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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Free Full-Size Herbal Essence Shampoo or Conditioner — starts at noon EST (6,000 available)



At noon EST, (11:00 here in Oklahoma) today and tomorrow (January 22 and 23, 2011), Herbal Essence is giving away a coupon for a free full-sized bottle of shampoo or conditioner. There will be 6,000 coupons available both days and they will likely be gone in a matter of minutes.

(Thanks, Money Saving Mom!)



$.50/1 Starkist Tuna Pouch


Fire up your printer for this hot printable for $.50/1 Starkist Tuna Pouch.  This will make for some cheap tuna, or possibly even free if you take it to a store that doubles coupons!!  When you click on the link, you will have to click on join at the top of the page.  The coupon will come to you in an e-mail!

(Thanks, Money Saving Queen!)

FREE Beech-nut Toddler Kits & Coupons for FREE Baby Food


Beech-nut is offering a free Beech-Nut Stage 4 Toddler Welcome Kit.  We're not sure what all is included, but you might as well get whatever you can for free, right?  Plus, there's probably some coupons involved!

You can also sign up for their  Beech-Nut email newsletter here and you'll get a starter kit which includes 4 FREE jars of baby food!  With a 3 month old baby that is about to start baby food, that's too good for me to pass up!


$.50/2 Any Skittles or Starburst


There's a new printable coupon for $.50/2 Starburst or Skittles Candy.  If you take this to a store that doubles coupons (such as Homeland, Nichols, or Apple Market), you should be able to get the individual sizes for free or close to it!  I better hurry and print this one for myself, some starburst candy sounds pretty good right now! :)

Friday, January 21, 2011

Restaurant Deals

Just in case you're planning on eating out sometime this weekend, you might want to check out this list of coupons to take with you!  Print and take with you to save yourself some money!

Chili’s: $5.00 off your next visit

Denny’s: 20% off entire order. (Exp. 1/31/2011)

Jack in the Box: Free Chicken Fajita Pita with the Purchase of a Large Drink (Exp. 1/31/2011)

Subway: FREE 6 inch sub with the purchase of a 6 inch sub and drink (Exp. 1/31/2011)

Olive Garden: Print the coupon HERE to get a free appetizer or dessert when you buy two entrees (Exp. 1/31/2011)


Go to Restaurant.com, shop their site, and enter code ENJOY at checkout to save 70% off all purchases!!

$5 off $25 at Dollar General---Tomorrow only


Here's a great coupon for Dollar General, but it's only good for tomorrow, January, 22, 2011.  Get $5 off of a $25 purchase! Take all your coupons with you because this could make for a really good deal if matched up with them!  Look for sales & clearance items, add your coupons,  and use this to get some low priced merchandise!



$5 off when you spend $10 at Sears

Go "Like" Sears on Facebook to snag the following savings coupons good through tomorrow:





Mega Swag Bucks Friday!



Don’t forget to do your SwagBucks searches today! Each Friday SwagBucks gives away over 400,000 SwagBucks, giving you the chance to win as much as 2000 SwagBucks for doing a simple search! A $5 Amazon gift card is only 450 swagbucks, so if you were to win 2000 SwagBucks that would be $20 in gift cards!
Still not sure what SwagBucks is? Check out my post from yesterday HERE! And once you are done reading that go HERE to get signed up!




Thursday, January 20, 2011

FREE Sample--Covergirl Natureluxe Foundation

Right now you can get a FREE sample of Covergirl Natureluxe Foundation from Wal-Mart, while supplies last.  Simple go here, and click on the free sample, fill out the form, and it should arrive in your mailbox in 4-6 weeks!


Homemade Egg Noodles



Since today was such a cold, snowy day, I decided that a nice, big pot of chicken noodle soup sounded good.  We all like to have a little comfort food on those lazy snow days, right?  So, I searched through my recipe box for my grandma's old recipe of Homemade Egg Noodles to put in my soup, and got started mixing, kneading, cutting & cooking! (It's a good thing my MIL who lives next to us had an extra carton of eggs, because I was completely out!) I thought I'd share the recipe just in case you are in need of a nice, big bowl of yummy chicken noodle soup someday!


What You'll Need:
All Purpose Flour
Eggs
Salt


Recipe: (for medium sized batch)
3 Eggs
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups All-Purpose Flour


Beat eggs in mixing bowl, add salt and flour and mix until dough is stiff.  Knead with hands until dough is in a round ball like this:




Cover and let set for half an hour.  Then grab your rolling pin and get to work flattening it out until it's paper thin. (This is the hardest part of making the noodles).  Once you have them as thin as you can get them, cut them into long strips.  I use a pizza cutter for this, but you could use a knife, of course!






Once your noodles are cut into strips, then the drying process begins.  I normally just leave mine out to dry on the counter since I don't have a place to hang them to dry.  You could also put them in a container in the freezer overnight to dry if you're not planning on cooking them the same day. 






Once your noodles have dried (you can choose how long you let them dry; the longer they dry the more noodle-like, the less drying time makes them more like dumplings), then it's time to cook them.  Add them to a pot of boiling chicken broth or water, cook until desired tenderness is reached, add your chicken and enjoy!






Frugal Fabric Softener



If you read my post a couple of days ago about making Homemade Laundry Soap, then you're probably wondering what I do for Fabric Softener.  Do I spend $5-$8 every few weeks to buy new softener? No!  Here's what I use......and believe me it's really, really easy!


Frugal Fabric Softener

Use 1/4 cup of white vinegar with each load of laundry you wash! 



Just put it in the softener dispenser and that's it!  Told you it was easy! :)

Now, I know the next question going through your head is: "Will my laundry smell like vinegar?" No, not at all.  I've been doing this for over 6 months, and no one's complained yet!  There's not any smell other than the clean smell left from the Homemade Laundry Soap.

I hope you have fun exploring all the ways you and your family can be frugal!  I'd love to hear your stories when you try these new ideas and let me know if you have as much fun saving money as I do!



Sunday Coupon Preview


Here is the list of coupons scheduled to be in the newspaper this weekend!  We are expecting one Smart Source and one Red Plum!

SmartSource (SS 01/23/11)


  • $0.55/1 Armour Meatballs, exp. 3-31-11
  • $1/1 Biz Product, exp. 3-6-11
  • $2/1 Biz Product, exp. 2-6-11
  • $0.75/2 Blue Diamond Almonds, exp. 5-31-11
  • $1/4 Campbell's Chunky Soup or Chili, exp. 3-6-11
  • $2/1 Nice 'n Easy Hair Color, exp. 2-28-11
  • $1/1 Clearasil Product, exp. 4-17-11
  • $0.35/1 Comet Cleanser or Comet Spray, exp. 3-31-11
  • $0.50/2 Cottonelle Bathroom Tissue, exp. 3-6-11
  • $0.50/2 Cottonelle Flushable Moist Wipes, exp. 3-6-11
  • $1/10 Dannon Single Serve Cups, exp. 2-28-11
  • 2o Delsym 4-6 Hour Night Time, exp. 4-17-11
  • $1/1 Delsym Children's or Adult, exp. 4-17-11
  • $2/1 EarthWise Premium Fruit Juice Beverages, exp. 2-28
  • $3/2 Ensure Multipack, exp. 3-6-11
  • B2G1 Ensure Multipack, exp. 3-6-11
  • $3/1 Ensure Multipack, exp. 3-6-11
  • $1/1 Everybody's Nuts, exp. 7-31-11
  • $1/1 Farmland Hickory Smoked Bacon, exp. 3-12-11
  • $0.75/1 Finish Powerball or Gelpac, exp. 2-28-11
  • $1/1 Finish Quantum, exp. 2-28-11
  • $0.30/1 French's Classic Mustard, exp. 3-31-11
  • $0.75/1 French's Mustard Dipping Sauce, exp. 4-30-11
  • $0.75/1 Select French's Items, exp. 3-31-11
  • $0.75/1 French's Worcestershire Sauce, exp. 3-31-11
  • $1/1 Friskies Cat Treats, exp. 4-24-11
  • $1/1 Friskies Indoor Adventures Cat Treats, exp. 4-24-11
  • $1.50/1 GoodNites Jumbo Pack, exp. 2-19-11
  • $1/2 Hormel Pepperoni Pack, exp. 3-20-11
  • $0.50/1 Huggies Baby Wipes, exp. 2-19-11
  • $1.50/1 Huggies Diapers, exp. 2-19-11
  • $2/1 Huggies Little Snugglers/Movers, exp. 2-19-11
  • $2/1 Huggies Pull Ups, exp. 2-19-11
  • $0.45/3 Hunts Canned Tomatoes, exp. 3-13-11
  • $0.50/1 Kix Cereal, exp. 3-5-11
  • $1/2 Kozy Shack Product, exp. 5-31-11
  • $1/2 Kraft Dressing, exp. 2-20-11
  • $0.75/1 Kraft Sandwich Shop Mayo, exp. 2-20-11
  • $1/1 Lindt Truffles, exp. 4-30-11
  • $0.75/1 Mariani Dried Fruit Snack, exp. 3-31-11
  • $0.50/2 Ortega Product, exp. 3-31-11
  • $1/1 Oscar Mayer Carving Board Meat, exp. 3-20-11
  • $0.35/1 Pam Cooking Spray, exp. 3-13-11
  • $1/2 Pantene Product, exp. 2-28-11
  • $1/1 PediaCare Product, exp. 3-31-11
  • FREE After MIR Pediasure Product, exp. 3-6-11
  • $3/1 Perfect 10 Hair Color, exp. 2-28-11
  • $0.40/2 Pillsbury Italian Meal Breads, exp. 4-16-11
  • $0.75/3 Pillsbury Refrigerated Baked Goods, exp. 4-16-11
  • FREE Purina Busy wyb Purina Beggin' Item, exp. 4-24-11
  • $1/1 Red Baron Pan Pizza or Pasta, exp. 4-3-11
  • $0.75/1 Red Baron Singles, exp. 3-26-11
  • $1/1 Ronzoni Garden Delight, exp. 3-31-11
  • $1/2 Ronzoni Healthy Harvest, exp. 3-31-11
  • $1/2 Ronzoni Smart Taste, exp. 3-31-11
  • $0.50/3 Rosarita Beans, exp. 3-13-11
  • $1/1 Sabra Product, exp. 2-28-11
  • $1/1 Scotch Lint Roller, exp. 4-15-11
  • $1/1 Scotch Pet Hair Roller, exp. 4-14-11
  • $1.50/1 Sucrets Product, exp. 4-30-11
  • $1/1 Tai Pei Multiserve Appetizer/Entree, exp. 3-27
  • $0.50/1 Tai Pei Single Serve Appetizer/Entree, exp. 3-27
  • $0.50/1 Total Cereal, exp. 3-5-11
  • $1/1 Tyson Any'tizers Snack, exp. 4-23-11
  • $1/1 Tyson Any'tizers Wings, exp. 4-23-11
  • $1/1 Tyson Bagged Breaded Chicken Strips, exp. 4-30-11
  • $3/1 Woolite Detergent, exp. 3-6-11

RedPlum (RP 01/23/11)


  • $1/2 Ball Park Products, exp. 3-6-11
  • $1/2 Brillo Estraceli Sponge Product, exp. 3-27-11
  • $0.55/1 Brillo Soap Pads, exp. 3-27-11
  • $1/3 Carolina Rice Mix, exp. 4-30-11
  • $0.50/1 Carolina River Rice, exp. 4-30-11
  • $1/1 Disney Vitamins, exp. 3-8-11
  • $1/1 Ester-C Powder, Tablets or Gummies, exp. 3-8-11
  • $1/1 Eucerin Hand or Body Product, exp. 3-19-11
  • $3/1 Flex-A-Min Tablets, exp. 3-8-11
  • $1/2 Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage, exp. 2-28-11
  • $2/1 I-Cool for Menopause, exp. 3-31-11
  • $1/1 Kellogg's Crunchy Nut Cereal, exp. 3-6-11
  • $1 off Carton of Eggs wyb Kikkoman Products, exp. 7-31
  • $3/1 L'Oreal Elnett Hairspray, exp. 3-20-11
  • $2/1 Select L'Oreal Shampoos/Conditioners, exp. 3-20-11
  • $2/1 Select L'Oreal Treatments, exp. 3-20-11
  • $2/1 L'Oreal Healthy Look, Creme Gloss Color, exp. 3-20
  • $2/1 L'Oreal Paris Eye Cosmetic Item, exp. 3-20-11
  • $2/1 L'Oreal Paris Lash Boosting Serum, exp. 3-20-11
  • $1/1 L'Oreal Skincare Product, exp. 3-20-11
  • $1.50/2 M&M's, Snickers Minis or Twix Minis, exp. 3-6-11
  • FREE Snickers Peanut Butter Squared wyb Select Items
  • $0.50/1 Minute Rice Product, exp. 4-16-11
  • $1/1 Nature's Bounty Vitamins, exp. 3-8-11
  • $2/1 Nature's Your Life Multi, exp. 3-8-11
  • $0.50/1 Newman's Own Lighten Up! Dressing, exp. 3-19
  • $0.50/1 Select Newman's Own Products, exp. 3-19-11
  • $0.50/1 Newman's Own Salad Dressing, exp. 3-19-11
  • $1/1 Newman's Own Thin & Crispy Pizza, exp. 3-19-11
  • $3/1 Nutro Natural Choice Dry Cat Food, exp. 3-20-11
  • $4/1 Nutro Natural Choice Dry Dog Food, exp. 3-20-11
  • $7/1 Osteo Bi-Flex Caplets, Softgel or Powder, exp. 3-8
  • B2G1 Pedigree + Food for Dogs, exp. 2-28-11
  • $2/1 Pedigree Food for Dogs, exp. 2-28-11
  • $1/2 Select Pillsbury Sugar Free Items, exp. 4-30-11
  • $3/1 SlimShots Liquid Portion Control, exp. 3-31-11
  • $1/1 Sundown or Marvel Vitamins, exp. 3-8-11
  • $0.50/1 SuperPretzel Product, exp. 2-23-11
  • $1.50/1 Whiskas Dry Cat Food, exp. 3-19-11
  • FREE Whiskas Tray, exp. 3-19-11
(Thanks, Deal Seeking Mom!)



Join SwagBucks Today, Start Earning Rewards





If you read the word SwagBucks, and don’t have a clue what I am talking about keep reading and I'll try to explain why I love it so much. SwagBucks is basically a search engine where you can earn “points” that you can redeem for prizes or gift cards. The one I'm most excited about is a $5 Gift Card to Amazon for only 450 points!! 

I joined THIS month and already have 1107 points, that's enough to get 2 Gift Cards, and still have points going towards another!!

How do you earn points?  It's easy.  You just set SwagBucks as your home page and do your regular online searches through their search engine.  You will easily earn points just by searching!  You can also earn one point a day by answering their Daily Poll, view their Trusted Surveys Page, and go through their NOSO (no obligation special offers) Page (I just click skip until the end when I earn my point!).  Finally, the last way you can earn points is by referring your friends!

Plus if you join today, you'll get an extra 30 points just for joining!  Sign up today and be well on your way to earning Gift Cards and rewards!!




One Year Subscription for $1 to Parents Magazine


Here’s a *HOT* magazine deal for those of you with kids under age 10.  Parents magazine is just $1 at barnesandnoble.com with coupon code.  Here’s the scoop on how to get your subscription:
  • Log on to barnesandnoble.com
  • Search ‘parents magazine’ and add it to your cart
  • Enter coupon code K9B9J4H at checkout
  • New magazine subscriptions start in 6-10 weeks


FREE Udder Cover & Baby Sling (Just pay shipping!)


Here is an awesome deal for all you nursing mommies out there, or even if you are going to be attending a baby shower soon!  You can get a FREE Udder Cover and a baby sling for free, you only have to pay shipping!  Here's how it works:

  • Select your Udder Cover ($32.00 value) and enter code FAMILY2010 at checkout to get it for FREE

  • Pay $9.95 at checkout for Shipping and Handling and you will receive a code for 100% off your Baby Sling at 7Slings.com

  • Pick out your Baby Sling ($48.00 value) and use the code you received to get you Baby Sling for FREE and pay $11.95 shipping and handling!
(Thanks, Money Saving Queen)


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Blog Hop Thursday

Bassgiraffe's Thoughts Thursday Blog Hop

Homeland Shopping Trip 1/19/11

Wednesday means it's "new ad" time for Homeland!  I happened to be in town today after giving my piano lessons and decided to go ahead and stop in for my weekly shopping fun since we may have bad weather coming in tonight and I didn't know if I'd get to go tomorrow or not.  Anyway, I was able to get $72.31 worth of groceries for only $15.93!! That's a savings of 78%!!  So here's what all I was able to snag:



1 Package Red River Ranch Cubed Steak for 27 cents after coupon from match-ups

1 Package Red River Ranch Short Ribs for $1.18 after coupon from match-ups

1 Package Pilgrim's Pride Chicken Thighs for 26 cents after coupon from match-ups

2 Boxes of Lipton Tea 24 ct. for FREE with coupon found in an ad at the front of the store.

2 Cans Grands Biscuits for FREE with printable coupon from match-ups

2 Boxes Crest Toothepaste for FREE with coupons from previous weeks newspaper inserts

1 Reach Floss for FREE with printable coupon previously available

6 Cans of Rold Gold Tomatoes for 27 cents each with coupon from previous weeks newspaper inserts

1 Box of Cheerios for 50 cents (I used a peelie I found in the store for $1 which then doubled)

2 Totino's Frozen Pizza for 50 cents each with printable coupon from match-ups

4 Cans Old Orchard Frozen Concentrate Apple Blend for 50 cents each with printable coupon from match-ups

Dawn Dishwashing Soap for 50 cents with coupon from previous weeks newspaper inserts
2 Packages Best Choice Frozen Green Beans for 99 cents each.  (I didn't have a coupon for these, but I needed them and they were a good  price!)

1 Can Hunt's Spaghetti Sauce for $1. (I didn't have a coupon for this either, but needed it.)

2 Packages Hillshire Farm Lunchmeat for $1.49 each with printable coupon from match-ups


**In order to get all coupons to double, I had to do two transactions for the items that I had two coupons for.  If you only do one transaction, only the first coupon doubles and the second is just face value.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions!  Thanks!



Homeland Match-ups 1/19-25


This week Homeland is having their 5 for $5 sale, but you don't have to buy five, you can buy one item for $1!!  There are several items that are either Best Choice/Generic which I won't list on this match-ups list, but there could be some great deals if you are needing some of those items.  Remember to check out the coupon lingo if you can't remember what some of the abbreviations mean.

First the meat! Always take your meat coupons. You never know what great deals you will find!
Save $2 on a package of Red River Ranch Beef

Save $1/1 Pilgrims Pride Chicken
Save$1/1 Smart Chicken


Angel Soft, $1
(good deal even without a coupon)

Gatorade, $1
Use B2G1 Gatorade Perfom or G2 WYB Prime AND Recovery 1/9/2011 RP = 3 for $2
Use $1/3 peelies that have been found on gatorade = 3 for $1

Hillshire Farm Ultra Thin Sliced Ham or Turkey, $3.49
Use $1/1 Hillshire Farm Lunchmeat = $1.49

Freschetta Pizza $4.99
-$1/1 IP HERE or HERE = $2.99

Cheerios (select Varieties), $3.00
Use $0.75/1 General Mills MultiGrain Cheerios Cereal = $1.50
Use $1/2 General Mills Cheerios Cereals = $1.50 each
Use $1/1 peelies = $.50 (found on box in store!)

Lysol Cleaners, Wipes, or Toilet Bowl Cleaner, $2
Use $0.75/1 Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner 1/2/2011 SS Insert = $.50
Use $1/1 Lysol Disinfecting Wipes 1/2/2011 SS = FREE

Rice-a-Roni or Pasta Roni $1.00
Use Buy 3 Rice-a-Roni get a Pasta Roni FREE 1/2 RP = $3.00 for 4 boxes
Use B3G1 printable

Old Orchard 100% Apple Juice Blends, $1
Use $1/4 Old Orchard Frozen Juice Concentrates = $2 for 4 ($.50 each)

Dawn Dish Soap, $1
Use $0.25/1 Dawn Dish Soap 12/26/2010 P&G = $.50
Use $0.50/1 Dawn Hand Renewal 12/26/2010 P&G (if included) = FREE

Pillsbury Grands! Jr. Biscuits, $1
Use $1/2 Pillsbury Refrigerated Grands! Biscuits = 2 for FREE
Use $0.30/2 Pillsbury Refrigerated Grands! Biscuits = $.60 each wyb 2
Use $1/2 Pillsbury Grands Flaky or Jr. Biscuits = 2 for FREE

Green Giant Box Frozen Vegetables, $1
Use $0.50/1 Green Giant Frozen Vegetables = FREE
Use $0.60/3 Green Giant Frozen Boxed Vegetables 1/2/2011 GM = $2.80 for 3
Michelina's Frozen Dinners $1.00
-$1/5 IP HERE = 60¢ each wyb 5

Totino's Crispy Crust Pizza $1.00
-$1/5 IP HERE = 60¢ each wyb 5
-50¢/2 IP HERE = 50¢ each wyb 2


Have fun SAVING!!  The Ad resets here every Wednesday!


Huggies $1.50/1 Printable Coupon

If you still have little ones in diapers this is a great coupon for you to print!  I did! ;)   Get $1.50 off any package of Snug 'n Dry Diapers!  And here's another great one for $1 off of Huggies Wipes!

$1.50/1 Huggies Snug & Dry Diapers




*HOT* $20 Amazon Gift Card for $10

Go now!!! This may sell out fast! Right now on Livingsocial.com you can get a $20 Amazon Gift Card for only $10!  This is a GREAT deal!  Don't wait too long, grab one before they run out!




Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Double Coupons

I know you're probably wondering if Homeland is the only store that doubles coupons.  You can find awesome deals on groceries when stores will do this, in fact most of the time the items are either free or under a dollar! In Oklahoma, there are six stores that I know of that will double manufacturer coupons.  Each store has their own coupon policies which I will try to post soon, but here are the stores that I know of that will double!  If you have one of these stores nearby, it's definitely worth your time to go shop there rather than a store that only gives face value of the coupon.

Apple Market
Country Mart
Food Pyramid
Harps
Homeland
Nichols

If anyone knows of any other stores that double coupons that I haven't listed, please feel free to contact me and let me know.  I'd be glad to add to the list.


Homemade Laundry Soap


Do you ever get tired of spending $20-$30 a month on different laundry detergents and softeners?  Buying laundry detergent was one of the most expensive things I noticed myself buying when I went on my monthly shopping trips.  I started researching the use of homemade laundry soap and when I saw how much money it could actually save, I couldn't resist trying it!

I made my first batch in September 2010. and I've been using it ever since!  I love it and it's super easy to make!  I purchased ALL the ingredients for around $9, and will be able to make enough soap to last a  year or more, seriously!  It's definitely worth the savings in money, but it's also great for your washing machine, and for sensitive skin.  There will be no more of the gunky build-up left from soap and softener, and you don't have to worry about allergies from dyes and perfumes!

So what should you do to get started? 

Here's what you'll need. 

One box of Borax (found at most any store in the laundry isle)
One box of Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda not baking soda--it's different! (This was a little harder to find, some grocery stores have it, Homeland does, or you can order it online on many different sites.  I ordered mine from Ace Hardware.
One bar of Soap--Fels Naptha, Zote, Ivory, or really whatever soap you prefer some are just harder to grate than others.  I use the Ivory.
A bucket or container that holds at least 5 gallons. (I used an old 10 gal. rubbermaid container I had around the house)

That's all you need, now here's how to do it:

Recipe
1/3 bar Fels Naptha or entire bar of another type of soap, as listed above
½ cup washing soda
½ cup borax powder 

Grate the soap and put it in a sauce pan.  Add 6 cups water and heat it until the soap melts.  Add the washing soda and the borax and stir until it is dissolved.  Remove from heat.  Pour 4 cups hot water into the bucket.   Now add your soap mixture and stir.  Now add 1 gallon plus 6 cups of water and stir.  Let the soap sit for about 24 hours and it will gel.  You use ½ cup per load.

I use an old Gain container to pour some of the soap in so it's more convenient than hoisting around a 10 gal. bucket every time I do my laundry! 

The soap will gel overnight.  It may have a runny look, or be more solidified like gel.  Just use a spoon to stir it around and shake your container before use.  The soap does not have a lot of suds, but that doesn't mean it's not cleaning your clothes!

If you are wanting your soap to be scented you can add a drop of essential oil to the bucket after mixing.  I haven't done this and my soap just smells clean.

But is it really cheaper??

Let's compare the prices:

Borax $4.29
Super Washing Soda $3.79
Ivory Soap $.97
Total: $9.05

That total is cheaper than the ONE bottle of detergent I was buying that lasted maybe a month!

And what's even better these ingredients will last you a LONG time!  I've made about 3 batches of this soap now and I still have more than 3/4 of the boxes left.  The only thing I've had to buy again is the Ivory soap, of course!

When you do the math, this laundry soap costs about 71 cents a batch which means it's less than 1 cent per load of laundry!! How awesome is that? 


Read my idea for Frugal Fabric Softener here!

If you have any questions about making this soap or the use of it, please feel free to contact me!  Or, if you've tried this soap, I'd love to hear your experiences in the comments below!  Good luck and I hope you have as much fun saving money as I do!

Homeland Shopping Trip 1/15/11

This past week I decided to hit up the sales at Homeland twice since I needed some of the items they had for just a few pennies! ;)  So here's what I got on my second trip:



1 Garnier Fructis 2in1 Shampoo/Conditioner for 50 cents
4 Cans Select Harvest Campbell's Soup for 40 cents each
1 Tube Crest Toothepaste for FREE
2 Packages Yoplait Twix Yogurt for 80 cents each
2 Cans Grands Flaky Biscuits for FREE
2 Large boxes Honey Nut Cheerios $3.00 each (these boxes are twice the size of a regular box, so this is like 4 boxes of cereal)
also not pictured was the Sunday Oklahoman for the new coupons! ;)

The total for this shopping trip was $11.72, for $42.79 worth of groceries.  Savings of 73%  This was not my best attempt, but still pretty good.  The cheerios I bought were on sale, but not as good of a sale as I would have like, however, we needed them.  It's our family's favorite type of cereal and we were completely out, so I took advantage of what little sale they were having (which was still cheaper than store brand)! 

Tomorrow the new ad comes out, so let's see what we can do with our coupons this week!




Groupon-$30 voucher to Bath & Body Works for only $15


If you haven't yet signed up for Groupon, one of the latest in online daily deals, you might want to check it out today.  Today only you can buy a $30 voucher to Bath & Body Works for only $15.  This is a great deal if you normally purchase items from the store anyway.  This is for online use only, not in-store!  If you do decide to buy this voucher, remember, you might hold on to if for a few days/weeks and see if something you like goes on sale so you can get even more for your money!  Go HERE to learn more or to purchase this great deal!





Monday, January 17, 2011

Homeland Shopping Trip 1/13/11

This week's Homeland trip was another success! 




2 Cans of Grands Biscuits
2 Cans Pillsbury Pizza Dough
1 Box of Raisin Bran
2 Boxes of American Beauty Quick Cook Pasta
2 Boxes of Lipton Tea 24 ct.
1 Garnier Fructis 2in1 Shampoo/Conditioner
1 Garnier Fructis Hair Spray
1 Reach Floss
3 Cans Rold Gold Tomatoes
1 Excedrin Migraine
1 Excedrin Extra Strength
1 Package of Red River Ranch Round Steak

What did ALL of this cost? $10.79!!  Yes, that's it!  Savings of 84%

You can do this too!  Keep reading for more tips on what you need to do to start saving!




Homeland Shopping Trip 1/7/11

After studying about the use of coupons for a few months now, I finally decided to get brave and see what I could do.  I decided to go to Homeland.  Why?  Because they double coupons up to $1.00 every day!  This is awesome!  That means if you have a coupon for $1.00 off of a box of Cheerios, you will actually get $2.00 off, and since they go on sale often you could snatch these for a great price!  So, you clip your coupons, save them, watch for the sales that match up, and then you hit the store to score some awesome deals.  So, here's what I was able to get on my first attempt at couponing....


2 Juicy Juice 8 packs
4 Cups of Yoplait Yogurt
2 Cans of Hormel Chicken Breast Premium
2 Boxes of Always Save Mac & Cheese
1 Dole Fresh Classic Iceberg Salad
2 Boxes of Lipton Tea 24 ct.
1 Ocean Spray 100% Juice
2 Boxes of Ronzoni Whole Wheat Pasta
2 Green Giant Steamers Frozen Vegetables
1 Package of Sirloin Steaks

And I bought ALL of this for only $12.78!!!  The secret is to clip your coupons and then save them until the product goes on sale.  Most everything above was either FREE or under 50 cents.  The most expensive item of the whole trip was the steak for $1.13!  Keep reading the blog for tips on how you can use your coupons to begin saving!

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