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PlasmaCar for 50% off!! Today only!

Christmas season is upon us which means the online deals are starting!

Today's deal comes from amazon and is the Plasma car ride on.

Today only!!
Click here to buy.

Shopping trip

I went "grocery" shopping today for the items I need for dinners the next week.

I spent $27.

They included:

2 gallons milk
butter flavored crisco (the only way to make pie crust)
white vinegar - to disinfect my apple to make apple cider. Did I not mention I picked 2 full laundry baskets of apples yesterday? For free?
appliance lightbulb - my over the stove light has been burnt out since we moved into this house
dishwashing gloves - because heaven forbid I touch dirty dishwater.

And that's it!!!

It is really sick how much food I have in the house.
Fresh canned veggie that I did myself? check.
Fresh and canned and frozen fruit that I keep getting for free? Check.
frozen meat? Check.

Hoping to not spend any more money until next monday. Let's see if we can make it without buying milk.

Getting close

I still haven't made the posole that I planned on, and here's what we've eaten for the last week.

1 - Dutch oven dinner at church
2 - Chicken spaghetti
3 - Steak with baked potatoes and veggies
4 - leftovers
5 - chipotle turkey burgers and tater tots.
6 - taco soup

I've made another little dent in the freezer but still feel like I have a LONG way to go.

7 - posole
8 - skillet lemon chicken with potatoes
9 - leftovers
10 - pasta jumbalaya
11  leftovers or sandwiches
12 - steak with veggies, salad, rolls

Looking forward to having an empty freezer. I think it might take another 2 weeks!

Meal Plans through September

My plans for eating for the next week are below.

eggs and toast with fruit
pancakes, waffles (homemade syrup!)
baked oatmeal

kids eat hot lunch at school

25 - pizza party for football (5 year old team)
26 - steak with assorted veggies
27 - hiking all day at Yellowstone - sandwiches and snacky things
28 - chili
29 - Posole
30 - Beef tips with pasta (I have them in the freezer already)

I've made a small dent

So I am a little over a week into my pantry challenge so I thought I would share what we've eaten the last little bit. This is dinners only.

Sept 15 - Mexican Casserole
16 - Chicken wings and veggies
17 - Chicken and rice casserole, sliced cucumbers and carrots, green bean casserole
18 - leftovers
19 - shredded chicken taco salad
20 - Burritos and other leftovers
21 - BBQ chicken, veggie tien, creamed corn, rolls
22 - breakfast burritos
23 - chicken coconut curry soup (did not go over well, threw the rest away)
24 - hamburgers with fries

I went to the grocery store this morning because I was out of milk and eggs. I spent $18 on the following:

2 gallons milk
3 dozen eggs
chicken bullion
hamburger buns
frozen juice (.50 each for 100% juice!)

I made 4 loaves of homemade bread yesterday so we could have bread to eat.

The really cool thing about where I live now is that everyone here is an amazing gardener! In the last week alone I have been given:

yellow squash

One month pantry challenge

It's that time again. My freezer is packed. My pantry is overflowing.

One month Pantry Challenge it is!

From September 15th - October 15th, I will do my best to use mostly what I already have around. Obviously I will need to buy milk and some other fresh items, but I have GOT to clean out these freezers in prep for a deer!

Meal plan items coming up soon!

Cereal deal at Albertsons

Check out what I got today!

For the Utah/Idaho Albertsons market here is the low down.

Kellogg's cereal is $1.88/box. When you buy 4 boxes you get a free gallon of milk. Using the "Free Fruit WYB 2 mini wheats - up to $2" coupons, we have a deal!

I got 8 boxes of cereal, used four coupons HERE, got 2 gallons of milk free, and got my fruit that I was planning on buying anyway. Keep each fruit around $2 and you can get all this for around $8!

I'm going back tomorrow for more!

This week at Walgreens: Cereal!

I'll admit, the deals are not as good as they were when I first started couponing back in 2007. Call it inflation, the lack of doubling/tripling coupons anymore, the show Extreme Couponing, whatever.

I'm here to tell you that you still can save money! It may not be quite as awesome as free, but it will still be less than retail which = more $$ in your pocket.

Here is my deal for the day, and if you have a Walgreens around, you can do it too!

Cheerios and Fiber One cereals are $2.50 each and when you buy 2, you get 2000 points back on your card ($2).
There is no limit to how many points you can earn in 1 transaction. You can not spend points in a transaction and earn them at the same time.
I got 12 boxes of cereal. I used $1/2 coupons on cheerios from HERE, and $1/2 fiber one coupons from HERE.  (2 coupons per computer) My local grocery store also had $1/2 peelies that you could grab if you find them. Anyway, here's how it went down:
12 boxes cereal @ 2.50/ea. = $30 subtrac…

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Frozen as low as $14.96!

If you are on the edge of your seat to purchase Frozen on DVD (like me), I have a deal for you!

Amazon has the pre-order price of the regular DVD for $14.96 and the DVD + Digital + Blu-Ray for $19.99!

Click right on the picture to buy it now!
And here is the $14 version. I've already ordered mine. Obviously.

Seventh Generation Diapers for cheap at Amazon!

Even though I'm nearing the end of needing diapers (after almost 10 long years) I'm not there yet! That's why I'm so excited when I see diaper deals online which means I don't have to GO anywhere with the crazy's.

Here it is:

Seventh Generation Free and Clear Baby Diapers, Size 4, 135 Count <- click="" me="" p="">

you'll reach this page. select the diaper size you need and the unit count. make sure you click the least expensive one on there. Then click the Save $4 coupon button.
Then over to the right side of the page select the subscribe and save button which will take another 20% off. The choose the deliver every 6 months option. (So after you receive it you can cancel it!)

Don't have prime yet? Sign up here for a free 30 day trial.
Now go buy some diapers! After the discount and coupon I paid $23 for 92 diapers. Not too bad for size 5's!

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs for $4.99 shipped at Amazon

If you are like me and enjoy stocking up on presents for upcoming birthdays and hiding things for next Christmas, you'll like this one:

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (Single-Disc Edition) for $4.99 shipped!

Remember that Amazon prices change quickly so it could go up or down at any time. If you have prime, you also get free shipping! If you don't have prime - what are you waiting for? Sign up for a 30 day free trial HERE.

You know I picked up one for Easter baskets or someone's birthday. In fact, I should get an extra for when my kids are invited to someone's birthday party!

Children's Place 40% off and FREE shipping!

You guys, this is one of the BEST deals I've seen for online clothes. I've been eyeing some jeans for my kids as well as the new "dressy" slacks and blazer for my son but couldn't justify it even at 25% off (I get email updates all the time). Go HERE to shop.

This coupon code is 40% off. FORTY! With free shipping. Ummm, hello?! I would be STUPID to not purchase these items!


They have Easter clothes out so you can get some great deals.
The jeans were $7/pair for my 9 and 7 year old. The dressy pants were $12. TWELVE! I got my daughter a trench coat (I die, it's so cute) for $17.

Check it out:

This sweater ended up being $10

Andrew's pants. LOVE.

Go buy some clothes for your kids today. 40% off!!! How many times do I need to say it??

Children's Place MAJOR Clearance!

Now that my family lives in the snowy climate of eastern Idaho, I'm always going to be on the hunt for next year's coat, snow pants, etc. After living in the south for the last 8 years, it's quite a shock having my kids wear their big, heavy coats every single day during the LONG winter.

Imagine my thrill when I stumbled across a Children's Place email this morning with a 30% off coupon with free shipping!

I found these coats for my 2 younger boys for next year:

This one after the coupon was $28 for my 4 year old.

And this one after the coupon was $16 for my 2 year old!
I also got them some Christmas sweaters to wear next year too at $6.99 a sweater. Nice, right??
I know, I know. You want the coupon.
Here it is!  YEAR2014  good for 30% off and free shipping. TODAY only. Have fun!