Friday, February 26, 2010

So Glad it's Friday

Wow, it seemed like the work week was going to last forever! I would have titled this TGIF except that has become so cliche. How about Thank God It's Payday? I had the horrible experience of having to replace my brakes this week so there went a large chunk of that paycheck.

That's why I stock up on sale items when I have the money. If I buy extra.. well, let's say soup, at say 60¢ a can. (on sale for $1, 40¢ off 2 coupon doubled). Then I don't have to buy it this week at $2.49 a can when my funds are low.

I did stop at the local veggie place for some fresh veggies for a salad. I love this place, it's called Sugar Grove Growers and it's fruit and veggies are often a lot cheaper than the grocery stores. I walked out with a plastic shopping bag full for a little over $6. Salad for dinner!

Did you ever try raw zucchini in a salad? I've been doing it for about a year now. Saw a recipe for a salad somewhere that included it and found out it's pretty good. Another way I like zucchini is my Sauteed Zucchini. I actually make it for pot lucks and get lots of compliments, quite a change from the old green bean casserole standby.

Don't forget to enter one or both of my contests, they both end on the 28th of this month so hurry. If you crochet you can still enter to win some yarn at Deb's Crafts. And don't forget to enter the contest for a free Nancy's Appetizer coupon.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Coupon Giveaway #1!! Coupon for Free Nancy's Appetizers!! and more!!

Ok, here's the story.. a couple months ago I won this coupon in someone elses contest. It's for one 12 ct Nancy's Frozen Appetizers. It's not that I didn't want it, it's just that the stores in this small midwest town I live in don't carry it. It expires on 4/30/2010 so I want someone to be able to use it. I will also include another 12 high value food coupons.
To enter this contest just leave a comment below telling me if you use coupons and how often.
For a second and/or third entry publicly follow either this blog and/or my Deb's Food Giveaways blog. You can also blog about this contest for another entry!
Please leave a separate comment for each entry.
Contest ends at midnight Feb 28th central time

Thursday, February 11, 2010

An Unexpected Day Off

The client I was supposed to take care of today went in the hospital last night so I don't have a lot to do today. Answer the company phones and thats about it. I'm in St Louis so what should I do? I'm thinking about wandering around the art museum, or should I make it the history museum? Love going to both of them. Usually do it with one of the boys though. Or... I have my coupons with me, maybe I should check out a couple of the stores I never get to go to out there in the "country". Oh well, I'll keep you updated later today.

Here's a coupon for Fiber One Yogurt to start out your day.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Back Home and Cutting Out Coupons

Finally made it home today after a long 4 day stay in St Louis. Took Ryan out for lunch and out grocery shopping before I came home. We went to Fazoli's for luch and had an ok meal, they had a $3.99 special which of course is what I had. Ryan's only careful with his money and since I was buying his combo cost $8 something. (sigh) But it was nice to spend some time with him.

I am so glad to be back on my own computer, Sean's laptop drives me nuts. It was also fairly cold there. He got his first winter gas bill, freaked out and turned his furnace down to 64 degrees. After all those years of him coming home from school and turning up the thermostat he finally understands.

Picked up the Sunday papers on my way home and have been cutting out coupons. Lots of good coupons today. I've been thinking, if I had a contest for some good coupons (I wouldn't send out junk) would you all enter? I'm hoping to host giveaways on this and my other blogs but want to have a something to get things started. So, anyone want some coupons?

Have you read my Deb's Crafts blog? It was the first one I ever did and it's all about crafting for charity. I've written quite a few crochet patterns and have posted them on that blog. I am currently having a contest looking for pictures of projects done from my patterns. If you crochet you have plenty of time to do something since the contest will run for the rest of the month.

Todays internet coupons are for Campbells Chunky Soups and other Campbells products.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Snowed-in In St Louis and Spending Time With Sean

I promised myself I would post on this blog as often as possible and I have already broken that promise. Just because my son insisted I let him use his computer doesn't mean I actually had to let him. I've been staying here since Weds. because I've been working just a few miles from the city. I was planning on going home today but the weather is not cooperating. So I decided to stay at Sean's for one more night. Actually fixed him something green for dinner. Probably the first green food he's had in weeks. Oh, I'm mistaken, I think there were some green peppers on the pizza we had the other night.

I almost forgot, I have this great coupon you, check it out. To get a $.95 off coupon for Pillsbury Orange Sweet Rolls (sounds good doesn't it?) go here. It was offered to my readers from General Mills through

Monday, February 1, 2010

I'm Now the Granma of a Teenager!

My grandson, Tim, turned 13 today. Happy, happy birthday to a wonderful young man. It can't have been that long ago since I held that tiny baby in my arms and welcomed my first grandchild into the world, can it?

I've posted some new contests on my two contest blogs, check them out and enter a few. The links are on the sidebar. I've won quite a few of these blog contests and I love sharing the ones I've found with others.

I went shopping yesterday and spent $11 for $65 worth of groceries. I did it by combining sale items with double coupons. Now I just have to figure out what I'm going to do with 8 cans of white chicken chili. I mean, I couldn't pass it up at 29¢ a can could I?? I also got free I Can't Believe It's Not Butter, but my daughter Jenny decided she needed it more than I did, so I gave it to her.

Speaking of coupons, one of these days I'm going to set up my printer so I can print off the ones on the internet. Even if I can't you can so check out this $1 coupon for DelMonte Refrigerated Fruit. Here's another one to check out for Special K.