Friday, July 4, 2008

Planters Deal at Meijer

Have you gotten the $3.00 off Planters Nuts coupons? If not go here and check out Money Saving Mom's post and the coupon links. The coupons are for $3.00 off Planters Nuts if you buy 3 Kraft, Oscar Meijer or Nabisco items.

If you have a Meijer you can get an even better deal. If you buy 3 or more Planters Nut products before 7/13/08 you will get a coupon off your next shopping order.
Buy 3 get $4.00
Buy 4 get $5.00
Buy 5 or more get $6.50

Also, Meijer has coupons out for $1.00 off 2 Kraft dressing (1.69 at my Meijer) and $1.00 off 2 Kraft Shredded Cheese (3.09 on sale at my Meijer) Go here or go to the bottom of my blog page where I've added the Meijer coupon box, for those coupons. Click on the box that says specials and then on coupons. The current coupons expire 7/5 but there may be updated ones soon.
Note: 7/6/08 The Kraft coupons have been removed from the Meijer Mealbox, but there are updated ones for other Meijer brands ones there now.

Tomorrow I plan to go back and get another 3 peanuts. Here is the deal I will do.

10 bottles of Kraft Dressing (We use TONS of Ranch at our house!) (1.69 ea) =16.9
4 $1.00 off 2 Kraft Dressings = -$5.00
$4.00 coupon I earned today = -$4.00
3- 16 oz cans Planters Peanuts = $6.00
3 $3.00 off 1 Planters Nut (adjusted down to purchase price) =-$6.00

Total = $7.90
Receive $4.00 coupon
Total cost= $3.90 for 10 Dressings and 3 Cans Peanuts!

You can get a few other good deals at Meijer. There is a coupon for $1.00 off their chocolate chips (1.69 ea). Check out the Meijer Mealbox at the bottom of my blog!

According to Samantha this deal is also working at Kroger. You can check out her post here.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Joe's Crab Shack $5 off $20 Coupon

On Tuesdays you can get $2.00 kids meals all day and if you wear a Joe's Crab Shack T-shirt you get free ice-cream for dessert! The coupon below will expire 7/15/08. We will definitely be making a return trip before then. Hopefully we can combine $2.00 Kids meal, Free Appetizer (from last visits survey), 10% AAA discount and $5/20 coupon for a super cheap and yummy dinner out! (I highly recommend the Fish and Chips and the Crab Nachos!)

We love Joe's Crab Shack. It's become a family tradition that we go there when my parents visit - because my dad's name is Joe.

Here is a link to a $5 off $20 coupon.

Update: 6/20/08

We went to Joe's Crab Shack last night before my Dad left and found out that our Joe's has a playground next to the outdoor seating area! We were able to sit outside right next to it and watch our 5 year old play until the food came! It was great - he had a good time and we could talk with little interruption.

Also, when we went to pay our bill we gave them the coupon and our AAA MasterCard. We were told that they give a 10% AAA discount - so we saved another $5 + off our bill. Then our receipt also had a survey to do - so I will do that today and we will get a free appetizer on our next visit. We tried the new Crab Nachos appetizer last night and they were fabulous!

We will be going back again before the $5 off $20 expires (7/15/08) and be combining our free appetizer, $5 off $20 and AAA discount for a reasonable night out!

Fun Day

Okay, so yesterday I decided to just take off for the day. When Little Z woke up I told him this was Fun Day and we were going to have a good time. So, we hurried through our chores (making beds, emptying trash, breakfast clean-up etc) and headed out for the day.

We started out by heading to the $1.00 movie. If you haven't seen the free and $1.00 kids movies out this Summer read this. We saw the movie "Running Free". It was a wonderful family movie - I'll give you a review on it in a separate post. We actually got in free because another moviegoer had an extra punch card!

Next we headed over to the mall - I had a few things to pick up at Macy's! We also picked up our free Auntie Anne's Pretzel and I got a free Starbucks iced coffee! (With card from this weekend's paper)

Then after the mall we drove thru Chick-fil-a (our favorite!) I had a coupon for nuggets (from calendar) and Little Z got a kiddie meal.

We spent the rest of the afternoon at the pool and came home for dinner (leftovers! yea - no cooking!) And then off to church.

It was a great day and now today I have to make up for it by doing laundry all day!!! Oh well, It was worth it.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

More Summer Kids Movies

I have posted about Summer Movies from AMC and Kerasotes. I found 2 more programs.

offers $1.00 movies for kids.
• 10 Weeks Of Fun Films For Kids •
• A Different Movie Every Week •
• Weekday Mornings This Summer •

Regal Cinema is offering Free Movies:

Here's some information from the Regal website:

"When school's out, kids around the country visit selected Regal theatres for the Free Family Film Festival. It's a fun-filled nine weeks of movies for kids and parents. Since 1991, Regal has provided this service to the community, and best of all it's FREE!

Selected G & PG movies start at 10AM each Tuesday and Wednesday during the festival. First-come, first-served seating is limited to theatre capacity. The Free Family Film Festival is safe, lots of fun and a great way for kids to spend a weekday morning in the summer."

We have a 5 year old and I'm very picky about what we watch - Regal is showing Charlotte's Web which was good. I'm also interested in March of the Penguins which is rated G.

Our Cinemark is showing Running Free - rated G tomorrow. I looks like a movie with real potential about a boy and a horse. You can check it out here. If anyone has seen this movie - I would love your opinion on it.

I saw SOMEWHERE???? That Thomas the Tank Engine has a new Movie Showing in July. Can anyone help me out? I forgot to bookmark the page. There is a program showing G Movies every Saturday in the Summer. There was a free coupon out for last week's movie. My little guy loves Thomas.

Thanks to Sisterly Savings for this info!

Monday, June 30, 2008

CVS Shopping 6/30/08

Here is this week's CVS Shopping trip. I spent $6.83 for $59.87 in items. I made a miscalculation when I was in the store. I moved an item and its coupon to another transaction and did not account for the coupon moving on my worksheet - so I thought I had another $3.00 off coupon for my last transaction. In the end, I spent a few more dollars than I planned but it was still a good night. If you leave off the milk on the last transaction you will only have a total OOP of around $1.00.

Transaction #1-------------------

Kashi Cereal (2.50)
2 Life Savers Bags B1G1 free (2.19)
1 CVS Aftershave (2.59)
1 Physicians Formula Mineral Mascara (7.99)

2.00 off Kashi
1.00 off Physicians Formula
B1G1 Life Savers Bag (-2.19)
2.00 off CVS skincare

7.99 ECB
.28 Cash

Receive 8.99 ECB (7.99, 1.00)

Transaction #2 ----------------------
1 Rightguard Professional Deod. (6.99)
1 CVS Aftershave (2.59)
1 Coppertone Oil Free Faces (8.99)

2.00 off CVS Skincare
1.00 off Rightguard Professional
3.00 off Facial Skincare CRT

12.99 ECB
.69 Cash

Receive 7.99 ECB (6.99, 1.00)

Transaction #3------------------
1 CVS Aftershave (2.59)
1 Coppertone Water Baby Stick (4.79)
Kashi (2.50)
2 Gallons milk (2.99 ea)

2.00 off Kashi
2.00 off CVS Skincare
6.00 ECB

There are links to the Kashi coupons here and here.
Thanks to Money Saving Mom for the links to the Kashi and the CVS Skincare coupon!

Receive 11.00 ECB (The ECB for the Coppertone did not print so I actually wound up with 1 ECB and a 10.00 gift card)

Free Golf Digest Magazine

Finally! Here is a magazine for the guys! My hubby doesn't golf, but my Dad signed up for his free subscription.

Click here to sign up for a free year of Golf Digest magazine.

Free Tote Bag From Better Homes & Gardens with Qualifying Purchase.

I found this in my BHG Magazine! It also came with a $2.00 off coupon for the ameal bpTM products.

Better Homes & Gardens is giving away this limited-edition tote FREE, while supplies last.*

Be among the first 2,000 readers to purchase two or more of these specially selected products at your local Walgreens or on and get a limited-edition tote FREE from Better Homes & Gardens!

Perfect 10™ by Nice ‘n Easy

Perfect 10TM by Nice ’n Easy gentle color crème formula

Available in 15 high-speed, high gloss colors Olay Regenerist’s Lifting Program

Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream

New Olay Regenerist 14 Day Intervention

Olay Regenerist Eye Lifting Serum

ameal bpTM. A natural, over-the-counter blood pressure supplement
Available in ameal bpTM capsules
Available in ameal bpTM tablets

Send your Walgreens receipt, or a print-out of your online order confirmation, along with a 3” x 5” paper or postcard that includes your name, address, city, state, zip code and daytime phone number, to:
Better Homes & Gardens Gift w/ Purchase
P.O. Box 771317
St. Louis, MO 63177-2317

Please be sure to circle your qualifying purchases on your receipt. Entries must be postmarked by August 31, 2008. Limit one entry per household.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Free Audio Book

Christian Audio gives you a free Audio book download each month. This month's book is Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan. You can check out their website here.

Remember that Monday is the last day of the month so get your download now! I did it and it was indeed free and easy! No credit card required. Just enter the code JUN2008 at checkout to get the download version for free.

Here is what the website states:

"Each month gives away a premium audiobook download for free. The way our Free Audiobook of the Month program works is like this: we give away one audiobook download each month totally free. The audiobook we give away is available for free only once - ever.

Use the coupon code JUN2008 to redeem this month's free audiobook download from"

If you haven't read Pilgrims Progress it is a wonderful book! Here is the synopsis from the website: "Embark on a perilous journey with Christian, the lead character, from the City of Destruction to the luminous safe haven of the Celestial City. The journey will encourage you to set your hope fully on the grace to be given you amidst the obstacles of life. "

Thanks to Candace at Garden of Blessings for this free item.

Also, while we're talking about audio books check out Librivox.

KMART General Mills Sale!

General Mills cereals, fruit snacks or breakfast bars

SALE $1.49
each when you buy 4*
thru Jul 5

8.7–18.25-oz. selected cereals,

4.5–9-oz. fruit snacks or

5–6-ct. breakfast bars.

*Sale price 2.49 each if purchased separately. Get $4 off when you buy 4 or more. Savings deducted instantly at checkout. No coupon required. Limit one $4 savings per transaction. No rain checks. See store for details.

You can view the store ad here.

There are quite a few General Mills coupons out there.

Here is a $1.00 off Honey Nut Cheerios

If you have any more links for coupons that will work with these please post them!

Sunday Meditations

Here is a verse to think on today from:
Proverbs 21:5

"The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness;
but of every one that is hasty only to want."

I know of several families that have spent large amounts of money on various "Get-Rich-Quick" type schemes, pyramid sales scams and the like. Generally, if you are hasty to become rich you will wind up with nothing. But, if you are diligent, over time you can get out of debt and save.