Entries from March 16, 2008 - March 22, 2008

Thursday
Mar202008

Weekend Update

HAPPY EASTER!

Linens N Things has a new sale, now through March 31st!

Receive a $20 cash card with purchase of select Stainless Steel Kitchen Electrics until 03.26.08.Receive a $30 cash card and bonus cutlery set with the purchase of Cook at Home 16 piece cookware set until 03.26.08.Receive a $50 gift card plus bonus 11 inch pan with purchase of a Circulon Total 10 piece Nonstick Cookware Set until 03.26.08.$30 Rebate plus free magazine subscription with KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer purchase until 03.31.08.

MORE:

Family Christian, buy 1,get 1 50% off- 5/3/08

Oust and Scrubbing Bubbles printable coupons

Best Buy deal- receive a complimentary $50 Best Buy gift card for each HD DVD player you purchased from Best Buy before February 23, 2008

Dexatrim free sample from Walmart

Check out my list of Easter web sites, craft ideas and more

Reynolds HandiVac $5 rebate offer- 4/30/08

Tuesday
Mar182008

Tuesday Update

50% off Entertainment book- just in time for spring break savings, Easter, and more!
Click below!


Endorsed by The Coupon Mom on Good Morning America

Win an Edy's Ice Cream Block Party

Rayovac/Enchanted $5 rebate offer- 6/17/08

I've added a bunch of new grocery store coupons, including BOGO Dove Chocolate (just in time for Easter baskets!), $1 off Scott tissue and much more!

  • Buy One, Get One Dove Chocolate.

  • Scott toilet paper, $1 off

    More coupons

     Free Samples and Coupons for Brand Name Products

    Free Dove deodorant sample

    Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste free sample from Walmart

    Vaseline lotion free sample from Walmart

    Meijer Deals:

  • Buy "Enchanted" DVD and get a Disney movie free
  • 30% off Easter items
  • March 22, 11 am- 2 pm, free Easter eggs, stickers and more
  • Heinz gravy, 4/$5
  • Prego, 3/$5
  • Coke 2 liter, 5/$5
  • Stove Top, 5/$5
  • Dole Pineapple, 5/$5
  • Hershey's, Mars or Nestle candies, buy 2 bags, get 2 bags free
  • Kraft Cream Cheese, 4/$5
  • Sara Lee pie, 2/$5
  • Cool Whip, 5/$5

  • Monday
    Mar172008

    Gas Prices + Grocery Price Hikes

    I've been surprised lately at the price of everything going up. Gasoline has been around $3.00 per gallon for the past year or so. Now it's $3.50, some places a little lower. It is outrageous. And it's being reported that gasoline prices will be at $4.00 by the summer!

    Groceries are no better. I used to be able to buy a week's worth of groceries (for 3 people) for about $100-$150. Now is seems $175-$200 is the norm.

    So how do we beat the prices we are forced to pay?

    There are 3 ways I save on gasoline. I combine errands, drive less and cut down on long trips. I also save up Fuel Perks from Giant Eagle and that seems to help a little bit.

    With groceries, it can be much more challenging to save money. Here are my best suggestions:

    • Use coupons, match with sales and stock up on items you use regularly (or can donate)
    • Consider joining Costco or Sam's Club. They offer deals on everything from meats, to fruits, veggies, large cakes for $16, much more.
    • Use up what you have in your pantry. I'm always amazed what I find when I pull everything out of the pantry.
    • Same thing with your freezer. Pull everything out, throw out old items and use up the newer food.
    • Shop at Target and Walmart for groceries. I've found their prices on food a lot lower than grocery stores. For example, I bought Eggo waffles for $1.50 a box, while Giant Eagle was over $2.00 a box.
    • Cut down on buying convenience or prepared foods.
    • Consider planting a garden this coming summer- fresh veggies and fruit!