Monday, May 23, 2011

A great gluten free giveaway!

I have been following the Gluten Free Homemaker on Facebook for a little while since finding out Jeremy was sensitive to Gluten.
Today she is having a giveaway for Pamela's GF products.
I haven't tried them yet, but I have had someone recommend them to me.
Hope I win, if not me hope it is you! LOL

I have never posted a post from another blog before, hope this works!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

I think I am back!

There sure has been a lot going on this year.

2011 is definitely not a boring year! Although I'd like it to be a little calmer...
There have been losses, gains, stitches, questions, answers, blessings but never a dull moment!

I have been trying to come up with a way to chronicle a lot of this - especially since my memory is SHOT and I figured this would be the best place to do it.
I had considered the notes section on Facebook, but I don't think it is organized enough.
So anyway.... i only have a few minutes ( as always) but wanted to post and remind myself to post regularly.

I will have some posts on the new gluten free journey we are taking for Jeremy as well as some posts about food choices I am making for myself. ( I AM going to lose weight, I AM going to eat healthier and I AM going to cure myself with God's help of many of my problems! stay-tuned, this is going to be a bumpy ride!)

And I will share couponing and savings of course!

Today's news is that I called Kraft about vanilla Jell-o refrigerated pudding cups. Jeremy was acting out at school this week and that was a new food for him, so I thought I'd double check. I asked about the "modified food starch" on the label. The lady on the phone told me that Kraft will ALWAYS list "contains wheat" if it does, as well as any other common allergen. For example, the pudding pkg says "contains: milk" (duh). She said there are absolutely no wheat or gluten ingredients in vanilla jell-o pudding but they cannot list that it is gluten-free because kraft doesnt have a "license" to do so. Huh? so anyway, I guess the pudding is okay.

This was my first phone call to a manufacturer for this reason and I wasn't very prepared. I should have asked WHAT the "modified food starch" was if it wasn't a gluten-based product. soy? corn? And I should've asked about the "artificial flavor" which can be a sneaky place for wheat and gluten to hide. I am not crazy about the fact that this contains aritifical flavors and colors to begin with, but in my defense, I felt a little sorry for Jeremy and decided to let him have it. He likes packing it in his lunch and lunch-packing is sometimes a challenge for me.

I need to stop doing that. I am sure I am fat because I felt sorry for myself and gave myself chocolate/chips/ice cream/McDonald's/Taco Bell/donuts/brownies....etc...etc... or someone when I was a child felt sorry for me and handed me another Little Debbie or bowl of ice cream or Barq's red creme soda or....

Oh and I wanted to share that there were several gluten free recipes featured on The View today in honor of Celiac awareness month and Elisabeth the co-host who has Celiac. so check them out (you can google it)!

Well, have a good afternoon everyone!
'Til next time!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Great deals at WalGreens this week!

I went tonight and got in on some great deals!

They have a new special Edge and Skintimate shave gel that is on sale for $2.99 and giving back $3 in RR's!

Chapsticks for $1.99 that give $2 RR

and buy 6 Dove travel size ($1.19 each in my store) or regular size bars (1.59 one store $1.39 another) of soap get $6 back in RRs!

scunci ponytail holders $1.99 = $2 RR's!

colgate toothbrushes $3.29 get back $3.50!
$1 off coupon ( hit the back button to print twice)

even if you have NO coupons you will be a few cents ahead on some of these!!

there are a few other items that you might want to get in on!

Check out or for complete details. :D

I bought 6 soaps 1.59 ea I had a coupon for $1 off 6 bars
1 chapstick 1.99
1 edge 2.99
1 scunci 1.99
2 1/2 gals milk $1.20 each
2 coffeemate creamers $2.49 ( raincheck)
colgate maxfresh toothbrush $3.29 ( i got the last one!) - $1 coupon
and some Quilted northern that was on clearance LOL

I fulled a Rx and got a $25 gift check back ( from a mailer) and spent less than $3 on my rebate giftcard!

got back 6, 2,3,2,and $3.50 in RRs!!
now to figure out how to use them without letting them expire!

good luck!
happy saving!
lmk if you need any help or ideas!


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Cool blog I stumbled upon!

I found this blog a few weeks ago and saw some neat things to help kids learn to tie their shoes.

I visited again today and she is having a GREAT giveaway for Crayola items.
Check out her blog and also visit for some great Easter basket ideas!
She is having a great Crayola giveaway too!
follow the instructions on her site to enter. (which is why i am posting this also)

What kid doesnt love art supplies or even a new box of crayons?!?
There are also some printable pages that would be fun to add or to use before Easter!



Friday, February 27, 2009

Target deals I got this week

Here is my super shopping trip to target this week. I was VERY proud of my deals. :)

First I filled a Rx for my DH and I had a coupon for a $10 gift card when you transfer a Rx.

-Flat Earth chips 2.69 - $1 manu printable at and - $1 printable target found at the target site = 69c!!!

-Plus another bag that was a larger size "limited time package" and was marked down to $1.66 - both coupons = FREE!

-3 pouches of Starkist tuna on sale for $1 each - $1 coupon each from the mailer( go join!) = FREE

- 2 trial size kids colgate 50c each - (2) 75c off any kids colgate = FREE

- 2 trial size huggies wipes 99c - $1 off any huggies bath/body item each = FREE

-3 packages of goldfish crackers $1.79 each - target printable $1 each(see above) = 79c each
- 1 box Pepperidge farms pretzel crisps $3.29 - manu coupon i found at kroger Buy 3 goldfish and 1 Pepp. farm crackers save $1.50 - $1 target coupon = 79c

- 2 Crest smiley Grip toothpaste/toothbrush combos ( found in trial size aisle) 99c each - 1 manu coupon from the P&G ad buy 1 get 1 kids crest = 99c

-3 pkgs Kotex pantiliners 16 ct (found in trial aisle) 99c each - 2 manu for $1 off any kotex pads and - (1) 75c off any kotex liners = 22c total

Then they had a deal buy 5 Special K items get a $5 gift card back. (cereal wasnt included, which is what i really wanted, but oh well!)
1 bought 5 boxes of 90 calorie bars at $2.79 each = $13.95 - 1 coupon (printable somewhere - if you want it i will find the link just tell me) $3 off 3 Special K items at Target and - $1/2 from a recent newspaper insert. = $9.95

My target price for any granola/snack bars is $1/box but never over $2/box so it comes out okay. especially after the gift card!

Plus I bougth 3 pinwheels LOL at $1 each. Special treat for the kids :)

All of this should have been $4.67 after my $10 rx gift card but i didnt realize til i got home that three $1 coupons were missed! GRRR!! so i paid $7.67 - still not bad.

I called the store and they said to bring in my receipt and they'd pull the coupons from the drawer and match them up. uhm, i dont think so!!

I also found some multivitamins, vitamin c and omega 3 gummies i wanted for the kids on clearance at $2.50 ish per bottle. What a deal! They were the no artificial sweeteners/no dye/no preservatives/all natural blah blah... I was so excited!
I paid for them in a separate transaction so I used the $5 card from the Special K deal! yay!
6 bottles of vitamins for about $10. woo hoo!

hope you all have had some great savings this week!

I have yet to finish the CVS and WalGreens monthyl (sick kids) but hope to do that tonight and tomorrow if i can find them in stock!

Sorry it has been so long....

I know it has been a long time... I am so sorry!

I am not gonna give you all the excuses, I am just going to say, let's start again!

So, for now I want to remind you that tomorrow is the LAST day to get the monthly WalGreens rebates and the monthly extracare items from CVS. If you need to know what those are, check it out at - you might have to scroll through a few pages. If you cant find it, let me know and i will fill you in.

Also, if you follow my blog, PLEASE let me know once in awhile. That way I will keep up with it since I know someone is using it!

Keep on saving!


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

incredible WalGreens sale!

Spend $25 get back $5 in Register Rewards!
What's great about this sale is that it is BEFORE coupons ! WOW!
(well, at least it was last week, i am assuming it is the same)

Here is the ad, thanks to the link from

and a sweet scenario, thanks to the same....

Arm & Hammer Liquid Detergent--$1.99 after in ad-coupon (Reg. Price $6.99-$7.49) Use $1/1 internet printable here $0.99 each after coupon
*Deal Idea* Buy 4 Arm & Hammer Liquid Detergent = $27.96 Use 4 $1/1 coupons Then give in-ad coupon (should take off $20) Spend $3.96 plus tax out of pocket, Get $5 in Register Rewards back!

I am sooo doing this!

There is also a deal on Pepsi, entertainment books, toys, tape.

Tape is buy 2 for $2 and get a $2 rebate through the WalGreens rebate catalog (if you havent done this, i highly recommend it. You get a 10% extra rebate for doing it online. So for the tape you spend $2 but you get back a rebate of $2.20!)

kellogg's cereal is $1.99 and there is a $1 printable at

There are other scenarios and deals at

Sorry i dont have time to share them, but in case you hadnt heard, i wanted to share this!

Let me know if you go and what you get. I love to hear everyone's deals!