Friday, April 23, 2010

The End of this Blog :(

So, my friends, the time has come to say goodbye to my bargain blog. I had a lot of fun updating all of you on the many deals I came across this past year. However, I've decided to retire my blog to pursue a little dream I've had. I am in the process of getting licensed and set up and getting the word out about the preschool I intend to start in my home this fall. I'm really excited about this new adventure, but between being a mommy and working on this project, I need to say goodbye to my blog and focus on those things. I will probably leave this blog up at least for a little while so that if any of you use it to link to the other great blogs out there, you can continue to do so. At some point down the road I will probably delete it all together, but it'll be a while. I wish you all the best and thanks for the fun this past year! :) If you happen to be in the Co Spgs area and have a child or know of children in search of a preschool for next year, I'd love to chat with you about my new preschool! Cheers! :)

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Pardon My Absence

I am experiencing the joys of the first trimester of pregnancy (baby #4), and therefore have been too nauseated and tired to do anything but the absolute necessitites. Sorry, this means that my blog has taken a back burner. I promise I'll be back soon!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Commissary Deals January 21 - February 10

:: Grocery


Planters Cashew Halves & Pieces (9.25 oz.), $1.99
$1/2 Planters Nuts 9.25 - 21.25 oz., exp. 1-31-10 (SS 12/13/09)
$1.49 ea. wyb 2, after coupon!

Planters Mixed Nuts (11.5 oz.), $1.99
$1/2 Planters Nuts 9.25 - 21.25 oz., exp. 1-31-10 (SS 12/13/09)
$1.49 ea. wyb 2, after coupon!

Planters Cocktail Peanuts (24 oz.), $2.29
$1/2 Planters Nuts 9.25 - 21.25 oz., exp. 1-31-10 (SS 12/13/09)
$1.79 ea. wyb 2, after coupon!

Skinner Angel Hair Pasta (16 oz.), $0.75

Skinner Elbow Macaroni (16 oz.), $0.75

Skinner Spaghetti (16 oz.), $0.75

American Beauty Elbow Macaroni (16 oz.), $0.75

Del Monte French Style Green Beans, $0.65

Del Monte Whole Kernel or Cream Style Corn, $0.65

Starbucks Coffee (12 oz.), $5.99
$1.50/1 Starbucks Coffee, exp. 1-31-10 (SS 12/13/09)
$4.49 ea. after coupon!

Pepperidge Farm Cookies, $2

Keebler Fudge Shoppe Cookies, $2

Nabisco Wheat Thins or Triscuits, $1.79
$2/2 Nabisco Crackers Product Printable$1/2 Nabisco Crackers, exp. 1-31-10 (SS 12/13/09)
As low as $0.79 ea. wyb 2 with coupon!

Slim Fast Bars (5 pk.), $3.59
$1.25/1 Slim Fast Bar Multi Pack, exp. 3-28-10 (RP 1/3/10)
$1/1 Slim Fast Bar Multi Pack, exp. 3-28-10 (RP 1/3/10)
As low as $2.34 ea. with coupon!

Hidden Valley Ranch Salad Dressing (24 oz.), $2.99
$1/1 Hidden Valley Ranch 16 oz. or Larger Bottle Printable
$1.99 ea. after coupon!

Hidden Valley Ranch Dry Dressing and Dip Packets, $0.79

Quaker Granola Bars, $1.89
$0.55/1 Quaker Granola Bars, exp. 2-13-10 (RP 1/3/10)
$1/2 Quaker Granola Bars, exp. 2-13-10 (RP 1/3/10)
As low as $1.34 after coupon!

Old El Paso Refried Beans, $0.85

Old El Paso Heat & Serve Sides, $0.99
$0.55/1 Old El Paso Heat & Serve Side, exp. 2-27-10 (SS 1/3/10)
$1/1 Old El Paso Heat & Serve Sides, exp. 2-27-10 (SS 1/3/10)
As low as FREE plus $0.01 overage after coupon!

Old El Paso Whole or Chopped Green Chilies, $0.75
$0.55/1 Old El Paso Canned Green Chilies Printable
$0.20 ea. after coupon!

Jolly Time Microwave Popcorn, $0.99
$0.50/1 Jolly Time Microwave Popcorn, exp. 2-28-10 (SS 1/10/10)
$1/1 Jolly Time Microwave Popcorn, exp. 2-28-10 (SS 1/10/10)
$0.49 ea. after coupon!


:: Refrigerated


Oscar Mayer Balogna, $1.50
$1/2 Oscar Mayer Cold Cuts, exp. 1-31-10 (SS 12/13/09)
$1 ea. wyb 2 after coupon!

Pillsbury Refrigerated Cookie Dough, $1.99
$0.55/1 Pillsbury Refrigerated Cookie Dough, exp. 2-13-10 (SS 11/22/09)
$1/2 Pillsbury Refrigerated Cookie Dough, exp. 2-27-10 (SS 12/6/09)
$1/1 Pillsbury Refrigerated Cookie Dough, exp. 3-6-10 (SS 12/13/09)
As low as $1.44 after coupon!


:: Frozen


Bagel Bites (7 oz.), $1.25
$1/1 Bagel Bites Printable
$0.25 after coupon!

Banquet Chicken Breast Strips or Tenders, $3

Pillsbury Toaster Strudels, $1.39
$1/1 Pillsbury Toaster Strudels Printable
$0.35/1 Pillsbury Toaster Strudels, exp. 3-27-10 (GM 1/3/10)
$0.55/2 Pillsbury Toaster Strudels, exp. 3-27-10 (GM 1/3/10)
As low as $0.39 ea. after coupon!


:: Baby Items


Huggies Wipes (216 ct.), $5.22
$0.75/1 Huggies Wipes, 64 ct.+ Printable
$1/2 Huggies Baby Wipes, 64 ct.+, exp. 2-13-10 (SS 1/17/10)
As low as $4.47 ea. after coupon!

Huggies Snug N Dry Diapers (40-84 ct), $13.99
$1/1 Any Huggies Diapers Printable
$3/2 Huggies Diapers, exp. 2-13-10 (SS 1/17/10)
$2/2 Huggies Diapers, exp. 2-13-10 (SS 1/17/10)
As low as $12.49 ea. wyb 2 with coupon!


:: Health & Beauty


Caress Body Wash (12 oz.), $2.59
$1/1 Caress Body Wash or Beauty Bar Printable (has Target logo)
$1.59 after coupon!

Oil of Olay Body Wash, $2.50
$1/1 Olay Body Wash, Bar Soap, In-Shower Body Lotion, exp. 2-28-10 (P&G 1/17/10)
$1.50 after coupon!


:: Household Cleaning


Glade Plugins Refill, $1.60
$1/2 Glade Plugins Refill Printable
$1.10 ea. wyb 2, after coupon!

Soft Scrub Cleaner Bleach Gel, $1.65
$1.50/1 Soft Scrub Cleaner Bleach Gel Printable
$0.15 ea. after coupon!

Soft Scrub Pads (12 ct.), $1.99
$0.50/1 Soft Scrub Product, exp. 2-28-10 (RP 1/10/10)
$1/2 Soft Scrub Product, exp. 2-28-10 (RP 1/10/10)
$1.49 ea. after coupon!

Fantastik Cleaner, $1.59
$0.75/1 Fanstastik All Purpose Cleaner, exp. 3-7-10 (SS 1/10/10)
$1/1 Fanstastik All Purpose Cleaner, exp. 3-7-10 (SS 1/10/10)
As low as $0.59 ea. after coupon!

Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaner, $1.82
$0.75/1 Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaner, exp. 3-7-10 (SS 1/10/10)
$1/1 Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaner, exp. 3-7-10 (SS 1/10/10)
As low as $0.82 ea. after coupon!

Scrubbing Bubbles Shower Cleaner Starter Kit, $10.60
$7/1 Scrubbing Bubbles Shower Cleaner Starter Kit Printable
$3.60 ea. after coupon!

Windex Glass Cleaner Wipes, $1.80
$1/2 Windex Glass Cleaning Product, exp. 3-7-10 (SS 1/10/10)
$0.55/1 Windex Glass Cleaning Product, exp. 5-31-10 (Woman's Day, Feb. 2010)
$0.55/1 Windex Glass Cleaning Product, exp. 5-31-10 (Good Housekeeping, Feb. 2010)
As low as $1.25 ea. after coupon!

Palmolive Liquid Dish Soap (25 oz.), $2.19
$0.55/1 Palmolive Aroma Sensations Dish Liquid Printable
$0.25/1 Palmolive Liquid Dish Soap, exp. 1-23-10 (SS 1/3/10)
$1/2 Palmolive Liquid Dish Soap, exp. 1-23-10 (SS 1/3/10)
As low as $1.69 ea. wyb 2 after coupon!

Sunsations Dish Liquid (25 oz.), $0.69

Purex Laundry Detergent (50 oz.), $2.50
$0.35/1 Purex Liquid Detergent, exp. 2-20-10 (RP 1/10/10)
$1/2 Purex Liquid Detergent, exp. 2-20-10 (RP 1/10/10)
As low as $2 ea. wyb 2 after coupon!

Arm & Hammer Laundry Detergent (96 load), $4.99
$1/2 Arm & Hammer Laundry Detergents or Softener Sheets Printable
$4.49 ea. wyb 2 after coupon!

Arm & Hammer Fabric Softener Sheets (100 ct.), $1.69
$1/2 Arm & Hammer Laundry Detergents or Softener Sheets Printable
$1.19 ea. wyb 2 after coupon!

Pledge Furniture Polish Wipes, $1.99
$2/2 Pledge Furniture Care Products, exp. 3-7-10 (SS 1/10/10)
$0.99 ea wyb 2 after coupon!


:: Pet Care


IAMS Dry Dog Food (17.5 lb), $12.40


:: Miscellaneous


Hefty One Zip Bags, $1.19

Ziploc Vaccum Bags, $1.59
$0.55/1 Ziploc Bags, exp. 3-6-10 (SS 1/10/10)
$0.40/1 Ziploc Bags, exp. 3-6-10 (SS 1/10/10)
$1/2 Ziploc Bags, exp. 3-6-10 (SS 1/10/10)
As low as $1.04 ea. after coupon!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Hot Fruit Snack Deal at Safeway


If you have a Safeway nearby, Betty Crocker fruit snacks are on sale this week for $1 per box if you buy 4. This includes not just the Fruit by the Foot, but also the Fruit roll ups, Gushers, Fruit snacks, etc. So, here's how the deal works:

Buy 4 boxes at $1 each
Use 2 $1/2 or .50/2 coupons HERE or from the 1/3 GM insert
Spend $2 out of pocket
Receive a catalina for $2.50 off your next Safeway purchase from General Mills!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Free Tax Preparation for Military!


If you are military including active duty, National Guard, and Reserve service members, you can prepare your 2009 taxes at home, for free. In order to access the H&R Block At Home (formerly TaxCut) Basic Online for free, you must be registered and logged into the Military One Source site. This free service is provided by the Department of Defense.

You can also speak to a tax consultant 7 days a week from 7 am - 11 pm ET. You can reach the Military OneSource Tax Hotline at 1-800-730-3802.

Go HERE to find out more about this free service.

Thanks to Swaggrabber for sharing this great military freebie!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I'm a Soft Scrub Club Captain!



Up until today, my husband was the only captain in the house (he's a captain in the Air Force). However, I got word today that I'm now a captain myself, a Soft Scrub Club Captain, in fact. :) Seriously, I'm really excited about it. I'm looking forward to trying out new Soft Scrub products and sharing my experience with all of you. Stay tuned for lots of Soft Scrub fun!

Tackle Me Tuesday Results

OK, so I tackled kind of a small project this week...because I had a lot of other things going on today, but I tackled it nonetheless. Here are the before, during and after shots of my cabinet that had been taken over by Christmas projects that I did with my kids over the holidays. How did your projects go??

The mess that became my cabinet, that I raced to hold shut when my toddler tried to open it for fear of everything tumbling out...


Everything dumped onto the floor to be sorted through...


The items that made the cut and got to stay. The rest went into the garbage, or into a project container for next Christmas...in a much more organized fashion than they were in this cabinet.


I promise to take on something more impressive next week!