Wednesday, February 13, 2013

So much & ProgressOh! Spark Giveaway

Wow! It has been quite awhile since I have been on this blog. Hoping to get started back up. A lot has happened since the last time I posted. We sold our acreage of 3 years & went to a small house that we are renting for now. Hubby lost his job, but then found another one right away, which was a huge blessing. Then tragedy struck our family. My brother-in-law & sister-in-law where in a horrible car accident. They both had brain injuries, but my sister-in-law did not make it. We rejoice that she is now in Heaven with her Savior, but mourn at our lose of her here on earth. We as Christians hold tight to knowing that we are not saying "goodbye" but rather "I'll see you soon" At her funeral the Pastor said- "someone is not lost if you know where that person is" We have not "lost" Becca because we know she is in Heaven. Becca will greatly be missed by her Husband of 9 years & her 3 small children ages 7, 4, & 2.
When my husband & I found out about the accident, we immediately went to the hospital to be with them. My husband and I stayed at the hospital for several days. My hubby also called into his work to tell them about the situation. When talking to his place of work, we were told to just keep them updated on when my husband would be able to return to work. Two days later we called again to let them know about funeral arrangements & were told then that he was fired. Since he was fired, we have now decided to help my brother-in-law out as much as possible. Currently my hubby is living with his twin brother & his 3 children to help them out during this time of transition from the loss of Becca. I am staying  home with our 5 kids & let me tell you, it has been quite an ordeal! I miss having my hubby with me, but know his brother needs him more right now.
Even though my husband lost his job from all of this, he had already put in an application at Vermeer and had been given a contract of employment to start on March 4th! We are so thankfully for God's provision for us! Vermeer is an excellent company & by him losing his previous job, my husband can help his brother out without feeling the need to have to go back to work. We also sold our house over a month ago, but received a check in the mail from our homeowners insurance just days before all of this happened! God was & is definitely in control of all of this.
With all this being said, I have a giveaway!! My Blog Spark has given me 2 Progresso soups & a makeup bag! I was very excited about getting this & the soup was amazing!! I tried the new Light Progresso Chicken Pot Pie & Light Creamy Potato with Bacon & Cheese!! I loved the Creamy Potato with Bacon & Cheese!! They also gave me the opportunity to pass this giveaway onto you! With everything that has gone on this past month, I decided to randomly pick someone out of all of my followers to receive this great giveaway!! The winner (at random) is...... Kathy Sothman!! Hope you enjoy your prize!
Thank you all for following my blog & for all of your prayers for my family. We truly appreciate everything!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Walgreens Deals Week of 5/1

Here are some Walgreens Deals for the week of 5/1:

Right Guard TOtal Defesne 5 Body Wash 13.5 oz on sale for B1G1 Free
Use B1G1 Free Dry Idea or Right Guard product in 5/1/11 RP
= Free!!

Tylenol Precise $6.99
Use $5/1 Tylenol Precise PRINT
Use $3/1 Tylenol Precise May Coupon Booklet Coupon
= $1.01 in overage!!

Lysol Wipes (prices start at $3.59) B1G1 Free
Use 2- $1/1 Lysol Disinfecting Wipes from 4/17/11 SS
= $1.59 or $.80 each

Dawn Dish Soap 10.3 oz $.99 (w/ in ad coupon)
Use $.20/1 Dawn from 5/1/11 PG
= $.79

Kellogg's Cereal 8.7 to 15 oz $1.99
Use $.70/1 Kellogg's Raisin Bran PRINT
Use $1/3 Kellogg's Cereals PRINT
= As Low as $1.29 each

Get a $3 RR wyb 2 or $4 RR wyb 3 Cottonelle 12 pk Toliet Paper at $5
Use $.50/1 Cottonelle toliet Paper 4pk + PRINT or PRINT
Use $1/1 Cottonelle 12 lare rolls coupon from May coupon Book
= You will spend $3.50 per pk $7/2 but will recieve a $3 RR to use next time if you buy 2pks

Remember some of these coupons you may have to register for- I have started a "junk" email account that I register all of these coupons to so I will not recieve all of there "junk" mail! If you get overage on an item, don't forget to get enough of other items to cover that overage.

**If you buy Kellogg's cereal, save the UPCs!!!! Check out this rebate link for more details about this rebate offer, but it is a great deal!! The rebate is while supplies last, but doesn't end until 12/30/11!!

These are just some of the deals that were posted at check out her site for more deals. There will probably be a deal scenario including some of these deals soon!


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Walgreens Deals week of 4/17

Ok, this week there are some pretty good deals at Walgreens! Starting today Walgreens is having a 4 day sale with some great deals!!
Here is what I plan on doing:

9 Scotch Tape $1.99 each
Use: 9 $1/1 mgf coupon (coupon on page 2) This coupon is a pdf file so you can print as many as you want!!
Use: 1 b1g2 free Walgreens coupon (found in weekly ad)

1 Goody Hair Accessory $3

2 Aquafresh Training Toothpaste $1.99
Use: $.75 mgf coupon (there is also a $1 mgf in the 4/17 Red Plum newspaper insert)
Use: $1/1 Walgreens coupon (found in the April coupon book)
Note: you do have to register an email account to get the printable coupon.
If you use the 4/17 coupon these will be free and you will need to buy a small "filler" item so your total will not show as negative(them owing you money!) !!

This transaction should come close to: $.45 plus tax and you will receive a $3 RR for buying a Goody Hair Accessory to be able to use on your next purchase!!

For my second purchase:
3 Scotch Tape $1.99
Use: 3 $1/1 mgf coupon

1 Reach Total Care Floss 30yds $2.99
Use: $1/1 mgf coupon

5 Green Giant Canned Vegetables $.49
Use: Walgreens in ad coupon to get them for $.49
I bought a regional Walgreens coupon to get $.50/2 Green Giant Vegetables so I will able to get mine for $.24 and will be able to get 9.

Use the $3 RR from the previous transaction to make your total out of pocket to be: $.43 plus tax and you will receive a $2 RR for buying the Dental Floss to use on your next purchase!!

Since you can print each of these coupons twice and can print as many tape coupons as you want you can do each of these transactions another time- just make sure you alternate these transactions so the RR will print for you each time!!

If you only do these 2 transactions 1, here is what you will end up with:
12 Scotch Tape
1 Goody Hair Accessory
2 Aquafresh Training Toothpastes
1 Reach Dental Floss
5 Green Giant Vegetables
All this for only $.90 plus tax and you will have a $2 RR to use on your next purchase!!

Well, I hope everyone can get some good deals at Walgreens this week!! Please note that my amounts may not be exact as you will also have tax and I may just not have figured it right, but I will guarantee you that you will hardly pay anything out of pocket for these items!!


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Giveaway at Three Boys and an Old Lady's Blog

Three Boys and an Old Lady's Blog is currently having a giveaway for a Juppy Baby Walker!! There is a video about it from their website here.
This item looks very interesting! It goes around the baby and has straps for you to hold so the baby can walk on the ground and you can "hold" the baby with the straps so they baby doesn't fall down!
Here is what the website has to say about the product:
*No More Back Pain- when you teach your baby to walk with the Juppy you stand upright!
*Available for Boys & Girls- now available in pink and blue!
*One Size Fits All- The Juppy is suited for babies fo all sizes.
*Portablility- fits in diaper bag or purse and inclueds an attractive drawstring carrying bag
*Quality & Durability- made from high quality fabric & is easy to clean.
* Adjustable Straps- adjusts for the best fit for all parents, short or tall!! (I am exicted about that one!)
Head over to Three Boys and an Old Lady for your chance to enter her giveaway for this product! Tell her that Saving Savvy Sarah sent you!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Target Trip- 2/21

Wow!! Target had some great deals yesterday (going on all week)! Here is what I got and you can still get these deals too! Check out my older posts and here for how to do these transactions!

2 Jeans- me originally $19.99 on clearance for $4.98 - $5 Target coupon = FREE
1 Bag Valentine Candy $.82 (down from 3.29)
1 8pk OrvilleRedenbaucher Popcorn $3.15 (down from $4.50)
1 Country Crock butter $1.67 - $.50 Target coupon (no longer available) - $.40 mgf = $.77
2 Up Ibuprofn (store brand) $.99 - $1 Target coupon = FREE
1 30x50 Rug- for boys' room $4.98 (down from $49.99)
1 Up Kleenex $1.39 - $.50 Target coupon (no longer available) = $.89
1 Up Pantyliners $.89 - $.75 Target coupon = $.14
1 Cocoa Rice Krispies $3.09
1 9 oz M&M 2.99 - $1.25 mgf (when you buy popcorn & m&ms) - $1.50 Target coupon (when you buy Rice Krispies & M&Ms) =$.24
2 Ragu Spaghetti Sauce $3.54 total - $.50 Target coupon - $1 mgf = $2.04
2 Market Pantry Chicken Sandwiches $5.68 - $1.50/2 Target coupon = $4.18
2 TGIF Bacon & Cheese Potato Skins $9.78 total -$4/2 Target coupon = $5.78
3 Hot Pocket Peperoni Pizza $1.60 (clearance) = $4.80 total
7 Banquet Chicken Meals $.84 each = $5.88 total
8 Totinos Pizza $1.27 each - 4 $.75/2 mgf = $7.16
8 Market Pantry Mixed Vegetables $.99 each - 2 $1/4 Target coupon = $5.92
4 Tony's Pizza $1 each - $1mgf - $.50 mgf = $2.50

Total OOP: $54.42
Received $25 in Gift Cards (for every 7 frozen food items)
Total Savings: $91.05

I plan on using the $25 in gift cards that I received from this transaction to go back and get more freezer food to stock my freezers. I will get a $5 gc for every 7 items that I buy in my next transaction, but I can use the gift cards from this transaction to lower my out of pocket cost and I will get more gift cards back to use in the future!

I was also planning on getting Finish dishwaher detergent, but they were sold out, so I will be heading back in later this week to get those. I have enough coupons to get 8 boxes for free! Check out my previous post to see how to get these free! There are 2 coupons on the Target site- one is for $1 off and one is for $1.50 off and 2 coupons on the Home Solutions site- one is for $1 off and one is for $.50 off. You can get the 10ct with a stack with 2 of the coupons to get them for free and the 20ct with stack with the other 2 for $.50 each!

Happy shopping!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Target Deals- Cheap frozen food!

Wow!! Talk about a great deal! The Urbandale store flyer has an ad for buy ANY 7 frozen food items and get a $5 gift card! This is a great deal as it seems like anything is working, even things that are less than $1! Check out Totally Target's post about this deal! This would be an excellent time to stock up on your freezer supplies. Some stores are not offering this deal so make sure you check for signs at your Target to see if they are doing it! Totally Target also has coupon match ups for some of the frozen items that you can use when you buy a frozen item and then also get the $5 gift card. You can do this deal as many times as you want within one transaction as the register will keep track of every seven items and automatically ring up a gift card each time 7 times have gone through. Make sure to keep track of you total spend out so that the gift cards are not added to your bill (for awhile there gift cards were being added to the bill and then not taken off so you were actually paying for the gift card, but I haven't heard of that happening for awhile now) Also make sure that if you use coupons that they all get rung up and taken off. I have had several times that coupons are missed. Hope everyone has a great week and are able to stock up on their frozen foods. Thanks Totally Target for writing more about this deal!

Target Deals- Free dishwasher soap & Jeans?!

Head over to to print a coupon for $5 off Women's denim: jeans, shorts, or capris!!
I have seen jeans on clearance at Target for 75% off so you may be able to get some jeans for FREE or for just a couple of dollars! Here as the print limit may be reached really fast with a coupon like this!

Also, has a coupon for $1.50 off 10ct or larger Finish by Quantum dishwasher detergent stack this coupon with $1 off mgf coupon or here to get Finish dishwasher soap for FREE this week at Target!