Thursday, February 24, 2011

WOW-talk about a GREAT mail day...see yesterday's mail...

I should preface this with a short story...My Oldest child, Salsa, is in 2nd grade. She and her siblings recently watched a Calliou episode where the mom complains about her mail exasperatingly proclaiming,  "Bills, Bills, BILLS!"  Well, at school in a free writing project she brought home she had written that the best thing about having a Deal Blogging Mom is that instead of "Bills, Bills, BILLS!" in our mail, we get "FREEBIES, FREEBIES, FREEBIES!!"  Well, I can say that yesterday's mail lived up!

WOW...I was amazed at all the fun stuff I got! Check it out:

Can't quite see what it all is? Let me tell you.
  • HUGE P&G Coupon booklet
  • Genius in Training baby Shirt (won in giveaway)
  • FREE Soup packet sample (full size sample my friends)
  • Skin MD Lotion (won in a giveaway)
  • FREE Weebles Toy
  • Lunchbox Love Notes (won in Giveaway)
  • Magic Senses Tuberose handmade glycerine soap (won in giveaway)
And to make it even better, there was only ONE bill in there. AND we got 2 FREE coupons from Walmart (Chef Boyardee Ravioli & Egg Beaters) AND we got the letter that our daughter got into the preschool we wanted for next year, and I got invited to a little party (which NEVER happens!!)! Phew! I cannot help but suspect that today's mail is going to be a let down no matter what...


AWESOME Walmart trip...Over $100 in savings!!

Well, You know it is a good shopping trip when the checker comments that you did really well at the end of the transaction!! And I really made out at Walmart yesterday!!! I did not take a picture of everything before I unloaded the bags sadly, so I will have to just tell you about it. The gist of it is that I got items that before price matching and coupons would have cost me $159.21 plus tax, but after coupons and price matching, it cost me $47.67 plus tax. Friends, that is a Savings of $111.54.

I won't give you the detailed run down (unless you want it), but here is what I bought:
  • 4 matching Kids Turtlenecks
  • 1 Hannah Montana Skirt
  • 2 pairs of Girls Pants
  • 2 Nice Button Up Girls shirts
  • Duck Tape
  • a replacement Headlight (this was the killer was $10 on its own with NO discounts of any sort...ouch)
  • 1 box Hard Taco Shells
  • 3 Loaves of Bread
  • 2 Dozen Large Eggs
  • 3 8 oz bags of shredded cheese
  • A 3 lb roll of Ground Chuck
  • 8 2 Liter bottles of Pepsi Products
  • Herbal Essences Shampoo & Conditioner
  • 1 HUGE can of Mini Ravioli
  • Egg Beaters
  • a HUGE bag (40 Fish Filet bag) or Gortons Fish
  • Planters Almonds
  • Doritos
WOW! I felt good, and it made me feel even better when the checker comment about how well I did at the end!!


Thirty One Gifts Deal...check it out on the FB Party Page!!

Did you know there is a page on Facebook for the Thirty One Gifts party where you can purchase items from Thirty One if you want to? Well, there is a page, and Kelly just posted a SWEET deal on the wall of the page! YOu can get 31% off and free shipping...go join the party page here.

As a side note, joining the page (marking that you are "attending") will earn you an entry in the FANTASTIC Thirty One Gifts giveaway Kelly is sponsoring for my want to get those entries in before midnight tomorrow night!!

Here is the Thermal Tote you will get if you win (inside and out):

SWEET!  Now, go join the party page here, then head over to the Thirty-One Gifts Thermal Tote giveaway post and enter it!! It ends TOMORROW - 2/25/2011.


Beckee's Best of Omaha Grocery 2/23-3/1

Here are my favorite deals in Omaha grocery this week:

**Note: Through Saturday 2/26 the best Soda deal around Omaha is Walgreen's 3/$8 Pepsi Product 12 packs, and also until Saturday 2/26 HyVee has Pepsi Product 2 Liters for $.69 each (limit 2, but you can always pricematch more at Walmart...)***

  • Hy Vee Yogurt 10/$3 (that is only $.30 each!!)
  • Banquet Frozen Meals $.77
  • Fresh Value Pack Chicken (drumsticks, thighs or split breast) $.99/lb)
  • Pepperidge Farms Cookies 2/$5
  • Hy Vee Grape Jelly or Preserves $1.38
  • Pepsi 12 packs 4/$12 (better deal at Walgreens, but that only goes until Saturday, so this is an OK deal if you miss the Walgreens one and really need some Pepsi...this price is with in ad coupon)
  • Tender fresh asparagus $1.99/lb
  • Kiwi 8/$2 (or $.25 each)
  • Oscar Meyer Meats, Hot Dogs or Bologna 3/$3 (with in ad coupon)
  • They are also having a 10/$10 deal that includes: 16 oz Grimmway Farms Baby Carrots, Maruchan Ramen 6 packs, Avocados, and Hy Vee Garden Salad or Cole Slaw bags (16 oz)
  • MegaMind (Yes I know this is not grocery...) $16.99
In addition to their regular week long special, Hy Vee also has a 4 Days of Savings Sale Wednesday 2/23-Saturday 2/26 that includes the following:

  • Pepsi product 2 L $.69
  • Midwest Country Fare Paper Towels Single Roll  $.39
  • Hy Vee White Bread $.69
  • Midwest County Fare Frozen Vegetables 16 oz $.69
  • Willow Brook Deli Sliced Turkey $2.77/lb
ALSO In addition to their regular week long special, HyVee has a ONE DAY sale TODAY ONLY (Thursday 2/24) that includes the following:

  • Honeysuckle White Turkey Breast (frozen bone in) $.99/lb
  • Hy Vee half gallon Hy Vee 100% Orange Juice $.99
  • Bakery Fresh Angel FOod Cake Loaf 8 oz $1
  • One Entree Chinese Food Meal $3.99
  • Hunt's Ketchup 24 oz $.66
  • Campbell's Tomato or Chicken Noodle Soup 10.75 oz $.39 (limit 4)
No Frills Fresh
  • Yellow Onions $.48 lb
  • CHicken Thighs or Drumsticks (frozen) $.79/lb
  • Betty Crocker Cake Mixes $.88
  • Navel Oranges $.57/lb
  • Our Family 5 lb flour $.98
  • Ragu Pasta Sauce 16-26 oz $1.48
Bag N Save
  • Green Giant 10 lb bag Russet potato $1.99 (limit 2)
  • R & F Pasta 12 oz $.49
  • Malt O Meal Value Plus Cereal (18 oz Frosted Mini Spooners, 21 oz Golden Puffs, 21.5 oz Frosted Flakes, or 17.5 oz Tootie Fruities) $1.69
  • 7 up or Dr Pepper 2 L bottles $1
In addition to their regular week long special, Bag N Save also has a 3 Day Sale Friday 2/25-Sunday 2/27 that includes the following:

  • Aim or Pepsodent toothpaste 6 oz $.67
  • 12 oz Kraft Singles $.99 (limit 3)
Baker's (Remember their sales are almost always WITH card)
  • Dillons (generic) eggs (dozen large) $1.18
  • Boneless Pork Loin in bag $1.87/lb
  • Healthy Choice or Marie Callender's Entrees or steamers 5/$10
  • Capri Sun 10 ct $1.60
  • Kraft BBQ Sauce 18 oz $.69
  • Ritz Crackers 7.5-16 oz $2.19
  • Betty Crocker Fruit Snacke 6-10 ct $1.89
  • Totino's Pizza Rolls or Party Pizzas $.95
  • 3 lb roll of Ground Chuck $6.57 (that is $2.19/lb)
  • They have a 10/$10 sale that includes: Rotella Italian Sandwich bread, Little Debbie Snack Cakes, Kroger Potato or Tortilla chips, Chobani Greek Yogurt
  • Italian or Caesar Salad Mix 10 oz $.99
  • 3 Pack Multi Coloroed Bell Peppers $1.49
  • 8 oz Mushrooms $.69
  • Yellow Onion $.27/lb (3 lb bag for $.79)
  • Kirkwood Chicken Breasts Frozen 48 oz $5.49
Super Saver
  • Assorted Pork Loin Chops $1.88/lb
  • Gallon Land O Lakes Milk $1.98
  • 50% off Kellogg's Products (this is NOT something you can Pricematch at Walmart (FYI)
  • Imported Seedless Grapes Red or Green $.97/lb
  • Fresh Boneless, SKinless Chicken Breast value Pack $1.88/lb
  • 10 lb bag Red Potatoes $2.98
  • Mangos $.46 each
  • Best Choice (generic) 4 lb bag Granulated Sugar $1.78
  • Pillsbury Cake Mixes $.87
  • Coke Products 24 packs $5.98 (limit 2)
  • Best Choice (generic) Shredded Cheese 8 oz $1.18
In addition to their regular week long special, Super Saver also has a Weekend Sale Friday 2/25-Sunday 2/27 that includes the following:
  • Coke Products 2 Liters $.93
  • Roberts Cottage Cheese 24 oz $1.78
  • Bar S Corn Dogs 3 lb $4.48
  • Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks, Fruit Roll Ups or Gushers 4/$4 (with in ad store coupon!) (I LOVE Gushers and I am SOOO stocking up...)
  • Dole Baby Carrots 1 lb bag $.99
***Remember that I generally just price match at Walmart as much as I can rather than go to all the stores separately! I LOVE being able to do that. You can also pricematch at Target, but I find it easier to pricematch at Walmart.


Best soda prices in Omaha

***Through Saturday 2/26 Walgreen's has 3/$8 Pepsi Product 12 packs ($2.67 each)

***Also until Saturday 2/26 HyVee has Pepsi Product 2 Liters for $.69 each (limit 2, but you can always pricematch more at Walmart...)

***Looking for Coke products? Super Saver has 24 packs of Coke Products for $5.98 through Tuesday 3/1 (This means you are essentially paying $2.99 for 12 so it is about $.32 more per 12 cans than the Pepsi deal at Walgreens, but still a pretty good deal)


REMEMBER: Enter to win 31 GIfts Thermal Tote

Please go check out the review/giveaway post about Thirty One! And make sure you enter for a chance to win! The giveaway ends tomorrow (2/25) at 11:59pm.

Thirty-One Gifts has awesome stuff and if you order anything, you get 5 extra entries into the giveaway!! (There are only 79 entries in it right is really low entries!!)

Forgot what you can win? Check it out here (inside and out):

Now that you have seen the amazing prize, head over to the Thirty-One Gifts Thermal Tote giveaway post and enter it!! It ends on 2/25/2011.