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!!