Monday, June 27, 2011

Check out your library!

A free thing to do as a family is to head to the library! Check out books and dvd's, enjoy story hour and my own personal fave....sift through the coupon exchange box!  I am not sure if all libraries have these, but the Chippewa one in Beaver county does. Last year when I was on maternity leave, the girls and I would head there for an afternoon activity.  They would play with the puppets and look for books, and I would sit and look through coupons!  I found a ton of useful coupons there and also brought in ones I wouldn't be using. 

Next time you are at the library check and see if they have one, or if they would consider having one! Can't hurt to ask!

I am doing my daily check in with my favorite blogs. My most recent favorite is A Few ShortCuts. Today she had a link to SaveMore dot com and if you sign up you get a $10 credit.  Today they have 2 pack of snap bracelet watches......which is cheap stocking stuffers for my girls!  Yay!  My 10 year old will love this and the extra one I can either give to my 4 year old, or save for a birthday party! I always love to attach something small to give with a gift card!

One way to save money is to buy items when you spot a good deal, but also with a certain occasion in mind.  Currently in my basement I have a few Christmas presents for my girls, plus gifts I can use if we're invited to a party for another little girl.

*Keep your eye on Target, usually in July they will mark down a ton of toys and you can start doing your Christmas shopping! (They also do a huge clearance in January!)*

Friday, June 24, 2011

Cheap way to unclog drains!

One way to save money is to try and use items you already have whenever possible!

In our basement tonight I was greeted with a lovely backed up drain.....blech!  I remembered a good friend told me to use Cola when you have a clogged drain.  Luckily for me, I had some Diet Pepsi in my fridge leftover from a birthday party! I poured it down the drain and let it sit for about 15 minutes.  Then I poured boiling water down the drain...worked like a charm!

See who needs Drano!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Simple 2 Save: Don't forget!

Awesome deal tomorrow on Old Navy tanks! Check it out!

Simple 2 Save: Don't forget!: "Old Navy Tankathon weekend is only a few days away. can go to the Tankathon Pre-Sale TOMORROW just by printing out this coupon..."

Cheap Restaurant gift certs!

If you want to treat yourself to a nice dinner, check out this site!

They are currently offering $25 gift certificates for $2.00!  These do have some rules but still make for a decent deal!  If you live in the Beaver County area, Lockhouse 6 is on there!  You must enter the code SUMMER. Hope you find something that sounds good to you!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Shop N Save June 23-29

Woohoo, if you live close to the Cranberry, Ambridge, East Rochester, or Zelienople Shop N Save then you can score cheap produce this week!!

Cantaloupes-10 for $10
Whole Seedless Watermelon $2.88 each
Peaches 0.88/lb
10lb bag of Russet Potatoes $2.88
Red Ripe Stem Tomatoes .88/lb (I don't buy tomatoes but I am guessing this is an ok price)
Raspberries, Blackberries, Blueberries or Strawberries BOGO
1lb bag of baby Carrots $1.00
Mango $1.00
5 lb bag of apples $3.99
Cucumbers 0.50
8 oz whole mushrooms $1.00
Honeydew melons $2.99
Fresh Express garden salad $1.00
Pineapples $2.99

Phew that was a lot to type! I will probably get watermelon, potatoes, carrots, apples, cucumbers and a bag of the salad. I love cheap fruit and veggies!  My littlest daughter loves watermelon so she should be a happy girl this week!

Giant Eagle June 23-29

It's been awhile since I have posted!  I usually do my couponing in my spare time after my girls are in bed and lately that has been pretty late at night!

Here's some things I am looking forward to buying at Giant Eagle this week:

Fruit and Veggies-I will be buying these at either Shop N Save this week or Aldi's....the prices in the ad do not impress me AT ALL!

Giant Eagle pasta 10 for $10 and if you buy 10 you get an extra 10 cent fuel perks!  (Not the best price for pasta but we need more so I am just going to stock up)

Edy's Ice Cream is 2 for $6.00 and if you spend $12 you get $4 OYNO.  I plan on buying 4, using two $1.00 off coupons and getting the $4 back.  It's about $1.50 a carton. (again not the best price but cheaper than Brusters!)

Healthy choice meals 5 for $10, I have an internet printable (which Lady Savings will probably give the link with her match-ups) for $1.00/2 so $1.50 each!

Colgate toothpaste and toothbrushes-They are on sale for 2/$3 again, if you have 0.75/1 coupons they will be free.  Not sure if there is any out right now, but I have enough toothpaste for a long time!

Chi-Chi's salsa $1.00 (after coupon)
Chi-Chi's tortillas $1.00 (after coupon)

Ballpark and Hebrew National franks on sale for BOGO, there are coupons for both brands out there, could make for a good deal!

Eckrich Smoked Sausage on sale for $3.50, use .55/1 coupon $2.40 (not a bad price)

Honestly I am not too impressed. Luckily for me, we're pretty stocked up and I was hoping to not spend alot this week!  I think that goal will be accomplished!

Last weekend I decided to try and buy enough stuff for 2 weeks worth of meals.  Hopefully I can be at about $30 this week just buying a few fresh veggies, and a few deals I think are stock up worthy!