Monday, June 13, 2011

Multitude Monday


Thank you Father God for:

pastor Ron--he had the congregation laughing and enjoying service Sunday.

my prissy daughter who found a cute frog as she says. 
my devin:  he is so silly:

my garden:
crayola blue bubbles

shawn being patient

God is so good to me and my family. 

Commissary coupon shopping trip saved 95%

Had a very nice time at the commissary today. They had almost everything in stock I was looking for.

I wish I would have taken a pic but it was too many items and i had to cook dinner last night when I got back from the commissary.

i got:
10 chex mix 1.09-1/2 booklet q
3 Crunch n munch .34-1/3 all you q=.01 each
Snyders Pretzels 1.60-1/1 insertq=.60
Ritz crackerfuls 2.00-1.50 insert=.50
Ronzoni pasta 1.19-1/1 insert=.19
5 webers marinades .49-1/1 insert=.51 overage
10 ortega seasoning .38-1/3 booklet q=.05 each
6 fajita seasoning ortega .38-1/3 booklet q=.05 ea
salad kit 1.50-1/1 insert=.50
4 Fisher nuts 1.30-1/1 booklet q=.30
4 Mahatma rice .49-.50/1=FREE
15 goldfish 1.77-.75/1 peelie=1.02 each
2 Orbitz gum .77-1/2 insert=.27 each
nivea lip gloss 1.15-1/1 all you q=.15
5 reynolds foil 1.34-1/1=.34
10 scotch brite pads .50-1/2 pdf=FREE
4 arm hammer fabric softener 1.69-3/2 insert=.19 ea
15 scotch tape .78-1/1 pdf=.22 overage each
18 advil 1.29-4/2 insert=1.42 overage each q
3 kiss my face lip gloss 1.99-2/1 all you q=free
2 redi-whip fat free 1.69-1/2 all you q=1.19 ea
Kings hawaiian sandwich rolls 1.39-1/1 insert=.39
international delight creamer 1.50-.55/1 insert=.95
2 viola meals 1.99-2/1 ip=free
Breyers FF ice cream 2.49-1/1 insert=1.49
skinny cow single serve .99-1/1 ip=free
4 smart one ice cream 1.25-1/4 booklet q=1.00 ea
8 lunchable subs 1.00-1/1 peelie found on product=FREE
always pantiliner .89-1/1 pg home mailer=.11 overage
22 kotex pads .84-2/2 insert=.16 overage ea
4 ivory soaps 1.03-1/1 insert=.03
9 cortaid 3.32-3/1 insert=.32 each
5 curad alcohol pads .46-.50/1 insert=.04 overage
4 oral b pulsar toothbrushes 3.25-3/1 insert=.25
5 nivea mens shave gel 1.85-2/1 any nivea mens home mailer (emailed company)=.15 overage each
10 pert plus travel .49-1/1 insert=.51 overage
21 gold bond travel lotion .51-.50/1 tearpad=.01 ea
6 folic acid sundown naturals 1.06-1/1 insert=.06

ice cream cones & toppings, milk, produce, bread without qs

subtotal: 289.32
# items 237
coupons: 261.44
95% saved
# qs: 184
surcharge: 13.15
total: 14.73
6¢ per item average!!!

FREE GNC product

there is a PDF out for free coconut water at GNC
GNC is an exchange vendor.


Saturday, June 11, 2011

End Tables are FINISHED!!

I shared before and after pictures of my end tables last week HERE


Finally finished with my end tables. They are decorated and ready for use.

Popular Fathers Day Gifts Deals

I was looking today for my father a gift for fathers day.  He is several miles away so I am looking on-line of coarse for a deal.  Also looking for my husband a gift.

Grill Kit
 was 37.95
now 12.04
68% off

Swiss army Knife
was $35
now 14.29 + free shipping
59% off

Mens leather wallet
was 45.00
now $15 + free shipping
67% off

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Refinishing End Tables

I have a new love for refinishing furniture.  I found these two end tables at a yard sale for $5 each.  They came with a coffee table to match.  The coffee table is currently outside acting as our patio table. 

this is what these tables looked like before:

and after 4 or 5 coats of paint 
and lots and lots of sanding/scraping:
they look amazing!!!!!!!!!

I will have to post more pictures later when they finish drying and I can put decor on them!!

Target Shopping Trip today saved $31 spent $3

Had a nice time at target today.

Got :
2 Kandoo Wipes 1.49-1/1 insert = .49
Mossimo Tee clearanced at 2.50- $3 target q adjusted down to 2.50=FREE
2 Tasters Choice 7ct 1.29 -1/1=.29
Old Spice Travel .97-1/1 PG home mailer=FREE (not pictured)
2 Herbal essences clearanced to 2.24 (was 2.99) - 1/1 target q-1/1 pg mailer=.24¢
6 UP UP Ibeuprofen .99-1/1 target q=FREE
8 Nexcare Bandaids 1.68-1/1 target q-.55/1 insertq= .13 each

total: 3.05
tax: .12
total: 2.17
saved 31.36

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Michaels Coupons 25% off and $5 off $25 purchase

Micheal's Arts & Craft Store has two WONDERFUL coupons right now:
$5 off $25 purchase

or 25% off entire purchase including sale items!!

plus 60% off framing order plus 10% off if you buy 2 frames

FREE Summertime events for Kids

Reading Programs:

Barnes and Noble
Grades 1-6
Starts 5/24, ends 9/24 (but get it done as soon as possible for best reward selection)
Read 8 books, choose one book from a limited selection free.  And parents are entered to win a free Nook Color.
Ages 12 and under
Starts 6/1, ends 9/5 (but get it done as soon as possible because they REALLY run out of the popular books fast!)
Read 10 books, choose one book from a limited selection
Book list:
Half Price Books
Ages 14 and under
Starts 6/1 (there is a kick off story time at 6/5 2pm at all stores if you want to go), ends 7/25
If you read 600 minutes or more, turn in your form between 7/25-8/7 and you will get a $5 coupon (think free book) to be used 7/25-8/31.  You also enter into the fishbowl contest.  The top reader (1 winner per age group per store) will win a $20 giftcard.
Form, rules, etc:
HEBuddy program
(not updated for this year yet)
Read 10 books and mail in form to get a gift pack.  In the past it has had a tshirt, pencil, sticker, certificate, HEbuddy bucks, bookmark, etc.
More information:
TD bank
Read 10 books and turn in form at any TD bank to get $10 added to their new or existing Young Saver account.
More information:
Check your local library.  Almost all libraries do a story time for preschool age children every week throughout the year and do a special summer program that includes school aged children.  (ie: Our local one has special guests and does a reading program where kids can earn prizes)


Regal Cinemas (United Artists and Edwards Theatres also)
$1 tickets for select G/PG movies Tuesdays and Wednesday at 10am during the 9week festival (June to August).
Find Movie/Theaters:
$1 per movie or buy a pass NOW at the box office for 5 (so it comes out to $.50 each if you go all 10 weeks).   
Find Movie/Theaters:
They cancelled their summer movie program because attendance last year was so low.

Smaller chains/ locations:

Bowtie cinemas free movies:
Classic cinemas $1 movies:
Harkins Theatres $1 movies:
The Grand Theatre $3 movie includes kids drink and popcorn:
The Great Escape Theaters:
Malco Theatres $2 movies:
Marcus Theatres $2 movies:
National Amusements Theatres $3.50 movie, $3.50 snack pack, free storytime (w/ free slice of pizza) after movie at some locations:
Phoenix Theatres free movies:
Towne Cinema: $1.50 per movie or $8 for all 11 when you buy the pass
Ultra Star: $2.50 movies every Saturday and Sunday

Other activities:

Kids bowl 2 free games per day during the summer.  Dates, times, ages, and whether it includes shoe rental varies by location (ie: the oe near us is for 15 and under, 5/1-10/31, shoe rental not included, Mon-Sat open-5pm, Sun open-availability).  You can also purchase a family pass for $24.95 which will allow up to 4 adults to also get 2 free games per day when accompanied by a child bowling free.
More information:
National Parks
Free entrance to National Parks (many of which charge fees usually).  June 21  (First day of summer) and September 24 (Public Lands Day) are the dates near summer.
Find parks:
More info and to find ones that are always free:
Bass Pro Shops
6/4-7/10 Various activities for the Family Summer Camp
More information:
Apple Camp
ages 8-12
3 day workshop leads up to an Apple Camp Film Festival where they show off their creation.
More information :
Massachussetts Free Fridays
Starts 7/1
Free cultural attractions every Friday.  Check back for locations and dates
More information:

Free activities throughout the year:

Lowes Build and Grow
Saturdays (usually every other Saturday) 10am.  Register online ahead of time and get there just before 10am so they don’t run out. Children get to build a project and will get googles and an apron their first time and a patch to add to it for subsequent visits as well as a certificate.
More information:
Home Depot Kids Workshop
First Saturday of each month 9am-12pm (get there early.  Includes a free project, apron, and project pin.
More information:
Make It Take It projects.  Some require a purchase and some are free.  For monthly schedule (says whether it’s free or requires a purchase on the schedule):,default,pg.html
Free projects every Saturday from 11am- 3pm.
For schedule:
AC Moore
Free Make and Take projects
May’s schedule:
How to get to the current month’s schedule:
Pottery Barn
Free story time every Tuesday 11-11:30am.  Kids receive a Book Club Passport on their first visit and a special gift after their 5th visit. To find a store near you (as well as seeing other kids events that they have):
If you have a Bank of America card, you can get one free admission (for the cardholder) to several different museums, zoos, science centers, and gardens all over the country for free the first weekend of each month. 
For locations or details:
More Museums
Free museums on certain days sponsored by Target.
For locations and times:
Various offers including free offers for the family.
More information:
Chuck E. Cheese
Free tokens for turning in charts (a ton of different ones available), report cards with good grades, etc.  If you are going anyway, you might as well get some free tokens out of it.  You can also sign up to receive coupons via email from them (some of them can be combined).
More information:

thanks swaggrabber blog


Get FREE popcorn all summer long from Regal Cinemas!

Here's how:
  • Visit any Regal Cinemas, United Artists Theatres or Edwards Theatres locations.
  • Go to from your phone (or click here to send the link to your phone now!)
  • Check in to get a coupon for FREE popcorn.
  • After you're registered, simply text popcorn to 35350 each time you visit a participating theater and enjoy FREE popcorn all summer!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

More Stockpile/freebie/overage Commissary Items

Marcal Napkins $1.41
Use $1/1 from 5/22RP=.41¢

Tabasco Sauce .89
Use .75/1 coupon from 5/22SS=.14 ¢

Red Baron Singles 3ct .89
***not all commissaries have this item
Use .75/1 from 6/5ss=.14 each
Use 1/1 from 6/5ss=.11 OVERAGE

Snuggle Sheets (blue box) 1.39
Use .75/1 from 6/5ss=.64 each

Bic Flex3 2.96
Use $3/1 from 6/5ss= FREE x7/17

FREE single can Seatle's Best 9.5oz single can from 6/5ss x8/7

Scotch Brite Sponges .50
Use .75/2 from 6/5ss=..13 each

Brut Deodorant 1.25
Use 1/1 from 6/5ss=.25¢ each

Ball park hotdogs 16oz 1.25
Use .75/1 from 6/5RP=.50¢ each x7/1

Friday, June 3, 2011

JUNE Commissary Coupon Matchup

These are an updated list of matchups gathered from my walk thru finds, posts on here, and various manufacturer ads.


Hidden Valley Salad Kits 1.50
use 1/1 from 5/15ss=.50 x 6/30

Imperial Sugar Shaker 1.10
Use .50/1 from 4/10ss=.60 each

Ken’s Salad Dressings $1.25
Use 1/1 from 5/8ss=.50 X6/30

Heinz 57 2.39
use 1/1 from 5/22 insert=1.39 X8/22

KC Masterpiece sauce 1.19
Use 1/1 from 5/15ss=.19 x7/17

Vlasic Relish .75
Use .75/1 any vlasic blinkie=FREE

Pompeian Olive Oil 16oz 2.49
use 1/1 Pompeian - SmartSource Online Coupons =1.49

Muellers Whole Wheat Pasta 1.09
Use 1/1 facebook q=.09¢
Use 1/1 Mueller's Pasta*| Coupons and Promotions*| Healthy Pasta, Pasta Recipes, Pasta Coupons & Promotions for Your Family =.09

Mahatma Rice .49
Use .50/1 from 5/1RP=FREE X8/31

Melitta Coffee Filters 40 count .79
Use $1/2 from 4/17ss=.29 x7/31

Ortega Taco Shells .99
Use 1/1 tearpad=FREE

Ortega Guacamole .38
Use 1/2 military tearpad=.24¢ overage each

Ragu 1.35
Use .50/1 from 5/22 inserts=.85 x6/19

Hormel Kids 1.50
use 1/1 from 5/22 insert=.50 x7/3

Ronzoni Garden Delight Pasta 1.19
Use 1/1 from 5/15ss=.19 x9/10

V-8 Fruit Juice 16oz. .79
Use .75/1 manu tearpad found at comm. =.04¢ each x12/31

Act ii popcorn .75
-1/2 inside package=.25

Smartwater 1.01
Use .75/1 tearpad found at gas station=.26¢ each x12/31

Better Oats Oatmeal .99
Use 1/1 from HERE=FREE

Cap'n crunch for .80¢ ($1 packs)
Use .50/1 from 4/17RP=.30 each x8/11

Pebbles Treats 1.50
use .75/1 blinkie=.75

Ritz bits sandwiches 2.00
use 1/1 peelie found on product=1.00

Snackwells 100 calorie snack packs 1.89
Use 1/1 peelie found on product=.89

Terra Chips Yukon .99
Use .55/1 from 4/10ss=.44 x7/10

Betty Crocker Fruit snacks or rollups 1.50
Use 1.00/2 commissary tearpad=1.00
*****this is not free but for most moms this will be a good stock up item

Nabisco Cheese Nips .90
use $1/3 commissary tearpad=.57 each x6/30

King's Hawaiian Sandwich Rolls 1.49
Use 1/1 from 5/22RP=.49 x7/17
**this was price from my receipt from 2 weeks ago. Price may have gone up since.

Carefree liners .89
Use 1/1 from 5/1 insert=.11 overage x6/30

Curad Alcohol Swabs .46
-.50/1 from 5/22ss=.04 OVERAGE x8/31

Visine A.C. 2.65
Use 2/1 from 4/10RP or 3/13RP=.65 X7/31

Pert Plus 2 in 1 travel size .49
Use 1/1 from 5/15 insert=.51 OVERAGE x6/30

Nivea Lip care 1.25
Use 1/1 from May All You mag=.25

Reach Floss .80
Use 1/1 from 4/17 insert=.20 overage x12/31

Reach floss .80
Reach flosser 1.56
use 2.50/2 q from sunday inserts
=.14 overage (well after surcharge it will be .02 overage)

Sundown Naturals Folic Acid 1.30
Use 1/1 from 5/1ss=.30 x6/12

Schick Disposable Razor 2pk (TRAVEL).62
-1/1 peelie=.38 OVERAGE

Bic Soilel $3.81
Use 3/1 from 5/1ss=.81¢ x6/12

Kotex Liners (18 or 22 ct) .91¢
use 1.50/2 from = .16¢ each x6/25

Gold Bond Lotion .51 (TRAVEL)
Use .50/1 military tearpad coupon=.01 X12/31

Similac ready to use cans 3.95
Use $5/1 from 4/3ss or 5/1ss en espanol (x8/31)=1.05 OVERAGE x5/31
**one per transaction

Marcal Single Paper towels 1.21
use 1/1 from 5/22=.21

Brita Water Pitchers 5.99
Use $4/1 from 4/17ss=1.99

Dawn 0.79¢

-.50/1 Dawn product, Because of You PG home mailer
-.50/1 Dawn product, Proctor & Gamble $110 booklet
=.24 ¢

Scotch Magic Tape .78
Use 1/1 from here =.22 overage x6/30

Post it flags/tabs 1.20
buy 2=2.40
use $1/2 here= 1.40 or .70 each
or buy 3=3.60
use $2/3 here =1.60 or .53 each

Oxi clean Stain Treatment 1.99
Use 3/2 from 4/17ss=.49¢ x6/30

Arm Hammer Sheets 1.69
use 3/2 from 4/10ss=.19 each x6/15

Purex 50oz 1.99
use 1/1 from 5/1RP=.99 x6/12

Chinet napkin .90
Use .75/1 from 4/10 insert=.15 X7/3

Reynolds Wrap Foil 80 sqft 1.00
Use 1/1 from 5/15ss=FREE x6/30

Tidy Cat Litter 1.50
Use 1/1 from 5/1 ss insert=.50 x8/31

Nutro Dog Food 6.38
use $7/1 HERE =.62 overage!!!!!!

International Delight Pint Creamer 1.50
Use .55/1 from 4/10ss=.95 x6/30

country crock tub 1.29
use 1/1 from may all you magazine=.29 x7/15

Oscar mayer hot dogs 1.25
use 1/1 from 4/10ss=.25 x6/5
Some areas are reporting these to be .94. This may be a regional or management sale. So if you do have this these will produce overage!!!!!!!!!

parkay .99
use .50/1 Coupons: ConAgra Brand Coupons - ReadySetEat =.49

Philadelphia cooking cream cheese 1.50
Use 1.50/1 wyb chicken peelie=FREE x6/30

Kraft Big Slice Cheese 1.89
Use 1/1 from 4/17ss=.89 x6/12

Oscar Mayer bacon 12-16oz 2.50
use .75/1 from kraft booklet=1.75

Oscar Mayer Lunchable with fruit 1.50
use 1/1 from 5/15ss=.50

PDF for REAL California Products

Bagel Bites 1.25
Use 1/1 from HERE =.25

Luigi's Real Italian Ice .75
Use .50/1 from 5/1RP
Use 1/1 from 5/1RP=.25 overage

Jimmy Dean Fully cooked 1.99
use 2/2 from 5/22 insert=.99

Regional/special/clearance deals found:
Bailey's Creamer 1.69
Use 1/1 from 5/22ss=.69 x6/12
(i put this here because this item is not available in this area)