Monday, June 28, 2010

$0.50/1 Del Monte Pineapple

This one is for alllllll those folks that claim that there are never coupons for fresh food items.

Here's one for you: Print $0.50/1 Del Monte Gold Extra Sweet Pineapple here. I had to enter zip code 90210 to see it.

Yummy....fresh pineapple. Will make a great snack on a warm summer day!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Another Crib Recall

Is anyone else getting tired of the never-ending crib recalls?

In my opinion, they should eliminate drop-side cribs all together. Right now. Rather than recalling a different brand or model every other week.

L's crib got recalled about a month before Z was born, so we were left scrambling. Ended up returning it to Target for a refund and buying a stationary-side crib. It's been great and not recalled!

You can find out here if your crib is part of the latest recall.

Monday, June 21, 2010

*HOT* RARE Coke Coupon!

Head over to to print a coupon for $1 off (2) twin packs or (4) 2-liter bottles of any Coca-Cola product. Hurry though, this is a rare coupon and most likely will not last long!!

Thanks to Money Saving Mom for the heads up!!

Rare Gerber Coupon

Head over to to print a coupon for $1 off any 5 Gerber food items at Target. My son has finally graduated to 3rd foods (yay!), and they are on sale this week for $0.59. I was able to print the coupon twice, receive 10 jars for $0.39 each. Not bad!

Summer Busy-ness

Another busy week ahead in our house. L started swimming lessons this morning...well, sort of. We had a thunderstorm, so they had a "safety day" instead. Probably a good thing, as she screamed when it came time for her to go with her class. She seems excited to go back tomorrow, so hopefully having a day to get used to being away from me will help and she will be able to actually get into the water tomorrow!!

I'll try to post as many deals as possible even through my crazy schedule. My fridge, freezer and pantry are so full that I most likely won't be doing a lot of shopping myself. However, I drive by Target, Dominicks, Meijer & Walmart everyday on my way too and from lessons, so I may not be able to resist stopping if I see a great deal. :)

Book Review - Mind Your Own Mortgage

I've just finished reading my latest Booksneeze request, "Mind Your Own Mortgage" by Robert J. Bernabe. I'm always interested in learning more about personal finance, so the title of this book grabbed my attention right away!

This book was published this year, and gives a great amount of information about the recent housing market crash and why the author believes it happened. It was written in a very easy to understand way and has helped me understand a lot better what got our country into the mess that it is in!

My husband and I are striving to remain debt free (with the exception of our mortgage), and this book was great for reaffirming that this is an important thing for our family. It did challenge me to go beyond what I am doing and pay more towards our monthly mortgage if possible and only refinance as a way of further reducing this debt.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking into buying a home or considering refinancing their current home. Easy read full of very valuable information!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

Friday, June 18, 2010

Free Food Friday - Father's Day Edition

Don't forget about Father's Day on Sunday...and take your dad (or husband in my case) out for some free food!

Buca Di Beppo - Get $10 off your purchase of $20 on 6/20 only. Print coupon here.

Noodles & Company - At participating locations, buy yourself an entree, get one free for dad! Details here.

Ikea - Dad can enjoy a small breakfast and coffee for free! Details and locations here.

McDonalds - Participating locations are offering dad a FREE breakfast on Father's Day with the purchase of an extra value breakfast. You'll probably want to check with your local McDonalds ahead of time to see if they are participating.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Baby Deals

A few baby related deals to report:

Dominicks: (Starting TOMORROW 6/17-23):
Huggies or Pampers Jumbo Diapers, $7.99 with in ad coupon (limit 4)
Use $3/1 here = $4.99

Pampers Baby Wipes, 72-ct $1.99
Use $2/1 coupon (from 6-6 PG insert) = FREE! Thanks Bargains to Bounty!

Beech-Nut Baby Foods
$1 off any 10 jars
$2 off any 20 jars
$1 off any 2 baby cereals
You can find even more links for a variety of products at Couponing to Disney.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Is it June 15th already???

Okay, so I'm back from my mini, unannounced vacation. Between being sick myself, having two sick children, and my mom visiting for a week, there hasn't been much time for blogging!!

But I'm back now, ready to be organized again, and excited to share more deals with you.

I still have one child a bit under the weather (day 10 of her being sick, ugh!), but hopefully within the next day or two life will get back to normal.

Totally unrelated...but, my son is FINALLY crawling. He has also acquired two brand new teeth and figured out how to pull himself to stand. All within the last two weeks. Oh, and he also had an ear infection and a cold. Busy boy!!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Target - Huggies Diaper Deal

Here's a way to pick up some cheap diapers and wipes using coupons from!

Buy 1 Huggies Snug & Dry Jumbo Pack @ $8.99 &
1 Huggies 184-ct Wipes @ $5.89

$3/1 Huggies Snug & Dry Diapers (manufacturer's coupon)
$1/1 Huggies Baby Wipes (128-ct or larger, manufacturer's coupon)
$3.50 off when you buy both Huggies diapers and 184-ct or larger Huggies wipes (Target coupon)

Using all three coupons, your total should be $7.38 for the diapers AND wipes!

Thanks Totally Target for the diapers and wipes pricing!

Meal Plan...Tuesday.

I have a feeling this week is going to fly by. Monday holidays always mess me up. I hope everyone had a great long weekend. We did!! Here's our plan for the week. I'm having a garage sale on Saturday, and my mom flies in next Tuesday, so I'm keeping things very simple this week.

Tuesday - Cheesy Cheeseburger Mac, Salad

Wednesday - Pancakes & Bacon (making a double batch of pancakes to freeze)

Thursday - Pasta Alfredo, Salad

Friday - Grilled Hot Dogs

Saturday - We'll probably treat ourselves to dinner after 8 hours of garage selling!

Sunday - Tuna Melts, Chips & Salsa

May Wrap Up

I did something for the first time in May...I managed to keep track of not only how much I spent on groceries, but also how much I saved!! I ended up spending $176.27 and saved right around $170!!!!!!! I was a little bit dissapointed that I went over my $175 budget, but I splurged and bought some REALLY good cherries (at $3.49/lb *gulp*) near the end of the month, and that put me over. Oh well.

We did absolutely terrible on the rest of our May budget. Spent way too much eating out and entertaining ourselves. Gotta try harder in June!

In June, I'm giving my grocery budget a boost up to $225. It's the beginning of farmer's market season and I'm aching to buy more fresh produce. Also, my mom will be in town for a week, so I won't have as much time to dig up/pick up as many bargains. I'll keep you posted on my progress!