Thursday, March 31, 2011

Coupons and Coffee

Mornin! Seriously! If someone knows a way to train kids to sleep in PLEASE I'm begging you TELL ME! It seems like each week it gets earlier and earlier. Today was just a few minutes past 6 am. Two weeks ago it was 6:30 am. That's about the time I like to roll out of bed. I don't like getting up before 5 (stomping foot) to get my stuff's too early!

Ok I'm done with my whining. Thanks Hip2Save, Jessica's Coupons, For the Mommas, The Frugal Girls, and Deal Seeking Mom!

$1/2 Hostess cakes
$1/1 Maxwell House Daily Brew products
$2 off Pork Ribs wyb KC Masterpiece
$1/1 Kraft Cheese with a touch of Philadelphia
$1/1 Listerine Kids or Reach Kids product
$1/1 Colgate Wisp
BOGO Friskies
$1/1 Tums product
15% Walgreens Friends & Family Event good today only!

Truvia sample
Velveteen Rabbit-Kindle download
Waffle House FREE Waffle

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Coupons and Coffee

Mornin!  It's raining, it's pouring, the old man is snoring! I never really understood this child's nursery rhyme. We needed the rain but man I hate to see it. That means the kids are locked inside all day and I'll be going stir crazy! The hubby woke up this morning to find our dog Copper, laid up on the couch snoring! Seems we forgot to lock his kennel last night when we brought them in. Tre (our handicapped dog) was still locked securely inside his kennel thank goodness! If one of them was going to cause trouble it would be him!

Today will be a good day to go through my coupons and catch up on some clipping! If it's nice and sunny at your house today step outside and enjoy it for me!

Don't Forget!!!!!!!!! It's the end of the month so print any of those coupons from places like smartsource and because they'll be gone after Thursday!

Thanks to Jessica's Coupons, Hip2Save, Money Saving Mom, For the Mommas, The Frugal Girls

Fisher Price Coupons
$5/$30 Winn Dixie coupon- Haven't seen one of these in a while! You can use this at Winn Dixie or Publix if Winn Dixie is a competitor. 
$1/1 Nestle Easter Buddies cookie dough
$1/1 Al Fresco All Natural Chicken Sausage
$1/1 Freschetta Pizza 12 oz. or larger
$2/2 Mars Easter products
$1/1 Starbucks 4 pk. Frappuccino 
Lots of Conagra coupons- use code 63829897. According to Hip2Save you have to click on the link, enter the code, print and repeat for each coupon.
$.40/1 Frigo Cheese product

Taster's Choice samples
Quest bar
Do The Work by Stephen Pressfield-ebook
NeilMed Sinus Rinse- Facebook
Anne of Greene Gables and Anne of Avonlea by Lucy Maud Montgomery- and it appears almost every book that LM Montgomery ever wrote! What a wonderful collection!
People Country Special -free iTunes download. Go here to get the code and then go here to redeem.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Yoplait, a lifestyle change and FREE Yogurt for You!

As most of you are aware our family is on a quest to change our lives by changing our lifestyle! The hubby has already lost over 100 lbs. in the last I've lost 30 in that same year. Yeah it's not fair for the ladies! He stops drinking sodas and watches his calories and it melts off. I do the same and lose 5 lbs!

Anyway, part of this changing lifestyle is changing what we eat and how we eat. Our girls LOVE yogurt and so do we. Why not choose a yogurt that's healthier than the others on the market? Lower sugar in the kids yogurts than other brands and I can get a "sweet" fix by picking up one of the dessert style yogurts like Chocolate Eclair without all the extra calories!

You can go here to grab A BUNCH of coupons to try out all the great flavors of Yoplait and get started on a healthier lifestyle.

*The information below was provided by Yoplait through MyBlogSpark.*

Explore the many nourishing options that Yoplait has to offer - with varieties like Yoplait Light, Yoplait Original, Yoplait Fiber One, Yoplait Kids and Yoplait Delight Parfaits. Each product offers different benefits, and loads of variety, to make eating well a no-brainer. Here are five great ways to ‘get your snack on’ with Yoplait this March!

  1. Start spring off right with Yoplait Light’s Two Week Tune Up Plan – Replace breakfast and lunch with a cup of your favorite flavor of Yoplait Light, a whole grain and a piece of fruit and you could lose 5 pounds in two weeks. Go to for full diet details.
  2. Get more calcium with Yoplait Original style yogurt - Now with two times the calcium of the leading yogurt (50 percent of the Recommended Daily Value) in one convenient 6-ounce cup*, Yoplait Original style yogurt is committed to women’s health, offering a product that has even more of the calcium women need for strong, healthy bodies. Grab a free cup while supplies last during the Million Cup Giveaway on Yoplait on Facebook!(under the Calcium tab on the right)
  3. Try the newest flavor from Yoplait Fiber One – Yoplait Fiber One’s new Blueberry flavor yogurt is packed with filling fiber, calcium, vitamins A and D, real fruit and the great taste of blueberries. With only 50 calories, 5 grams of fiber and 0 grams of fat, this deliciously creamy yogurt won’t break your calorie bank.
  4. Stress less over snack time with Yoplait Kids yogurt – With a wholesome and fun snack like Yoplait Kids yogurt in the fridge, you can feel good about what your children are eating at snack time. Yoplait Kids provides an excellent source of calcium and vitamin D, and has 25% less sugar than the leading kids’ yogurt**. With yummy flavors, and favorite friends like Dora and Lightning McQueen on the packages, Yoplait Kids is a hit with moms and children alike.
  5. End the day with a Delight Parfait from Yoplait – Even with two luscious layers providing a double shot of rich and creamy yogurt, these 100 calorie indulgences from Yoplait contain only 1.5 grams of fat per serving. Now available in two new flavors, Chocolate Éclair and Cherry Cheesecake, you can enjoy a dessert that’s 100 percent guilt-free.
*Leading yogurt has less than 25% Daily Value calcium per 6 oz.
**Yoplait kids has 9 grams of sugar per 3oz. the leading kids' yogurt has 13 grams of sugar per 3oz. 

“Support National Nutrition Month and become a fan of Yoplait on Facebook today to explore delicious and easy ways to infuse more nutrition into your lifestyle.”

Thirty One Giveaway #1 Winner!

I meant to get this up this weekend, but as you can see it was crazy busy!

The winner of the Thirty One Giveaway for this week is:

Congrats Danielle! You've won the mini zipper pouch in Circle Spirals! I'll be sending you an email!

Coupons and Coffee

Mornin!  We have co-op today and I'm in a rush! Guess I'm going to have to start setting my alarm clock instead of relying on my internal clock because lately I've been oversleeping. 

This afternoon my only goal is to find homes for my purchases this weekend. I'm running out of room for stockpiling(we live in a very small house so space is limited which keeps me from stockpiling a lot)!

Here's today's round up! Thanks Hip2Save

$1/2 Kellogg's Cereals
$1/2 Kellogg's Eggos products
$.55/1 Betty Crocker Boxed potatoes

Ester-C sample-Facebook
Avery NoteTabs and PocketTabs-Facebook running slow
Biore Sample-Facebook running slow
31 Cupcake Inspired Creations-ebook

Monday, March 28, 2011

Couponing with Mom

So on a very RARE trip, my Mom and I got to go couponing alone last night! It was fun, we're exhausted and Mom will have smooth legs, clean teeth and smell good for at least the next 6 months! We went to CVS, Walgreens, Winn Dixie and Target. Add in the hour it takes round trip and we didn't get home until 10 pm. Wow, the money we saved! 

Let me start with the post run Publix trip with the WHOLE family (sweaty hubby included):

There are several items not shown in picture because we had a get together that night and cooked out. Also, I'm not sure if some of these Target coupons are still available because I've had them for awhile and they aren't showing up for me but may still show for those who haven't printed them yet.

4- Oscar Mayer Angus Hot Dogs $3 each
-Buy 3 get 1 free Target coupon here 
-$1/1 OM Angus Hot dogs peelies (found that day)
1-Hamburger Patties $7.99
2- Hormal Natural Choice Lunchmeat $2.50
1-Cool Whip $1.95 (more than I would normally pay but it was a special request dish)
1-Publix Greenwise organic Milk $5.59 (just a few pennies more than what we pay for our natural milk at the Farmer's Market which we missed getting because of the 5K hubby was in)
1-Publix Eggs $1.79 (again didn't make it to get the farm fresh eggs at the Farmer's Market this week)
2- Kraft Cheese $2
-$1/2 Kraft Cheese Target printable here
1-Kraft Singles 16 oz. $2.50
1-Perdue boneless skinless Chicken Breast $3.23
2-Yoplait Kid yogurt $1.75
-$.50/1 Yoplait kids yogurt (was about to expire don't remember where it came from)
1- Philadelphia Cooking Creme $2.99
-FREE Philadelphia cooking creme from Vocalpoint
8- Betty Crocker brand fruit snacks BOGO $2.73
-$4/4 Betty Crocker or Chex products from Winco foods (out of prints)
1-Clif Peanut Butter Crunch granola bar (for the starving sweaty hubby) $1.39
2-Rotel diced tomatoes with chili BOGO $1.39
4-Green Giant Green Beans BOGO $1.29
3-Kraft Salad Dressings BOGO $3.19
-Buy 2 get 1 Free Target printable here
2-Lysol Dual Action Wipes BOGO $4.99
-$2/2 Lysol Products booklet found at Rouse's
1-Glad garbage bags $4.89
-.50/1 Winn Dixie coupon from Spring into Savings booklet
-$1/1 peelie
2-Zatarain's rice mixes $1
-$1/2 RP 2/13/11
2-Quaker Life Cereal bars 50% (Saturday only) $1.59
-$1/1 printable (no longer available)
1-Clif bar 6 pack $5.49
1-Bananas $2.47
-$1 off produce wyb 2 Kraft dressings
4-Purina One Beyond cat food boxes $2.79
-$3/1 SS 3/13/11 x2
-FREE box up  SS 3/13/11 x2
2-Quaker Chewy Granola bars 50% (Saturday only) $1.54
-.75/2 RP 3/13/11
2-Doritos BOGO $3.99
1-Kingsford Charcoal $6.99
1-Jello pistachio pudding mix $1.19
2-Yakisoba Noodles $.89
-$.50/1 SS 3/13/2011
2-Publix Hamburger buns $1.23
1-Publix Hot dog buns $1.23

-$10 Walgreens RR

Total Before coupons:$187.06
Total OOP: $70.23

First stop while couponing with Mom: CVS

Not picture: the other Axe body wash and detailer and some CVS Ice Hot for the hubby.

Transaction #1:
4-Axe Bodywash and Detailers $2/9
-BOGO Axe Bodywash or detailers RP 3/27/11
-$6.50 ECB

Total Before Coupons and sale: $22.96
Total OOP: $2.50
Received $ 5 ECB

Transaction #2:
2-Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Cleaning Gel $3
-$2/2 any Scrubbing Bubbles Product (found in booklet from Rouses)
2- Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Aerosol cleaner $3
-$2/2 any Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom product printable from ?

Total Before Coupons and sale:$21.95
Total OOP: $6.39
Received $4 ECB

Transaction #3:
4-Kellogg's Cereals
1- M&M's
-$1/2 Kelloggs cereal
-FREE M&M's wyb 2 Rice Krispies cereals
-$4 Scrubbing Bubbles ECB

Total Before Coupons and sale:$22.95
Total OOP: $2.48

Second stop: Winn Dixie

Not pictured another box of Lucky Charms

4- GM Cereals BOGO $5.99 (1 box was equal to two normal boxes so it was like getting 8 boxes of cereal)
-$1 off wyb three Winn Dixie promotion
-$1/2 printable here
-$.55/1 Lucky Charms (no longer available)
-$.55/1 Cheerios (no longer available)
Meal Deal:
2-Digiorno Pizzas $14.49
    -FREE Totinos Pizza Rolls
    -FREE Tyson Chicken Nuggets, tenders or wings
    -FREE Breyer's Ice Cream
   - FREE 2L A&W or RC Cola
2-Planters Almonds $1.99
4-Better Than Oats $1.50
-BOGO printable (no longer available) x2
2-Hefty Easy Flaps BOGO $7.49
-$1/1 Peelies

Total before coupons and sale: $87.07
Total OOP$ 36.33

Third stop: Walgreens

Transaction #1:
2-Colgate Total $3
-$1.50/1 SS 3/27/11 x2
-$3 RR
1-Russell Stover Egg $.29 (filler item)
Total before coupons $6.29
Total OOP:  $.29
Received $4 RR

Transaction #2:
2-Skintimate Shave gel $2
-$1 RR
Total before coupons$ 4
Total OOP: $3
Received $2 RR

Transaction #3:
1- Russell Stover Egg .29 (filler item)
1-Gillette Fusion Razor $9.99
-$4 Gillette coupon PG 2/27/11
-$4 Colgate RR
Total before coupons$ 10.28
Total OOP:$3

Transaction #4:
1-Scooby Doo toy $2.99
1-Color and Carry $1.29
-$2 Skintimate RR
Total before coupons $4.28
Total OOP: $2.28

Final stop: Target
Not pictured two 20 lb. bags of dog food.
Transaction #1:
2- Pedigree 20 lb. bags $10.99
-$3/1 printable here or here x2
Total before coupons: $21.98
Total OOP: $15.98
Received $5 GC

Transaction #2:
2- Special K Vanilla Almond $2.50
-$1/2 Target printable here
-$1/2 printable here
1-Clif Z bar $3.49
-$5 Pedigree GC
Total before coupons: $8.49
Total OOP:$1.49

Long trip, busy weekend, but well worth it! Without coupons I would have spent $397.31 which use to be my entire month's budget. Because of coupons I only spent $143.97. Overall I saved 64%!  The only things I didn't get this week diapers but that's ok because I still have a pile from the Walgreens brand BOGO a few weeks ago when I paid $1.50 a package.

The only things I'll need to pick up over the next few weeks will be milk and meat. I can live with that!

Coupons and Coffee

Mornin! Getting my act together for the week. It's quiet this morning since the oldest had a sleepover yesterday after church. So it's just me and Gator sitting here eating lucky charms and coupon hunting. 

Had a great couponing trip with just me and my Mom yesterday. We hit CVS, Walgreens, Winn Dixie and Target. I'll post more about that trip later today.

We're going to head out the door as soon as I'm done for a walk. I've got to kick this weight loss into gear, 30 lbs. GONE but need to lose more. Love that I'm losing weight, down side is I have no clothes! Trying to get dressed is a challenge because nothing fits anymore. The hubby has been such an inspiration! Having lost over 100 lbs. in the last year! He's now taken up running and completed his second 5K race this weekend. He did awesome! Finished 164th out of over 1650 people and finished 10th for his age division. I'm was so proud that afterwards I took him shopping with me at Publix as his reward! (insert evil laugh) Let's just say he was less than excited and ended up carrying around a sleeping baby for the majority of the trip. Good news is he discovered a wealth of craft beers he hasn't tried, so now he's said I can go to Publix anytime as long as I pick him a different beer each time. Too bad he gave up his once a month 6 pack for Lent! Guess he'll be waiting a few more weeks. 

Enough's what you really want:

Thanks to Money Saving Mom, Hip2Save, Jessica's Coupons

$3/1 Huggies diapers, $3/1 Huggies diapers. $2/1 Huggies Diapers
$1/1 6 pack Snapple Tea or juice
$2/1 Colgate Pro Clinical- Sale coming up at CVS starting 4/3 get two for $1!*According to Hip2Save.
$.75/1 Wishbone Salad Dressing use at Target with the $1.50/2 printable here
$3/1 Clorox Toilet Wand starter kit
$1/1 Pledge furniture care product-use at CVS this week!
$5 off wyb any Thermacare and Advil together

Garden Preschool Pack-great learning tool for preschools with over 30 pages of printables from Homeschool Creations! I love Jolanthe's site!
Frito Lay Fan-become a fan and get access to possibly FREE items!
Fred's Diapers-2 free samples available in sizes 1-6
Pantene Shampoo and Conditioner- starting at 6 pm EST TODAY ONLY on Facebook! 8,000 available
Aveeno Hair care-samples
Fiber Choice-samples
Carefree Bodyshape liners- or you can request a coupon

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Another week of deals 3/27-4/3

Another week of great deals at the drug stores and Target! I haven't had a chance to look at deals yet!

CVS- Thanks Hip2Save!

Target- Thanks Totally Target!

Rite Aid- Thanks Hip2Save!

Walgreens-Thanks Wild For Wags!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Coupons and Coffee

Mornin! Nothing worse than running out of ink and not being able to print some of these great coupons! I headed to Target last night and grabbed two HP inks and got a $5 GC. Turned around and used that $5 GC to get $30 worth of stuff for $1 out of pocket! That's the way I like to roll! 

Headed to a meeting this morning, then meeting my friend and taking the kids to the park and for a snowball! Yum! So glad spring has sprung here in the deep south. Sending warm wishes to my friends up north who are still watching snow melt and enjoying the nippy 30 degree temps. Maybe you can warm up with today's coupon roundup!

Thanks Jessica's Coupons, Hip2Save, Money Saving Mom, Deal Seeking Mom

$1/3 American Greetings Cards (excludes $.99 or less)
$3/1 Pedigree Dog food
$1/1 Tillamook Cheese-Facebook
$3/1 L'Oreal Paris Sublime Mousse
$1/1 Pledge

Suave-Full size bottle FREE on Facebook. Looks like it's still available!
Delicious Healthy Family Recipes booklet
Breath Right Strips sample

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Pillsbury Giveaway Winner!

Congrats to Louis @ Raven in a Blue Room! You've won the Pillsbury prize pack. 

True Random Number Generator  13Powered by RANDOM.ORG

Coupons and Coffee

Mornin'! I'm NOT enjoying this change in routine that has occurred the last two days. It throws off my schedule for the day. So for the second time this week here's Coupons and Coffee LATE! What's my excuse today? The hubby doesn't have to go until Noon and well let's just say it's rare that we don't have to hit the ground running first thing every morning 
and it was just too easy to linger in bed. 

Note to self:
You are a creature of habit and did not realize it until the last two days when your normal routine was interrupted. It's going to be alright!  Your left brain is not going to explode from this disruption! Maybe your best friend's OCD is starting to rub off? 


Thanks Hip2Save, Jessica's Coupons, Money Saving Mom, For The Mommas

$1/1 Shout Color Catchers-Facebook new link
$3/1 Bic Soliel Razor-Facebook
$2/2 Listerine, Stayfree, Carefee, Zyrtec, Aveeno, Band-Aid or Neosporin products-Not valid on Carefree 20 ct or 22 ct, Aveeno baby, bar soaps, and first aid products, or Neosporin trial and travel sizes
$.50/1 Ziploc Product
$1.50/1 Wholly Product-reset?
B2G1 Athenos Greek Yogurt
$1/1 Pinesol product

Uncle Ben's Ready Rice-FREE pouch Look for the coupon with Uncle Ben's on it and click!
Shout Color Catchers sample

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Jerry Lee's ad match up 3/23-3/29

If you have been reading House of Collums for very long you know I usually don’t have a lot of spare time on my hands for things like typing up ad matchups myself (that’s the reason I always point you to other people’s blogs) but this week is an exception. Jerry Lee’s in Gautier has such great deals this week that I felt I MUST pass them on! So here it is…you should feel loved!

**Jerry Lee’s accepts most internet printable coupons. I think it comes down to more along the lines of “does the cashier want to take it.” Keep an eye out for a GREAT coupon flyer they have out full of manufacturer coupons! This is not the entire ad.

T bone steaks $5.99 lb
Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts $1.89 lb
Lite Pork Spare Ribs $2.19 lb
Russet Potatoes 10 lb. bag $2.99
Florida Strawberries 1 lb $1.50
Hambuger Helper $1
-$1/3 GM 2/13/11
Hot Pockets 3/$5
Charmin Bath Tissue 9 Large rolls $3.99
Sara Lee Honey Wheat $1.89
Bright & Early drink $1
Ritz crackers $2.50
Ozarka Spring Water 24 pk $3.99
Coca Cola Products $1.39
Kool Aid Jammers 3/$5
Nabisco Chips Ahoy $2.50
Ozarka 3 L bottle $1
Pepsi 12 oks, 2/$5.50
Kraft Salad Dressing 8 oz $1
Kool Aid Bursts 6 pk $1
Kraft & Velveeta Easy Mac $1
Cool Whip $1
Taco Bell Home Originals Refried Beans or 12 ct. shells $1
-$1/2 All You February 2011
Kraft American Cheese slices 4 oz. pkg. $1
Philadelphia Cream Cheese 3 oz. pkg $1
-$1.25/3 booklet
Baker’s Coconut Angel Flake 7 oz. $1
TGI Fridays 2/$6
Bagel Bites 7 oz. $2 each
-$1/1  printable here
-$1/1 Parents magazine September 2010
Green Giant Boil N Bag 10 oz box 4/$5
Banquet Breaded Chicken Nuggets $3.99
Helathy Choice Dinner or Café Steamers $2.99
Eggo Waffles or Pancakes $1.99
-$.75/2 RP 3/13/11
Tony’s Crispy Crust Pizza 4/$5
-$.50/3 SS 2/13/11
-$1/2 printable here
Larry’s Stuffed Potatoes 2 ct. boxes $1.50
Prego Pasta Suace 2/$4
Red Gold Diced tomatoes $.79
Mt. Olive Salad Cubes, Sweet Relish or dill chips 16 oz. 3/$5
-SS 1/30/11
Old Orchard 64 oz. bottles 2/$5
Xtra detergent $2.50
Hormel Real Bacon Bits & Pieces $2
Betty Crocker Corn Muffin Mix 3/$1
Betty Crocker Pizza Crust mix $.69
Rice a Roni or Pasta Roni $.99
-FREE Pasta Roni wyb 3 Rice a Roni peelie
-FREE Pasta Roni wyb 3 Rice a Roni  RP 1/2/11
Allens Green Beans or Veg All $2
Tide $12.99
Werther’s Original $1.50
-$.75/1 SS 3/13/11
Nabisco Ritz Bitz, Mini Smores or Teddy Grahams $2.50
Hershey’s King Size candy bars $.99
Riesen Candy $1.50
Dawn $3.99
-$.25/1 P&G 2/27/11
Nice N Fluffy Fabric Softener $2.50
Tropicana Pure Premium Orange Juice 89 oz. $3.99
Pillsbury Grands! Cinnamon Rolls $2.99
I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter 15 oz tub, 16 oz. quarters or 8 oz spray $2
Brummel & Brown Spread 15 oz tub $2
Yoplait Greek Yogurt $.99
Pillsbury BIG Crescent Rolls $2.50
Pillsbury Cinnamon Twists $2.50
Peter Pan Peanut Butter 28 oz. $3.49
-$1/2 All You Magazine January 2011
Louisiana Hot Suace 6 oz. $.79
Cascade $6.99
-$1/2 P&G 2/27/11
Kellogg’s Special K, Mini Wheats, Crunchy Nut Flakes or Loops $2.99
Post Pebbles Treats $2
Ruffles Chips $2.50
Post Cereals (Pebbles, Honey Comb, Crisps, Raisin Bran and AlphaBits) $2
Sunbelt Granola bars singles $5/1
Tang or Kool Aid Drink mix $2.29
Orville Redenbacher’s 2-4 ct. box $2
Gracy Train Dog Food 17.6 lb bag $8,99
Bounty Paper Towels 2 roll $5.99
Luvs diapers 60-96 ct. $16.99
-$1/1 P&G booklet
Pace Picante Sauce $2.99
McCormick Recipe Inspirations $1.50
Minute Instant Rice $3.99
Freschetta Pizza $4.99
Sister Schubert’s Yeast Rolls $2.99
-$.50/1; $1/1 SS 2/27/11
-$.75/1 Women’s Day April 2011
-$.50/1 All You  April 2011
Aunt Jemima Breakfast Entrée $1.50
Ore Ida potatoes $2.50