skintimate $3.49 used free up to $3.00 coupon =.49
(2) Wrigley's 5 Gum 2/$2 used Buy One Get One Free Coupon (printed from "Magic Machine") took off $1.57 =.43 each
I used 6ECBs I paid $1.79 OOP and got back 4 ECBs. I saved $16.71 today

Pesky Flies!!!!

So here it is September is almost over. Im not looking forward to the cold weather, but I am looking forward to the flies dying off. Right now this is what is in my garage....   It is so nasty and disgusting.
These are 2 of the 3 fly tapes I have in my garage. Atleast they are working somewhat. There are still a lot of flies hanging around on the ceiling out there. But I'd rather them be in the garage than in my house. Right now there are 2 flies in my house that keep getting away. But I will get them that is for sure. Flies are so annoying. Pesks! Are what they are. I hate them buzzing around and landing in places we don't even want to talk about. Ewww. I think they have been extremely bad this year. Are any of you being bothered by flies right now? If not LUCKY! Or were you, and what did you do to get rid of them? Please let me know.

Friday, September 23, 2011

My! My! How they have grown!

Meet my kids, Devon and Brianna (back in 2006.) Look how tiny they were. They could both fit on the Trike together. Devon wasn't quite 5 yet, and Brianna had just turned 2. This is one of my favorite pictures of them. Alot has changed since this picture.

Now meet them today, Devon now 10 and Brianna 7. They have grown so much. Brianna has hair now. LOL Devon has lost 8 baby teeth, Brianna has lost 3. They are both in school now. Devon is a 4th grader, Brianna is a 1st grader. They fight a whole heck of a lot now. (But I know deep down they love each other.) Devon has a love for mowing the grass, and making the yard look nice. Brianna is your typical messy girl. Her room will show you that.They are both very independent, and don't want much help from Mom anymore.That greatly saddens me. But it would be expected eventually. But Im not ready for that yet. They are 2 awesome kiddies. One thing that hasn't changed is my love for them. They are my world and I would be lost without them.

Kroger Kick Off To Savings Game

This is a reminder to head over to and try your luck. First sign in or register then play the game. Tomorrow is the last day for this game. I totally forgot to mention it on here. Please forgive me. I've played almost every day and have not won at all. It states you can win twice. So if you have time to try it out tonight and tomorrow you could possibly score two free items. Let me know if any of you win.

Pillsbury "Tasty Catch" Game

Right now you can head over to Pillsbury's Facebook Page and play their "Tasty Catch" Game. You can use your mouse to hover over the basket, making it move to catch the ingredients coming down. You can earn a coupon depending on how many ingredients you are able to catch in your basket.
I was able to score a .50/1 coupon. I didn't do too good because I was using the mouse pad thingy on my laptop and Im not very good at it. But this value is fine with me. Hopefully my Kroger will have them on sale soon and my coupon will triple making it a 1.50/1. Yay!

Walgreens Free Collage Photo 9/23 Only

Hurry! Right now you can score a free 8x10 Collage Photo at Walgreens. Just go here and create an account if you haven't done so yet. Make sure you choose in-store pick up, that way there will be no shipping charges at all. Oh, you will also need to type COLLAGE for the coupon code during check out.
This is the picture they show on So its very cool. I ordered mine tonight and about 15 minutes later I received an email saying it was done and ready to be picked up.
I have ordered one of these in the past and they are very nice. This time I made a Collage of my Son with my Grandpa (they are very close) and Im going to get a cheap frame and give it to him for Christmas. He will absolutely love it. 

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Twitter makes me Sad!

 So today, I went to follow back a fellow follower of mine on twitter and it came to a screeching halt!  When I tried to follow back I got a pop up that said "It looks like you've hit a following limit" really????? I could then click on Learn More, so I clicked that. Pretty much I either need to delete some of my follows, or get more followers myself so that limit can be upped. This annoys me very much. I participate it twitter hops, which is a hop that you find more people and companies to follow in hopes they return the follow back. Now what am I suppose to do? I can not participate in these for the time being. I will have to go through all my follows and hopefully delete some that are just dead space. This will be very time consuming I am sure. I also like to sign up for giveaways, and as you all know, usually following a blog, and the sponsor are worth entries. Arghh that is 2 entries I will miss out on. I better get to deleting FAST!

This isn't really my first complaint with twitter though. I mean I havent actually sent them a complaint or anything like that. I just mean, I don't have a profile picture on my twitter... Here's why. I have no clue how to get one on there. I have tried several times, and I always get that picture of that whale saying "Over Capacity" So finally I just gave up. I can live with having an egg shape for my picture. I tried many different pictures I had on my computer to use, and every time, I got that stupid whale.

I've never really understood twitter too much anyway.  Who seriously does? Well okay, I am sure many of my readers do. I am just twitter illiterate. Some one please.. I beg you, Help me! See I am sitting here crying out for help all over this thing called Twitter! Alright, I'm not really. I am just confused, and would like any feedback  on this matter. I would greatly appreciate it. So if you are following me, and I am not following back, please be patient. I WILL follow back, when I can.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Kroger 9/21 71% savings

Today I was finally happy when I went into Kroger. I was finally able to purchase Yogurt. They had been out that I know about since Saturday. Yay!
The items I list first reflect the Mega Event savings that takes off .50 for each item when you buy 10 items. I bought 20 participating items today.
(2) Digiorno Pizzas  $4.49 each used (2) $1.00 off coupons = $3.49 each
(3) Ice Mountain 3L Bottles .69 each
(1) Buitoni Sauce $2.99 used $1.00 off coupon = $1.99
(1) Buitoni Pasta #2.99 used $1.00 off coupon = $1.99
(2) Yoplait Delights $1.99 each used (2) .50 off coupons tripled to $1.50 off  =.49 each
(2) Yoplait 4 pack yogurts $1.99 used (2) .50 off coupons tripled to $1.50 off = .49 each
(2) Yoplait Yogurt containers $1.99 each used (2) .50 off coupons tripled to $1.50 off = .49 each
(2) Kim & Scott's Gourmet Pretzels $1.49 each used (2) .50 off coupons tripled to $1.49 off  =FREE
(2) Krusteaz One Step Muffins $1.49 each used (2) .50 off coupons tripled to $1.49 off = FREE
(2) Koolaid Jammers $1.49 each used (1) $1.00 coupon = .99 each
(1) Horizon Milk $1.99 used (1) .55 off coupon = $1.44
Regular items
(2) Knorr  Pasta sides $1.00 each used (2) .45 off coupons tripled to $1.00 off =FREE
(2) Ajax Dish Soap .99 each used (2) .50 off coupons doubled to $1.00 off  = FREE
(2) Dawn Dish Soap $1.49 each used (2) .50 off coupons tripled to $1.49 off =FREE
(1) Soft Soap Hand Soap $1.55 used (1) .35 off coupon tripled to $1.05 off = .50
(1) Acai Juice on clearance for .79
(1) Dole Salad Mix on clearance for $1.49 used .85 off coupon = .64
I spent $19.57 and saved $49.76 Not including clearanced items. That's a 71% savings

Brand Loyal? Yes or No....

     Are you Brand Loyal to a certain product, or does it not matter to you? It matters to a lot more people than you would think. But here is my opinion on this topic. Since I coupon.... I can not be Brand Loyal to every single brand. But I do have a few select brands that I am loyal to and will not change that. But again couponing and sales makes it so easy to buy what you can find for cheap and feed it to your families. Then again if I do not personally like the taste or quality I will still buy it if it is cheap, but I can either donate it, or give it to family or friends that will eat it.

     With couponing I buy very little "store brand" names of anything. Why you might ask, well that is simple when using manufacturer coupons, store coupons, and or sales, usually the "name brand" will end up being about the same price or even cheaper. In most cases I find it a lot cheaper. But as I've mentioned before, that is because my local Kroger triples coupons up to .50 But not every product will have a coupon so that is when the "store brand" is a better deal.

     But for those of you who don't coupon. (Just so you know I cringed while typing that..) You can read the labels on the "store brand" products and see where the product was manufactured and it may end up that, the product was made by the same "Name Brand" company you like to buy from. So what are your thoughts? Do you as the consumer buy only certain products in which the name matters to you? Or do you just buy what ever is the best deal? If I did not coupon (which Im a lifetimer now) I would probably just buy all the "store brands" except the few brands I am loyal to, because it would look cheaper.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Overage! On my Kroger trip! 9/20

Im not really sure how.. But today I scored all these for an overage of .69 That's right they handed me over .69 for purchasing these items. So I saved 108% today.
Here's the breakdown.
(2) Dawn $1.49 each used (2) .50 coupons tripled to $1.49 =FREE
(2) Ajax .99 each used (2) .50 coupons doubled to .99 =FREE
(2) Knorr Pasta Sides $1.00 used (2) .45 coupons that tripled and took off   $1.35 each =-.35 each (Ah Ha thats where my overage came from. Hmmm wonder how that happened?)
(1) Old El Paso Taco Seasoning .82 used (1) .50 coupon that doubled to .82  =FREE
Im sure many of you are wondering why I keep buying all the Knorr Noodles, Ajax, and Dawn. Well that is simple, the Knorr coupons all expire 9/21 (which is tomorrow) and I am getting them free, and teh Ajax and Dawn coupons expire 9/30 and I am getting those free as well. I am planning on donating a lot of the dish soaps, and some of the Knorr Pasta sides since I got them for such great stockpile prices, which when its FREE that is a Great stockpile price, in case you are new to couponing. LOL So anyway my total saving today was $8.48 and like I said before a 108%. Yay!!!!
I haven't mentioned this yet on here, so from today's date my yearly savings for Kroger is $1,388.98! Which doesnt include clearanced items, or extra coupon savings. So that is pretty dang awesome in my book!

Monday, September 19, 2011

$25 Shell Gas Card {Giveaway!} Ends 10/10 (CLOSED!)

So who likes to get gasoline cheap? Yea that is a thing of the past. But who would like to get $25 dollars worth of gas for FREE? Well if you would, this is for you. Simply enter this giveaway for a chance at this $25 Shell Gas Card.

For the first entry, which is MANDATORY you must become a Google Friends Connect follower. If you already follow please say you are already following. Leave your user name so I can verify. This can be found on the right side bar. If you do not do this, no other entry will count! Please leave a valid email address in each comment.

You can gain more entries after the MANDATORY entry is met. Here's how!

Become my Friend on facebook. Leave your user name. 1 entry

 Like Jessyca's Page on facebook.Leave your user name. 1 entry

Follow Me on Twitter. Leave your user name. 1 entry

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Grab my button. Located on right side bar. Leave a link back to where you placed it. 2 entries

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Leave a comment on any other non giveaway post. Just let me know which post. Unlimited 1 entry each

Blog about this giveaway. Link back where you did this. 5 entries

Share this giveaway on facebook. Leave your link in the comments. 1 entry daily

Tweet this giveaway. Leave your link in the comments. Unlimited entry

 Good Luck!!!!

This giveaway will close October 10, 2011 at 11:59 PM (Eastern Time) I will then pick a winner randomly. So please make sure you leave a valid email address for me if you are the winner so I can contact you. The winner will have 48 hours to reply or another winner will be drawn. This giveaway is only open to US Residents. You must be 18 years or older to enter.

Donate If You Can...

So over the weekend I went through my kitchen cabinets and my pantry closet. This isn't the best picture, but I was able to get this much food out of my house and donated it to my local food bank. I feel really good about being able to donate this much food, and not put my family at risk for going hungry. This is all thanks to couponing. If I didn't coupon there would be no way I could do this, with the economy being this bad. But since I do use coupons every time I go to the store, I pick up things that I get for free, or next to nothing. I buy a lot of things my family doesn't need or use. That is okay, because I use these items to take to my food bank. I am positive someone can use them. I know my local food bank is always looking for canned goods, cereals, instant potatoes, and macaroni and cheese. So I am asking each and everyone of you, to please donate if you can. There are lots of people out there right now that do not have the food in their house to feed their families. And like I said before, even if you do not use a certain item, if you are getting it free or cheap, put it in your carts, and then you can donate it to some one that will be able to use it. Food banks also take personal hygiene products, such as toothpaste, deodorant, toothbrushes, feminine products, razors, pretty much any thing you can think of, Im sure they will gladly take it.
Since my local Kroger triples coupons I am able to get alot of toothpastes for free with sales and coupons. So next time you are looking through your Sunday Paper and see the coupon inserts, go ahead and clip them all and take them to the store with you and see what kind of deals you can get to help donate items to people who are less fortunate.   Lets all pay it forward!

Kroger Shopping Trips 9/19

Okay so today I had a couple of transactions at Kroger. I have 2 different pics to show and what the breakdowns are for each.
Transaction #1  
Trix Cereal $1.88 used $1.00 coupon =.88
(4) Dawn $1.49 each used (4) .50 coupons which tripled taking $1.49 off =FREE
(4) Ajax .99 each used (4) .50 coupons which doubled taking .99 off =FREE
(2) Old El Paso Taco Seasonings .82 each used (2) .50 coupons which doubled taking .82 =FREE
(2) Knorr Pasta Sides $1.00 each used (2) .45 coupons which tripled to $1.00 =FREE
(2) Britannia Crisps Crackers on clearance .89 each regularly $1.70 each
So I spent  $2.11 and saved $16.69 Not Including Clearanced Items.

Transaction #2 
Honey Nut Chex on clearance $1.29 regularly $2.49 used .50 coupon doubled up to $1.29 =FREE
Trix Cereal $1.88 used .50 coupon which tripled taking $1.50 off =.38
(2) Knorr Pasta Sides $1.00 each used (2) .45 coupons (it says DND and they didnt this time) =.55 each
Old El Paso Mexican Rice $2.14 used .50 coupon tripled taking $1.50 off  =.64
Old El Paso Taco Seasoning .82 used .50 coupon doubled taking .82 off =FREE
(4) Ajax .99 each used (4) .50 coupons doubled taking off .99 =FREE
(4) Dawn $1.49 used (4) .50 coupons which tripled taking off $1.49 =FREE
(2) 4 Ct. Croissants  on clearance for $1.29 each regularly $2.99 each
(2) Mrs. Grass Noodle Soup on clearance for .99 each regularly $1.89
I spent $6.14 and saved $18.06 Not Including Clearanced Items.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

57% Savings at Kroger 9/18

I spent $7.38 and saved $9.88 for a savings of 57% Here's what I got.
  • Kroger Gallon of Milk $2.69 used $1.00 off coupon = $1.69
  • Kroger Hot Dog Buns on clearance for .49
  • Velveeta Cheesy Skillets $1.99 used .75 off coupon = $1.24
  • (2) Knorr Homestyle Stock $2.99 each used (2) $2.00 off coupons = .99 each
  • 2 lb. bag Domino Light Brown Sugar $2.48 used .50 off coupon that tripled to $1.50 off = .98

Saturday, September 17, 2011

CVS Shopping Trip 9/17

I spent $2.63 and saved $24.27 and got back 8ECBs
  • TruMoo Chocolate Milk 1/2 gallon $1.69 used .55 coupon = $1.14
  • (3) Special K Cereals 3/$9 used $1/3 = $2.67 each got back 3 ECBs
  • (2) Colgate Optic White Toothpaste 2/$8 used (2) $1.50 coupons = $2.50 each got back 2 ECBs
  • Scott Select a Size Paper Towels 6 Mega Rolls $5.99 used $1.00 coupon  got back 1ECB
  • (3) 12 pack Mountain Dew 3/$12 = 12.00 got back 2 ECBs
I used 29.69 in ECBs.
My receipt shows that I can get more of the Colgate so I might go back and get more later this week.

Meijer Shopping Trip 9/17

Today I bought 12 cans of Refried Beans and 3 Taco Seasoning Packets.
Refried Beans $1.05 each. I used (12) .50 off 1 coupons which doubled to a $1.00 making each can .5 =.60
Taco Seasoning Packets  .79 each I used (3) .50 off 1 coupons which doubled and took off the whole amount of .79 =FREE
So today at Meijer I got $14.97 worth of groceries for .60! woohoo how awesome is that? I saved $14.37!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Kroger Trip 9/12

Okay I dont feel too good today, so Im not listing all the coupons well actually none of them. Im just going to say I spent $ 18.94 and saved $ 48.39
I think it was a good trip.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

CVS Trip 9/10

Today's quick stop to CVS. I spent $1.02 out of pocket and saved $20.87 and got back 4 ECBs
(2) Pantene 2/$6.97 used (2) Free Product Coupons = Free Get back 1 ECB
(1) Playtex Gentle Glide Tampon 36 Ct. $7.99 used Free Product Coupon up to $5.00 = $2.99 get back 3 ECBs
(1) Deans 1% Milk $2.79 used 1.00 off coupon (No Longer available) = $1.79
(1) Big Chill 20 oz. Water $1.49 used .50 coupon printed from the "Magic" Machine = .99
I also used used 5.77 ECBs

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Spell Check

So, over the years my spelling has just went down hill. Its quite sad. When I was growing up I always got A's in my Spelling Classes. But Now I'm so used to using a computer and getting lazier over the years, that I really don't have to think too hard about spelling a word. As long as I am close to the correct spelling I can just right click and choose the word I was trying to type. Some cases I'm not close enough and my word isn't listed. Oops!

But what happens when I am actually writing on paper with a pen? That gets embarrassing because that handy little right click isn't available and I actually have to spell the word correctly. My brain just doesn't function like it use to. Im blaming this on old age. I guess my brain has had to make room for other things that do not involve spelling. I have actually caught myself trying to find the correct spelling and wanting to click something on my paper. LOL. How crazy is that. So here is a question, have any of you had a problem with spelling since being able to auto correct and spell check everything on your computer? I mean don't get me wrong it does come in handy when writing important papers, or even posting on blogs. I guess I am glad I do not have to manually write that many papers anymore. I would totally be toast if I did.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Early Bird Gets The Worm.

So the saying goes "The Early Bird Gets The Worm" Well today I got me a big fat juicy worm then. Haha. I woke up way too early for it being a Saturday and having no plans. So I decided I was going to head to Save A-Lot. Boy am I glad I did. I got there a few minutes after they opened. I had planned on getting a few items there because I knew they were cheaper than what Kroger had them for. I also had on my list clearance Meat. As you can see from the picture above, I got me plenty of clearanced meat while I was there. I am not sure how much I saved, but for everything in the picture I paid $53.00 I think that was a great deal. I freeze meat up anyway, so getting it on mark down doesnt bother me. Its all packaged up and in the freezer now and I have plenty of meat for awhile. :)

I also went to Kroger today. I didnt post a picture because I bought a lot of stuff and since I had to package all that meat up I decided not to take a picture of my Kroger Shopping Trip. Some of the highlights were:
12 pack Mt. Dew 4/$11 so I got 4
2 Liter Mt. Dew .86 when you buy 6 so I got 6
Tyson Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast $1.97lb I got 4 packages which came out to be 11 BIG pieces so after they are split up I'll have 22 pieces.
I also got a package of Pork Steak on clearance for $8.22 There were 6 Huge Steaks in it.
I only saved 56% today at Kroger, But I did get a lot of stuff, and the Pop really adds up. (I don't drink that, my boyfriend does.)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Kroger Trip 9/1

Today I decided to stop by Kroger and get a few of the P&G deals, save 4 dollars instantly when you buy 4 participating items.
I did a total of (3) of the deals all in one transaction because you can do as many as you want.
So here is what I got for the P&G deals
(2) Aussie Shampoos $2.99 each get $1.00 off with each 4 participating items = $1.99 used (2) $1.00 off coupons = .99 each

(1) Bottle of Downy $4.99 get $ 1.00 off when you buy 4 participating items = $3.99 used .50 coupon that tripled to $1.50 = $2.49

(1) Febreze Air Freshener $2.99 get $1.00 off when you buy 4 participating items = $1.99 used $1.00 off coupon = .99

(2) Febreze Set & Refresh $2.99 each get $1.00 off when you buy 4 participating items =$1.99 each used (1) $1.00 off coupon and (1) $1.00 off ecoupon = .99 each

(1) Febreze Noticeables $2.70 get $1.00 off when you buy 4 participating items = $1.70 used $3.00 coupon took off $1.70 = free

(1) Febreze Notcieables Refill $4.57 get $1.00 off when you buy 4 participating items = $3.57 used .50 coupon tripled to $1.50 off = $2.07

(1) Gillette Body Wash $2.99 get $1.00 off when you buy 4 participating items = $1.99 used $1.00 off coupon = .99

(1) Secret Deodorant $1.99 get $1.00 off when you buy 4 participating items = .99 used .50 off ecoupon = .49

(2) Dawn Dish Soap $2.99 get $1.00 off when you buy 4 participating items = $1.99 used (1) .50 coupon which tripled to $1.50 off = .49 used a .75 coupon = $1.24

Next I got a couple other items
Buitoni Cheese & Spinach Ravioli $7.99 used free coupon = Free

(2) Kroger Buns .88 each

(2) Land O Lakes Butter $1.69 each used (2) .50 coupons which tripled to $1.50 off = .19 each

(2) Pillsbury Savorings on clearance for $1.69 each ( I love these things!)

(1) Suave Professionals Hair Spray $2.99 used free coupon = Free

So today I spent $19.07 and saved $47.18 that's a savings of 73% not including the clearance items.