Friday, December 3, 2010

Proud Mom Moment

This post has nothing at all to do with saving money or coupons, but I still wanted to share it. I was going through my sons' backpacks after school today...sorting through papers, homework, lunches, etc. I came across an assignment that my middle son, Aaron, had at school, and I just had to share it with you.

The assignment was to write a very short story that began with this sentence...I went to the North Pole and saw a reindeer...

This is his story:

I went to the North Pole and saw a reindeer. The reindeer were asleep.

I saw Santa Claus. He said, "How am I going to deliver all the presents? It's already Christmas."

"It doesn't matter about the presents. It's about Jesus' birthday. Their parents might give them presents," I said. "Why don't you just think about Jesus this year!"

He said, "Yes."

That year Santa and the reindeer had the best Christmas ever. Santa learned a good thing.

When I read this story, I have to say I was just so proud of my little man!!

As a mom, there are so many things that we try to teach our children, and some days it is hard to know if the lessons we try to teach them are sinking in. Reading his story made me realize that he really is learning those lessons that we are trying to teach him.

We sometimes have to tell our kids the same thing a hundred different times before they get it, but don't give up...keep on teaching those lessons that are important to you. When they get it you'll have an amazing proud mom moment too!!

If you have a proud mom moment that you'd like to share, leave a comment below!! I know that we all love to brag on our kids! :)

FREE (???) Milky Way Candy Bars

There's a great new coupon on for $0.50 off 2 Milky Way Candy Bars. This coupon will double at Albertsons, so there's a strong possibility that we'll be able to get FREE chocolate!! It seems like these candy bars go on sale for around $0.50 at Albertsons quite regularly...I've also seen them go on sale Buy one Get one FREE. If they go on sale before this coupon expires we'll be able to get some FREE chocolate...YEA!!!

Go here to print this coupon.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Even More Gerber Coupons

Go here and "like" Gerber on Facebook and you should be able to print out even more HIGH VALUE coupons!!

The coupons that are available are:

-$3.00 off any 32 oz. Gerber Good Start Ready To Feed Formula
-$2.00 off any 3 Gerber Graduates for Crawlers Snacks
-$2.00 off any 3 Gerber Graduates for Toddlers Snacks
-$2.00 off any 3 Gerber Graduates for Preschoolers Snacks

These coupons are only available to print for a very short time, so if you are interested you need to print now before they are no longer available. On Gerber's Facebook page it says that the coupons will only be available for 24 hours, and that was posted 8 hours if you want to print them, print them now!!

Thanks Hip2Save!

Gerber Coupons

There are some new high value coupons available for baby food/formula at

Coupons include:

-$5.00 off any can of Enfagrow Formula

-$5.00 off Enfamil (Premium Newborn or Premium Infant)

-$1.00 off when you buy 3 2-packs of Gerber NatureSelect 2nd Foods Purees

-$1.00 when you buy 3 jars of Gerber NatureSelect 3rd Foods Purees

-Buy 2 4-packs of Gerber Yogurt Blends Get one FREE

-Buy 2 4-packs of Gerber Graduates Yogurt Blends Get one FREE

Go here
to print any of these coupons. (I found them under the "Foods" Category...on pages 5 and 6).

It's been about 3 years since I've had to buy any baby food, but I remember that it was pretty pricey. These coupons should make for some pretty good deals, especially when combined with a sale. If you find these on sale, I'd stock up...check expiration dates and stock up on what you'll need.

(When my youngest son was just a few weeks old, Target had an AMAZING sale on Gerber Baby food. I was able to get jars for $0.04 each after coupons. He wasn't anywhere close to being able to eat the food, but I bought enough jars to last him for his whole first year. I came home with bags and bags of food...I think my husband thought I was crazy. :) If you find a good sale, check the expiration dates and STOCK'll really be able to save big!!)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Albertsons Ad/Coupon Match Up (December 1 - 7)

Albertsons will:
-double coupons up to and including $0.50
-triple coupons up to and including $0.39
-only double/triple up to 4 like coupons per transaction
-accept TWO coupons during a Buy One Get One Sale (as long as each coupon is for $X.XX off ONE product)
-allow you to combine a manufacturer's coupon with a store coupon

It looks like this is the week of Buy one Get one FREE sales. Remember that when Albertsons has a BOGO sale, you are allowed to use TWO coupons! I am only going to be mentioning some of the deals that you'll find in the ad, so you'll definitely want to go through the ad to see if there are any items that I've left out that might work for your family. If you have a small family and don't think your family will benefit from BOGO sales, you might want to think about going in with a friend/family member. You can take advantage of the BOGO sales, and cut your grocery bill in half by splitting it with someone else.


Yellow Onions (3 lb. bag) (BOGO)

Grape Tomatoes (Full Pint) (BOGO)

Texas Oranges (4 lb. bag) (BOGO)

Organic Baby Carrots (1 lb. bag) (BOGO)

Fresh Eggplant or Celery (BOGO)

Fresh Blackberries (BOGO)

Fresh Red Bell Peppers (BOGO)

Mann's Vegetables (12 oz.) (BOGO)

Fresh Express Garden Plus Salads (BOGO)

Navel Oranges $0.99/lb.

Pink Lady Apples $0.99/lb.

Danjou Pears $0.99/lb.

Hass Avocados $0.79 each


Albertsons Fresh Cut Pork Loin or Rib Chops (BOGO)

Sanderson Farms Boneless, Skinless Fryer Breast or Breast Tender (BOGO)

Albertsons USDA Choice Beef Boneless Eye of Round or Chuck Steak (BOGO)

Alberstons USDA Choice Beef Extra Lean or Tenderized Beef For Stew (BOGO)

Albertsons USDA Choice Beef Bottom Round Steak (BOGO)

Albertsons Fresh Cut Assorted Pork Loin Chops (BOGO)

Albertsons USDA Choice Beef Boneless Chuck Tender Steak (BOGO)

Albertsons Fresh Cut Boneless Pork Loin Chops (BOGO)

Albertsons Petite Sirloin Steak (Pre-seasoned) (Buy one get TWO Free with in ad coupon)

Albertsons Fresh Cut Boneless Pork Loin Chops (Pre-seasoned) (Buy one Get TWO FREE with in ad coupon)

Harvest Frozen Tilapia Fillets (16 oz. bag) (Buy one Get TWO FREE with in ad coupon)


Tombstone Pizza (BOGO)

Lean Cuisine Frozen Entrees (BOGO)

Perrier, Ozarka Aquapod, and Nestle Pure Life Water (BOGO)

Doritos (BOGO)

Langers Juice (BOGO)
-use coupon for $1.00 off 2 Langers Juice (found in 11/14 SmartSource insert)

Birds Eye Steamfresh Frozen Veggies (BOGO)
-use coupon for $0.50 off Birds Eye Veggies (found here)(will be doubled)
Final Price: Possibly FREE (I believe these are priced at $1.99, so you'll get two for $1.99 and if you use 2 coupons that are both doubled you'll be able to get 2 bags for FREE!!)

Mt. Olive Pickles (BOGO)
-use coupon for $1.00 off Mt. Olive Pickles (found in 10/31 SmartSource insert)

Mott's Apple Sauce (6 pack) $1.79

ReddiWip $2.00
-use coupon for $0.35 off 1 (found in 11/14 SmartSource insert) (will be tripled)
Final Price: $0.95

Sister Schubert's Frozen Rolls $2.50
-use coupon for $0.50 off 1 Sister Schubert's (found in 11/14 SmartSource) (will be doubled)
Final Price: $1.50 (I have to admit that I would buy these at full price...they are DELICIOUS!!)

Health and Beauty:

Entire Line of Vitamins (BOGO)
-use coupon for $2.00 off Flintstones Vitamins (found here)
-use coupon for $2.00 off Nature's Bounty Your Life Vitamins (found here)
-use coupon for $1.00 off One A Day Vitamins (found here)
-use coupon for $2.00 off Centrum Vitamins (found in 11/14 RedPlum insert)

Ricola Cough Drops (BOGO)
-use coupon for $1.00 off 2 Ricola (found in 10/17 SmartSource insert)

Ivory Bar Soap or Body Wash (BOGO)
-use coupon for $0.25 off Ivory (found in 11/28 Proctor and Gamble insert) (will be tripled)

Zest Bar Soap (BOGO)
-use coupon for $0.35 off Zest (found in 11/28 Proctor and Gamble insert) (will be tripled)

-If you buy 10 of the items listed below, you will save $5.00 instantly at checkout. The price I list will be assuming that you are buying in groups of 10

Banquet Frozen Dinners $0.69

Green Giant Canned Vegetables $0.49

-use coupon for $0.50 off 2 (found in 10/24 SmartSource insert) (will be doubled)
Final Price: FREE

Folgers Classic Roast Coffee $6.49
-use coupon for $1.00 off Folgers (found in 11/7 RedPlum insert)
Final Price: $5.49

Tide Laundry Detergent $9.49
-use coupon for $1.00 off Tide (found in 11/28 Proctor and Gamble insert)
Final Price: $8.49

Lipton/Knorr Rice Sides or Pasta Sides $0.88

Grower's Pride Orange Juice $1.49

Select General Mills Cereal (Make sure to pick up ONLY the sizes that are included in the sale) $1.49
-use coupon for $1.00 off 2 select General Mills Cereal (found in 11/14 General Mills insert, here, and here)
Final Price: $1.98 for 2 (or $0.99 each)

7-Up, Sunkist, or A&W Root Beer $0.88

Powerade Sports Drink $0.79

Horizon Milk $2.99

Sobe Life Water or Fuze $0.88

Cheez-It Crackers $2.49

-use coupon for $1.00 off 3 Cheez-It Crackers (found here)
Final Price: $6.47 for 3 (or $2.16 each)

Charmin Basic Bath Tissue (12 double roll) $5.49
-use coupon for $1.00 off Charmin Basic (found in 11/28 Proctor and Gamble insert)
Final Price: $4.49

Bounty Basic Paper Towels (8 roll) $5.49
-use coupon for $0.25 off Bounty (found in 11/28 Proctor and Gamble insert) (will be tripled)
Final Price: $4.74

Scenario for Buy 10 and Save $5.00
-Buy 4 Green Giant Vegetables $0.49 each
use 2 $0.50 off 2 coupons
-Buy 6 General Mills Cereal $1.49 each
use 3 $1.00 off 2 coupons (1 from newspaper, and 2 from here)
Final Price: $5.94

3 Day Sale (12/3 to 12/5)

Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast $1.77/lb.

Shelled Pecan Halves $3.99 (12 oz)

Best Choice Sugar $1.69 (4 lb. bag) (limit 2)

Niagara Water (24 pack) $1.88 (limit 1)

Velveeta Cheese $3.99 (32 oz.) (limit 2)

HEB Ad/Coupon Match Up (December 1 - 7)


2 HEB Ground Round (85% lean), Ground Sirloin (90% lean), Lean Ground Beef (93% lean), Extra Lean Ground Beef (96% lean), Ground Turkey Breast (99% lean) 16 oz. rolls or 2 HEB Fully Cooked Ground Beef (11 oz.)
Fresh Express Premium Romaine or Green & Crisp Garden Salad
HEB Pasta Sauce
HEB Pasta
HEB Fancy Shredded Cheese

(I believe that the price for the ground beef starts around $2.97 and goes up depending on what you buy. I am down to my last pound of ground beef and my last 2 jars of spaghetti sauce, so I'll probably be doing this deal a few times. It's not the best price I've seen for ground beef, but when you factor in the items that you get free it's a pretty good deal.)


Merry Christmas Mommy Deal:

HEB Baby Plus Pack Box Diapers (100 to 160 count)
HEB Baby Scented Wipes (432 count box)
Bodycology Trial Size Mist
Dove Deep Moisture Nourishing Travel Size Body Wash
Dove Clinical Protection Cool Essential Anti-Perspirant
Soyjoy all Natural Fruit & Soy Bar
Conair Styling Essentials Elastics
Softsoap Liquid Hand Soap
HEB Triple Size Cotton Balls

Angel Soft Bath Tissue (12 double rolls)
-use coupon for $1.00 off 1 Angel Soft Bath Tissue (found here You'll need to change the zip code to 10011 to find this coupon)
-use coupon for $0.50 off 1 Angel Soft Bath Tissue (found in 9/19 and 11/14 RedPlum inserts)
Sparkle Paper Towels (3 count)


Nestle Toll House Morsels
-use coupon for $0.50 off 2 Nestle Toll House Morsels (found here)
Hill Country Fare Coconut Flakes
Nestle Carnation Evaporated Milk

HEB Fully Cooked Appeteasers (Buffalo or Sweet BBQ)
HEB Peanuts (16 oz.)

Kiolbassa Home Style Polska Kielbasa or Roasted Garlic Smoked Sausage
Kraft Deluxe Macaroni and Cheese Dinner
Bush's Best Pinto Beans

HEB Fully Cooked Chicken Fried Steak or Chicken Breasts, Chicken Strips or Steak Fingers
Simply Mashed Potatoes or Simply Macaroni and Cheese

Ragu Alfredo Sauce
-use coupon for FREE Pasta when you buy 2 jars of Ragu Pasta Sauce (found in 11/14 RedPlum insert)
3 Hill Country Fare Vermicelli

Swanson Chicken Broth (32 oz.)
-use coupon for $1.00 off 2 Swanson Broth Cartons (found in 11/7 SmartSource insert)
HEB Broth (32 oz.)

Folgers Classic Roast Coffee (11.3 oz.)
-use coupon for $1.00 off 1 Folgers Product (found in 11/7 RedPlum insert)
HEB Classic Roast Coffee (11.5 - 13 oz.)

HEB Premium Orange Juice (64 oz.)
Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls

Quaker Instant Oatmeal (10.1 - 18.2 oz.)
-use coupon for $1.00 off Quaker Instant Oatmeal (found in 9/12 RedPlum insert)
Better Oats Instant Oatmeal (4.9 - 8.1 oz.)

2 Nesteas (12 pack)

Boursin Spreads
Kaukauna Cheese Ball, Log, or Cup

1/2 lb. of HEB Artisan Cheddar Cheese
HEB Premium Quality Entertainer Crackers

HEB Chef Prepared Sandwich
HEB Chef Prepared Small Green Salad

2 International Delight Coffee Creamers
-use coupon for $0.55 off 1 International Delight Creamer (found in 11/7 SmartSource insert and here)
Sour Cream Donuts (6 ct.)

HEB Fully Cooked Texas Ranch Chicken
HEB Zesty Italian or Hearts of Romaine Salad

HEB Fresher Lasting Salsa
HEB Tortilla Chips

IMUSA 32 Steamer with Glass Lid and Soft Touch Handles ($24.97)
Boston Butt Pork Roast (max. value $5.00)
Girasol Corn Husks
Bolner's Fiesta Ancho Chili Pods
Hill Country Fare All Natural Corn Masa Mix
Sun Vista Canned Beans
Ricos Queso Blanco Cheese Sauce
Riceland Extra Long Grain Rice

1 3M Scotch Brite Scour Pad, Easy Erase or Dobie Sponges (3 pack)

Bioplus Sosilk Conditioner
Bioplus Sosilk Shampoo

Christmas Fragrance Gift Set
Fancy Sequins Cosmetic Bag

Vicks NyQuil, DayQuil, VapoSyrup, Mucus Control, Plus, 44 Custom Care, VapoSray, or VapoRub
-use coupon for $1.50 off Vicks NyQuil (found in 11/28 Proctor and Gamble insert)
Hill Country Fare Essentials Original or Aloe Vera Hand Sanitizer

Dove Bar Soap (6 pack)
HEB Cotton Swabs with Paper Sticks (500 ct.)

Head & Shoulders Shampoo, Conditioner, or 2 in 1
HEB Dandruff Shampoo, Conditioner, or 2 in 1

Gillette Mach3 Disposable Razors (3 ct.)
-use coupon for $2.00 off Gillette Mach3 Disposable Razors (found in 11/7 RedPlum insert)
Gillette Series Shave Gel

Huggies Snug & Dry Giant Pack Box Diapers or Huggies Supreme Little Movers Giant Pack Box Diapers
-use coupon for $2.00 off Huggies Little Movers Diapers (found in 11/14 SmartSource insert)
Funderful Bilingual Talking Phone

Gerber Graduates Cup
Gerber Baby Juice

Avent Twin Pack Bottles
HEB Baby Distilled Water (3 pack, 1 gallon bottles)

1 Mottled Candle


HEB Seasoned Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs for Fajitas or with Texas-Style BBQ Rub
5 lbs. for $5.00

Hill Country Fare Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts $1.97/lb.

Sanderson Farms Whole Chicken Grade A $0.87/lb.

Ball Park Meat Franks $1.00
-use coupon for $0.75 off 2 Ball Park Franks (found in 10/24 RedPlum insert)

Red Seedless Grapes $1.27/lb.

Mangos $0.69 each

Jonagold Apples $0.98/lb.

Gold Medal Flour $1.50

Suave Solid Anti-Perspirant Deodorant $0.99
-use coupon for $0.75 off 1 Suave Deodorant Product (found in 11/14 RedPlum insert)

Monday, November 29, 2010

HEB: Digiorno Pizza Combo Loco

Wanted to remind you that HEB has a Combo Loco that will be ending tomorrow.

Buy: Digiorno Pizza

There's a coupon for the Digiorno pizza that will make this deal even better.

-$1.00 off any Digiorno pizza (12" and up) (found in 11/14 RedPlum insert)

Your final price will be $4.75 for 2 pizzas, or around $2.38 each.

I think this is one of the lowest prices you'll be able to find these pizzas, so I'd definitely pick a couple of these up.

Albertsons--Pillsbury Catalina Deal

While I was out this morning, I ran by Albertsons to see if they still had the Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls and Crescent Rolls on sale for $1.50. My friend, Shelli, had mentioned that she bought several tubes of Cinnamon and Crescent Rolls earlier and she received a Catalina Coupon at the checkout. I decided to see if this deal would work at our local Albertsons.

The Cinnamon Rolls were no longer priced at $1.50, but the Crescent Rolls were.

I bought:

6 Pillsbury Crescent Rolls ($1.50 each)
-used 3 coupons for $0.40 off 2 Crescent Rolls (found in 11/21 SmartSource insert and 11/14 General Mills insert) (doubled)
Final Price: $6.60

AND two Catalina Coupons printed for me:
-$1.00 off your next shopping order
-AND $3.00 off your next shopping order

Fine print on the coupon states:
Buy any Pillsury Refrigerated Crescents, Cookies, Sweet Rolls, Grands! Biscuits, Grands! Cinnamon Rolls, Pie Crusts, Dinner rolls, Loaves, Breadsticks or Pizza Crust between 11/29 and 12/26 and receive:

Buy 4 and get $1.00 Catalina Coupon
Buy 5 and get $2.00 Catalina Coupon
Buy 6 or more and get $3.00 Catalina Coupon

All items must be purchased in one shopping order. Limited to product in stock. No cash back.

I'm not sure why two Catalina Coupons printed for me. According to the fine print I should have received one $3.00 Catalina...oh well, I'm definitely not complaining. :) In my opinion this is an AWESOME deal. This Catalina deal will be going through December 26th, but I'm not sure how long the sale prices will last. Hopefully we'll see other GREAT prices on Pillsbury products over the next few weeks and we'll be able to stock up and really save with the Catalinas!

Thanks Shelli for giving me the heads up on this! :)

TARGET--Great Price on Tyson Chicken Nuggets

While I was at Target looking for FREE body wash, I came across another AWESOME deal!! The bags of Tyson Chicken Nuggets are price cut to $2.50 a bag...regularly priced around $5.00. In my opinion this is an amazing deal.

There is a coupon for $1.00 off Tyson Frozen Breaded Chicken that was found in the 10/10 SmartSource insert. If you have that coupon you'll be able to get a bag for only $1.50!! A definite GREAT deal.

I had already used my coupon, but I still picked up a couple of bags because it's hard to beat this price!

Please keep in mind that if you live in San Angelo our Target does not keep a large stock of food items, so if you are interested in this deal I'd head over there soon. If you find that they are sold out, you can always request a long as this isn't a "while supplies last" offer you should be able to get one. I didn't read the fine print on the sign to see if it was.

FREE Nivea Men's Body Wash

Did you notice that Nivea Men's Body Wash is priced at $2.99 at Target this week? Well, with the high value coupon for $3.00 off any Nivea Men's Body Wash we can get it for FREE!! This coupon was found in the 10/17 RedPlum insert and it expires tomorrow (11/30).

For those of you who live in San Angelo, I ran by our local Target to pick up some FREE body wash, but they were all sold out. I thought about getting a raincheck, but with the coupon expiring tomorrow I thought that it wouldn't be worth it. I took my Target ad to Wal-Mart and was able to price match the body wash there and get it for FREE!