Wednesday, July 30, 2014

My $1.09 Mini Haul - Shoprite

I went to Shoprite in Vineland, NJ strictly for the free Lady Speedsticks. Ended up with iced tea & paints for my kids!

What I bought:
  • $1.19 Lady Speedstick - on sale $0.99
  • $1.19 Lady Speedstick - on sale $0.99
  • $1.49 Honest Tea          - on sale $0.88
  • $4.99 Poster Paints       - clearance $1.25
$8.86 Retail Value        - $4.11 on sale value

What I used:
  • $0.88- $1.50 Honest Tea Coupon (This was emailed to me from the company) My shoprite will  only allow the value of the item ($0.88)
    • $0.12- Man Q - Multiplied (up to $1 @ my shoprite)
  • $0.50- LadySpeedStick (
    • $0.49- Man Q - Multiplied 
  • $0.50- LadySpeedStick(
    • $0.49- Man Q - Multiplied 
  • $0.05 Canvas bag Refund (we get 5 cents off for each bag we bring from home!!
 $3.03 Coupons/Discounts (87.70% Savings!!)

Out of Pocket  $1.09 ( I know it should be 1.08 but they round for our sales tax :( )

My $2.42 Mini-Haul - Walmart

I went to Walmart- HOPING! to use the $3/Revlon coupons. Unfortunately they gave me a hard time and told me if there's pictures on it I can't use it for something else? (I don't know what frickin' sense that makes!)

I was told (Vineland,NJ - Wal-mart) If there is a coupon with ANY product and pictures are on it, they can only be used for whats on the pictures. If there isn't a picture it must state EXACTLY what its for. In all honesty I think it's just so they don't have couponers ending up with overages. Sigh. Another day, I will use my revlon coupons!)

So instead of getting all of my stuff for around 24 cents. It was $2.42

Here's what I bought:
$6.47 - Enfagrow
$6.47 - Enfagrow
$2.68 - Great Value Decaf Tea Bags
$1.00 - Liberte Cap. Yogurt

Value Here's the coupons I used:
$3.00 - Enfagrow (Man Q exp 8/31/14)
$3.00 - Enfagrow (Man Q exp 8/31/14)
$0.20 - Liberte Yogurt - Printable Man Q
$3.00 - Enfagrow Check exp 7/31 $5.00 - Enfagrow Check exp 7/31 _____________________________
$14.20 Savings.

So I paid $2.42 out of pocket (85.44% Savings) I was really disappointed.. One, because they wouldn't let me use my Revlon coupons. Two, because in true Wal-mart fashion where out of the tea bags I had a $0.55 coupon for and last because I couldn't get my free coupon holder (because of the Revlon mix up)

- Also found a $0.20 Savingstar on the yogurt!!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Kids Outfit Swiss Roll

We have two kids and two diaper bags. And when we go out, we only ever use 1 diaper bag!
My daughter recently got potty trained. So now it is with great pleasure we only have to carry ONE size of diapers!!

So we carried one size of diapers, but ended up having to carry 3 back up outfits (complete!) My daughter always had a habit of peeing on her shoes too??!! So I would never think to bring 3 pairs of socks.
Here's what I came up with. This is a complete outfit (socks, undies, shirt, shorts and a hair tie)

 I lay them neatly and then just roll them in a roll and put the hair tie on it to keep it from opening and viola!!

After carrying the diaper bag with everything overflowing out of it at the store... I had to come up with a new plan!

Homemade Latte :)

I checked on pinterest for Dunkin Donuts iced latte recipe. As much as I love them, I don't like the price
I found this recipe , and as always altered it!
I used (measurements are appx)
1/2 tablespoon of cocoa powder
1/4 cup of evap. milk
2 heaping tablespoons of sugar (I like em sweet!)
1/2 whole milk
And then filled the rest of the bullet with iced black coffee.
I whirled it around to mix it all up and then poured over ice... And yummy!!
I still have some tweaks to make to get it exactly where I want.. But I didn't have my chocolate sauce made.. So I had to improvise!