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February 13, 2010

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January 23, 2010

*HOT!* $1/2 Kraft cheese coupon--it's back again!


The extremely popular $1/2 Kraft cheese coupon is back again! You'll want to hurry and print it because it always is gone in a flash!

Plus, there's a catalina deal running at Kroger (and affiliates), Safeway (and affiliates), Albertson's, and Meijer through January 24, 2010 that when you buy five or more Kraft cheese or dairy products, you'll get a $5 catalina!

Thanks, Krazy Coupon Lady!

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*HOT!* $0.55/1 Breakstone's Sour Cream = Free at Meijer (elsewhere?)

There's a hot new $0.55/1 Breakstone's Sour Cream coupon available here. If your store doubles, paired with a sale, this should make for free or almost-free sour cream.

Here's how to get free Breakstone's sour cream and cottage cheese at Meijer right now:

Buy 2 Breakstone’s sour cream (16-oz.) at $1.50 each
Buy 3 Breakstone’s Cottage Doubles at $1 each
Use 2 $0.55/1 Breakstone's printable coupon
Spend $4.90 plus tax after coupons and get a $5 catalina good on your next order
Free after coupons and catalina

The above catalina deal will roll, so if you have more coupons, stock up!

Thanks, Macomb Moneysavers!

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January 22, 2010

Super Savings Saturday: We made our goal of only spending $75 on groceries this month!

As you may recall, our goal for this month was to only spend $75 on groceries, to only buy dairy and produce, and to eat from the pantry.

January is almost over and we made--well, almost!

We went shopping for the third time this month yesterday and spent $23.63 on groceries bringing our total for the month to just shy of $75. And we have plenty on hand to finish out the month so, unless some major catastrophe happens, we should finish out the month hitting our goal.

I did buy contact solution and trash bags this week, so I didn't completely meet the goal of only buying dairy and produce. But I'm happy with how it all went nonetheless--flopped pizza and all!

Here's what we bought:


3 pounds of organic Braeburn apples
Dannon vanilla yogurt
2 bags of frozen mixed stirfry vegetables
International Delight Creamer (used free coupon)
contact solution
1 gallon milk
Cheddar cheese
1 dozen eggs
Trash bags
1 bag mixed organic apples
2 bunches reduced organic bananas (will freeze most of these for using in banana bread)
2 Happy Baby organic brown rice cereal (used free coupons)
4 Happy Baby organic snacks (used free coupons)

Total: $23.63

Stay tuned for Monday's post with our last Eat From the Pantry Menu. We also have another Freezer Cooking Day in the works for the first week in February. More details will be coming on that shortly.

Did you snag any great deals or bargains this week or save money in other ways? If so, be sure to post about them on your blog and leave your link below. Please remember that this weekly round-up is to share deals you personally got and/or money you were able to save this week. In order to keep this weekly round-up focused on helping and inspiring others in their efforts to save money, links which have little-to-no content other than promoting affiliate links, etc. will be deleted. Also, to make it easy for everyone to navigate quickly through the links, your link must link directly to your Super Savings Saturday post.

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$1/1 Mission Tortillas, $1/1 PertPlus, $1/1 any St. Ives, and more printable coupons


Print a coupon for $1 off any Mission tortillas here. Pair this with a sale and you should be able to get a package of tortillas very inexpensively!

Thanks, Printable Coupons and Deals!

More printable coupons:

El Monterey coupons

$1/1 Hebrew National Beef Franks

$3/1 Belly Bar products

$0.75/1 Sure deodorant

$1/1 PertPlus shampoo

$1/1 any St. Ives product

$1/1 Laura's ground beef

$1/1 Cheerios

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Target: $1.50/1 Cottonelle wipes and $2/1 Cottonelle 12-pack toilet paper

There are two brand-new Target store coupons for Cottonelle products that you can stack withmanufacturer's coupons to get $1.50 off Cottonelle wipes and $2/1 Cottonelle 12-pack of toilet paper.

Stack the $1/1 Cottonelle Aloe & E Toilet Tissue (12-pack+) coupon here with the $1/1 manufacturer's coupon (IE or Firefox) to get $2 off a 12-pack of toilet paper. (There's also a $0.50/1 coupon here.)

Stack the $1/1 Cottonelle SoothingClean Flushable Moist Wipes (36 or 72 count) here with the $0.50/1 coupon from the 12/13 or 1/17 SmartSource insert or the $0.50/1 coupon from the February ALL YOU issue. (There's also a $0.50/2 coupon here.)

I'm not entirely sure how much the Cottonelle wipes are (anyone know?), but they should be very inexpensive after this coupon.

Thanks, Mrs. Buys More!

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Big Lots: 20% off coupon


If you're a member of BigLots Buzz Club, you can take this coupon into any BigLots store from January 23 to January 31, 2010, and you'll get 20% off your entire purchase. BigLots prices are often excellent, so getting another 20% off is very sweet!

Thanks, Mojo Savings!

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January 21, 2010

Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Homemade Pizza (er, how not to improvise when making pizza!)

The pizza might not look that bad, but let me tell you, looks can be deceiving!

As you all well know, we've been eating from the pantry this month. We've used up lots of odds and ends, we've tried some new recipes, and we've been eating better than usual because it's inspired me to cook and bake more.

And so far, the challenge has gone on without much mishap. Until last night, that is.

I had planned to make Homemade Pizza--something I've made countless times before. I already had the dough frozen and the meat cooked up, so I thought it would be a snap to pull off.

Well, it spiraled downhill quite quickly.

First off, the dough just didn't feel right when it thawed. Something seemed "off" but I couldn't place it, and I didn't have time to re-make it so I just rolled it out and went with it.

Then, I went to get the barbecue sauce out of the refrigerator and discovered we had used it all up. Oops.

Necessity is the mother of invention, right? So I attempted to replicate barbecue sauce using ketchup, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce. Bad idea.

I pulled the thawed browned turkey out of the bag and noticed it also seemed really tough and dry. But I threw it on the pizza anyway along with some cheese. And then I stuck it in the oven without waiting for the oven to heat up entirely--which was also a dumb mistake.

When I pulled it out of the oven ten minutes later, I was congratulating myself on my improvisations and felt so happy that the pizza looked just fine despite the issues which had arisen while making it.

We cut it and starting eating it and I quickly stopped patting myself on the back. While the pizza looked just fine, it tasted awful. The crust was doughy and yeasty, the "barbecue sauce" was icky, and the meat was anything but appetizing.

All put together, the pizza was disgusting. In fact, I'm pretty sure it is the worst pizza I've ever had in my entire life.

We did our best to try and eat a few pieces, but we finally gave up and pulled out some Tyson Any'tizers we still had lurking in the freezer. And we did something we've never done before--we threw the homemade pizza out!

Maybe that seems wasteful, but the pizza wasn't fit for anyone to eat, believe me. However, the flopped pizza was good for something--we all had a hearty laugh over how bad it tasted. And we also were very relieved to remember that the Eat From the Pantry Challenge is almost over. Almost!

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Smokey Bones and T.G.I. Fridays: Buy One Entree, Get One Free


Print a coupon for a free entree when you purchase another at Smokey Bones here.

In addition, if you sign up for the T.G.I. Friday's email list by February 2, 2010, you'll get a coupon for a free entree when you purchase another.

Thanks, Couponers United!

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$5/1 EPT Pregnancy Tests = Free at Walmart

The $5 off any e.p.t. Pregnancy Test printable (IE) or printable (FF) is available again. You should be able to score free pregnancy tests at Walmart with this coupon.

Thanks, Deal Seeking Mom!

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Free Spanish General Mills magazine (includes lots of coupons!)


Sign up for the free Spanish General Mills magazine here. This magazine contains lots of coupons for General Mills products.

Thanks, KC Penny Pinchin' Mama!

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Free coupon booklet from ConAgra

Sign up for a free coupon booklet from ConAgra here. This booklet contains $17 worth of coupons for ConAgra products in it.

Thanks, The Bargain Buggy!

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Safeway (and affiliates): Free Annie's All-Natural Mac and Cheese

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Does your Safeway double coupons? If so, you should be able to get Annie's Mac and Cheese for free this week. It's on sale for $0.99 and you can use the $0.50/1 Annie's coupon here (doubled) to get it for free.

See more deals at Safeway this week here.

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Free Alford and Hoff Men's Skin Care samples

Become a fan of Alford and Hoff on Facebook and then click here to fill out a quick form to receive four different men's skin care samples. You will need to confirm a link via email in order to receive your samples.

Thanks, Free Snatcher!

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$1/1 Baked Lays, $0.75/1 NoYolk pasta, $0.75/1 Silk Soy Milk and more printable coupons


There's a new high-value coupon available for $1/1 Baked Lays here. (Thanks, KC Penny Pinchin' Mama!)

More printable coupons:

$1/1 Scott toilet paper

$0.75/1 NoYolk noodles

$4/1 Triple Action Sudafed

$0.75/1 Silk Soy Milk

Eggland's Best coupons

$1/5 Weight Watcher's yogurts

$0.50/1 Hood Cottage Cheese

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