Thursday, June 11, 2009

Bigg's Super Coupon Event!!

If you haven't heard....YOU NEED TO GET TO BIGG'S ASAP!!!!

They are having triple coupons (up to .50) and double coupons (up to 1.00)!!!!  So a .45 coupon will be 1.35 off, a .50 coupon will be 1.50 off, a .75 coupon will be 1.50 off and 1.00 coupon will be 2.00 off.  

I just got back from my big trip out.  My total before coupons was $293!  My total after coupons was $102!!!!  I saved $191 just by handing over some paper coupons!!!  My kids were such took almost 2 1/2 hours!!!!  Plus I got .84 per gallon off of gas with their fuel perks rewards and I got a $5 catalina for buying General Mills products!!  Here's some of the best deals I got:  (note:  almost everything is 3 quanity because that's the limit for the coupons)

V8 V-Fusion Drinks  0.00
Wishbone Salad Spritzers  0.00
Kraft 2% Shredded Cheese 0.00
Suave Men's Shampoo  0.00
Suave Deoderant  0.00
Sunny D Smoothies  0.05
Skintimate Shave Gel  0.17
Hefty Easy Grip Cups  0.17
Hefty Foam Plates  0.17
McCormick Spices  0.09 - 0.29
Lipton Rice and Pasta Sides  0.25
Orville Redenbacher Natural Popcorn  0.17
Wacky Mac 0.19
Archway Cookies  0.49
Grand Tortilla Chips 0.50
Suave Lotion  0.50
Hot Pockets 0.49
Pringles  0.50
Bounce Dryer Sheets  0.49
Kellogg's Cereals  0.50
General Mills Cereals  0.50
Quaker Chewy Bars  0.49
Huggies Baby Lotion  0.84
Snausages 0.67
Tony's Pizzas 1.00
Chef Boyardee Pastas 0.65
Manwich 0.40
No Yolks Pasta 0.99

And many others!!  It was so awesome!!  I had to use 2 carts for all of it!!  I have never in my life seen a store so prepared for a big sale like this one.  Everyone was so friendly and helpful and knew exactly what was going on.  If they're trying to win business, I think it'll probably work!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Lunch: $16.00 vs $1.60

It's been driving me nuts, not posting something really great or a really cheap meal we've had lately, so I just thought, I'd do when it when I could!!  Plus I just checked my Google counter thingy and still have some of you checking here!  You definitely deserve some new things to read after all this time!!!

So on Sunday's we always go out to lunch, nothing fancy or anything, but just so that I don't have to come home from church and cook.  So we just decided to go to McDonald's.  It was 16.xx for our lunch for four people.  Yesterday our lunch at home cost about 1.60 for four people.  Here's how:

The menu was spaghetti with meat sauce, green beans, pineapples and milk to drink. I bought:

Ronzoni Smart Taste Spaghetti, cost 0 with sale and coupon.
Ragu Pasta Sauce with Meat, cost 0 with sale, manufacturer coupon and store coupon.
Del Monte Canned Green Beans, cost .33 with sale and coupon.
Dole Canned Pineapple in Pineapple Juice, cost .66 with sale and coupon.
4 Glasses of Milk, cost about .50 (milk @ 1.75 per gallon).
Sprinkles of Kraft Parmesean Cheese about .10 (1.99 for the container with sale and coupon).

So the total was about 1.60 for all of us to eat!  And it was much healthier!!  We could eat 10 lunches at that price for what it cost us to eat out!  I get so excited when the meal is so inexpensive!!

Friday, January 30, 2009

Life Is A Changing!!

When you take a test and this is your response............

..............your life is about to change!!!

After taking 6 tests (3 different brands!!), and getting all positives, I think it's official!! We're having another baby!!!

And so with that said, this will be the last post for Thrifty in the Cincy. I always find myself overwhelmed and I really want to try and not get that way anymore. So I'm letting a few things go, so I can truly put all my efforts into those things that are eternally important. In fact, I'm cutting my computer time down all together. I've let myself get wrapped up in it and I use any free time surfing the web, instead of completing something on my many to do lists.

I've found a few local blogs that I really follow now and I'm sure they'd love to have you over there as well. They are:

Nickels-N-Dimes and $5 Dinners. I know there are many other local bloggers, and please feel free to leave your link in the comments section. I think you'll be able to find what you need from those two blogs. Their great!!

And with that being said, thank you all so much for your time and kind comments. It's been fun!!

If you ever want to chat or ask a question, please feel free to email me at Jamie7987 @

Thanks again!!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Why It's So Slow Around Here

Well it's one of those weeks again!!

We just started back to doing our lessons again this week, I don't like the word "school" ;), and we're already planning a big "field trip"!!  Well my son turns 9 this Sunday and his absolute love in life is Lego's.  We've already taken him to the Lego store in Orlando (Downtown Disney) many times and even to Legoland in California.  Well this time we wanted to stay close to home, but still surprise him with a "Lego Trip", so we're going to Chicago!!  (Yes, I'm aware of how cold it will be and am making preparations for that!!)   They have a Lego Store and a Legoland Discovery Center which has some hands on activities, a small ride, and a few other things, that I think he will love.  We had his party this past Sunday and most of the people who came got him Lego Gift Cards, or just money to use there, and he ended up with $210 to spend in the Lego store!!  WOW!!!  That should be fun!!

And since we're going to Chicago, we thought it would be fun to visit some of the great museums and attractions while we're there.  We're leaving Friday and will be back on Monday.  Our trip has actually become very frugal.  My husband periodically travels for work, so we have enough hotel points for two nights at a hotel and for our third night, we used Priceline and got a great hotel for only $52 after tax and everything.  So for three nights, we only have to pay $52 bucks!! 

 Also, we already have a pass to the Cincinnati Museum Center which allows us to use that pass at many museums across the country for free admission there (what a great benefit!!).  So we'll be using that to go to the Field Museum, the Adler Planetarium and the Museum of Science and Industry all for free!!

We're also going to the Sears tower (not so frugal!!), having some yummy deep dish Chicago pizza and driving by Wrigley Field!!  So for about $400 (including gas, food and transit passes) we can have a 3 night, 4 day trip to Chicago!!  I think that's a pretty frugal vacation, especially considering how much we're doing while we're there!!

So anyway, with that being said, I'm a little busy with preparations for that as well as our lessons, so I haven't gotten a chance to post any deals yet, but I will try to get some up today, there are a few good ones!!  Sorry!!  

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Coupons - Week of 1/11

This coming week's (1/11) coupons look to be pretty good. Not quite as good as last week, but still pretty good. There should be two inserts: 1 Smartsoure and 1 Redplum. Some featured brands are:

Ken's Dressings
Kellogg's NutriGrain
General Mills Cereals
Red Baron
Cream of Wheat
Scrubbing Bubbles
Uncle Ben's
Hungry Jack

and many more!!

And remember, coupons vary from newspaper to newspaper and can be omitted completely.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Meijer - Deals for Week of 1/4

After shopping Meijer this week, I found a few deals to note:

Gallons of Meijer Milk are 2.00.

Reese's Whipps Bars are .50 each. Use the 1.00 off 2 from the 1/4 Smartsource inserts to get two free!!

Kleenex with Lotion are 1.25. Use the .40 off 1 coupon from the 1/4 Smartsource insert to pay .45 each after the coupon doubles.

Select Kellogg's Cereals are 2.00. Use the 1.00 off 1 coupons from the 12/14 Redplum insert to pay 1.00 each.

Electrasol is 3.00. Use the 2.50 off 1 coupon from the 1/4 Smartsource insert to pay .50.

It's not a huge week at Meijer, but there are a few good deals to be had. Have a great week!!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Kroger - Updated P&G Super Saver Event

Happy New Year!!

If you were planning to do the P&G Super Saver Event at Kroger this week, you'll need to go over to the e-coupon loading site, the old coupons expired yesterday, but they have new ones to load!!  Some good ones are 1.25 off Pampers, 2.00 off Swiffer Starter Kit, 2.00 off Always Infinity Pads and several others.  And remember you can combine those savings with paper coupons for a great deal!!