Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Triples & Mega Deals !

I did ok at the Harris Teeter Triples and The Kroger Mega Sale but would have done so much better had they actually had the sale items in stock. I actually have to travel a distance to both of these stores so it can be rather disappointing when you go only to be greeted by empty shelves. I hope to really do better at the upcoming Ingles Triples.

For all the above items at Harris Teeter (Top Pic)total was $333.55. After coupons I paid oop $18.32 and get $10 back since my HBA reward didn't automatically come off.

Kroger Mega Sale total was $140.74. After coupons I paid oop $17.04 which really sucked because $5 of that was because I didn't receive my $5 end of total because my wonderful husband was rushing me and I miscounted my sponges ..arghhh. $10 of it was my 20 lb turkey that is not in the photo because he was camera shy and the rest blasted tax.

I really hope I do much better at the new sales coming up ...

Take Care,

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Monday, November 3, 2008

And The Winner Is ....

Sorry for the delay of posting the winner ... It was a super crazy weekend ... Congratulations to Lisa and a big thank you to all who visited my blog and entered! This was fun and I can't wait until the next one !

Take Care,

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Friday, October 31, 2008

$20 For Charity Blog Review ...

I came across this blog $20 For Charity during the Bloggy Carnival Giveaway. I decided to blog about $20 for charity not only for the extra entries to her giveaway that I so want to win for Justice but her blog is so much more. Not only does she posts about great deals, but she also post deals that would be great give to charity ... Something I love to do myself. I love to score deals and stockpile it but I also give alot of it away to family and the local food bank.

So check out her blog ...it totally rocks! She has deals for Kroger, CVS, Bath & Body Works and so much more . She has also blogged about items she has donated which has given me some great ideas I never thought about.

While your there don't forget to enter her 2nd giveaway for the Baby Einstein Collection 1 DVD boxed set of 9 Baby Einstein DVD's.

Take Care,
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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

More Awesome Blog Giveaways !

Woo Hoo! More blog giveaways ... these wonderful blogs (Please visit and check them out they really are great!) are giving away awesome prizes so hop on over visit them and enter their giveaways ... you may be just like me and find yourself becoming a regular reader there.

Wisconsin Mommy is giving away a $25 BP gas card ... who couldn't use that? Check it out !

A Simple Walk is having a cuddle up with a good book giveaway. It includes an awesome book, a blanket to cuddle in and a $10 Caribou Coffee giftcard ... How fabulous is that !!!

Frugal Rhode Island Mama is giving away a $10 CVS giftcard over on her blog ... ECB's and CVS rocks! Go see for yourself !

Frugal Finds From Your Frugal Friends is giving away 3 Indulgence Baskets filled with pampering items and sweets ... What more could a girl ask for! Why your there check out her awesome floating ghosts and flying bat ... Super cute!

A Spritz Sis is giving away a year subscription to Good Housekeeping. I just love that magazine! Check out the blog over there .. I am so making the Pumpkin Pie Snickerdoodle bar cookies I came across over there! Yumm-O !

Getting Free From Debt is giving away a $20 giftcard of your choice. She has alot of great stuff on her blog deals, contests, oh and coupons to ! Did I ever tell you how much I love coupons :) Go check it out !

Sandier Pastures is giving away $30 via paypal how cool is that! Run on over and check it out and while you are there make sure you check her blog out !

Peanut Butter and Pickles Review is giving away an awesome cupcake courier. Being the cupcake and sweet fanatic that I am this would be perfect for me ... how about you? Go on over and enter ...don't forget to check out her other giveaways as well.

A Wrestling Addicted Mom is giving away B70 Keurig Platinum Brewing System ... it's so cool ! Hop on over and enter ..while your there take a look around and enter other giveaways she has.

Book Room Reviews is giving away an awesome set of 10 spooky books to 5 people! This is sooo cool. I for one love these kind of books, Hec, I plan on watching Ghost Hunters live to wee hours of the morning on Halloween. Even if your not into scary reads they have awesome reviews of all kinds of other books and other giveaways to! Go check it out!

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Monday, October 27, 2008

It's The Bloggy Giveaway !

One lucky winner will win a cast iron Rachael Ray fajita pan in blue and a 3 pc Rachael Ray small bowl set. (Both Brand New In Box and Package)

To enter just leave a comment below telling me what you love the most about the Fall season. Giveaway ends at 12:00 am Friday Oct 31. I will select a winner using the random generator on Saturday Nov 1. Winner has 24 hrs to respond with address or a new winner will be selected. Sorry, Giveaway open to those in the US only due to the weight of the cast iron pan ... Have Fun !

Don't forget that there are lots of great blogs participating in the Bloggy Giveaway so click the banner below and check out the other blogs and enter their giveaways to ... Good Luck !
Bloggy Giveaways Quarterly Carnival Button

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Awesome Blog Giveaways !!

In honor of breast cancer awareness month Brock and Ava is giving away a Vera Bradley Lola bag and zip around wallet in Pinwheel Pink! You totally have to go check the blog out it's wonderful and remember to enter her fabulous giveaway before you leave.

Check out the Household Helper's Walmart giftcard giveaway all you have to do is leave a question you'd like to know about about meal planning/cooking, organizing, frugal living, decorating or cleaning. Why your there make sure you check out her Thrifty Thursday posts ... she has some awesome tips.

You must head on over to Parenting Tips and Ideas they are having a Tupperware Jel-Ring and bowl giveaway. Don't forget to check out the blog while you are there ... They have alot of great stuff !

Check it out ! Just A Mom's Take On Things is giving away a $15 starbucks giftcard. Can you say so yummy! Why your there make sure to look around her blog as she has alot of links to other giveaways as well.

Take Care,
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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Ughh ..My walmart is driving me mad!

There's nothing worse than having a plan all laid out for scoring some deals with coupons only to have it go awry. My Super Walmart is remodeling and you can't find a blasted thing in there. I searched high and low for the trial sized Crest White Strips which would have netted me some pretty sweet deals with the overage but alas they had everything crammed together and nothing restocked ...uggh. The plus side is it's going to awesome when they get it finished and I can get back to shopping normally .... until then here's what I happened to get.

9 Gillette Fusion Razor Box set ringing up at $5 - $4/1 gilette fusion razor coupon made them $1 a piece.

10 Gillette Body/Shampoo Wash $2 a piece - $2 Gillette shampoo coupon = Free

6 Huggies Clean Team Buddies .97 each - $3/3 Clean Team coupons = Free

7 Febreze Noticables $5.97 each - $5/1 Febreze Noticible coupons = .97 each

6 Jello Singles .50 - .50 coupon = Free

Total : 115.61

Coupon Amount : $ 100.00

Out Of Pocket Paid : $16.55 (including tax)

Take Care,

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Pumpkins, apples and sweets oh my !

It's my favorite time of the year and I was just enjoying the view of the mountains from my porch and I thought I would share it with you. I just love fall ... the crisp air, the beautiful array of colored leaves but nothing says fall to me more than pumpkins, apples and sweet potatoes. With fall comes wonderful seasonal treats that I look forward each year. There's nothing more comforting than being curled up in a blanket on a crisp autumn day while baking a pumpkin bread or sweet potato pie that fills your home with the most wonderful scent. So to kick off the fall season ... I am sharing my most favorite recipe for Southern Sweet Potato Pie (Recipe below) with you. May it fill your heart and home with much comfort and love as it does mine ....

Take Care,

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4 ounces butter, softened
2 cups cooked and mashed sweet potatoes
2 cups granulated sugar
1 small can (5 ounces, about 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons) evaporated milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 prepared pie shells, unbaked

Mix butter, potatoes, sugar and evaporated milk until well blended. Add vanilla, eggs, and cinnamon; mix well. Pour into the prepared pie shells. Bake in a 350° oven for about 1 hour, until set. Makes 2 pies.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Yee Haw ! The Bloggy Carnival is coming !

I am so excited !! I am back in time to participate in the quarterly Bloggy carnival which will be held From Oct 27-31. I have some great stuff for a giveaway ... come back on the 27th and enter!

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Oh, How I love Harris Teeter !!!

Since Harris Teeter is having a promotion with Unilever that when you buy $15 worth of products you'll get $5 coupon toward your next order I couldn't miss out on this deal ..... So I bought 28 packages of Lipton Sides in 2 different orders. They were BOGO and I used the .75/2 coupon which they doubled.

Total : $42.93
Savings with coupons/sales : $41.30
Paid out of pocket: $1.63 and received 2 coupons for $5 off my next order !!!
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Lowes Foods Triples

Finally, here is what I scored from Lowes Foods Triples. (Sorry about the pictures I'm still trying to figure out how to work the new camera..lol) I totally love getting amazing deals and I put a lot of effort in finding the best ones and this is my first triple experience at Lowes Foods and I have to say I am totally spoiled by Harris Tetter. My Lowes Foods ran out of 90 % of the stuff the first day and NEVER restocked plus 2 of the managers were ... well let's just say they weren't very friendly. So I'm glad that is over and done with and I can't wait until HT's next triples.

Total : $259.02
Savings with coupons and sales : $236.83
Paid out of pocket : $22.19
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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

I'm Back !

Woo Hoo ! I'm back !!!

Well I'm back after a much needed time away this summer. I'm so excited it's my fav time of year and I'll be doing a bunch of different new things on my blog. One thing will be couponing ... since the economy sucks right now and hubby is working on and off I have taken up couponing again and tomorrow is the start of Lowes Foods TRIPLES !! I'm so excited! Tomorrow I'll share my scored deals .... until then ...

Take Care,

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

I'm 2 Months Old Now !!

Isn't Miss Justyce so dang cute !! I haven't even had the chance to hold my new little niece yet. Since I live far away I have to wait until my summer visit to see my family in July and after my visit I will bring David & Lynde home with me to NC to stay for awhile during the summer. My sister just uploaded these new pics and let me tell you she looks so much like her older brother. I am such a proud Auntie and have to confess that my nephew and two nieces are so sweet, adorable and oh so wonderful ... yep ,they are just like their Auntie!

I am so excited that I won an award !! It's in my sidebar .. Woo Hoo!!

Take Care,

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Saturday, April 26, 2008

And The Winner Is ...

Congratulations ...

Thank you everyone for participating it was a blast. I look forward to the next one and I'll be giving away more than one prize. I hope you had fun and come back and see me soon!

Take Care,

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Wow ! I'm so happy to the response of my giveaway ... you guys are awesome! I am already planning and looking forward to the next one and I think I am going to go with more Food Network goodies since it seems to be such a hit. Now the question is what should it be ... I have brand new RR pans, RR mixing bowls, RR cookbooks as well as Mario Batali Cookbooks and aMario bowl set or maybe Paula Deen since I have cookbooks of hers and maybe I can throw in some Paula Deen spices .. I told you I was a Food Network junkie.. lol. What would you like to see at my next giveaway more Rachael, Paula or maybe Mario ... I'd love if you comment and let me know. Thanks for visiting and I hope you come back often!

Take Care,
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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Bloggy Carnival Giveaway

Welcome to my blog Yummy Things & Cupcake Dreams ... Woo Hoo! It's carnival time again and in celebration of my new blog and The Bloggy Giveaway Carnival I am giving one of my lucky visitors a new Rachael Ray Garbage Bowl and a new Rachael Ray 2,4,6,8 Great Meals For Couples or Crowds cookbook as well. (Note: Garbage bowl is NOT ceramic but is made from durable melamine.)

To enter just leave a comment below telling me who's your favorite chef or favorite show on Food Network (Sorry,Open to US residents only) You do not need to have a blog to enter, only one entry per person (sorry, any repeats will be deleted), please make sure to have your email visible or you may leave it in your post so I can reach you if you're the winner, The giveaway will end April 26th at 12:00 am. A winner will be randomly selected on April 27th then posted here on the blog.

My Friend Barb is having a giveaway as well so hop on over to The French Elements and say hi.

There are so many blogs participating in the carnival you can go here for the list or click the button in my sidebar. So make sure to stop by check out some great blogs and enter their giveaways to ... Good Luck and have fun! I am off to visit some new blogs and who knows maybe I'll get lucky and win a giveaway to.

Thanks for stopping by! Come back often, Don't forget to check back Sunday April 27 to see if you won!

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