Monday, March 31, 2008
We used alot of our stockpile this month. And, I was sick w/ the flu & strep, so we had alot of cereal, Arby's, Mazzio's that week! :)
Overall, in March I spent $184.55 on groceries and @ Walgreens.
We saved @ least $156.13!!
I spent over $40 at the local meat market on steaks and pre-packaged hamburgers. Their prices are amazing, and they gave us a 10% off your entire purchase coupon while we shopped.
I hope April has better sales/coupons! I'm running low on chicken, ground beef and some other staples.
How did you do in March?
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Anywho- I found this:
It's a huge blog directory of all these recipe blogs out there. I found vegitarian ones (Jennifer!), gluten free, healthy, not so healthy and every type of food in between.
Just thought I'd share.
I divide out the meat and freeze it in seperate packages. It makes about 4 meals for Brandon and I.
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain and rinse w/ cold water. Cook beef in skillet. Drain, then mix in dressing and taco seasoning.
Combine meat mixture and noodles together in large bowl. Once well mixed, cover and chill in fridge for at least 1 hr.
Add chopped tomatoes & cheese. (and lettuce if you wish!)
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Photo 86: This is a really neat bar/pub/grill in downtown Tulsa. We went last night with Erica and Ryan to try out the $3 burger and fries night. The burger was HUGE and the sweet potato fries were amazing.
It doesn't get much better- cheap good food, good friends and good atmosphere.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
A few weeks ago I covered Target's store coupons. Now, Target has 'coupons'/catalina's that print out with your receipt after some purchases.
So many times I see people just toss these away without reading them. These catalinas work the same as coupons and some are even better than the coupons online!
I received a $5 off any $25 grocery purchase catalina this week! It was at a new Target store, but the moral of the story is- keep your eyes open :)
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Tuesday, March 25, 2008
All thoughout school I have been told how 'in demand' speech language pathologists are. I know I'm just starting my job search- but it's frustrating.
How did you'all manage all the applications and information you received while career hunting? How did you know which offers to accept and which ones to pass on?
On a lighter note- I'll post my picture of the day later :)
Monday, March 24, 2008
The purple basket was only .49 and I'm going to use if for part of a giveaway @ our Sunday School class recipe exchange. I got those cute springy plates for that too!
The best part of Target was the $5 off any $25 grocery purchase coupon that printed out! And it doesn't expire til the end of April!!!
I feel like I've been a little of a couponing slump- but honestly, I'm just stocked up on everything! I'm getting so cheap- it has to be something we really need/eat alot of or cheap/free for me to buy it.
I don't think I'll go to Homeland this week or this next week. The sales just aren't worth the drive over- we don't really need any of the stuff that's worth couponing for right now.
Photo from yesterday: these weeds are all over our yard. I hate weeds, but I think the purple flowers are pretty :)
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Everything I purchased is in the picture, besides for the 2 cases of bottled water. I'm still so weak from the flu, I'm waiting til Brandon gets home to unload those :)
Total OOP: $38.71
Total before coupons/tripling: $93.25
- 4 sargento cheese- $1.29 each
- 2 super pretzels- $0.01 each
- 3 Carl Budding lunch meat- .29 each
- Edy's slow churned ice cream- $0.69
- Edy's slow churned ice cream bars- $1.99
- 2 Tropicana OJ's- $1.99 each
- Chex mix- $0.43
- toothbrush- free
- 2 lays kettle chips- $1.49 each
- hot chocolate- free
- Ocean spray diet juice- $0.39
- Stoffer's frozen lasagna
- 24 pk Nestle bottle water- $0.49
- 24 pk Ozarka bottled water- $2.29
- Snuggle fabric softener
- parchment paper- $0.94
Thursday, March 13, 2008
So, I've heard controversy over this TamiFlu....do you think it works?
Mmmmm- gotta love extra sonic drinks!
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
But, it's allowed me lots of time to rest, and of course, plan our cruise :) I'm now offically addicted to www.cruisecritic.com. If you are ever interested in taking a cruise- check out this website first. They rank and review all the cruise ships, ports, etc. Then they have message boards where you can ask questions/find tons of information.
So, last night @ 1am when I couldn't sleep and was on cruise critic- I found us an amazingly frugal cruise deal!
On day 3 of the cruise we'll be in Nassau, Bahamas.
Atlantis is there- and we've always wanted to go. To have access to the beach and water slides, it would be $159.00 PER PERSON through Royal Carribean's shore excursions.
However- you can book a hotel room through actual Atlantis for $179.00 total for up to 4 adults to have complete access to everything @ the resort! So, after carefully reading I booked us a hotel room @ Atlantis we won't use, but it will save us almost 1/2 of the $ we would have spent on this shore excursion.
I love saving $$ :)
Monday, March 10, 2008
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Friday, March 7, 2008
Total before coupons/sale: $76.8
- 6 boxes of Kelloggs Cereal- $1.XX box
- 2 bags C&H powdered sugar- 1.20 each
- 2 Quaker Simple Harvest granola bars- .50 each
- grapes- 1.49/lb
- 3 Welch's grape juice- .67 each
- Dole Salad mix- .89
- cheese- $2
- Texas toast- $1.50
- 2 loaves bread- 1.79 each (we just love this brand)
- FREE ronzoni pasta
- eggs- $1.22
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
It's hard for me to figure how the RR play into everything- do you count them on that inital purchase that generated the RR or on the stuff you buy with the RR?
We are wanting to buy a house late this year, and any extra $ we can save, the better off we'll be.
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Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Monday, March 3, 2008
Our gas bill cam in the mail a few days ago- and it was reduced by $80 and our electric bill only rose by $18. So, overall, it was worth it to keep the thermostat lower and just run the space heaters as needed.
Just thought I'd share my thrifty heating tip on this cold day :)
Sunday, March 2, 2008
This is my last cake from the level 1 class. The roses were really hard for me to make- I didn't enjoy making this cake as much as the past ones.I forgot to take a photo before we ate some- hence the missing piece.