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I thought we could all use some new ideas for those Thanksgiving leftovers!

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Here are some of my Pinterest fines for the week.  I never seem to get tired of searching Pinterest.

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My Kroger Shopping Trip 10/22/12

by Beth Montgomery on October 23, 2012 · 2 comments

in Frugal Living, Kroger, Store Deals

Have you been to Kroger this week? There’s a wonderful General Mills sale with matching coupons. My husband and I headed there this week to stock up on some much needed items like granola bars and cereal. Here’s the transactions we did broken down for you.

Check out the Kroger Weekly Ad matchup for the sale items along with matching coupons.

Transaction #1

Qty Product Reg. Price Sale Coupon Dbl. Coupon Final Price
4 Chex Mix Snack Mix $2.99 $0.99 $0.50/2 $0.50/2 $7
2 Nature Valley Granola Bars $3.28 $0.78 $0.50/2 $0.50/2 $4
1 Fiber One Chewy Granola Bars $3.99 $1.49 $0.60/1 $1.90
1 General Mills Cereal Bars $3.59 $1.09 $0.50/1 $0.50/1 $1.50
3 Pillsbury Toaster Strudels $2.09 $0.09 $0.85/3 $5.15
1 Ortega Taco Shells Kit $1.89 $0.64 $0.75/3 $0.50
1 Ortega Enchilada Sauce $1.89 $0.64 $1.25
1 Ortega Taco Shells $1.29 $0.04 $1.25
1 Betty Crocker Muffins $3.29 $0.49 $0.50/1 $0.50/1 $1.80
2 Betty Crocker Potatoes $1.67 $0.67 $0.50/2 $0.50/2 $1
2 Mott’s Fruit Snacks $2.99 $0.99 $0.60/2 $3.40
1 Golden Grahams Cereal $3.44 $0.94 $0.50/1 $0.50/1 $1.50
TOTAL $53.49 $14.44 $5.80 $3 $30.25

I saved 43% and got back $20 in coupons for my next shopping trip!

Transaction #2

Qty Product Reg. Price Sale Coupon Dbl. Coupon Final Price
1 Multigrain Cheerios Cheerios $4.24 $1.74 $1/1 $1.50
1 Quaker Life Cereal $3.19 $1.20 $1/1 $0.99
3 Cocoa Puff’s Cereal $3.44 $0.94 $0.50/1 $0.50 $4.50
1 Golden Graham’s Cereal $3.44 $0.94 $0.60/1 $1.90
2 Pillsbury Toaster Strudels $2.09 $0.09 $0.85/2 $3.15
5 Betty Crocker Potatoes $1.67 $0.67 $0.50/2 $0.50 $2
1 Betty Crocker Potatoes $1 $1
3 Helper Skillet Meals $1.67 $0.17 $0.75/3 $3.75
1 Lettuce (head) $0.99 $0.99
2 Cucumbers $0.59 $1.18
3 Grapefruit $0.99 $2.97
5.19 Pears (per pound) $1.69 $0.72 $5.03
2 Pillsbury Cookies $2.84 $0.34 $1/2 $4
2 Pillsbury Cookies $2.77 $0.27 $0.75/2 $4.25
2 Capri Sun Water $2.50 $5
1 Kroger Ketchup $1.39 $1.39
1 Tai Pei Egg Rolls $2.59 FREE $-
1 Mars Mixed Candy $5.99 $0.99 $5
2 Yoplait Kids Yogurt $1.99 $0.75/2 $3.23
9 Yoplait Yogurt Cups $0.60 $1.10/8 $4.30
4 Kroger Instant Pudding $0.69 $2.76
4 Kroger Instant Gelatin $0.37 $1.48
1 Ortega Taco Seasoning $0.79 $0.79
2 Nivea Lip Balm $2.99 FREE $-
4 Kroger $5 Off GM Coupons $5 off $(20)
  TOTAL $100.21 $16.68 $39.37 $3 $41.16

I saved 58% and got another $20 in coupons to use on my next shopping trip.

Final Total

Regular Price: $153.70
Sale Savings: $31.12
Coupon Savings: $45.17
Double Coupon Savings: $6
Final Cost: $71.41

Saved 53% and I have $20 in coupons to use on my next shopping trip, plus I earned $1.90 in my SavingStar account.

While making your grocery list, make sure you haven’t missed any recently added deals at Kroger, plus check out all the deals for grocery shopping.

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Ran across a few things to make our lives easier.

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Say Thank You to Popsicle

by Susan on October 16, 2012

in Frugal Living, Tips & Basics

Today, we’re taking the time to say thank you to Popsicle.

As a savvy shoppers, it’s nice to show appreciation to the companies we love.  Each week, we take the time to say thanks to one company for the savings they provide, providing us with great products, or just general things we love about them.

Some companies may send us a gift just for being a loyal fan and taking the time to show our appreciate.  Since it’s nice to be appreciated back and it’s important to realize that being kind can help you save even more, we’re tracking who we’ve thanked and how (or if) they’ve showed appreciation in return.

How it Works

  1. Write an honest message expressing your thanks to the company or brand.  It doesn’t have to be long.  Short and sweet works too.
  2. If you don’t like a particular company, don’t force it.  Just skip this week and participate again next week.  Only thank those you truly appreciate and want to thank.
  3. Make sure to include your address in case they decide to send you something to show their own appreciation to you.

Say Thanks To…

Popsicle

Why We Love Them

Need some ideas to get you started?  That’s okay.  Here’s a few reasons I love Popsicle to inspire your own thank you message.

  • Fun treat for kids and adults.
  • An easy way to ad fluid to the diet of out little ones when they are sick.
  • Sugar free popsicles are a great sweet treat when you are dieting.

Don’t forget to check out status updates to see who has shown their appreciation back.  Remember, not every company will send something in return, but this is more about saying thank you, so have fun with it!

You can find many manufacturer coupons in the Coupon Database.

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Thought I would share some of my favorite craft ideas.  Hope you enjoy these as much as I have.

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