Produce Trip for the week

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I am the biggest sucker for produce. I will admit I adore a good deal, but produce is my savings breaker. So I save other ways to have awesome produce…makes sense to me! In efforts to keep my monthly menu fresh I tend to live in the produce market lol. Here is my little trip for this week!

2 eggplant over 3lbs marked down 1.50 [for homemade burgers we made]

5 zucchini [forgot to weigh them :P] 1.29

1 iceberg lettuce for wraps this week .99

2 Daikon radishes [to pickle for the wraps & can] 2.57

1 Cucumber .33

1 Hass Avocado [nomnom] 1.00

1 Rome Apple [for salad etc] 1.02

1 bag Spinach 2.49

1 Plum Tomato .24

1 package Arugla 1.99

Total 13.42

This week my shopping trips were slim as I am trying not to spend to much, and use some of our stockpile. I also went to Aldi’s and bought 2 gallons of milk for 2.89e bringing totals for this week $21.20

Eggplant Burger

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So while we watched a bit of Food Network we watched Best of Burgers. In the effort of getting everyone on the LESS MEAT track the eggplant burger seemed like the perfect idea! Eggplant, burger, I must be in heaven! After cubing the eggplant I sauteed it in a frying pan. In the food processor I grated the garlic while the eggplant was getting soft. After it was cooked down I added it to the processor with the garlic, cheddar cheese, and bread crumbs [the first batch I ever made!!] on pulse I looked for a thicker consistency.

First I tried the George Forman grill. That was a bust because of the grates. Do they have a griddle top for a George Forman? I went back to the frying pan and added a bit of canola oil. Since this was my first time doing anything like this I know next time I will make them a bit smaller. They were monsters! 3lbs of eggplant made 7 seriously monster burgers.

To top it off some strawberries were hitting their last leg, and we turned them into a refreshing strawberry vinaigrette for the spinach apple hazelnut salad my oldest concocted. It was fabulous I promise you! So here is the ending result of our eggplant burgers, with lovely salad. We will make them again as they are so tasty I kid you not. My oldest detest eggplant, but he choose the eggplant burger over the turkey burger! Shocker! Happy day enjoy the rest of your weekend with those you love!

 

Michael’s Neat Small Trip

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Well we went to Michael’s before the coupon. Hubby was in need of canvas, and gesso. So they had canvas 50% so got him a couple to last hopefully a week.

Nice find for me though that made me rather giddy. Outside of Michael’s they had a couple bins full of Michael’s bags. The sign read “Grab Bag-$2” At this point my mind was swirling. They were monster bags jam packed with goodies. I only got one since I knew that my OCD was kicking in profusely at this point. This one bag was full of over 32 wooden puzzle/games. I think of when I was a kid with these neat little games, and Crackle Barrel lol.

So end result 32 games/$2 or .06each

New Loreal Coupons

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Check out your emails for new Loreal coupons! CVS is back to there fun times of 50%, and 75% so might be some freebies, or inexpensive makeup! Not signed up? Loreal website

$1 off lipcolor

$2 off Revitalift product

$2 Visable Lift Foundation or face product

$2 off Magic Smooth Souffle foundation

$1 off any Loreal product after interactive makeup tips.

 

Did you find any makeup buys at CVS? I didn’t really find much, but will be back on the makeup hunt soon with these new coupon goodies!

Never too young to learn savings…

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Well Happy Sunday to you and yours! Yesterday after our visit to the local produce market with my youngest we picked up some lovely wares. After we both decided to share a lovely orange we sat at the table and spoke about how everything in life God has given us has a purpose. Even that orange peel. So lo and behold today I made a carrot cake just because…sometimes we all need a little carrot cake!

So it goes show that even that orange peel had a purpose. I grated it and used it to make the delicious cream cheese frosting. Also when in the hospital they had a medical show [yes in the hospital a medical show…like you don’t get scared enough being there!!!] it showed how the outside of the orange is the best nutrients as well as cleansing power for your body. Also great for indigestion, and heartburn! Who would have thought! Every day I take something for heartburn and haven’t drank orange juice in the longest time.

Well in the end we all have a purpose even an orange peel. Happy day spend it with those you love. xoxo

Walmart 66% Savings here Savings there

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Not sure how good I did with this one. I ALWAYS have PROBLEMS when I use coupons @ Walmart. The cashier was lovely and understanding, but the coupons wouldn’t scan and it took forever. There were people behind me and it was very frustrating. It will be some time before I venture into Walmart again…it just isn’t my kind of place. They make it difficult to use coupons. Maybe it is my location, but always there are so many problems there.

 

2 Pictionary card game 6.88=13.76-[2]5.00mq=3.76/1.88e

2 Chapstick .98=1.96-[2].25mq=1.46/.73e

4 Kotex liners 1.24=4.96-[4]1.00=.96/.24e

4 Visine 3.62=14.48-[4]2.00mq=6.48/1.62e

2 Reach floss .97=1.94-[2]1.00mq=  -.03

2 Cortaid 3.50=7.00-[2]3.00mq=1.00/.50e

4 Tylenol Precise 5.47=21.88-[4]5.00mq=1.88/.47e

4 gauze pads 1.56=6.24-[2]1.50mq=3.24/.81e

8 Sun mixes .78=6.24-[4]bogo q[3.12]=3.12/.39e

4 I can’t Believe It’s not Butter 2.68=10.72-[4]1.00MQ=6.72/1.68e

1 lunchable for field trip 1.58

1 Donut 1.98-1.50 wyb icbinb=.48

1 cookie 2.00-1.50 wyb icbinb=.50

 

Total spent w tax 32.12

Savings 66%

coupons tended 62.62

Euphoric Publix Shopping is TRULY A PLEASURE 1-21-12

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Sometimes in life we are just giddy to shop. When they have the gas card deals…I do indeed get giddy. I enjoy finding the deals and working them to save for the ever growing gas rates. So why not have a gas card stockpile? Here goes….*more giddiness*

4 Kashi cereal 2.99=11.96-[2]WF 1.00-[4]1.00-[2]TQ .50=4.96/1.24e

4 Townhouse crackers bogo 3.87=7.74-[2]1.00MQ-[2]1.00TQ=3.74/.94e

1 salt/pepper pistachios 3.99-1.00mq=2.99

4 Crunchmaster crackers bogo 3.19=6.38-[4]1.00mq= 2.38/.60e

2 starkist tuna pouches 1.00=2.00-1.00PQ-[2].50mq=0.00 FREE

1 One a Day Woman 6.79-25%=5.09-2.00mq-2.00TQ=1.09

2 Stayfree pads 3.47=6.94 -[1]bogo mq 3.47-[2]1.00mq=1.47/.74e

4 Kleenex tissues 1.67=6.68-[2]1.00PQ=4.68/1.17e

6 Hillshire Farms chicken 3.50=21.00-[6]1.00PQ-[6]1.00MQ=9.00/1.50 [2 in each pack they look really tasty!][.75e chicken!]

2 Tyson Chicken 3.99=7.98-[2]1.00PQ-[2]1.00MQ=3.98/1.99e

2 -12pk Dr. Pepper 3.33=6.67 -[2]1.00TQ -[2]1.00mq wyb orville popcorn=2.67/1.34e

2 -2lt Dr. Pepper 3.78-3.78PQ wyb a 12pk Dr.Pepper

2 Orville popcorn kernels bogo 4.99- 1.00pq=3.99/1.99e

2 Orville popcorn microwave bogo 4.99

1 Orville popcorn oil 3.85-3.85pq wyb Orville microwave popcorn= FREE

1 tic tac filler 1.29

6 Gas X 4.59=27.54-[3]5.00PQ-[3]3.00MQ=3.54/.59e

4 Pepperidge Farm crackers bogo 3.49=6.98-[4]1.00mq=2.98/.75e

4 dz Eggland’s Best eggs 2.29=9.16-[4].35=7.76/1.94dz

2 -$5/$50

2- $5/$30

6- $10 wyb $50 gas card

6 gas cards 300.00

Total w/tax before coupons:$501.95

Coupons tendered $167.50

GRAND TOTAL: $285.26

GRAND MOTHERLODE OF SAVINGS: 41% this might be wrong I am having a brain fart.

How I see it is I have $300 in gas cards a ton of other goodies including meat for less than the gas card cost. That my friends is a great way to end the week. I hope you did just as well! Happy Day!

Coupon lingo

TQ=Target Coupon

WF=Whole Food Coupon

PQ=Publix Coupons

MQ=Manufacture Coupon

e=each

wyb= When you buy

bogo=buy one get one

Free= HAPPINESS!!!!!!!!