365 days of deals and tips completed.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Day 37

See the above groceries???
My total cost was $8.79
My total Savings 82%
I heart coupons!
I used a few of my $4.00 of any pace product, which gave me $6.00 of overage(no longer available to print, hope you printed while you could), the quaker deal, free Johnson buddies coupon, and my free Kashi frozen meal coupon, and hamburger is on sale for $1.99 a pound.
I signed up for a free Kashi sample through Wal-Mart a while back and they have sent me valuable coupons ever since. This is the last coupon I received from Kashi. So......if you see a sample of a brand you like it pays to request it.
and a treat for you~
Join the blizzard fan club for a free treat.....thanks Roger

Monday, March 30, 2009

Day 36 update

Back on Day 33 I told you about the great Quaker deals at Dillons. The sale is until Tuesday 3-31-09. Click here to print a quaker instant oatmeal coupon. And click here to print Life Cereal Coupons and Quaker True Delight bar Coupons. If you follow the directions on day 33 and print the above coupons you can walk out with.....
2 boxes of instant oatmeal
2 boxes of Life cereal and
2 boxes of True Delights bars
for only $.67 a box
What a deal!

Day 36

New cellfire coupons to download on your Kroger (Dillons) card
I love emails.....
the following tips are from Renee
Walgreens has Angelsoft 12-pk double rolls for $5.49 Limit 2 (Target has them for $5.69 on sale and Walmart at reg.price has them for nearly $6). Print a coupon at angelsoft.com
Tired of paying $11+ (120 loads)? Dillon's the Kroger brand offers 150 loads for $8+. And their fabric softener is only $1.99.
Thank you Renee for the email!
If you have a great deal I can share please email me at cav11402@gmail.com or leave a comment.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Day 35

Sign up here for the QT Web Group and you will receive online coupons for free or discounted merchandise.
After I signed up I was emailed a coupon for a free hot dog and 32 oz soft drink.
Happy Sunday!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Day 34

Something I just thought of.......I have realized that that I am grateful that we found ourselves in a massive amount of debt just 2.5 years ago. I am grateful that we are now debt free and living like no one else today, so we can live and give like no one else tomorrow. I am grateful that my husband was laid off work. I am grateful that we will leave an inheritance for our children. You want to know why? Because if our story can change just one family tree I would be oh so very grateful. I love sharing our story with others, and right now it comes up frequently with Bryan being laid off from work. We get the "I'm so sorry statements." and "are you okay" all the time. Yes we are just fine! We are debt free, have 6 months saving and know that God will provide. If just one person can see light at the end of the tunnel through us I am oh so very grateful! NEVER GIVE UP, JUST START! THIS IS THE DAY! Thank you God for using our lives.
Proverbs 13:22 A good man leaves an inheritance for his children's children, but a sinner's wealth is stored up for the righteous.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Day 33

3 steps to great Quaker deals at Dillons

Step 1~ buy two boxes of quaker instant oatmeal marked with the $4.00 of coupons inside.
Buy two boxes~on sale for $2.00 (Dillons deal buy 2 boxes and save $1.00 instant) (I had a man. coupon for $1.00 of two boxes)
$2.00 x 2 boxes= $4.00 - instant $1.00- man. coupon $1.00=
Final Price $2.00 for two boxes.
Step 2~ Cut out all the great Quaker coupons that were inside the oatmail boxes.

ghts Granola Bars, Oatmeal To Go, and Quaker Cereal on sale.
Sale Price $4/10. Buy 4 and Save $4. Limits apply. See store for details
That makes each box $1.50 each, match up your coupons from the oatmeal and the
Total Price is $.50 per box, Oatmeal Square Cereal(make sure to use both coupons for the cereal, I only have one pictured) and $1.00 per box, granola bars.
Final Price $3.00
Final Price with Oatmeal, Cereal and Granola Bars $5.00
That is $.83 per item :)
It is easy to blow your grocery budget on snack items. So stock up while you can!

And thanks to Talli for the find..... Great Clips coupon on this box of Cookie Crisp.
My husband and boys get their hair cut at Great Clips.
Cereal cost $3.19 but coupon is worth $10.
P.S. Don't forget to save your receipt from Great Clips you receive $2.00 of next haircut!

Make sure to stop by one of my favorite blogs for all the Dillons deals! The Grocery Weekly
~Happy Coupon Shopping~

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Day 32

Spring/Summer 2009 Sale
March 26-28, 2009
Sedgwick County Education Extension Center4-H Building
(21st & Ridge Road) Wichita, KS
Thursday, March 26 -- 8am-7pm
Friday, March 27 -- 8am-7pm
Saturday, March 28 -- 8am-1pm

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Day 31

Oh no! I went to 2 different Dillons last night and they no longer carry Cottonelle 4 packs of toilet paper. If anyone spots them, leave a comment :(

Pace $4.00 off coupon on any Pace product including Salsa, Picante and specialty variety. This could even be a money making coupon toward your other groceries! It can be printed multiple times. Give it time when you press print. It takes awhile to print ;)

Join me in watching this series with Dave Ramsey and learn how to break free from debt.

Trying to make sense of the economy? Leading financial expert Dave Ramsey shares timeless advice on money matters right under your own roof.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Day 30

More free Toilet Paper.
Click here to print two more $.50 off 4 pack. Dillons and many other stores have them for $.99 and Dillons doubles coupons making them free!

My last round of Wal-Mart samples are showing up in my mail box.
I just requested a free sample mini roll cottonelle t.p. and wipes along with other samples. Don't forget that many samples come with valuable coupons. Click here to sign up for more Wal-Mart samples.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Day 29

Time to Stock up on Razors
Gillette Fusion Power (make sure it says Gamer on package)
$8.99-$4.00 Register Reward -$4.00 man. coupon=Final Price $.99
Schick Quatro TrimStyle Razor
$8.99-$4.00 Walgreens Easy Saver Coupon(found instore) - $4.00 man. coupon= Final Price $.99
Intuition or Quattro Buy 2
$6.99x2=$13.98-$5.00 Target Gift Card- $4.00 man. coupon=$4.98/2=
Final Price $2.49 per razor
I never buy refills. There are always great razor deals, I just throw away and find more great deals!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Day 28

Why I love Sunday's.....Well obviously a day of worship and rest and Coupon Day!
The lovely model is holding my debt free way to organize coupons. I'm sure everyone can find a similar container in their kitchen.
Step 1 find container

Step 2 find some envelopes in your office.
The following are the labels for my envelopes

Produce~ Bread~ Biscuits/Cookie Dough~ Frozen~ Frozen Veggies~ Yogart~ Snacks/Bars~ Dry~ Dairy~ Chips/Popcorn/Nuts~ Candy~ Baking~ Cereal~ Beverages~Meat~ Canned~ Lightbulbs/Foil/Batteries~ Laundry~ Scent~ Cleaning~ Dish~ Medicine~ Vitamins~Paper Products~ First-Aid~ Femine Hygine~ Hair Care~ Razors~ Deodorant~ Dental~ Body Wash~ Face Care/Make-Up~ Lotion~ Dining

Step 3 Keep your scissors in your container and save some money!

"Whatever you do, do something. Even if it's something seemingly minuscule. Often, just taking a baby step in the right direction can propel you farther than you ever dreamed possible!" quote from MoneySavingMom

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Day 27

Super Saturday - Get Free Tax Help March 21! Click here to find locations in your state.
In these difficult economic times, the Internal Revenue Service and hundreds of its community partners want to go the extra mile to assist taxpayers.
On Saturday,March21,2009, approximately 250 IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers and hundreds of community free tax help sites nationwide will open their doors to assist people. People who earn $42,000 or less are eligible for free tax return preparation at either the IRS TACs or the community partner sites.

Attention all Thomas the Train Fans....Click here for your free wooden Thomas and Friends Train. Valid 3.21.09~3.22.09 at Toys R Us. Please check your local store to make sure they are accepting the coupon before your drive over.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Day 26

First thing First......
If you would of asked me 2 1/2 years ago how much debt we were in. I would of said around $20,000. Boy was I wrong! Try $48,000!

This weekend sit down (with spouse if applies) and add up all your consumer debt. I bet you may be surprised. Let it make you mad and say: "Enough is enough..... Today is the day I will change my family tree!"

We are just a typical American family, who got mad enough and paid off $48,000 in a little over 18 months.

Today is the day! You can do it!
and then

Pull out your $5/1 IAMS kitty or puppy coupon (from the 3/1 P&G insert) because many Wal-Mart stores around the country have 4-lb. bags on sale for $5

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Day 25

New electronic coupons now available. Follow this link.
For Wichita Readers:
Would you like a good deal on a steak or BBQ chicken lunch? This Friday (3-20-09) between 11:30 and 1:30 come to TX Roadhouse (6707 W. Kellogg Drive) and for only $8 get your choice between a 6oz steak or BBQ chicken with mashed potatoes, salad, bread, and tea or water. No other items from the menu will be offered during this time. $5 of the $8 price goes to the Jazz for Jesus dance group. They are raising funds for a local young ladies conference called Broken andBeautiful-The Journey of Joy which will be held in May. Only cash and check are excepted at the door for this special Texas Roadhouse lunch. Hope to see you there!

Are you looking for great bargains on children's clothes, toys, shoes, and equipment? Mulberry Bush Consignment is Wichita's only ALL-SEASONS children's consignment sale featuring new and gently-used clothing (infant through junior & maternity), toys, and infant accessories. Please visit http://www.mbcsale.com/ to find shopper information.
LOCATION: Maize Recreation Commission at Maize Road and 37th Street North (look for the Taco Bell & Pizza Hut)
SALE DATES & TIMES: Thursday, March 19 - General Public Sale, 9a-6p Friday, March 20 - General Public Sale, 9a-6p Saturday, March 21 - Half-Price Sale, 8a-12noon

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Day 24

Tip: when trying to get out of debt sit down every pay period and budget your check. Tell every penny where to go.

Then pull out cash for your envelopes. Yes real paper envelopes!
We use the following cash envelopes:

Groceries (includes Health and Beauty)
Gas money envelope would be nice but I am not willing to drag three kids into the gas station to pay!

The rest of the check goes toward monthly bills, debt or savings.

If there is any extra at the end of the week put it towards your debt or savings.
You never over spend because when the money is gone, you are done spending. Is every month perfect? No! Sometimes you may have to borrow from another envelope.
Here is a link to some free budgeting forms.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Day 23

Money Making Coupon

Save $5.00
on any ONE (1) HUGGIES Gentle Care Diapers Product
Follow this link and print the Huggies $5.00 coupon twice. This is a money making coupon. Even if you do not have baby in the house, print it! Example~ Dillons has the Gentle Care Wipes on sale for $2.50. Buy two boxes and make $5.00 and donate wipes or use them.
Side note: I have one report that the coupon was adjusted down to the price of the wipes. Still not bad, free wipes!
If you need Diapers follow this link to add $1.50 shortcuts coupon on your Dillons Card and save $6.50 off a package of one package of Huggies Gentle Care Diapers

Monday, March 16, 2009

Day 22

ALDI Produce Sale! I will be buying lots of great produce this week.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Day 21

Dillons Deals
Spider man fruit chews ~.79
Nature Valley Bars ~1.00
Chex Mix ~.19
Chex Mix ~.19
Cheerios Mix ~.79
Care Bear Fruit Chews ~.79
Betty Crocker Potatoes ~Free
Kotex ~1.20
Fiber One Bars ~ Free
Tylenol ~1.50
Total $6.45
Savings $17.49
This is just one example of Dillons Mix and Match Sale
Be sure to load your cellfire and shortcuts coupons and print coupons from coupons.com before you head out.
Happy Savings!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Day 20

Word has it that the Wichita Goodwill's are having their $1.10 clothing sale Sat. 3/14/09. I will be there treasure hunting for Ebay!.....thanks Rebecca
Did you know that Goodwill has an online auction???? Click here to check it out!
Happy Hunting!
Follow this link for more free Johnsons's Buddies....thanks Money Saving Mom

Friday, March 13, 2009

Day 19

Great new Cellfire Kroger coupons. Click here to load on your Dillons card
and don't forget to match with your manufacturer coupons for double savings.
Check out the Grocery Weekly blog. This blog shows all the great Dillons deals.....thanks Shannon

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Day 18

Click here and check out the Tip Jar.

The Tip Jar is a list of money-saving tips for users to vote on, and even add to.......thanks Tom

Collect your deodorant coupons and head on over to your Dillons store~ many different brands of deodorant are marked down. I was able to purchase: Suave free after coupon and Sure $.37 after coupons. (For you Wichita readers, I was at the Central and Maize store)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Day 17

Are you drowning in debt or could just use some extra money? Garage Sale season is almost here! Start cleaning out your closets and corners now.
Our first garage sale when we began our journey to become debt free gave us a great head start to fund our emergency fund.
I have already started my garage sale pile for the sale we will have in May.
Tip: Advertise on Craigslist. It's free!
Buy some pop and bottled water to sell~make even more $

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Day 16

What products do you purchase on a regular basis? Consider searcing ebay for coupons. I just received my 15 coupons I ordered from Ebay. I used my $2.00 ebay discount code. I paid .99 for 15 coupons.
Dillons price $.99~ coupons double.
My total cost for 15 4-packs cottonelle $.99

Monday, March 9, 2009

Day 15

Happy Birthday to Me!
Click here for free birthday treats.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Day 14

Huggies has reset the valuable $5/1 and $3/1 coupons. You can print two more of each!
Head on over to Walgreens. Buy 3 packages for $10 each. Use 3 $5/1 coupons. And Receive $10 in Register Rewards. That is $5.00 for 3 packages of diaper!

Free RoastBurger with any drink purchase. (Expires March 14th)
Guess what we are having for dinner tonight??

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Day 13

A list of what I do not buy that saves us $100's yearly
Kleenex~t.p. works just fine
Paper Towels~if you have ate at my house you already know where the hand towels are kept :)
Paper Plates
Paper Cups
Leave a comment with your do not buy list!

Click here for a free sample of head & shoulders

and dig out your head & shoulders manufacturer coupon and head to Wal-Mart and buy a sample size for another free head & shoulders (coupon does not exclude trial sizes)........thanks Heather
Click here for a $5/25 at Rite-Aid good 3/6-3/7

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Day 12 Prince of Peace

I listen to Dave Ramsey every chance I get. It has been one month since my husband was laid off from his job. Some days I find myself in a funk but after listening to one of his shows I am reminded of how grateful I am that we follow his advice. It is only because we followed his plan that we are in the position of having money saved and no debt. Click here and listen.

No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money. Matthew 6:24

Free yourself of debt and let your only master be the Prince of Peace. Debt is a burden to heavy to carry. Today is the day!

Looking for a deal? Check out these great places online for good prices and peer reviews!
http://www.froogle.com/ - Google’s search engine for hot deals!

http://www.pricegrabber.com/ - Comparison shopping from all over the web!

http://www.epinions.com/ - Great real-world product reviews and opinions.

http://www.ebay.com/ - You can find just what you need—in someone else’s attic!
from Dave Ramsey lesson 8 Financial Peace University

Day 11

Sutton and Dodge Top Round Steak or Roast is on sale at most SuperTarget stores for $2.49/lb. Use this $2/1. ~thanks Tina

While there print the soup coupon final price .29

Free Diet Dr. Pepper follow this link

For you Wichita readers.....If you are member of Exploration check out the spring break activities. Wed. is free admission for all.~thanks Rebecca

Spring Break Activities
Monday, March 16 - Sunday, March 29
School’s out and you’re looking for something fun to do with your children. Head to EP for daily hands-on, educational activities such as building your own radio, taking on challenges in the new FETCH! Lab, pretending to be a veterinarian, building sand castles and more. Included with museum admission, unless otherwise noted.

What Floats Your Boat? Monday, March 16 & 23, Noon - 5 p.m.

Celebrate the Luck of the IrishTuesday, March 17 & 24, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sand Castle Building (weather permitting, no admission required)Wednesday, March 18 & 25, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Ready, Vet, Go!Thursday, March 19 & 26, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Super Science DayFriday, March 20 & 27, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Radio Workshop*Saturday, March 21, 9 a.m. - noon *Must register to participate, call 263-3373, ext. 305.

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