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Freebie Alert – Access to Learning May 3, 2009

Filed under: Deals and Steals — Shannon @ 12:50 am



This is an awesome resource for parents who homeschool or subsitute teach, like myself.  In honor of teacher appreciation week, Learing will be having an OPEN HOUSE during the week of May 4th.  They are providing free access to different educational resources. Many materials are printable and this site is awesome for finding leveled readers!

Their sites include vocabulary, reading, and science!  Visit Learning-AZ for more information.


Rite Aid 05/03 – 05/09 Scenarios

Filed under: Deals and Steals — Shannon @ 12:28 am
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If you need Zyrtec, this is an awesome deal. Please be sure to read all the notes below.  My third transaction is trying to use the best coupon matchups and get the biggest bang for you dollar.  

Transaction #1

Purchase (1) 45 count Zyrtec for $26.99

– Use 5/25 Rite Aid Coupon

– Use 4/1 Zyrtec Coupon

Total Cost OOP: 17.99 + tax
Transaction #2

Purchase (1) 45 count Zyrtec for $26.99

– Use 5/25 Rite Aid Coupon Here

– Use 4/1 Zyrtec Coupon Here

Total Cost OOP: 17.99 + tax

Total for first two transactions :

Total OOP $35.98 + tax

SCR Program Rebates:

25.00 RA Giftcard – RA #500 Allergy 25.00 wyb $50.00

2.00 RA SCR #15   2.00 wyb Zyrtec 10mg 45ct
10.00 RA SCR #50   wyb 25.00 Johnson & Johnson
10.00 RA Certificate – SCR #600 Zyrtec Rewards Program wyb 50.00 Zyrtec
10.00 Zyrtec Rebate – MIR 

The potential is to make money. The only question is does the MIR have to be on one reciept? 

If the MIR is not accepted, $47.00 in rebates

If the MIR is accepted, $57.00 in rebates

Huge moneymaker.


Transaction #3

Use another $5/25 Rite Coupon

Purchase (1) John Frieda Hair Collection  $4.99
– Use $2/1 John Frieda Collection Product from  SS  04/05

Purchase (1) Hershey’s Bliss $2.99

– Use $1/1 Hershey Bliss Here

– Use $1/ Hershey Bliss  05/03 SS

Purchase  (1) Always Pads 8.99
– Use $4/1 Always Pads (P&G 5/3/09)

Purchase (2) Pure Shine Stylers 9.00

 Total OOP $13.97

SCR Program Rebates:

 $2.00 SCR #80 wyb 1 John Frieda

$5.00 SCR #72 wyb 2 Pure Shine Stylers

$2.00 SCR #34 wyb Always Pads

$1.00 SCR #115 wyb Hersheys Bliss

Total OOP after SCR $3.97


There are other scenarios for the Johnson and Johnson Baby Items if you don’t need the Zyrtec. I did not post them because these deals are on the same SCR. 


Giant Food – 05/03 – 05/09 May 2, 2009

Filed under: Deals and Steals — Shannon @ 2:13 pm
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I had to laugh at my copy of the Giant circular that came. It says Prices Effective Mary 3rd.  I do like the new look of the Giant circular. Much easier to read in the smaller format.  The deals are light this week, however they do have $1.00 Doublers. Limit of 4 per card. $15.00 minimum purchase.

Page 1

Hunts Ketchup, Guldens Mustard or Mt. Olive Relish 10/$10

**The Hunts ketchup is also part of the .20 cents per gallon gas promo

Pepsi 12 pack 4/11.00 (must buy 4)


Page 2

Hatfield Meat Hot Dogs BOGO

Hatfield Kielbasa or Smoked Sausage BOGO

– use $1/1 coupon here

Pork Spareribs   $1.99 per lb. 


Page 3

GIANT Large Kaiser Rolls 6 ct. BOGO 


Page 4


GIANT Rolls – Hamburger or Hot Dog BOGO

Snapple Ice Tea, 12 pack BOGO


Page 5

 GIANT Cheese Slices  $1.29


Page 6

Del Monte Jar Fruit  BOGO (includes Orchards Select)

use $1.00/1 here                      


Page 7  

Oscar Mayer Meat Bologna  BOGO 

 Fast Fixin Chicken Strips $4.99

– use .30/1 here

Hatfield Simply Tender Pork Loin Filet BOGO

– use $1/1 here


Page 8

Tumaro’s Wraps  BOGO

Alouette Deli Cups BOGO


Page 10

Thomas English Muffins BOGO

– use .50/1 from 04-19 SS

Fuze or Gold Peak 10/$10

Powerade or Glaceau Water 10/$10


Page 11

Tastykake Donuts BOGO

Quaker Life or Captn Crunch Cereal 3/$6.00 (must buy 3)

 -if Brown Sugar Life included, use $1.00/1 here

-use $1.00/1 Captn Crunch here

– use Dollar Doublers to make these FREE or CHEAP

Kellogg’s Cereal, buy any 4 and get $4.00 off

– use any $1.00/1 from here

– use Dollar Doublers to make these FREE or CHEAP


Page 16

Turkey Hill Ice Cream – 3/$6.00 (if you have any of the Turkey Hill direct mail coupons, now is the time to use them!)

Klondike 3/$6.00

Eye Round Roast BOGO

Perdue Oven Stuffer Roaster BOGO


Buy Any 8 and Save 20 cents a gallon

Hunts Tomato Ketchup  10/$10

Hunts Barbecue Sauce $1.25

Rice-A-Roni 8/$10

– use $1.00/3 from here

Manwich Sloppy Joe 4/$5

Peter Pan Peanut Butter 2/$4

– use $1.00/1 from May All You

Orville Redenbachers Micro Popcorn 2/4

– use $1.00/1 from May All You

Quaker Chewy Granola 2/$4.00

Herb Ox Bouillon .99

Healthy Choice  Complete Selections 5/10

 use $1.00/2 04-05-09 SS


Did I miss anything? Leave a comment and let me know!


Easy Peasey Recipe -Crockpot Almost Beef Stew

Filed under: Recipes — Shannon @ 9:50 am
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This recipe features a deals on found at Weis Markets this week.  In addition to being easy, this meal is also very inexpensive. It makes 4 servings. I used beef cubes that were on sale for $1.75, Carrots that were free, Campbell soup that I paid .35 cents for. All other items were pantry staples.

The Victims


1 1/2 lb Beef Cubes – Frozen

1 box of Honey Glazed Carrots

4 medium sized potatoes

1 red onion (or the onion your prefer)

1 mixed seasoning – (we grow our own herbs and then freeze them for future use – in this particular recipe I used Thyme, Dill and Basil) – you can use a dried Italian Seasoning

1 can of Cream of Mushroom Soup

Either 3/4 cup of water or beef broth



1 Crockpot

Optional Ingredient Not Show Here: Celery


1. Put one can of cream of mushroom soup into crock pot.  Fill mushroom soup can half way with water and add to to  crock pot.  Stir to mix. Turn on crockpot.


2. Chop Red onion and add to Crock pot. Stir to mix in with soup.  It should look a little something like this .


3. Add frozen carrots to the soup and onions. Mix.  (You can use fresh carrots if you choose, but this makes it very easy)


4. Chop potatoes.  Here is where you recipe can vary.  I like to make this as simple as possible. I put my potatoes in right away.  I like my potatoes very soft.  Some people don’t. If you prefer your potatoes firmer, wait til the last 2 hours to put your potatoes in. Add potatoes now or later to crock pot.


5.  Add seasoning to crock pot. If you have a premixed dried  Italian seasoning, that works well. Mix well.


6. Add frozen beef cubes to the crock pot. (Your beef cubes do not have to be frozen. I buy alot of meat in bulk and freeze- and they work well in recipes like these frozen. Feel free to use fresh beef cubes as well!) Add 3/4 water or beef broth and cover beef with soup mixture.  Add salt and pepper.

7. Cook on High for 4 hours or Low for 8-10 hours.  Season with salt and pepper to taste when finished.



Deals of The Day – Late Night Edition May 1, 2009

Filed under: Deals and Steals — Shannon @ 11:11 pm
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deals-of-the-day1I had the pleasure of teaching 1st grade today. I was so tired after that, I needed a nap, so now I am wide awake debating a cup of coffee. I will regret it but I think I will.

Speaking of coffee, Borders is offering a free 12 oz cup of coffee thru May 6th, 2009.  Click here for the coupon.  (Thanks, Freebies4Mom)

If you are headed to Target, pick up a few of the Purell travel sized hand sanitizers for free.  This coupon is for $2/2. The purell is priced at .99 cents, making them free.   Click here for the coupon. (Thanks, Deal Seeking Mom)

Home Depot will be having it’s free Kid’s Clinic this Saturday, May 2nd. The kids will be making cute wheel barrows. You can see more or sign up for this program here.

I will be taking a break from Kmart’s Super Doublers this time, but Merecedes has compiled an awesome list of matches, including 20 new ones. Check it out here.

Hallmark has yet another free card code, APRILCARD. Visit the Hallmark site here to order you free customized card. The nice thing is they ship it direct to your recipient for FREE!  I have been loving these Hallmark cards and I am sure our moms will appreciate it to!


Coupons Restocked!

Filed under: Other Stuff — Shannon @ 9:51 am has restocked some great coupons.   Don’t forget to print two copies of each coupon. Some coupons to note:

  – California Pizza $2.00 off can be used at Genuardis this week in conjuction with the Living Well Promotion.   

– Kelloggs $1.00 off. There are some great matchups for this week.  Use it at Acme in conjunction with the in-ad coupon to get cereal for .49 cents.  

Deal Seeking Mom has a deal for Target that will get cereal for .39 cents. Print these off quick! 

– Buy One, Get One Free Sierra Mist. I have used these before when Sierra Mist is on sale for .69 cents at Giant. This makes for super cheap soda.

– Dry Idea $2.00 off.  Use this for Super Doublers at Kmart to get free deodrant.

-.75 cents off Barilla pasta. This will equal free pasta at stores that double! 

Print them now, because once they reach their print limit, they are gone!



How Much Did I Spend Winner!! April 30, 2009

Filed under: Other Stuff — Shannon @ 9:43 pm



Melissa won! She guessed $18.50 and I actually spent $19.72

Melissa has won a $10.00 giftcard to Amazon. 

I will be contacting you by email!


Thanks for playing. If you like this game, we will play again, let me know!