Coming out of the pantry

28 March 2010
We can't remember when we've been so glad to see the end of the month approaching! We made it! We survived an entire month without shopping for groceries! Our only shops in March were for bread, milk, butter, and distilled water. We did pick up some paper products at Rite-Aid, but paid for them with the $25 gift card we got for transferring a prescription. There are still a couple dozen veggie cans, 6-7 tuna tins, 3 jars of pasta sauce, and quite a bit of pasta and rice in the cupboard, as well as a few items in the freezer, including chicken, veggies and 3 small pizzas. We made beefaroni today, using the last pound of ground beef and Bertolli's Vidalia onion pasta sauce. It was a hit and will do us for two meals.

Payday is rolling around just in time to use the $10/$50 WD catalina at Publix. Thanks ever so, Michelle at I HEART PUBLIX for making my list-making so easy!

New Swagbucks bucks

26 March 2010
Have you seen the new swagbucks denominations? We got 15 this afternoon just for using the swagbucks search engine. In 2 months, we've redeemed our swagbucks for four $5 PayPal cash cards! That's much faster than most rewards programs out there. If you aren't swagging yet, click on the buck and get started today!

New Michaels coupons

Michaels has just sent out 5 new printable coupons!
  1. 50% off any one regular price item. One day, 28 March, only.
  2. 40% off any one regular price item, good 29 March - 2 April.
  3. 30% off your entire regular price purchase. One day, 3 April, only.
  4. 50-60% off custom framing, good 28 March - 3 April.
  5. 25% off entire purchase wall & tabletop frames, framed art and display cases.
NOTE: Each coupon lists exclusions.

OPA! Go Greek with this Yoplait coupon

25 March 2010
Click here to print a coupon good for 30¢ off any flavour Yoplait Greek Yogurt cup. Flavour choices are plain, blueberry, strawberry, and honey vanilla.

Reynolds Wrap coupons

Reynolds Kitchens Promotions

You don't have to fill out the very short form to print the coupons.

Smokin' hot sauce deal at WD!

23 March 2010

We found this Winn Dixie deal just in time, as it expires today. Texas Pete Hot Sauce, regularly 99¢, is on sale for 79¢. Winn Dixie is offering 50¢ off if you buy two. And there's a hang tag for $1/3. Have you been keeping up with the math? Three bottles for 87¢! Some like it hot. 8-]

Free Geotrax DVD

Get a free GeoTrax DVD from Fisher-Price. They even pay shipping! US residents only, one per household, allow 12-14 weeks for delivery. You must be 18 or older to fill out the form.

PayPal card on sale at Swagbucks!

22 March 2010
The $5 PayPal cash card regularly costs 700 Swagbucks, but you can get it right now for 550! This sale is only good through end of day Wednesday. (End of day, as we understand it, is 1AM EDT - but don't wait, in case we're wrong about the exact time!). If you're not swagging yet, what are you waiting for? Sign up and start earning Swagbucks today! Just search as you normally do, using the Swagbucks search engine. If we can do it, anybody can! 8-}

Hot new Nivea and Listerine coupons!

19 March 2010

We just found this hot new $2 coupon for any Nivea Body Wash (8.4fl. oz. or 16.9fl. oz.) for women! These high value coupons go fast, so don't dally! Look for it at today!
While you're there, look for a $1 off Listerine coupon, as well.

God bless your budget!

$1 off Sunsilk!

Click here to print a coupon for $1 off any one Sunsilk product!

Pssssst! freebie

Get a free travel size
Pssssst! Instant Spray Shampoo,
while supplies last.

Soooo Sweet stevia sample

18 March 2010
Sign up now for a free sample of
Soooo Sweet
stevia product.

$3/2 deodorant

Your choice of $3/2 or $1.25/1 Suave,
Dove or Degree deodorant. Choose here.

Free Braille Bug card

Fill in the form with your name, address and email and get one free Braille alphabet card. Allow 3-4 weeks for delivery.

Free Academic Planner sample

To take advantage of a free sample of Jerry Parker's products, complete the registration form. You must be 18 or older to receive a sample. Limit one sample per family, household, address or email address. Limited quantities available. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

Living in the pantry

17 March 2010
It isn't that we have forgotten this blog. We just haven't been shopping. For the past two weeks, our list has been limited to bread, butter and milk. Over $800 in auto repairs hit our grocery budget where it counts. Praise God we had a fairly nice litte stockpile to tide us over. Funny, we're feeling a bit like a fish out of water. We'd quite gotten used to couponing as a daily habit. It'll be almost like starting over when our monthly payday finally rolls 'round again. Meanwhile, we'll be keeping our eyes open for deals to share, so don't give up on us.

Have a JESUS-filled day! ^i^

$5 off $25 at Payless

12 March 2010
Click here for a printable Payless coupon, good through 15 March. Or you can use it online and get free site to store shipping.

Mega Swag Bucks Day!

WOOT! We just snagged 30 Swag Bucks just for searching! We now have enough for a $5 Amazon gift card, but we're thinking we'll hold out for something a tad bigger. Are you Swaggin'? What?! You're still not a Swaggernaut?! Well, swagger on over there! Just click the Swag Buck above or that little Swaggie button to your right and sign up today! It only took us a couple weeks to earn that $5 card!

You're invited!

06 March 2010
We have recently learned that several dear friends are in danger of losing their homes. In these lean economic days, it seems no one is immune to loss or reduction of income. No one is guaranteed a roof over his head tomorrow. At first, we felt helpless to do more than offer a sympathetic shoulder. But we were not happy with such inadequate response. So we have created a new blog called Virtual Rent Party. We hope that this concept will spread throughout the blogging community and that many homes will be saved through community effort.

This initial effort is aimed specifically toward our immediate acquaintances and all donations, less PayPal fees, will go directly toward those rent/mortgage payments. Once their crisis has been resolved, we hope that someone else will request a rent party. Be assured that donations will be dispersed only to those truly in need of a hand up, not a hand out.

When we told the original rent party hosts about this blog, they were at a bit of a loss for words. But they did pledge to pass along the blessings at the next party.

We hope you will accept our invitation to the first virtual rent party. Be sure to invite your family and friends. We have a 'round-the-clock DJ and plenty of room to dance.

About Me

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I'm a native-born Florida Cracker, graduated Christian home schooling mom/teacher, jill of all trades and mistress of none. Rising prices and dwindling assets pushed me over the edge from casual to extreme couponing. In the first quarter of 2010, we cut our grocery budget from $1600+/- to $300! I always thought all those 'coupon queen' stories weren't for average people like me. Was I ever wrong! Just jump in and start clipping. Check out some of the super savers in my blog list. Honestly, I know you've heard this before, but REALLY, if I can do it, ANYBODY can!