Saturday, February 7, 2009

Old Louisville Hunt!

Check out the Old Louisville Hunt website if you live in Louisville. It is promoting the restaurants and other businesses in Old Louisville by offering coupons and prizes. I've already been to all the websites to try to win the Grand Prize and I used the coupon for Carly Rae's last night!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Thrifty Chicks!

New frugal discovery to share - are you ready???? Thrifting! I've been to thrift stores before, but never thought before about going on a regular basis to find items I'd normally buy elsewhere. The Thrifty Chicks have a great blog that explains it. To make it even better, thrifting is environmentally friendly! Love it!

The blog inspired me to go thrifting today while DS was in preschool. I left with a pair of like new black flat shoes for my sister for $3.00, (she's been making me look with her for an affordable pair for at least a month now) an adorable little flatware tray that I'm going to repaint and repurpose for $2.50, and a super cute jean newborn dress from Baby Gap for $1.50. Nothing really fancy, but I'm pretty pleased. I'm going to try thrifting for a while and promise to share my finds.

What do you think about thrifting? Leave a comment!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Let's Go Krogering! 2/3

Here's how I did this week at Kroger - not as good as I've done before, but I bought quite a bit of meat this week and I had to get a few things for a brunch I'm hosting this weekend. So, here we go.

Total Value of Products: $120.22

Total Kroger Savings & Coupons: $51.80

Total OOP: $68.42 (43% Savings)

Saving Highlights:

(3) 4-pk of Cottenelle - $0.99 (used 3 $0.50 coupons printable doubled to $.99 plus a $0.25 cellfire e-coupon) = free plus $0.25 overage!

Pull-ups - on sale for $9.99 (used $2.00 coupon plus a shortcuts e-coupon) = $5.99

5lb. Whole Tyson Chicken on "Manager's Special" = $3.41

Honey Nut Cheerios - on sale for $1.67 (used $0.55 printable coupon plus $0.50 cellfire e-coupon) = $0.67
Check out The New Frugal Mom to see how other's have done this week. Way better than me! I'm new at this.

Win a FREE Night's Stay at The Galt House for Valentines Day!

Click here to enter! Good Luck!

Thank you Courier-Journal.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

50% OFF Heine Brothers' Drink this Week

Thanks to and Heine Brothers', click here to go the page to print this coupon! Thanks Jenn for sharing!

A Few Wal-mart Freebies and Cheapies

Thanks to the "Cents" able Sawyer I found a few awesome deals at Wal-mart. I haven't been doing my grocery shopping there, but I figured since I was going along with my sister, I might as well see if there were any deals to be had. Here's how I did:

Hint: to print the coupons twice, click back on your screen and refresh it.

4 Small boxes of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda $0.46 each
used 2 $1/2 coupons print here (-$0.16 overage)

2 Small boxes of SeaPak Shrimp Poppers $1.32 each
used 2 $1/1 coupons print here ($0.32 each)

Quaker Rice Cake Snacks $1.37
used $1/1 coupon from 1/18/09 newspaper insert ($0.37)

Donut $0.58 (not a deal, just a pregnancy craving!)

Subtotal before coupons: $6.43
Total OOP: $1.43 ($5.00 or 78% savings)
I don't have pets, but if you do. Here's a great deal my sister got.

Walmart sells a bag of Purina Cat Food for $4.18 and you can click here for a $4 off Purina Cat or Dog Food coupon. That made the cat food $0.18 each! She printed two coupons. Bonus: they say they give $1 of your purchase to a pet rescue!
I'll be Krogering Tuesday morning, if my doctor's appt. goes quick. I'll post my deals after that! Check out Southern Savers to plan your trip this week!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Keeping Your Car Healthy

I just got an e-mail from Never2Late2Save and she had some great links to coupons for your car. Now while I am the luckiest girl in the world with a mechanic for a husband and I don't need these, I figured I would share for the benefit of others!

Click here to see the links. Did this help you?

Freebies and Good Deals-redbox code updated

First, a freebie for tomorrow, thanks to Money Saving Mom. Denny's is giving away FREE Grandslam breakfasts tomorrow, Tuesday, February 3 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. I suggest you call ahead to your Denny's to double check they are participating!

Second, Monday is always FREE Redbox rental day. The code for today, Monday, February 2, 2009 is D9P24G. It can only be used by midnight tonight. Don't forget to return the movie by 9 p.m. tomorrow so you won't be charged.

Third, I know there are a lot of people out there who do not go to McDonalds. However, for those of us with kiddos who have to go to McDonald's (especially those with a playland) to stay sane, you can buy a book of 12 coupons for $1 from participating McDonalds. I found mine at the McDonald's on Bardstown Rd. near Mid-City Mall. It has coupons good for free burgers, apple dippers, cones, milk, etc...perfect for the kiddos!

Click here to get a coupon for Buy One Get One FREE small spaghetti from Fazoli's. Update: Graham and I just got back from using this coupon. He loves the free breadsticks!

Please leave me a comment and let me know if you plan to use any of these deals or what happened when you did!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Save-A-Lot 2/1

I found a couple of cheap items at Save-a-lot. Eggs were only $.75 and apple pie filling was only $1.29 (I use this for porkchops in the crockpot and it's expensive at Kroger!).

The best deals were the produce that was getting close to it's best buy date. The bananas were only $.50; I plan to use them to make banana bread. The red peppers were only $2.19; I plan to dice and freeze them.

It's funny how now that I have a frugal mindset I look at things differently! I hope you will too!

Back from Super Sunday Shopping! 2/1 CVS

OK. My sister and I just got back from our super deal shopping extravaganza! We went to CVS, Walgreens, and Save-A-Lot. Here's how I did at CVS. I'll post the other deals later...I'm so tired!


First, I did multiple transactions for the first time. I think it helped me to spend less OOP. Here's what I did:

Transaction #1:
Loreal Advanced Revitalift 30ct wipes - $6.99 (on sale for $5.99)
Loreal Advanced Revitalift face wash - $6.99 (on sale for $5.99)

Used $3/2 coupon for Loreal Revitalift product

=$8.98 (paid with 8.98 ECB's from last week) OOP: $.18 (just tax)
=$ 10 ECB received

Transaction #2:
Excedrin Extra Strength 10ct - $2.49
2 Triamenic Vapor Refills 5ct - $6.99 each

Used (2) $2 on-box coupons for Triamenic Vapor Refills

=$12.47 (paid with $12 ECB's) OOP: $.74
=$7.49 ECB received

Transactions #3:
Softsoap handwash - $2.49 (on sale for $1.00)
2 Colgate Whitening with bonus brush - $3.98 (clearanced at $1.95)
Chocolate Skittles - $.89 (clearanced at $.22)
Skintamate Shave Gel - $2.99 (on sale for $1.50)

Used $.35/1 softsoap coupon
Used (2) $1.50/1 Colgate Total Coupons printable

=$3.67 (decided to just pay this OOP and keep ECB's for next time!)

Total Value of CVS Products: $45.00
Total Spent: ($4.59 OOP +$20.98 ECB's)
Ended with ECB's: $7.49
Final Price: $17.99

Total CVS Savings today: $27.01 or 60%