Cinnamon rolls shopping…


My mom’s been visiting from out of town all week (which is why it’s been a little quieter than usual here lately). Today we made the pilgrimage up to the “Kosher Jewel” in Evanston where she bought a few things to take/ship home. I didn’t pick up much there (couple bags of real bagels, nondairy sour cream, etc.), but then we went a little ways east on Devon and ended up at the Tel Aviv Kosher Bakery (bags of day old baked goods for $3.00 each, including this big bag of six cinnamon rolls, rugelach, more!), then had felafel for lunch at Tel Aviv Kosher Pizza, which was quite good. If you find yourself in the area, I’d recommend both.

$.13 a roll Charmin CVS shopping


I had a $10/$50 CVS coupon that came in the mail and expired today, so decided to do a little Charmin run at CVS — the way I figure it, I’m getting cheap Charmin and everything else here is bonus!

2 Progresso soup, $3.00. Used $.50/2 in the 10/19 SS.
CVS fiber creamer stuff, $9.99.
Durex lube, $9.99. Used $5.00/1 in the 10/19 SS.
Three 16 double roll packs Charmin, $29.97. Used $1.50/3 in the 10/12 RP.

Used my $10/$50 and paid with $2.00 ECB and $36.65 (been out of the ECB game for a bit, so jumping back in, lol). Got back $25.98 in ECB — $1.00 for Progresso, $9.99 fiber, $4.99 Durex, and $10 Charmin. Net cost $12.67, which works out to $.13 per single roll equivalent for Charmin and everything else for free. :)

A little fun net $10.06 at Target shopping


I’ve been out all afternoon, and then my GPS took me some weird route home that dumped me out near North and Mannheim… so of course I had to hook down to the lovely Hillside Target, right? I’d actually thought about going tomorrow, but luckily had my coupons with me, lol. Sooo let’s have fun with Target!


I had some gift card fun on this trip. If you text BRANDS4 to 827438, you get a mobile coupon for a $10 gift card with $40 purchase of participating brands. Well, this includes Stayfree, Playtex, and TRESemme, which each have their OWN individual gift card deals going on for a nice double dip. So for buying three TRESsemme, four Stayfree, and two Playtex, I got back $30 in gift cards — $10 for the BRANDS4 coupon, $5 for TRESemme, $5 for Playtex, and two $5 gift cards for Stayfree.


And for those of you looking for a place to use the $1.00/2 Reynolds baking cups coupon, the 32 ct foil cups were on price cut for $.99.

What I bought

Tyson gluten free chicken strips, $6.00. Used $1.00/1 from the 5/11 SS.
8 EVOL burritos, $9.36 ($1.17 each on the magical Hillside Target only pricing!). Used four $2.50/2 coupons.
4 Van’s gluten free waffles, $9.96.
4 light Yoplait, $2.00. Used 20% off on Cartwheel.
4 regular Yoplait, $2.00. Used 20% off on Cartwheel and $1.00/8 printable on this and above (no longer available).
4 Stayfree, $19.96. Used four $1.00/1 printables (ZIP 90210).
2 Playtex, $13.98. Used two $3.00/1 printables (no longer available?) and $1.00/2 Target coupon here.
3 TRESemme heat stylers, $11.97. Used $5.00/2 from the 9/28 RP and $2.00/1 printable.

Used $5.00/$25 frozen foods coupon from this past Sunday’s ad (or text FROZEN to 827438). Used $10 gift card when you spend $40 on participating brands mobile coupon (text BRANDS4 to 827438). Got $.10 off for bringing my own bags. Paid $40.06 on REDcard and got back $30 in gift cards for a net cost of $10.06 for everything.

My first Target frozen foods trip — Share your scenarios!


This week’s Target ad sports a nice $5/$25 frozen foods coupon, and if you didn’t get one you can text FROZEN to 827438 for the mobile version or print on the Target site here. We were running low on gluten free bread, so ran through Target quickly on the way back from my mother-in-law’s house tonight (yes, I’ve been out ALL afternoon — did you notice how quiet it’s been around here? lol) I bought six Udi’s gluten free bread for $26.94, used the $5/$25 and three $2.50/2 printables, and paid $14.20 for all six with REDcard, or $2.37 a loaf.

Share your scenarios here

What are you buying with the $5/$25 frozen foods coupon this week? Please share your scenario here!

I just walked up one aisle because it was past Mr. 7’s bedtime when we stopped on the way home, but noticed Tyson grilled & ready at $6.00 ($1.00/1 in the 9/21 SS), Eggo at $2.00 (use your Kellogg’s Family Rewards points), Tyson breaded and GF chicken at $6.00 ($1.00/1 in the 5/11 SS), Jimmy Dean’s breakfast bowls at $2.00 ($.55/1 in the 10/5 RP1). Van’s waffles $2.49, Nature’s Path organic waffles $2.49. That’s all I got since we had to go, but I’ll try to come back with more ideas later!

The sweet stuff CVS shopping


Did you ever have one of those days when the photos just WANT to be sideways? Whatever I do to it, it’s sideways — so it’s just going to be that kind of day. My CVS also didn’t have the Trident gum bottles, so I kind of punted there because Mr. 7 was with me and really wanted gum… and I can’t find milk on Ibotta although I am sure I saw it earlier this week. Perhaps I shouldn’t be shopping today!

Quaker granola bars, $1.50.
2 bags Kit-Kats, $5.00. Used the $1.00/2 CVS coupon and the $1.10/2 manufacturer coupon.
Lancaster caramels, $3.99. Used $2.00/1 from the magic machine and $1.00/1 from the 9/14 SS.
2 bottles Mentos gum, BOGO at $4.49. Used $1.50/2 bottled gum from the magic machine.
Truvia, $2.99. Used $2.00/1 printable here. Will get $.75 back from SavingStar.
Milk, $2.99.

Used a $4.00/$20 coupon that came in email. Paid with $2.00 ECB and $6.78. Got back $2.00 ECB (milk and Kit-Kats) + $.75 back from SavingStar for a net cost of $6.03.

Stocking up at Jewel shopping

This post has been sponsored by Jewel-Osco. I was compensated for this post; however, all opinions here are my own.


I already told you about our $2.49 pumpkin decorating extravaganza (they didn’t come sporting Kirby and dragon faces…), but here’s the rest of what I picked up during the Jewel Stock Up Sale yesterday:

Marzetti caramel dip, $2.00. Used $1.00/1 from the October Big Book of Savings.
6 cans of Essential Everyday beans, $4.74. Used two $1.00/3 printables from the Jewel site.
6 cans of Hunt’s fire roasted tomatoes, $4.80 after instant savings. Used two $.40/3 from the 9/21 SS.
4 Brown ‘N Serve, $3.20 after instant savings.
2 pumpkins, $4.98.
2 Fresh Express baby spinach and one tender leaf salad, $4.50. Used buy two get one free from the September Big Book of Savings and two $.55/1 tearpad coupons. Got back $.25 from Checkout 51.
2 packs Butterball dinner sausage, $4.00. Used two $.75/1 from the Sept. and Oct. AY magazine.

Paid $20.81 with $.25 back for a net cost of $20.56.


Aside from the pumpkin fun, what’s cool about this trip is I picked up most of the ingredients for this yummy smoked sausage and spinach soup at a nice discount — I usually make it with pork sausage, but am going to try it with this turkey sausage for visiting family who keep Kosher later on this week. So knocking out the sausage, tomatoes, beans, and spinach all at once (and at a discount, no less!), that made me happy. :)

My Mom Went to Target and all she got me was this lousy soy milk shopping


So I thought I’d run to Target real quickly after getting the kids off to school while everything was still quiet. They were out of everything, the 24 packs of water were $3.50 at my store, they no longer carry Seattle’s Best… so this is a silly little soy milk trip: Two Silk soy milk, $6.00. Used two $1.00/1 in the 9/14 RP and 5% off on Cartwheel. Got $.05 off for bringing a bag and paid $3.57 with REDcard, so $1.79 each.

Little CVS and Jewel shopping


Be sure to check your email that’s associated with your CVS MyWeeklyAd account today — I had a surprise offer in mine for free $3.00 ECB if I logged into MyWeeklyAd. So I did, and it turned out to expire Saturday 10/11… so I figured free Halloween candy was the order of the day. And as long as I was going out, I did a stockpile beanventory and decided to pick up more cheap beans at Jewel to round it out.


Two bags Kit Kats, $5.00. Used the $1.00/2 CVS store coupon here as well as the $1.10/2 manufacturer coupon here. Used my free $3.00 ECB (adj. down to $2.90). Paid $.04 and got back $1.00 ECB. Oh yeah, Kit Kats are low tax instead of candy tax… because they contain flour, lol. Our state never ceases to amuse. So now I kind of feel like I made $.96 and two free bags of Halloween candy, because the $3.00 ECB was unearned and unexpected!


Six cans EE beans, $4.74. Used two $1.00/3 printables (sort by “foods” to find faster). Clearance pork roast, $3.98. Hamburger buns, $1.29. Paid with a $2.00 Catalina from buying cheese last week and $6.19. Slow cooker BBQ pork tomorrow!

Oh, the EE beans are tagged $.79 til sometime in January. The baked beans were tagged $1.50, and I forgot again to check the refried…

Essential Everyday beans $.46 a can at Jewel


I have been running around all day, but also stopped in at Jewel. Essential Everyday canned beans are on sale for $.79 — I’m not sure of the end date because I left my phone on the charger at home so didn’t get a pic of the tag. Print $1.00/3 on the Jewel site (sort by foods) to get three for $1.37 after coupon, or $.46 each.

So here’s what I picked up today:

6 cans EE beans, $4.74. Used two $1.00/3 printables.
2 Marzetti caramel dip, $4.00. Used two $1.00/1 from the October big book of savings.
Bananas, $.47. Will get back $.25 from Checkout 51 and $.25 from Snap.
Apples, $.92. Will get back $.50 from Snap.
Clearance red white and blue RW Garcia tortilla chips, $.79.

Paid $7.11 and will get back $1.00 ($.75 from Snap and $.25 from Checkout 51) for a net cost of $6.11. I really like getting the rebates on produce, how cool is that?

Four Pledge floor care for $.63 shopping


Thanks to Eun for noticing that Pledge is on Checkout 51 this week — and here’s my Target trip today.

If you only want two bottles, this is a slight moneymaker after coupons and Checkout 51.