Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Walmart Doubles Trip

Oh my hannah, I spent too much on candy!

Yoplait Yogurt
$.50 ea x6
Used $.40/6 and doubler
=$.37/ cup, $2.20 for 6

Tident Gum
$.96 ea x 6
Used $1/3 and doubler
=$.33 each, $1.80 for 6

Bread
$2.98 x3
Used $1 peelie on bread (look on bottom shelf Mer. Walmart) and doubler
=$.98/loaf, $2.94 for 3

Challenger Butter
$3.28 x2
Used $.55/1 and doubler
=$2.18/lb or $4.36 for 2

Candy
$2.28
Used $1/2 and doubler
=$1.28/bag

And I'm not going to confess to how much I bought exactly.... haha. But my kindergarten and 3rd grade classes will be enjoying a treat from me tomorrow!

Total Spent:$32.78
Total Saved: $22.96


Monday, October 29, 2012

Fred Meyer Trip

I took your advice... and bought the diapers. Hope it will help me in the Fred Meyer Sweepstakes!




Transaction 1

Huggies Size 3 Diapers 86 count
Reg. $19.99
Sale: $18.99
Used $1/1 Huggies Diaper

$17.99
Saved $2

Huggies Wipes
Reg. $2.44
$2.39
Used $.35/1 Huggies Wipes

$2.04
Saved $.40

Received $5 Catalina for spending $20 on Huggies products

(I counted this as $5 off the diaper price on my savings spread sheat… so, I am counting the diapers as $12.99 making the diapers $.15/each)

Total Spent T1: $21.32
Total Saved T1: $2.40

Transaction 2

All Laundry Detergent – 4 50oz bottles
Reg. $4.99
Sale: 2/$7
Used 2 $3/2 All Laundry Detergent (FB offer)

$8 for 4 bottles, $2 each

Saved $11.96

Used $5 Catalina from T1

Total Spent T1: $3.54
Total Saved T1: $16.96


Total Spent: $24.86
Total Saved: $19.36


And while this doesn't help any of my readers, here is what I got last week for $19.34:


4 Banquet Meals
8 Progresso Soup
8 Barilla Pasta ($.04/box!)
1 Yummy Roast at $2.44/lb due to price cuts!


Mega Blocks Deal $10 at Walmart

I saw this post from Freebies 2 Deals and couldn't help but buy my little guy his first toy. :)



Mega Blocks 100 Block Maxi Set is on sale for $10 online at Walmart.com. I looked these up on Amazon and they are selling for $30+. So, I figured, what they hey.

Choose in store shipping to get shipping for free!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

DIY Mario Mushroom Pillow Pattern

Mario 1 Up and Super Mushroom Pattern

Pattern: Self-made patter found HERE

I will show pictures from both. I modified the 1-Up mushroom a tad because I couldn't find any green fabric with polka-dots on it that wasn't too "baby."
  • Cut pattern. Pin top of mushroom on the fold of fabric. Cut two.

  • Cut two mushroom "faces."


  •  I used fleece for the white spots on the 1-up. This will give it some texture and also won't fray. I didn't take the time to tuck the sides under.  I used a can to cut my circles.


  •  If placing on dots, sew before placing together.


  •  I used a really small seam allowance. 

I decided after it looked better with more dots. DO THIS BEFORE you sew the two pieces together. So much easier... as I found out the hard way!


  • Next, place the face on the mushroom top, right sides together. I lined them up one on top of the other to make sure they would like up when I sew them together. 

  • I used a 1/4" seam allowance here.


  •  Fold down and press.


  •  Pin right sides together.


  •  Sew around the edges, 1/4-1/2" seam allowance. Doesn't matter. I used 1/2" to be safe. Leave pocket at the bottom to turn right-side out and stuff.


  •  Turn out. Corners of mushroom may pucker a bit, I used a few hand stitches to get rid of this.


  •  Stuff.


  •  I didn't have the patience to blind stitch  these, but would make it look more finished. I think they look fine just sewn. 


  •  Ta-da!


  •  Draw on the eyes. I think it looks better drawn on than sewn.


Check out the Star Pillow HERE.



DIY Mario Power Star Pillow

Mario Power Star Pillow

Pattern: Self-made pattern found HERE
  • Cut out pattern and tape the two parts of the star together.
  • Place on fold on yellow fabric, cut two stars.


  • I cut out two eyes from black jean fabric. Pin to one star, sew.



  • I do not have specific seam allowance, and I used white thread because my black was all gone :(


  •  Place two stars right-sides together. (The pattern isn't 100% perfect so there was one way that the stars fit together the best.)



  • Sew with a 1/2" seam. When you get to a vertex, place needle down in fabric, lift presser foot, turn fabric, drop foot, resume sewing. 



  • Make sure to leave a gap in the bottom to turn right-side out and to insert stuffing.



  • Turn right side out.


  •  Use scissors to make the points pop out.


  •  Get ready to stuff!


  •  Make sure to stuff the corners well. It is hard to get stuffing in the corners after it is sewn up. I found my finger worked better than the scissors. Place enough stuffing in the star to allow it to settle once sewn shut.


  •  Pin the bottom on the star




  • Ta-da!
See my 1 Up Mushrooms and Super Mushrooms HERE.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Shopping Trip to Walmart

Here is what I did with my doublers at Wal-Mart today.

Hormel Chili No Beans
$1.56
$1/2 doubled
=$.56/can

Bread
$2.98
$1 peelie on bread doubled
=$.98/loaf

Yogurt
$.50
$1/8 NLA and doublers

Poptarts
$1.98
$1/3 coupons.com and doublers
=$1.32/box

Milk
$2.50
$.75/1 gal coupons.com and doubler
=$1.50/ gallon

Libby's Green Beans
$.75
$1/4 coupons.com and doubler
=$.25/can

Other deals:

Stouffers Meal
$5.98
Use $1.50/1 from coupons.com

Freschetta Pizza
$4.87
Use $1.50/2 from coupons.com

Can find better deals if you are patient, but I wasn't and wanted the pizza for dinner tonight :)

Total this week: $60.69
Total Saved: $35.21

New Month, New Coupons

Coupons.com

There are new coupons today! Check out the ones I love today!

This Libby's Coupon with doublers usually means $.25 veggies! 
And who doesn't love Stouffers?

Seen better coupons, but I'm out of pizza!

Soup Season! Remember the good deals from last year? $.09/can! Hope to see it again this fall!