I am a stay at home mom who is fed up with spending a large portion of income on grocery bills. It is my job, according to God, to be a good help mate for my husband. I am trying to live up to my job description. I am starting a journey into the grocery coupon world and invite you to come with me. I have never used coupons for grocery shopping and as of January 1st 2008 I am diving in. I will be using http://www.thegrocerygame/ , http://www.moneysavingmom.com and the http://www.couponmom.com/ website to guide me on how to save money. I am going to treat this adventure as a part time job and put in the hours necessary to make it work. I am excited and nervous to get started.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Free Legos Smart Kit and Creativity Contest

Money Saving Mom has posted the coolest thing. Lego is having a contest. They are giving away Smart kits to teachers so that the teacher can come up with an activity to do with just the smart kit Legos. Homeschoolers are welcome! All you have to do is follow the link to the Lego site and then register. Mine is already on the way. I am going let my kids play with the set and see what we come up with. I can't wait to get this, I am so excited!

Click here to go straight to the link.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Wisk detergent deal worth doing

I found a great Wisk deal at Food Lion today. I do not shop Food Lion normally just because their prices are usually higher and their ads run from Tuesday to Tuesday. Today for some reason my hubby put the ad on the kitchen table for me to see.
Low and behold right on the front I saw the Wisk. They have the 50 oz. liquid Wisk on sale for B1G1 the regular price is $6.09 each. Yesterday I got all of my coupons clipped and organized and I remembered seeing a Wisk coupon for $1.50 off. A light went off and I looked at my coupons.

Here is the deal I did at Food Lion today

Wisk B1G1 for $6.09 the coupon is $1.50 off two.
I paid $4.88 including tax for 2 bottles of Wisk. That comes to $2.44 per bottle.

The ad said there was a limit of 2 free bottles. I did 4 bottles in one transaction and 2 bottles in another transaction.

The picture is what I got. They had a lot to choose from.

I went to Kroger last night. When I get the energy and time I will post my deals.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Cartridge World

Have you ever heard of Cartridge World?
What Cartridge World is is a business where you can go and take your empty printer ink cartridges and have them filled for half the price of buying a brand new one. Your cartridge, most times, are filled while you wait. The company uses computers to check the cartridge to make sure its o.k. for refilling and not damaged or anything like that. They also guarantee them to work. If your cartridge can not be refilled they have cartridges there that they fill and give you for the same price. The cartridges are weighed and filled by their weight.
The other day I took a cartridge over there and they weighed it and said it was full and didn't need to be refilled yet. While I was there I also was talking about getting things cheaper and going through my speech of saving money. The girl working behind the counter reached behind the counter and pulled out some coupons for me. I was shocked! I can get ink cheap and then I can use a coupon too? Wow!
We have one here close to where I live and I really like them. I like using this business because I can get ink refilled cheaper and the cartridges stay out of the landfills.
If you have one of these businesses in your area I recommend them.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Question about Kroger

>I have a friend who gets a Kroger insert on Friday before the deals come out on Sundays. She posts them on her blog and I have a button on my blog linking to hers. I had a question on how to find the link on my blog. If you scroll down my blog a little ways you will see a flower and a bird inside a white background on the right hand side of my blog click on the flower and bird area of that button. My friends blog is called tryingtosavealot. I hope you all find the deals and have fun shopping for them.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Bird Update

By they way I found out what kind of birds we have in our fern. We have house finch's and the mama has laid 5 eggs. We are patiently and excitedly wait for baby birds any day now.

I got coupons today

I got Kroger coupons today in the mail! I eagerly opened them to discover they had sent me some coupons for free stuff. Who doesn't love free stuff!

Here is the list:
Free Lenders bagels
Free cheerios
$1 off 2 general mills cereal
.75 on 2 Yoplait yogurts
$1 off Lenders Bagels
.65 Kroger ice cream
$1 off 2 Keebler
.40 off Rosarita refried beans
$1 off 2 Wish Bone dressings
.50 off New York frozen bread
$1 off Pledge
.60 off Greased Lightning
$1 off 2 pictsweet steamable veggies

I am definitely going to use the free coupons tomorrow. As I have said before, I should have stock in Lenders. We eat so many bagels it is not even funny. I can't seem to keep bagels in stock and there are never coupons for them. I am so thankful for Kroger and free bagels.

Friday, May 1, 2009

I found out what birds we have

These birds are called House Finchs. They are a common bird but its been fun watching them. We now have 4 eggs in the nest.