Posted: February 8, 2010

I just updated my permanent page with Family Dollar Coupon Match-ups Feb. 8-27th here.

I also updated my permanent page with Shopko Coupon Match Ups, another slow week here.

Posted: February 1, 2010

Lately I can’t even watch PG-13 movies without cringing.  There is always one bad scene that ruins the whole movie for my family. Now that I have a daughter with big eyes and ears, I’ve started to be more careful about what I let get into them. There was a service called Clean Flicks that I used but it went under. I am excited that there is a new DVD player that edits the sex, violence and profanity out of shows and converts standard DVDs to High Definition called ClearPlay. It seems easy enough:

1. Pick your movie.

The ClearPlay DVD player works with any regular DVD you rent or already own.

2. Download your filters and insert the USB into the Clearplay DVD player.

Included with your player is a small thumb dive. Just plug this into the USB port on your computer, log in to your account on our website and select the movies you want to watch.

3. Enjoy the show.

ClearPlay works by telling the player what scenes to skip. Just put the thumb drive into your player and select what you want the player to skip — everything from profanity to nudity. Then just sit back and enjoy the show.

I would love to know if any of you have tried this. My family gets Netflix so we watch a lot of movies.Click here to learn more.

If anyone has this or tries it out please let me know how it goes.

Posted: January 30, 2010

My maximum budget is $100 per week for our family of four.

This week I spent $108.86. I’m in the red! I will make up for it next week or my husband will take away my shopping privileges; he is serious this time! 🙂

This week I saved $179.16 = $62% savings

How did you do?


Spent $47.85. Saved $118.15.


Made $9.06. Spent $10. Saved $19.51


Spent: $51.01. Saved: $41.50

Posted: November 23, 2009

I’m sure many of us are having a hard time reminding our kids that Christmas really isn’t just about gifts and Santa Clause. Having a Christmas nativity video is a fun way of incorporating the true meaning of Christmas into our family lessons in a way that captures kid’s attention.

Currently, Living Scriptures is offering a 5-pack of the Animated Nativity DVD for only $5.50! That price includes shipping and tax!

Each pack actually comes with 6 DVD’s: five Animated Nativity DVD’s and one Jesus Returns DVD. The idea is for you to purchase the pack, keep one Animated Nativity and Jesus Returns for your family, then share the remaining four nativity DVD’s with others. The recipients can then call the number on their DVD and get a copy of Jesus Returns of their own- for FREE!

Offer is valid until 12/31/09. Go here to order yours!

Posted: November 18, 2009

fresh_market_LOGOLitehouse dips 15.5 oz. $1.50
$1/2 or $1/1  SS-8/30 and  SS-9/20
= $1.00

Bar S Franks, 16 oz. assorted 0.99
$1/2 RP-10/25
= 0.49

Meadow Gold whipping cream half pint
Mountain High Yoghurt, 32 oz. $2.29
$.75/1 or 4
= $1.54

Western Family Cheese, 8 oz. cuts or shredded $1.25
$1/2 lbs Must buy 4 packages to use coupon!
= $1.00

Western Family Medium Cheddar Cheese, 2 lb. loaf $3.99
$1/2 lbs
= $2.99

Daisy sour cream 16 oz. $1.49
$.50/1 SS-11/15
= 0.99

Betty Crocker Specialty Potatoes, 4.5-6.6 oz. $1.27
= $0.87

Campbells Cream Soup, 10.75 oz. chicken or mushroom $0.69
$.40/4 SS-10/11
= $0.59

Campbells Gravy, 10.25-10.5 oz. $0.68
$.40/4 SS-11/8
= $0.58

Keebler Townhouse Flipsides Crackers, 7.7-16 oz. $1.69
= $1.19 + look for “toy voucher” ads on the box, then submit for this $10 MIR HERE.

Kellogg’s Special K Crackers, 8-10 oz. $1.59
= $0.59

Libbys Canned Vegetables, 14.5-15.25 oz. $0.59
$1/4 RP-9/27
= $0.34

McCormick Gravy Mixes, .87 oz. envelopes $0.47
$.50/2 RP-11/1
= $0.22

Nabisco Snack Crackers, 5.5-10 oz. assorted $1.67
$1/1 SS-11/8
= $0.67 + submit for this $10 MIR = FREE

Nestle Morsels 10-12 oz. $1.98
$.50/1 RP-11/1
= $1.48

Swanson Broth 14-14.5 oz. $0.48
$.25/4 SS-11/8
= $0.42

DiGiorno Ultimate Pizza, 12 inch $5.5
= $4

Sara Lee Pies, 37 oz. assorted $3
= $2

Reynolds oven bags 2 ct. turkey size $1.49
$.50/1 SS-11/15
= $0.99

Western Family AA Batteries, 24 pk. $6.99
Use in-ad store coupon: Buy 1 Get 1 FREE, limit 1 coupon per customer.
= $2/6.99

Other Cuckoo Deals (no coupon required!)

Russet potatoes 5 lb. bag $0.99

Tomato cherubs 10.5 oz. $1.5

Yams $.59 lb.

Western Family Frozen Vegetables, 16 oz. $0.59

Marie Callenders Pies, 27-46 oz. $3.99 great for thanksgiving!

Village Market turkey .38 lb.
Limit 1. Requires $25 purchase (no coupon necessary) CUCKOO DEAL OF THE WEEK!

Thanks PYP for the Grocery Smarts list!

Posted: November 16, 2009


To My Family:

I love snowy Christmas mornings.

I love the lights in December. I love the music (my husband lets me start blasting it officially the day after Thanksgiving, but if I had my way it would be playing already!). I love decorating my house, particularly our $40 Walmart fake Christmas tree we bought when we were first married and it was the only thing we could afford for Christmas that first year. We still have the same tree. I love the Christmas movies. I love “secret santa” giving. I love getting (I am not going to lie to sound humble!) . I love shopping for: my daughters, my husband, my brothers, my sisters, nieces, nephews, the sick, the needy, my dad’s dog, well anyone. I love the thrill of finding a great deal and thinking “wow this is exactly what Jack wants!”.

I love love love Christmas.

I love saying “Merry Christmas” instead of  “Happy Holidays”. I love having various nativity sets all over my house. I love going to Christmas Pagents. I love hearing about Baby Jesus and reading the Christmas story straight from the scriptures.

I can get a little carried away with things, and one is Christmas. I am already begging my husband to get our lights up on our house! Well, the reason for this post is that on ABC Family right now “A Dennis the Menace Christmas” is playing at 9:00 MST tonight, and I won’t be posting deals because I’ll be watching it with a big bowl of popcorn. I love ABC’s 25 days of Christmas.

Have a happy thanksgiving, get some cuckoo deals on Black Friday, but most of all have a Merry Christmas.

Side note about cuckoo deal shopping in December: If you find deals that you don’t need, but they are free or you can afford them, make sure to scoop them up and donate them to a local charity or church; these deals are greatly appreciated all year, but if you can’t afford it all year, remember that you can really make a difference in how other people’s Christmas’s go with a simple gift.

Posted: November 16, 2009

Papa Murphy'sYou know those days when you just don’t know what to cook?!!?

Go HERE to print a coupon for $5 off any Family Size Pizza!

Offer Valid through 11/30

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