Cleaning out the Pantry/Freezer Before a Vacation

My husband and I are heading out of the country in 3 weeks. While I’m really excited for this extended vacation, a chance to travel abroad with the little one, and see a great friend, I don’t want to leave the fridge and freezer full of food. So I’m going to eat from my pantry for the next 3 weeks. I’m also going to make a couple meals for the days leading up to when we leave and when we get home. Since we’ll be so jet lagged coming home, it’ll be nice to pull a meal out of the freezer and not have to worry about going to the store for a day or two until we’ve recovered.

So, my plan of action over the next few days is to inventory the freezer and meal plan for each week. I’ve been lacking the past 2 months with meal planning, so this will be a great way to get back into the swing of things AND clean out my freezer and pantry. Plus, I hope to put some extra cash in savings for our trip. Bonus!

For items that I won’t be able to get to in time, I’m going to donate to the local food shelf my office is collecting for this month.

I hope with planning ahead like this, I’ll be able to use up what I have and save money – freeing up cash for our trip.

Printable Coupons Available Now

Here are some great printable coupons available:

$3.00 off any Huggies (gotta love all the Huggies coupons lately!)
$1/2 Starbucks Ice Cream
$1/1 Any Nestle Refrigerated Cookie Dough
$2/1 Johnsons Baby Daily Face and Body Lotion SPF 40 (FF)(IE)
$.50/1 Grill Mates Blend or Marinade
$.50/1 LAWRY’S Marinade web domain list .


Have you checked out babysteals? Everyday, they list an item for mom or baby anywhere from 50-80% off retail price. I recently purchased an Ergo carrier (which I ADORE!) at an unbelievable price. Once they sell out, that’s it. web domain list So everyday, make sure to check in at 9am (10am cst) for the newest item.

You can become a fan on facebook to get hints on the next steal and be sure to read their blog where they offer a “secret steal.”

Walgreens Deals for the Week

I’ve been out of town and it was a nice break from deals and coupons. But now, it’s time to get back in the game. So, here are some of the best deals I see at Walgreens this week:

Schick Hydro Shave Gel – $2.99 = $2.99 RR
Free After RR

Vitamin Water – 5/$5
$1/2 coupon from SS (4/11)
$0.50 each

Dove Chocolate Minis Bonus Bags – 2/$6
$1/2 coupon from the Walgreens April Coupon Booklet
$2.50 each

Ban Deodorant – $0.99 (in-ad coupon)
$0.40/1 coupon from SS (3/7)
$0.59 each

Snuggle Fabric Softener – $3.99
$3/1 Snuggle coupon from the 3/28 RP

Buy 4 Velveeta Shells and Cheese cups @ $1 each Earn $1.50 RR
Use 2 buy one get one free coupons
$0.50 for all 4 cups

P&G Samples

Have you signed up for P&Gbrand Sampler? It’s easy and not only can you sign up for a free sample of a new product, but you can select coupons for other items you may use. I’ve received samples of diapers and shampoos as well as coupons for detergent, dog food, dish soap and more. Today, they have a sample for Cascade ActionPacs!

Head over here to sign up. Once you sign up, you can log in occasionally to see what new free samples they have. There is a limit of one request per quarter.

CVS Deals for the Week

If you printed all the Huggies $3/1 that have been floating around, you can use them to score cheap diapers at CVS this week.

Huggies Jumbo Pack Diapers (or Pull-Ups) @ 2/$17.98 (limit 1)
Use 2 Huggies $3/1
Pay $11.98
Earn $5 ECB
Final Cost $3.49 each!

Gillette Body Wash – $3.99
Use $2/1 coupon from PG (2/7 or 3/7)
Final Cost $1.99

Dove Ultimate Deodorant 2/$7
Use $2/1 printable
Final Cost $1.50

Kellogg’s Raisin Bran 2/$4
Use $1.50/2 printable
Final Cost $1.25 each web domain list . gabon . web services

Freebies: Dove, Baja Fresh, Blockbuster and More!

Here are a few codes for a FREE rental from Blockbuster (kiosks only):
All expire 4/17:

Go here to request a free sample of Dove Daily Treatment Conditioner.

Become a Facebook Fan of Baja Fresh and print a coupon for a free burrito with the purchase of a large drink on St. Patties Day. Just make sure to wear green!

Become a Facebook Fan of Ritz Crackers and get a free sample of their new Ritz Munchables Pretzel Crisps.

Go here to sign up for a sample pack U by Kotex. The pack includes: 1 “CleanWear” Regular Pad, 1 Barely There Liner, 2 Kotex Click Regular Tampons.

Get a free sample of Tide Plus Febreeze

Potty Training/Learning? Get a free kit from Pampers Easy-Ups.

Free Nescafe Taster’s Choice Stick Pack (6 flavors!)

Free sample of L’Oreal EverStrong or EverPure

Printable Coupons: New and Reset!

It’s the beginning of the month and that means new and reset printables!

$1/1 Any Johnson’s Baby Product
$1.50/2 Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats
$1/1 Starbucks Frappuccino
$1/1 Any Jimmy Dean Product (become a fan on Facebook for the coupon)
$1/1 any regular Kix, Berry Berry Kix or Honey Kix cereal
$1/2 Any two bags of Ghirardelli Chocolate Squares (bottom left of page)

$130 worth of Hasbro Toy Coupons!
These include:
$5 Off Star Wars Hasbro purchase of $20.00 or more
$4/1 Clue game
$5/1 Sorry! Sliders game
$5/1 Operation game
$5/1 Bop It
$4/1 Twister game
$4/1 Connect 4 game
and many, many more! web domain list

HotPrints: Free Book in March

If you missed your chance at the free photo book in February from HotPrints, don’t fret my pet, it’s reset for the whole month of March! From now until March 31st, not only can you get this book for free, you can get it shipped for free too! I did one last month, and while I”m still waiting for it, it was really easy to do!

They have 10 new page layouts and tons of styles and themes to choose from. Go here to get started today!

Wanna know how they can do this for free? See their FAQ’s here. web domain list .

Entertainment Coupon Book

Get 50% off the 2010 Entertainment Book full of discounts and b1g1 free deals AND get free shipping! We love this book;  it’s always full of coupons to our favorite places.

Go here to find your location. web domain list