Hefty Bags- .55/1 1/25SS = 1.45 each
The following are $2.50 wyb 10 items:
Klondike Ice Cream (also part of the Chill at Home)
Suave Lotion- Did you get the free item coupon yet? This would be a .50 moneymaker.
Challenge Butter- .50/1 IP (from toolbar on right)= $2 each
Duracell Batteries 4pk- .50/1, 3/1 P&G – $2.00 each
Organic Grape Tomatos
Cranenergy Juice packs- .55/1 blinkies = $1.95
Thomas English Muffins
Chill at Home Promo:
Birdseye Steamfresh Meals: $4.99- Use free rice or veggie wyb Steamfresh meals from 2/8 SS AND use $2/1 from 3/8. Make sure to grab your free item! = $2.99 for pasta and veggie
Bertolli Meals: $6.99 use $2/1 IP here = $4.99
Pepperidge Farms Texas Toast $2.50- use .40/1 MQ 1/18 SS = $2.10
Pillsbury Toaster Strudels $2.50- use $1/1 IP here = $1.50 each
And don’t miss out on your free cocktail or tartar sauce- details here.
I got an email from Fast Fixin this morning congratulating me on my 1 year anniversary of being in the club. They attached $1/1 coupons with the email.
While that may not be terribly exciting- what is exciting is remembering the great Dino-bites heist at Walmart which was the first coupon deal I every did! If you missed out on this deal I won’t rub it in- if you scored this deal have you eaten all your nuggets yet?
I have been a couponer for a little over a year now and I can’t even begin to imagine how much our family has saved. I stopped keeping track awhile ago but I can tell you before our baby we used to spend about $100-$120/ week plus another $60 or so at Costco every month. Conservatively our budget for 2 people was $500/month. That did not include HBA as I was shopping department stores back then. This month I have challenged myself with $30/week for everything (including the baby and dog). That is roughly $120 in March- or about 25% of what we used to spend. I don’t have the department store products anymore but I do have an entire basket of makeup I got free that I can play with anytime. I never have to rush out to the store when I run out of something and pay an outrageous amount. I am very pleased to be able to really stretch our dollars and stay home with our little girl. Learning to coupon has been a fun and profitable hobby for me and I hope for you as well!
After reading this great article on Getting Rich Slowly, I was inspired to write about using multiple savings accounts. This is a wonderful tip that my husband and I started years ago. We set up a savings account, checking account and a second savings account that had money automatically deducted each month for our vacation fund. These days we still use multiple accounts for the different priorities in our life. We have the checking account and savings account for our emergency fund, we also have 3 other ING Accounts for other priorities in our life.
- One account is a college fund for our little girl
- One is set aside for property taxes- we transfer the monthly amount into this account and then transfer the money into savings twice a year when the bill is due
- The third account is for home repairs. We currently have a few repairs that we hope to accomplish this year and we set aside any money we receive from selling items on Craigslist to be put back into this account.
We have been using ING for years and enjoy the convenience and extra interest we get from using a virtual bank. The interest rate fluctuates all the time and is currently at 1.5% down a little from February when it was over 2% and last year when it was 4.5%!
If you aren’t familiar with ING I have written about it in more detail here and here. I would strongly encourage everyone to consider opening a few accounts that suit your needs. If you are saving for a new to you car- you might have a car fund, if you hope to pay cash for a big project or if you are living debt free and want to save for a luxury item than why not put a name on that money and designate a special account? You can take the next step and have everything automated through your checking account to really simplify your life.
If you have $250 to start an account ING offers an additional $25 sign up bonus. You can transfer the funds out of your account at any time or you can arrange to have a debit card (we do not) for your accounts. Email me at myfrugaladventures at yahoo dot com for the bonus code.
Check out the coupon toolbar to the right and print out several Hasbro and Leapfrog coupons. You might want to have these on hand when you stop in to Walmart as some people have found Leapfrog items on clearance from $79 to $9.99. Christmas is just 9 months away 🙂 Don’t forget you can print each coupon twice.
Tommorrow only take a non-perishable food item to your local Ben and Jerry’s and get an ice cream cone for $1. This is a great excuse to go through your stockpile anyway. Click here to find a store near here.
I got a tip that Auntie Ann’s is offering a free pretzel coupon when you sign up for the newsletter. I signed up here and will update when I get mine.