cheap weight loss pills

How to be a working mom (dad) and an Extreme Couponer!


I won’t lie it’s no walk in the park! But yes it can be done! There are a few things to remember…First of all find a way to organize your coupons in a way that fits your current lifestyle. (If you don’t have time to clip then use a filing method or clipping service!) This way if there is an awesome deal you really want you have everything easily accessible, resulting in saving time!

The second thing to remember is that rainchecks are your best friend! To be honest if it wasn’t for rainchecks I probably wouldn’t be able to get 80% of my purchases. Working means that often times I don’t get a chance to go out and chase that super amazing deal, so by the time I get there nothing is left L But guess what Raincheck to the rescue!!! The best thing about rainchecks is you can go back and get the desired amount of that item anytime before the raincheck or coupons expire.  Another benefit of rainchecks is sometimes you are able to score an even better deal with it. For instance, say you were unable to get diapers from a store when they were on sale for $5.99 per pack, so you  get a raincheck.  You were planning on using  a coupon for $1.50/1 Huggies diaper coupon making your total price $4.49 per pack of diapers.

***Deal Scenario #1***
(Using your raincheck for $5.99 per pack of Huggies Diapers,                                 immediately)
Buy (1) pack of Huggies Diapers
Use (1) $1.50/1 Huggies Coupon
Final Cost: $4.49 each

But WAIT!!! Say you don’t use your raincheck right away and a couple of weeks later an even better coupon comes out for $3/1 pack of Huggies diapers!!!  Watch what happens now with your raincheck!

***Deal Scenario #2***
(Using your raincheck for $5.99 a couple of weeks later)
Buy (1) pack of Huggies Diapers
Use (1)$3/1 Huggies Coupon
Final Cost: $2.99 each!!!

The last and most important thing to remember is being “extreme” doesn’t mean you have to “catch” every deal. Remember that deals always come back around…if you can’t get there life will go on! In my opinion being an extreme couponer means that you save EXTREME, create a budget (and stick to it) and stockpile when items hit rock bottom prices so you don’t have to pay full price later.  By having your coupons ready you can illuminate some of the time and stress of rushing to “catch that deal” you are chasing to add to your stockpile. Plus remember you can always get rainchecks for those items that you are gone by the end of the week when you finally have a chance to get there! All of these tips will help you achieve a stockpile and accomplish being a busy mom or dad as well as an extreme couponer….who ever said you couldn’t do it all?!

Don’t forget to go HERE and Join us on Facebook!!!

Check out all the Adorable Halloween Costumes!!!

 

BuyCostumes.com has all your Halloween Costumes for men, women and children.

Don’t forget to go HERE and Join us on Facebook!!!


Weekly Meal Plan 9/11 thru 9/15: Yum Yum Yum!!!

 

This weeks meals should not cost you more than $30!!! I do take into account items you should have in your current stockpile or pantry (I call those staples). I also factor in that most breakfast food items are free with coupons…so if you are couponing regularly you most likely are not paying for those. Finally, I do not account for lunch simply because lunches can also be couponed for Free or very close to it, as well as you can always eat left overs from the night before :)

Good luck! And please, please, please leave your feedback on here for me :) If you like my meal plans please share this page with friends and family!!! Thanks
Angelique 

Monday: Angel’s Primavera Pasta Salad

Ingredients:

1 Chicken Breast
Sweet Colored Peppers
Red Onion or Sweet Walla Walla Onion
Olives
Roma Tomatoes
Fresh Sweet Basil
Lemon
Italian Salad Dressing
Parmesan Cheese
Noodle of choice (I recommend bow tie, spiral or mini penne)

Directions:

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook your pasta until soft.
  2. Split chicken breast in half and season with salt and pepper (and/or poultry seasoning) and rub with 1/4 cup Lemon juice. Saute or grill for approximately 5 min or until cooked throughout.
  3. Cut colored peppers and tomatoes in 1/4 inch pieces. Dice onions finely. Now roughly chop basil and add to boil with veggies.
  4. Zest one Lemon and the squeeze approximately 2 tbsp of juice from that lemon. Mix all of the veggies, lemon, lemon zest and olives together in a boil. Add cooked noodles to all of the veggies.
  5. Shred cooked chicken with two forks. Add to bowl with veggies and pasta.
  6. Add 1 cup of your favorite Italian Salad dressing and stir well.
  7. Top with Parmesan Cheese.
  8. Place in the refrigerator and serve chilled.

Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 10 min Difficulty: Easy

Shopping List:
1 Yellow Pepper (Safeway, $1.00 each)
1 Orange Pepper (Safeway, $1.00 each)
2 Roma Tomatoes (QFC, $1.00/lb)
1 Can Olives
1 Bottle Italian Dressing (Staple Item, should be in your Stockpile! If not buy it at Fred Meyer, Kraft Salad Dressing $1.17 w/coupon…not a great price)
1 Bunch Basil
1 Lemon
Parmesan Cheese
1 Box Noodles of Choice (Albertsons, Ronzoni Free w/Twice the Value Coupons)
1 Chicken Breast (I recommend buying 1 Whole Fryer Foster Farms Chicken and either roasting it whole and cutting off portions as you need, Albertsons $0.99/lb…approx. $3.00 for enough chicken to last at least 2 full meals!!! Or QFC Free Range Whole Chicken for $1.69 each!!!)

Approximate cost for meal: $4.00 (depending on what is in your current stockpile and your current catalinas/coupons you have to use!)

Tuesday: Ground Turkey Meatballs with Feta and Italian Tomatoe Sauce

Ingredients:
1 lb Jennie-O Ground Turkey
1 cup Feta Cheese
1/2 cup chopped Cilantro
3/4 cup finely chopped Onion
1 Can Italian Tomatoes (optional)
1 Bay Leaf (optional)
1/2 cup diced colored Sweet Peppers
1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar
2 tbsp Brown Sugar

Directions:

  1. Pre-Heat oven to 350 Degrees F.
  2. Prepare sauce first. Drizzle 1 tbsp olive oil in a saute pan. Saute 1/4 cup finely chopped onion and diced Sweet Peppers.
  3. Once onions are transparent add 1 can of Italian Tomatoes (or can Diced tomatoes and 1 Bay Leaf), Balsamic Vinegar and Brown Sugar. Let simmer for approximately 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile combine Ground Turkey, remaining onions and chopped cilantro together. Season with salt and pepper. Roll Ground Turkey mixture into 2 inch balls and place on a baking sheet.
  5. Using a spoon press a small indication into the meatballs. Fill the “hole” with Feta cheese. Repeat for all meatballs.
  6. Place in the oven and cook for approximately 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Serve with Sauce. Enjoy! :)

Prep Time: 20 min Cook Time: 25 minutes Difficulty: Medium

Shopping List:
1 Package Jennie-O Ground Turkey (Albertsons, on sale BOGO 2/$5.49)
1 Onion
1 Sweet Colored Pepper (QFC, $1 each)
1 Bunch Cilantro (should be around $0.69/bunch…cheapest in bulk at the business center Costco!)
Feta Cheese (I don’t see a great deal anywhere…but I recommend buying the bulk block from Costco…that is the cheapest by far!)
1 Can Italian Tomatoes (Hopefully you have these in your stockpile…if not try using overage or catalinas to pick them up)
Bay Leaf (optional)
1 can Diced Tomatoes (optional)

Approximate Cost of Meal: $6.00 or less (depending on what is in your current stockpile and which coupons/catalinas you currently have to use)

Wednesday: Cabbage and Kielbasa Soup

Ingredients:

    • 1 1/2 cup diced Kielbasa
    • 1 head of cabbage chopped
    • 2 cans of Chicken broth (or 2 cubes chicken bouillon)
    • 2 cups of water
    • 2-3 tbsp Butter
    • Salt and Pepper
    • 1 finely chopped onion
    • 1 clove diced garlic
Directions:
  1. Drizzle 2 tbsp Olive Oil in a Dutch Oven. Saute chopped Kielbasa until browned. Saute Finely chop 1 onion and garlic until almost translucent. Add chopped cabbage and saute until soft.
  2. Add Chicken broth and water to mixture. Bring to a boil. Let simmer for approximately 10 minutes.
Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 20 min Difficulty: easy

Shopping List:

Kielbasa (Albertsons, $3.99)
1 head Cabbage (Albertsons, $0.69/lb)
1 Onion
2 cans of chicken broth (should have some in your stock pile if not…buy some with overage or catalinas…or buy chicken bouillon at Costco)
Garlic

Approximate cost of meal: $7.00 (depending on what is in your current stockpile and which coupons/catalinas you currently have to use)

Thursday: Country Style Pork Ribs with Salad and Rice

Ingredients:
3-5 lbs Country Style Pork (bone in preferably)
Garlic
1 bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp vinegar
Rice
Salad makings

Directions:

In a LARGE pot put 2-3 cloves of garlic and pork ribs. Bring to a boil. Let boil for approximately 45 minutes.
In a mixing bowl combine BBQ sauce, brown sugar and vinegar. Add a dash of salt and pepper. Mix well.
Pre-Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
Strain water from pork and place pork in a roasting dish. Slather with BBQ sauce mixture. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes.
Make Rice and Salad. Serve with pork and enjoy :)

Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 1.5 hours Difficulty: Easy

Shopping List:

3-5 lbs Country Style Pork Ribs (Fred Meyer, $1.79/lb)
1 bottle of your favorite BBQ Sauce (I like Sweet Baby Rays, should have some in your stockpile from all the freebies this summer!)
Garlic
Rice (if you don’t already have some…I find the best price is in Large Bulk at Costco…it will last at least 6 months!)
Salad Makings (Use your $2/1 Fresh Express Salad Blends from the Safeway August Fresh Ideas book at Fred Meyer, $1.33 each, after coupon…FREE)

Approximate cost of meal: $8.00 (depending on what is in your current stockpile and which coupons/catalinas you currently have to use)

Friday Two Choices: Free for all or Veggie Pizza
(Free for all…eat left overs, visit a friend for a dinner date or make something simple from your pantry)

Ingredients for Pizza Dough:

1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
1 cup warm water
2 cups bread flour
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp salt
2 tsp white sugar

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, combine 2 cups bread flour, olive oil, salt, white sugar and the yeast mixture; stir well to combine. Beat until a stiff dough has formed. Cover and rise until doubled in volume, about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Turn dough out onto a well floured surface. Form dough into a round and roll out into a pizza crust shape.

Ingredients:
1 cup Pasta Sauce
2 cups Mozzarella Cheese
1 cup Sweet Colored Peppers (yellow, red, orange and/or green)
1/2 cup Onion
1/2 cup Roma Tomatoes
1/4 cup sliced olives

Directions:

  1. Spread pasta sauce over raw dough. Cover with mozzarella cheese and vegetables.
  2. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  3. Serve and enjoy :)

Prep Time: 45 min Cook Time: 25 min Difficulty: Medium

Shopping List:
Active Dry Fast Rise Yeast (not sure the best price on these yet)
Pasta Sauce (Use from your Stockpile or QFC on sale for $1.49 and use $1/1 Tear Pad coupon…only $0.49 each)
Mozzarella Cheese (Use from your Freezer stockpile or $2.00 at Safeway)
Colored Sweet Peppers, Bell Peppers (QFC, $1.00 each)
Onion
Olives
Roma Tomatoes (Albertsons, $1.00/lb

Approximate cost for meal: $5.00 (depending on what is in your current stockpile and which coupons/catalinas you currently have to use)

Don’t forget to go HERE and Join us on Facebook!!!


Hurry and get your $5 in FREE Kellogg’s coupons now!!!

Sign up for Kellogg’s newsletter and receive $5 in coupons and special offers and promotions.

Don’t forget to go HERE and Join us on Facebook!!!


Babies R Us HUGE Diaper SALE!!!

Check out this HOT diaper deal Babies R Us is having today and tomorrow!!!!

Huggies Jeans Diapers are only $5.00 per Jumbo Pack
Use $2/1 Huggies Diapers, exp. 9/10/11 (SS 08/14/11)
Final Cost: $3.00 per Jumbo Pack of diapers!

Don’t forget to go HERE and Join us on Facebook!!!


Tons of Coupons to print or save to your rewards card!!!

I just want to remind you have some of my favorite printable coupon sites! Don’t forget that printing your coupons can be time sensitive…once they have reached there print limit that are GONE! So Hurry and Print yours now!!!

Coupons.com

RedPlum.com

Smartsource.com

CouponNetwork.com

MySavings (printable coupons as well as TONS of Freebies you can sign up for!)

SavingStar (These are NOT printable coupons, but a rebate you load to your rewards card)

Cellfire (these are NOT printable coupons, but coupons you load to your rewards card)

FreeFlys (printable coupons as well as TONS of Freebies you can sign up for!)

Don’t forget to go HERE and Join us on Facebook!!!


Walgreens: FREE Vicks Cough Drops!!!

So I have been meaning to mention this coupon now…thought I should finally tell you about one of my favorite little fall time secrets!

Every year in between Fall and Winter, coupons for cough drops and cough medicine come out…well I ALWAYS get those for FREE and then put them away for usage throughout the year!  Well one of those super SWEET coupons just recently came out! $1/1 Vicks Product from the recent P&G :)

Here is what I do EVERY YEAR!!!

***Walgreens Deal Scenario***
Buy Vicks VapoDrop Cough Drops, $0.99 each
Use $1/1 Vicks Products 8/28/2011 P&G Insert (exp 9/30/2011)
Final Cost: FREE :) 

PS. Please do not clear the shelves of these…cough drops will be FREE now for the next couple of months! Save some for your fellow couponing friends :)

 

Don’t forget to go HERE and Join us on Facebook!!!


Hurry and get your $2/1 ANY Purina Brand Puppy Food!!!

 

Puppy Chow Healthy Start Coupon Sign up and receive a $2 coupon good for any Purina Puppy Chow brand Puppy Food formula. Just go HERE!

Don’t forget to go HERE and Join us on Facebook!!!


Target: Cheap Hasbro Games + Free Pizza!!!

I love buying these games when they are go on sale cheap…I put them away in a storage bin in my stockpile and I never have to worry about a last minute invite to one of my kid’s friends birthday parties!!!

But now this deal is even SWEETER! Combine the stores current sale on games with their current promotion for a FREE pizza wyb any Hasbro game, along with THESE Hasbro COUPONS and SCORE BIG TIME!
***Always hold on to your recipes…sometimes rebates will come out for these games and will date back quite a while! 

Use these coupons:

Connect 4, Sorry, Scrabble, Battleship, The Game of Life, Operation or Cars Guess Who, $12.00
(plus a FREE Pizza wyb a Hasbro game)

Use $4/1 Connect 4 Game 
or Use $4 Connect 4, Battle Ship, Operation or Scrabble (NLA?)
Final Cost: $8.00 plus a FREE pizza

Scrabble Flash or Bop It XT, $22.00
(plus a FREE Pizza wyb a Hasbro game)

Use $5/1 Flash Scrabble or Bop It XT Game
or Use 
$5/1 Connect 4 Launcher, Monopoly E-Banking, Scrabble Alphabet Scoop, Scrabble Turbo Slam, or Monopoly Crazy Crash Games 
Final Cost: $17.00 plus a FREE pizza

Target Deals 9/4: Cheap Hasbro Games + Free pizza, Free Simply Lemonade, Cheap P&G products!!!


Simply Orange Juice or Lemonade, Single Serve, $1.00 ymmv
Use $1/1 ANY Simply Orange Juice, any
or $1/1 ANY Simply Lemonade, any
Final Cost: FREE!!!

Purina Whisker Lickin’s Cat Treats, 2.1 oz, $0.99 (thru 10/22)
Use $1.00/1 Purina Whisker Lickin’s Cat Treats, Target Coupon 
Final Cost: FREE!!!

Pepsi Products, 12 pk, $3.67
Use $1/1 Mountain Dew Multipack, exp. 9/18/11 (Target College Booklet)
and/or Use Diet Pepsi Target Store Coupon
and Use $1/1 Mountain Dew, exp. 12/31/11 (Tearpad)
Final Cost: as low as $1.67!

Puffs Facial Tissue 6 pk Boxes, 124 ct, $8.99
Buy (2) P&G Items and Receive a $5.00 Target Gift Card
Use (2) $1/1 Puffs Facial Tissue 6/26/2011 Target P&G Insert (exp 9/15/2011)
and Use (2)  $1/1 Puffs Facial Tissue (found in select packages of Charmin Sensitive Toilet Paper) 
Pay: $13.98 and Receive a $5.00 Target Gift Card
Final Cost: $8.98 or $4.49 each! (that’s $0.75 a box)

Charmin Sensitive Toilet Paper, $12.99
Buy (2) P&G Items and Receive a $5.00 Target Gift Card
Use (2) $2/1 Charmin Sensitive Bath Tissue 6/26/2011 Target P&G Insert (exp 9/15/2011)
Use (2) $2/1 Charmin Sensitive Bath Tissue (found in select packages of Charmin Sensitive Toilet Paper)
Pay:  $17.98 and Receive a $5.00 Target Gift Card
Final Cost:  $12.98 or $6.49 each!

Connect 4, Sorry, Scrabble, Battleship, The Game of Life, Operation or Cars Guess Who, $12.00

(plus a FREE Pizza wyb a Hasbro game)
Use $4/1 Connect 4 Game 
or Use $4 Connect 4, Battle Ship, Operation or Scrabble (NLA?)
Final Cost: $8.00 plus a FREE pizza

Scrabble Flash or Bop It XT, $22.00
(plus a FREE Pizza wyb a Hasbro game)

Use $5/1 Flash Scrabble or Bop It XT Game
or Use 
$5/1 Connect 4 Launcher, Monopoly E-Banking, Scrabble Alphabet Scoop, Scrabble Turbo Slam, or Monopoly Crazy Crash Games 
Final Cost: $17.00 plus a FREE pizza