Friday, April 15, 2011

Great Deal on select Kellogg's Cereals this Saturday!

Happy Friday everybody!

I hope you've all had a GREAT week!  Many of us are gearing up for Spring Break in our area!  I cannot wait!  I'm taking Hailey to DISNEY WORLD!!!!

Just wanted to let you know about a great deal I've discovered at Harris Teeter for Saturday ONLY.

Select Kellogg's Cereals for $0.75/box.

e-VIC Member price on Saturday Only is 4/$5 ($1.25 ea)

Then you stack the coupon from Red Plum 4/10 (last weekend),
for $1.50 off 3 boxes.

That brings your total to $0.75/box when you buy 3 boxes.

Ok, so these aren't exactly health-food cereals.  I don't serve these for breakfast, but I do like to use them as "treats" or "dessert".  The Froot Loops are also great for DONATING to your kid's preschool, as that is the colorful cereal teachers use for many arts and crafts projects!

OH, and the deal also includes one of my all time favorites..................................................
The coupon only applies to the first three cereals, but the DEAL at Harris Teeter also includes Rice Crispies!

Yum!  Let's go make so me Rice Crispy Treats! 

Oh, speaking of which, I saw the cutest idea for Rice Crispy Treats the other day.  You can make them in muffin/cupcake tins, make a little indent in the tops, and top with 3 jelly beans to make it look like a bird's nest!  Too cute!

This also looks like fun!!!

Have a great weekend!


Thursday, April 7, 2011

Reflections on Extreme Couponing...hmmmmm

So...did anybody else watch that crazy Extreme Couponing show last night?  Whoa! If you're anything like me, you probably have mixed emotions about the show. You might either be really "motivated", or really "disgusted".  I have to say, I'm not all that impressed by someone who can get 150 candy bars or 100 bottles of mustard for free.....WHO NEEDS THAT???!!!

Seriously? ... Where do you sleep???

Let's just hope these ladies have a good relationship with the local food bank or church and are able to donate whatever they don't need!

So, just to clarify, I am NOT an "extreme couponer", nor am I suggesting that you try to become one! 

I certainly don't have the desire or the time to commit to making such enormous hauls (not to mention, my hubby would probably have me committed if I stockpiled cans of soup in the master bedroom). 

HOWEVER, I have seen first hand that if you are really interested in saving money on groceries and toiletries, and you can commit a couple of hours a week to clipping and planning, then you CAN save some big money!$!$!$!

I look at it as a fun hobby that's very gratifying and SAVES money!  

And it's a much safer hobby than this:

I started couponing in earnest on January 1st of this year.  I have saved somewhere in the neighborhood of $400/month, and cut my grocery bill by more than half!  I do NOT have huge stockpiles of anything.  I buy what our family needs.  IF I have extra, I donate it or use it for my kids' school events etc...  YAY!

Happy Thursday and Happy Savings!!!