Couponing My Way To The Islands!

Monday, October 31, 2011 80% off!~

Enter Promo Code: PUMPKIN

Happy Monday!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

~Coupon Preview!~

Go HERE to see what coupons are in the Sunday paper!

Sorry for the delay. My internet was down for 3 days! Sort of a strange feeling, yet nice at the same time. However, I've got some catching up to do. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Happy Saturday!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

~Awesome Aldi Deals!~

A fellow couponer just reported that Aldi (across the lake) has sandwich bread for .39 per loaf and buns (burger & hot dog) for .59 per package! These items were not in the Sunday paper ad, but are AWESOME deals! This would be the time to stock up.

Happy Wednesday!

*Thanks Christy :)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

~My Exciting News!~

This is my exciting news!!! Houston, we have a garden!!! After 2 years of no success, we thought this was a total loss. Honestly, we stopped watering it and everything about 3 months ago since nothing was happening. I was wanting to get out there and pull it all out a couple of months ago, but it was over 100 degrees here still. So glad I didn't :)

Look at these cantaloupe!!! We have several growing!

Tiny tomatoes too!

We have a couple of cantaloupe that are pretty big and probably ready to be picked. I'll keep you all posted. This garden has been a project that we started months ago! It is really fun and exciting to FINALLY see some results. Makes me want to try again next year!

Monday, October 24, 2011

~Aldi Comps!~

Good Morning Sassy Savers!

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! Mine was nice and relaxing for a change. Much needed after several busy weekends in a row.

After church we ran into Wal-Mart for some fruit. I used the Aldi ad in the Dallas Morning News as my comp ad.

$2.47 per lb (Wal-Mart price)
.55 per lb (Aldi's price!)
*I saved almost $2 per lb by using the Aldi ad! Woohoo!

$1.47 per lb (Wal-Mart price)
.99 per lb (Aldi price)

I rarely buy anything at Wal-Mart without a comp ad these days. It pays to take time to check the paper for the other store ads before you head out. It may not seem like a huge savings, but over time this ads up! Actually, even just over a month it ads ups. Using comp ads is a great way to get more food for your money!

Coming up tomorrow I have some exciting news! Stay tuned :)

Happy Monday!

Friday, October 21, 2011

~FREE 8X10 Photo Canvas!~ is offering a free 8 x 10 photo canvas (just pay shipping) OR 40% off any larger canvas + free shipping as a special introductory deal!

This is a great deal and would make an AWESOME gift!

Go HERE to get started!


~Coupon Preview!~

Go HERE to see what coupons are in the Sunday paper!

Happy Friday!

It is now mid-October! Wow, this year has flown. Last week I was finalizing our September budget. Going over the numbers for each category. Some were more than I'd hoped (water & electric), but some were less too. All in all, it was a good month.

I have high hopes for October too! Honestly, I have high hopes for every month. I look at it with a fresh, new attitude! That is the beauty of having a budget. Each month is a new opportunity to set and reach your financial goals!

Disney is approaching and we still have several hundred to save. I've got some tricks up my sleeves. More to come on that later...

Hope you have a very happy day!

I'll be posting the coupon preview later :)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

~6 FREE Products!~

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1 Free Tote Bag
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Remember to plan ahead as these would make AWESOME Christmas gifts!

Go HERE to get started.
Happy Wednesday!

Monday, October 17, 2011

~My Tom Thumb Trip~

There were 4 coupons that were going to expire this week that I really wanted to use. I don't actually drink Pepsi Max, but I will take it to events if it is FREE!

Here is how it went down at Tom Thumb:

Cheetos (Buy 2 Get 2 Free sale)
$3.49 x 2 = $6.98
-2 FREE (store sale)
-1 FREE Pepsi Max for buy 2 Cheetos coupon
-1 FREE Pepsi Max for buy 2 Cheetos coupon
-$1/2 Cheetos coupon
-$1/2 Cheetos coupon
=$4.98 for 4 bags of Cheetos & 2 Pepsi's

Dr. Pepper 10
-FREE Coupon (used 2 coupons)

2 Organics spinach
$3.99 (BOGO sale)
*That makes it cheaper than the other spinach options!

I would also like to report that my transaction did not get messed up. Woohoo! That was a wonderful change :)


Friday, October 14, 2011

~Coupon Preview!~

Go HERE to see what coupons are in the Sunday paper!

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

~Prevention is Key!~

Americans aren't very healthy...There is hope (read to the bottom)!

*80 million people have some form of heart disease. (American Heart Association)

*1 in 3 women and 1 in 2 men will have cancer in his or her lifetime. (National Cancer Institute)

*Over 20 million children and adults have diabetes. (American Diabetes Association)

Why are we so unhealthy?

Poor food choices
Not drinking enough water
Lack of exercise
Stressful lifestyles
Environmental factors
Sleep deprivation

Approach to medicine is "treatment" instead of "prevention".

What can we do about it?

The U.S. government has spent billions trying to find a cure for heart disease, cance and other diseases.

Disease is easier to prevent than to cure.

Eat 7-13 serving of fresh fruits and vegetables every day.

Almost no one does!

Juice Plus+
Juice Plus+ gives my family the nutrition from 17 different fruits, vegetables and grains each day. It is easy, affordable and convenient. It feels so great to know that we are fueling our bodies with what it needs. We are all experiencing positive changes (more to come on that in a later post).

Go HERE to learn more about Juice Plus+. It is changing the health of my family.

Wednesday Blessings~

~FREE American Baby Magazine!~

Go HERE for your FREE American Baby magazine. I love FREE magazines!


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

~A Fun & Frugal Idea!~

Looking for something fun to do that doesn't cost much money for your family? I know, who isn't?!
Go CAMPING! My hubs & little girl have camped out in our backyard several times and had a BLAST! She was sad when the tent had to be taken down. I can only imagine the fun if we were at an actual camp ground!

The pro's to camping:

Cheap! Actually, it FREE if you do it in your own yard :)
Bring your own snacks!
Make your own meals!
Spend quality time "unplugged"!

If you are wanting to have a vacation, but need it to be a "staycation" due to your budget, consider camping. The kiddos will love it and you will save money! Everyone wins!

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, October 10, 2011

~Monday Updates~

Good Monday & Boomer Sooner!

Woohoo! What a game :) Hope everyone had a good weekend. Mine was crazy busy with a party, garage sale and then off to the OK line to pick up mini-me. It was busy! We had good traffic at the garage sale, but I still came home with some junk. Oh well, I've never cleared out everything at a sale. Actually, we ended up coming home with some items that our friends were selling. See that is the real problem ;)
We were excited to score a flat screen t.v. that had never been used for a very inexpensive price!

Did you all get out and shop some garage sales this weekend?

Monday Blessings~

Friday, October 7, 2011

~Coupon Preview!~

Go HERE to see what coupons are in the Sunday paper!

Happy Friday!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

~Rockwall Area Garage Sales!~

If you are in the Rockwall area or even live in the Dallas area, make plans to come to Rockwall this weekend! There are 2 huge neighborhood garage sales going on. My plan is to go to the Woodcreek neighborhood sale on Friday. On Saturday, I'm hosting a garage sale in Buffalo Creek.

I love the neighborhood sales because it is one garage sale after another. You can park and walk to several sales on a street. It is great!

Happy Thursday!

Monday, October 3, 2011

~Hormone Free Chicken Sale!~

As you all know, I like to purchase my meats in bulk. So, I made a special trip to Brookshire's (a grocery store that I rarely shop) since they had hormone free chicken for $1 per lb. My bulk price point for hormone free chicken is right around $1, so this was great! The best part is that it is skinless! Woohoo! If you have spent anytime in the kitchen cutting off skin, you know why I'm so excited.

When were got there they were out. No big deal, hunky hubs asked if they had any in back and they did. When they brought them out, the sticker said $1.29 per lb instead of $1.00. Doesn't sound like a big difference, right? WRONG!

We asked the meat department guy about it and he said it should ring up at the correct price. Well it didn't. Luckily, I told the cashier about the problem before he started scanning. It ended up being an $11 difference that we saved by catching the error on the sticker.

Assume nothing and always check to make sure you are getting the advertised sale price (regardless of where you shop). It is smart shopping. Of course, be kind and they will be kind to you. Most of the time, they will have favor upon you! The best part of the story is that we ended up getting over 3 lbs of chicken for FREE from the store manager because he didn't want to have to figure it all out, so he estimated in our favor.
We all know by now...I HEART FREE!

Happy Monday!


Saturday, October 1, 2011

~Information that changed my life!~

*By the age of 12, an estimated 70% of our children have developed the beginning stages of hardening of the arteries. (Bogalusa Heart Study)

*1 in 3 Americans born in 2000 will develop diabetes. (Journal of the American Medical Association)

*1 in 4 children is obese. (International Journal of Obesity)

*7% of school age children are diagnosed with ADHD. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

*About 6% of elementary school children and 7% of adolescent miss 11 or more days of school yearly due to illness or injury. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

*Over 93% of all children and adolescents do NOT consume the recommended servings of vegetables per day. (Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine)

This is part of the research that convicted me to make sure that my family is NOT part of these statistics. The answer for us is Juice Plus+!

What can we do about it?
Good nutrition takes time and planning. Clinically proven Juice Plus+® helps you bridge the gap between the 7 to 13 servings of fruits and vegetables recommended by The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the nutrition you actually get with your busy schedule.

For more information, please visit my website or email me at Also, if you would like to sign up for a child study please email me.

Happy Saturday!