Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Sorry to be MIA. Things here have been CRAZY! I've been having a bout of depression. I feel better today. My sweet Hubby is taking me to Vegas for my birthday. We leave on Monday and get back of Friday. I really need to get away.

I want o catch up on my mail call. Since my last post I've gotten:

Pepsi deal coupons from a rebate.
Domino Sugar recipes with 2 sugar coupons
$5.00 gift card from Save a Lot from the Fuel Your Family for Free promotion. I wasn't in the promotion area so they sent me a gift card.

That's all I can remember.

I have to go through all my coupons today and take out all the expiring ones. I have to see if there's anything that expires today that I don't want to miss out on.

I have to go to Target to take advantage of the Pepsi sale. I'm going to buy 5 12 packs for $15.oo. I have 5 $2.00 coupons. This brings the total to $5.00. If you buy 5 packs you get a $5.00 gift card so I will actually get the Pepsi for free. My grandaughter wants Sierra Mist so I'll probably buy that since I still have Pepsi left from the orginial promotion.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Monday's Mail Call

Today I got:
Living the Country Life magazine
Body + Soul magazine

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Thursday's Mail Call

Today I got:

2 coupons from Slimfast
An eat better america coupon book
Free Woman's day magazine
a Coupon train

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Wednesday's Mail Call

Today I got:
2 free back issues of Martha Stewart Living magazine.
1 Everyday with Rachael Ray (a cheap subscription)

Bill from State Farm for our van insurance.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Tuesday's Mail Call

Today I got my Dairy Queen gift card for posting the value meal menu on my blog. Yippee! I now have $5.00 toward my next blizzard fix.

I also got my electric/water/trash/cable/internet bill. These are all combined into 1 utility bill. Thanks for the short month it was $94.00 cheaper than January's bill. It's $31.00 more than lst year. The rates have gone up and this winter has been so cold.


I was making some turkey salad for my lunch...

I had cut up some turkey from last nights dinner
I added some green olives and celery.
I went to the refrigerator to get out the mayo.
OH NO! There was only a spoonful left. I scraped the jar clean.
I went back to the refrigerator to get out the Mircle Whip.
OH NO! Less than a spoonful left.
I scraped that jar clean too.
The turkey salad turned out just right, but now I'm out of mayo and Miracle Whip.

I went to the computer to look up Hellmann's to write and tell them how much I loved their product in hopes of getting a coupon from them to help with my next purchase. Lo and behold they are offering a $1.00 coupon for mayo on their website. I was able to print two coupons by using the backspace and refreshing the page. Now, I hope Walmart has a good price on the Hellmann's mayo since Giant Eagle doesn't take internet coupons.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Monday's Mail Call

I hated to open my front door today. Someone must have run over a skunk becasue it really stinks outside. It started smelling bad in the middle of the night. PHEW!!!

Today's mail:

Coupons from Mrs. T's Pierogies
Martha Stewart Living magazine (free subscription)
Last copy of Taste of Home Healthy Cooking (a paid subscription) I won't be renewing. I liked the magazine, but if it's not free I'm not subscribing.

February's Totals

I ended up $91.38 under my $400.00 budget for February. Here's the final numbers.

$312.85 OOP
629.18 Shelf
168.86 Coupons, EBC & cats used
304.71 Total Saved

This is a 48% savings. I shopped Giant Eagle twice last week. I went on Wednesday to take advantage of the sale that was ending that day. I went back on Thursday to shop this weeks sale and to use the coupons that would be expiring in February. I shouldn't have to go shopping this week unless I go to CVS to take advantage of any good sales that I can't live without.