Friday, September 19, 2008

Walgreen Follies Week of 9/08-9/16/2008

As you can see I am a little late in updating my blog. Things have been crazy around here and just not much time.

Bought (in 3 transactions) 6 Robitussin/Dimetapp with the (4)$3 (2)$2 Q's

Received (3) $10 RR

Paid Approx. $15 OOP after Gift Card and $30 RR in separate transactions and received back $51 in rebates.

Winn Dixie Finds 9/17/2008

I am not going to list everything that I got here!!! But I am going to call attention to the best deals!

Betty Crocker Premium Potatoes .20 a box. Sale 10/$10 used .40 Qs and my WD doubles anything .50 and under!!!!

Betty Crocker Suddenly Salads. .60 a box. 10/$10 used Q .40/2. (making it an .80 Q)

Betty Crocker Premium Brownie (ie Turtle, Walnuts) 2/$4. Used .50/1 Q making them $1.00 each!!!!

Pillsbury Cinnamon and Cresents rolls (8 count) 3/$5 bought as many as .30(.60) Qs I had and paid $1.07 each

Stocked up on Campbell's soup at a good price. .50 for the Chicken noodle/Tomato. $1.26 for the Chunky Soups

Jello Singles (6-pack) Reg 1.99 Sale .99 Used .50 (1.00) Q's and got them free!!!

Bought the Pop Secret popcorn at BOGO. I had a Q for .50/2 (which would have doubled to$1/2) But because WD doesn't consider the FREE one a purchase they wouldn't let me use them!!!! I had to buy FOUR and use one Q, because the computer reads 4 as 2...Has anyone else had this trouble???

The Hamburger Helper was 10/$10 the week before and the signs were still up. So I was able to get these for .50 a box. $1.00x6. Used 3- .50/2 Q (really this is $1/2) Making these .50/box.

Cascade Dishwashing rinse 3.69. Had a free paid nothing! :)

My total for all of these items in the picture (i got items I needed with out having Qs) is


I SAVED $86.49

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Mexican Fiesta for Five

3-XXL El Monterey Beef and Bean Burritos (in the deli section of WM-$1 each----these are 10 inches long!!!)
1 box of Zataran's Spanish Rice ($1 per box, Q for .75/2.... making these .63 each)
Blackeye pea Salsa (See recipe below) 3.97 (MADE A BUNCH!) used 1/2- $2
Kraft Shredded 2% Cheese $1.98 at WM (used 1 cup $1.00)
Sour Cream- Nominal probably about .25
Chips 1.25 used 1/3 of bag .42

Approximately $7.25 for dinner for a family of five and then some leftovers!

This was a great meal and EASY, EASY, EASY and very inexpensive
The burritos were so big that I cut them in half and let everyone start off with 1/2 (which is the size of a normal burrito) then if they wanted more then they could go back for more. We had left over burrito and rice for my husbands lunch today!!

Black Eyed Pea Mexican Salsa (Thanks Connie!)

1 can of black eyed peas (drained) (.58)
1 can of corn (drained) (.50)
1 can of diced tomatoes with green chilies (.50)
1 Green Pepper (.69)
2 green onions (had these in the fridge....probably .20)
1-cup (8 oz) Zesty Italian Dressing (had this on shelf...price?? 1.98...used 1/2, $1?)
1 jalapeno pepper chopped fine .50

Mix together and let chill for a few hours*** before serving.

I made this while I was preparing lunch and stuck it in the is quick and easy!
Now to find something to do with the leftover black eyed pea salsa.....Lunch over rice...maybe???

Cheesy Pasta and Chicken

1 package of penne rigate (cooked and drained)(.75 WD BOGO)
1 tub of Queso Cheese (1.00, reg. $4. BOGO at WD plus $1 off Q)
1 can of WD brand rotel (.50 on the 20/$10 sale)
1-lb. chicken, cooked and cut up in bite size pieeces) (Sam's club quick sale 1.74 a pound-stocked up)
2 bags of Steamer Broccoli (.23 each at WM. Reg. 1.23, used 2-$1 off Qs)
1 bag of ceasar salad mix from WD (BOGO and then a $1 off for quick sale)

I combined the pasta, Queso cheese, rotel and chicken and warmed through.
Then steamed the brocolli and opened the salad.

Quick, easy and FRUGAL meal!!!!

$5.45 for 5 people and then we had leftovers of the chicken dish and broccoli for someone for lunch the next day.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Handmade Soap Giveaway from Cheeky Maiden!

Congratulations to Pam for winning the "Freeaway" at Frugal Family of Five.

This is a great opportunity for someone to win a wonderful handmade, all natural bar of soap.... YOUR CHOICE from Cheeky Maiden.

That's bar or the sample packet of 8 of Cheeky Maiden soaps.

These soaps are so wonderful and beautifully made. I have purchased these soaps for myself and for gifts for others.

All you have to do is go to and pick out your bar and come back to my website and post the soap you would like to win!

For 2 chances to win, post about this giveaway at your website/blog and let me know in your post here at Frugal Family . Don't forget to leave your email address here so that I can contact you if you are the winner.

Contest runs through September 17th, 2008!

Good Luck to all!!

Monday, September 8, 2008

CVS Finds 9/06/2008

Trans #1
2 Loreal lip gloss BOGO 9.99
2 Sally products BOGO 50 2.79
$2/$10 -2.00
Loreal Q recent ad -2.00
Loreal Q recent ad -2.00
Sally Q -3.00
CVS ECB -5.00

OOP .82

Trans 2
Loreal Cleanser 5.99
Sally products 2.79
Sally Products 2.49
$2/$10 -2.00
ECB's 10.99
OOP .40
Received 5.99 in ECBs

Arizone tea .50
Pink flip flops(7.99) 1.99(DD paid for)
Speedo Googles(10.99) 2.74 (DS paid for)
Right Guard Pro 6.99
$2/$10 -2.00
Right Guard -1.00
ECB's -7.99
OOP 1.44 (minus what the kids bought)
Rc'vd 5.00 ECB's

Trans 4
Speedo Googles(10.99) 2.75(DS paid for)
Rightguard Pro 6.99
Sally products 2.99 (BOGO 50)
Sally products 1.49
$2/$10 -2.00
RG -1.00
Sally -3.00
ECB -5.00

OOP 2.25 (minus 2.75 for googles)

Trans 5
Rightguard Pro 6.99
Loreal cleanser 5.99

$2/$10 -2.00
RG Q -1.00
Loreal Q -1.00
ECB -2.00

OOP 7.79 (used the 7.47 the kids paid me for the items they bought)
Total OOP .32
Received 10.99 in ECBs

Trans 6
5 Arizona teas 2.50(fillers)
Right Guard Pro 6.99
Loreal Cleanser 5.99
$2/$10 -2.00
Loreal -1.00
RG -1.00
ECB's -10.99

OOP .71
Received 10.99 ECBs

Friday, September 5, 2008

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CVS Finds Week 9/04/2008

Trans #1
2 Cover Girl outlast lipgloss 9.99 each (B1G1)
CVS sunscreen 1.95 (clearance item)
-$2/$10 Q
-9.99 (B1G1 Cover Girl Q)

This was a ECB free transaction..... :)

Total OOP .84

Trans. 2
2 Cover Girl Outlast 9.99 each
2 summer Croc-like flip flops 1.49 each (clearance item)
2 Dawn .99 each
1 Colgate 2.99
8 Kelloggs snack protein bars .22 each (clearance)

-.50 x2 Dawn Q
-1.50 Colgate Q
-9.99 B1G1 Cover Girl Q

Total OOP 1.35
Received $2 ECB's

Trans. #3
4 Suave Body Washes 2.00 each
1- Dawn .99
1 Colgate 2.99
2 Kiss Nail Glues 1.99 each
1 Cover Girl Wetslick 5.99

-$2/10 Q
-$.50 Dawn Q
-$1 Covergirl Q
-$1 Colgate Q
-$2 Suave B1G1 x2 (total of $4)
-$10 ECB's

OOP 4.35

Received ECB's 2.00 Suave; 5.99 on Wetslicks Covergirl; $5 on Kiss nails, $2 Colgate.
Total ECB's received $14.99

Total OOP for today $6.54

Used $10 in ECB's
Received 16.99 in ECB's

Overall, I think this was a pretty successful day at CVS!