Friday, May 29, 2009

Sory, I have not been better at posting. I thought I could follow through. Summer is here so I am going to make a much better efforts at keeping you posted.

I did in the mean time set up a seperate checking account for our grocery budget. This seems to be a big help. Money is direct deposited into the account. What a wonderful thing.

I promise to be better,,,,

Sunday, April 5, 2009


Ok, so I feel really good about my shopping trip this week. Just hope I can keep it up.

So this week at Meijer I spent $64.37 and saved $72.99. Not too bad if you ask me.

There are some really good deals at Meijer this week.

Friday, April 3, 2009

The Cast Is Off

Hi everyone, the cast if off and I am back to normal. That was a quick 5 weeks. So I promise from here on out I will do a much better job at this.

Update my son that is in the Marine's will be home on Sunday for 30 days. They have changed his PDS from North Carolina to Japan. So he will be with us in Ohio for 30d. I am so excited. I need to come up with another plan to save more money so I can save the money to visit him in Japan. Tickets run anywhere from $1500.00 to $15,000.00. I have my work cut out for me. I just wanted to give him time to settle in and make sure he does not get deployed right away.

Well any of you with boys will know the grocery bill is going to go up. I am going to try and make as much as I can and freeze it for him. That way during the day when I am at work he will have plenty to choose from.

I will post after my grocery visit this week....

Happy shopping..

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


OK, well let me say sorry for not posting. I managed to break my hand and I am sporting a really cool pink cast on my left hand. It goes from th tip of my thumb to my elbow so typing is a bit of a challenge.

I will try and get my pictures up for this weeks shopping. Really good deals at Meijer. I spent $68.00 and saved $49.00. Not to terrible for not shopping the weekend before.

The cast camme on 2/18/09 and my husband went out of town from the 20th until the 23rd. So I skipped one week and no one even knew.

Happy shopping

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Coupon Organizing

Ok so I am at odds on how to keep my coupon organized. Up to know I have kept the RP,SS and PG intaked in a binder based on the date received. This works really great only problem is when you go to the store there may be many good deals that are not listed in the ad for your store. SO do you keep a mental picture of the item go home and cut the coupon and make another trip to the store or do you clip all of the coupons and organize and take the binder with you?

Then my big question is how to organize so when you are in the store it does not take 3 or more hours. I really like to save a lot of money but I really like to spend my Sundays doing other things. So which way do I go.

What I may try is going forward clipping the coupons and putting them in my new binder. I will still have to cut other. I have packets of coupon going back to October 08 So in the mist of changing I am cutting the older coupon and will forward to a Military Base. Which if you have read my profile my son is in the Marine's. There is a Marine Base in Japan. I am going to contact the person listed to make sure they can still use and get any other specifics from them. If is all is still good for them I will post that information or feel free to forward the coupons to me and I will make sure they are sent.

Hapy Shopping and Saving

Meijer 2/15/09

So I am still with in my budget this week but I spent more then I want to. Meijer has seasoned chicken marked down so I bought several packages. Which I had not planned on. And with my son wanting to pack lunch this week there were several item I picked up that I had no coupons with me for. Which is making me re-think how I organize my coupons. I met another blogger and couponaholic at Meijer. Check out her site She offers beginner and advanced coupon classes. I am really interested in finding out others strategies to see if it will help me.

So to the nitty gritty I spent $108.75 and saved $62.11 a 57% savings.

Friday, February 13, 2009

The Gap Outlet

Just wanted to share my bargin for the day. The Gap Outlet in Hebron KY has all Old Navy Womens Jeans on sale for $1.99. I bought 5 pair of jean for $10.36. I think I am heading back tomorrow to buy more. One pair of the jeans has the orginal price tag it was $29.50. What a bargin. But be careful they all brands of jean mixed together. So you have to really what the brand. The sale people are great.