Monday, August 31, 2009

Kmart Double Days Again

Just a quick post - don't forget about Kmart double coupons this week.  Rumor has it this will be their last time until January of next year  :(  I ran there today and just picked up a few quick things since I used most of my coupons in the last double days.  Be sure to ask for the coupon book they have at the cash registers or sometimes at the CS desk.  You will be able to get free Secret deodorant with the coupon in the book and Beggin Strips for .50 each!  My puppy will be one happy dog!

I'll try and post a few good grocery deals and Kmart deals tomorrow, I'm just wiped out tonight! 

Stockpile Challenge!

So who is up for a challenge?  My mom was watching the news the other day and they showed a lady who ate from her freezer/fridge/stockpile for a month and saved $800 or something crazy.  Now we don't spend nearly that much on food and such a month, but my mom and I decided to have a stockpile challenge to see if we could go a month eating from our stockpiles!  Is anyone with us??

Of course we'll still have to go out and buy the bread/milk/fruits and other fresh produce that we normally have, but thats it!  I think this will really make me do a meal plan, and I've been meaning to do one forever!

So tomorrow I am at class, so hubby will make our son grilled cheese or something easy like that. 

Wednesday I'm going to make a crockpot soup from this recipe End of Summer Harvest soup
Thursday I'll probably make stuffed pepper soup (oh so yummy!).  I make enough to freeze to have throughout the winter.

And thats all that I've planned so far!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

How To Find Coupons

The best place to find coupons are in the Sunday paper.  I've heard from a lot of people that they say the newspaper only has coupons for junk food.  I will tell you this is definitely not true.  I have gotten a lot of Tyson chicken coupons, for their frozen product as well as fresh chicken.  When combined with a sale, I've been able to stock up on chicken for rock bottom prices.  I usually check Taylor Town for the list of coupons that will be coming out for the next week to determine how many papers I want to get.

There are also a lot of printable coupon sites that I absolutely love!  Listed below are some of the best ones that I've found.


There are also two other sites that I like to use that you can load coupons onto your grocery card.  You simply sign up, enter in your grocery card number, and when you buy that product the coupon automatically comes off at the end.  


The only grocery card that we have in Michigan that they offer to load these coupons to is the Kroger card.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

New Blog

Hi Everyone!  This is my very first posting of my new blog!  I decided to create this blog to post the best deals out there to help everyone create their very own stockpile.  I have been able to save my family a great deal of money, while donating to charities, family and friends without hurting my pocket book. 

I have a monthly budget of $250 for me, my husband and our 4 year old which includes groceries, toiletries, health and beauty items and other household items (cleaning stuff, paper towel, toilet paper, etc).  I started keeping track as of last October, when I found out we were spending over $400 a month!  It will be a year now and after looking back at my spread sheet I am usually between $250 and $300 a month, which I still consider pretty good. 

I will post my totals at the end of each month, and I encourage you to do the same!  Join me in this crazy adventure!