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June Budget Review

Not so good...  This month we spent $380.72!  sheesh.  I had a little too much fun at Costco again. :)  I'm not very inspirational this month so check out Annalisa at Slave to Save.

For June she spent $119.16!!  Holy cow!

$10 Cash Back from Ebates!!

Sign up for Ebates and get $10!  (it's usually $5)

Ebates is free and they don't require much personal info.   Ebates is one of my favorites.  You get a % cash back when you shop online!  They pay quarterly and have most stores you can think of.

Sign Up
Search for store you want
Click on it
DONE....The store reports back to Ebates how much you spent so you'll get your % back.  It's awesome...

If you don't have shopping to do now, sign up anyways because I don't know how long the $10 deal will last.  Like I said, it's usually $5 back when you sign up.

Giveaways Ending SOON with LOW Entries

50% off The Metropolitan!

If you ever wanted to try the Metropolitan, now would be a good time.  The Groupon today is a $50 Gift Certificate for $25 to the Metropolitan!!  Limit 1 per person, but you can buy more as gifts if you want.  See details here.  I've always wanted to go there and now I'm gonna!

Groupon is super easy, I've used them a few times now and LOVE IT!

What to do with a Bag of Carrots

I used to hesitate before buying a bag of carrots because I knew I would end up throwing some of them out.  I suppose if we ate more salads this wouldn't be an issue, but even if we did I usually leave them out anyway because my cutting skills make them sail across the room.  So to avoid the hassle, I avoid the carrot.  No more, my friends!  I have been converted to the carrot, and if you cut them in spears they are less likely to end up under a couch.  :)
I found 3 recipes that I LOVE!  And they can all be put in the freezer so you can make them in bulk and eat at your leisure.  I used 4 pounds of carrots to do all 3 recipes, and that only got me 2 meals worth of glazed carrots.  NOT ENOUGH.
- Glazed Carrots - Carrot Cake Freezer Jam - Homemade Carrot Baby Food
CHOOSING YOUR CARROTS - Be sure to buy carrots that don't look like they're growing.  If they are sprouting from the top, or have a lot of hair, they have probably been sitting around awhile.  Also I personally don'…

Sunflower Market Coupons

Sunflower Market just put out some coupons good July 2-5!  See the blueberry one!!?

Locations and ads here.

Go here for my favorite Blueberry Muffin Recipe.  I think I'm going to make some today and load up my freezer.  They freeze great!

Giveaway Winner..

The winner of the Melissa & Doug Birthday Party Play Set is Megan!!  
Thanks to all that entered!!

Lots of BOGO FREE Sobe Coupons!

Play the instant win game at Sobe and win!  I always win BOGO FREE coupons.  You can print more than twice!!
Thanks Minnesota Coupon Adventure!

Giveaways You Could Actually Win!

Giveaway for the Melissa & Doug Birthday Party Play Set ends TONIGHT at 10 p.m. MST!  Enter here.  Seriously, isn't that the cutest toy!?
Also I decided to make my Low Entry/Ends Within a Week Giveaway list a tab.   (See it above?)  I will also post reminders weekly.  And please if you win let me know!!  I'll be excited with you :):)

Paddicakes Giveaway for a $25 credit ends today!  Become a follower and you'll enter the giveaway, PLUS leave a comment here and you'll also be entered to win a Nursing Cover & Matching Binky Clip!  Kill two birds...(I hate that saying, sounds mean)

Another favorite blog of mine, My SLC Mommy, has 3 giveaways going on now with low entries and they all end within a week! 
My SLC Mommy- Bar S Giveaway - 7/4 My SLC Mommy - Professionals Bull Riders Family Pack - 7/5 My SLC Mommy- $30 CSN Gift Certificate - 7/7

If you have one for me to add to the list just email me.  Giveaway must end within a week and have under 200 entries. blog name- giveaw…

67 Cents for Chicken AND get a FREE Cookbook!

Fresh Market has Gold n' Plump Split Chicken Breasts 20 oz on sale for $2.33 and Thighs, Drumsticks, and Wings 23-24oz for $1.67!
use $1/1 ANY Gold n' Plump product SS 6/20 and $1/1 printable (print twice) = $1.33 or $0.67!!

When you buy ANY 3 packages of Gold n' Plump Chicken, fill out this form to get a FREE Family Best Chicken Cookbook ($20 Value)!  See form and details here.

If you buy the thighs try my FAVORITE and EASY Chicken recipe:

Crumb Coated Chicken Thighs

Up to 60% off on Utah Water Parks!

This is the last of the water park deals from City Deals this season.  They are offering an EXTRA 10% off already discounted tickets to:

Cherry Hill
Raging Waters
Cowabunga Bay
Seven Peaks

Use code JULY4 at Checkout.

While your there they also have discounted tickets to Clark Planetarium, Megaplex Theaters & This is the Place Park!!  (code won't apply to these, but still great deals!!)

Same day pick up is available.

Mission Tortilla's Coupon and more..

UPDATE: These are on sale at Winco for .98!  That's .23 each!   Thanks Heather!
.75/1 Any Mission Package Printable Coupon
Ok, this is one of my FAVORITE coupons, because it usually means tortillas for a quarter!!  And I've recently discovered that they freeze great!

I've been wanting to make more Freezer Burritos!

Print this coupon twice, you will have to provide an email address.  If you don't care for Mission, feel free to print them anyway and send them to me... I'm kidding....(not really :)
Thanks Rose Knows Coupons & Savvy Sister!

Another GREAT coupon is for $1.50/1 Wheatables!  These are usually $2 at Walmart! (the Plain kind, Nut Crisps are more expensive)  Thanks Cuckoo!

ALSO it's almost the end of the month so be sure to make the rounds and print coupons before they are gone.  You can find the different sites on my left sidebar.

Snowbird: Cool Air Concert Series

Snowbird has several FREEconcerts coming up!  All shows are at 6 p.m. on the Plaza Deck.  Coolers are allowed (yeah!).  No dogs.   I love that they are so early in the evening!  I won't feel guilty bringing my kids. :)
Cool Air Concert Series:
July 3 - Lubriphonic
July 10 - Catie Curtis
July 17 - Shannon Whitworth
July 24 - Fictionist
July 31 - The Mother Hips
August 7 - Micky and The Motorcars
August 14 - Vinyl Club

My Last Smith's Trip: FREE Toothpaste!

I went to Smith's again today since the Rounding event ends tonight and we were hurtin' for some Cheerios. :)

Dole Pineapple 8 oz .79 use .50/2 SS 6/27 (rounds to $1) = .29 each!
Cool Whip $1 use .20/2 SS 6/27 (rounds to $1) = .50 each when you buy 2! OR if you have two .20/1 coupons---buy 5, pay $3.00 and get a $3.00 catalina good on your next purchase! That's 5 for FREE! 
Catalina works until 7/11 buy 3 get $1 buy 4 get $2 buy 5 get $3
Fiber One Yogurt $2.50 use .50/1 printable (rounds to $1) use $1/1 e-coupon = .50!
Colgate Toothpaste $1  use .75/1 SS 6/27 (rounds to  $1) = FREE (Thanks Savvy Sister Shops!)
Cheese and Cheerios are part of the Daytona Promotion where you have to buy 10 participating items.  I bought 5 packages of cheese (.95 ea) and 5 boxes of Cheerios.  You can see the detail for the Cheerios coupons at Savvy Sister Shops.
Total before tax was $12.83 and I got $4.50 back in Catalinas!  So $8.33...and I'm swimmin' in cheese. :)

50% off at Canyon Sports!

Need a tent?  We do...we have out grown our 2 man tent big time.  Groupon has a side deal today for a $50 Gift Certificate to Canyon Sports for $25!!The side deal can be found on the right side bar.
Groupon is good at 3 Utah locations.  You can buy 2, but can only use one per transaction.  Expires 12/30/10 so you could always use it on apparel or gear for ski season.  Deal ends at Midnight.
Canyon Sportswebsite1844 E Ft. Union Blvd.Salt Lake City, Utah 84121Map it!4598 S 700 WRiverdale, Utah 84405Map it!45 W 10600 SSandy, Utah 84070Map it!

Giveaway Winner...

The $10 Amazon eGift Card goes to Doreen!

Thanks to all who entered!  I really love doing giveaways. :)

The giveaway for the Melissa & Doug Birthday Play set ends 6/30!

Also if you need $1.50/1 Pampers coupons you can leave a comment here.  I'll choose that winner 6/29 at 10 a.m.

Giveaways Ending SOON with LOW Entries

I've decided to make this list ongoing.  You can always find it as a tab on the blog.
If you have one for me to add to the list just email me.  Giveaway must end within a week and have under 200 entries. blog name- giveaway- end date
Melissa & Doug Birthday Party Play Set - 6/30
Paddicakes- $25 Credit! 6/30
You Have How Many Kids? Pillow Pets - 6/30

Slave to Save- $100 Grocery Gift Card - 6/30
Sweet Frugal Advice- Children's Books - 7/2
Saving Bits And Pieces- $35 Jiffy Lube Gift Card- 7/2
Stay Funnie Mom- Life Verse Design Artwork -7/2
Saving Cents Together- Boogie Wipes- 7/3
Extreme Personal Measures- Country Bob's Sauce - 7/3
Mom's Plans- Holly Clegg Freezer Friendly Meals Cookbook- 7/5

I will keep updating....
Let me know if you win!!

GIVEAWAY! $10 Amazon eGift Card ending TONIGHT!

The winner of the $10 Amazon eGift Card will be chosen tonight at 10 p.m. MST!!  Enter here and Good Luck!

Full Year Newspaper Subscription for $19.99! WHAT!

I got this flyer in the mail today!  This deal is for people who have NOT subscribed with Media One in the past 6 months.  For $19.99 you get a year subscription on Fri, Sat, and Sun papers to the Tribune!!  You also get Mon - Thurs paper's e-edition!  NIIIICE!

Promo code is 52/201

To get this deal call 801-204-6100 or email here.

$, I made that back at my Rite Aid trip today!

Fresh Pineapple Salsa & Coupon!!

Have you seen the new coupon on

There's a new .50/1 Fresh Del Monte Pineapple (rounds to $1 at Smith's)
UPDATE:  I just got back from Smith's and they were $3.99 :(  Anyone know where they are cheaper?  This might be one worth saving.

Here is Kori's Fresh Pineapple Salsa recipe that everyone raves about!  Great for 4th of July parties!

NOTE: Smith's Rounding Event ends the 29th at Midnight!

Awesome Mail Day! AND Coupon Giveaway

Are you a member of Vocalpoint yet??  It's so much fun!  Today I got 3 Diapers, a $3/1 coupon, and 3 $1.50/1 coupons for Pampers!!

They also sent 3 samples of Crystal Light Pure fitness, plus 3 $2/1 coupons!!

I cashed in 300 points and got a coupon for a FREE package of Huggies from the Enjoy the Ride Rewards Program!  I've won several times with the instant win game....I didn't want to push my luck, so I went for the sure thing. :)

If anyone would like the 3 $1.50/1 Pampers coupons, leave a comment and will choose the winner tomorrow at 10 a.m.

FREE at Rite Aid!

After Rebates all of this will be FREE!  Wahoo!

Huggies $8.99
I used a $3/1 I got in the mail.
use $3/1 Snug & Dry printable
= $5.99 plus $2 back in SCR!

Stayfree BOGO Free $4.29
use BOGO Free RP 6/27
= 2 for free!!  (I've noticed some blogs say you can use $1/1 June Ad Perks, but that is for 28 ct or more.)

Welch's Grape Juice $3
used $2/1 printable (no longer available)
= $1!

use BOGO FREE RP 6/27 (has .79 limit)
= .09 for 2!

Secret $1.99
use .50/1 P&G 6/6
= $1.49 plus $1 back Up coupon!! (prints on receipt)

Crest Toothpaste $2.99
use .75/1 RP 6/27
= $2.24 plus $2.99 back in SCR!

Subtotal $27.31
use $5/25 purchase and above coupons
= 5.75 (tax incl.)

PLUS get back:  $4.99 in SCR and $1 UP Reward!!!
Submit your receipt here to get your Single Check Rebate

Note:  you can also use $5/20 purchase coupon if you get less items.

OH I almost forgot...I also finally picked up my FREE mouse pad.  :)

For more on the Rite Aid Sale this week see the list from Di…

More Smith's Deals! CHEAP Pineapple and more

Dole Pineapple 8 oz .79
use .50/2 SS 6/27 (rounds to $1)
= .29 each!
I also received a catalina for .50 my next purchase! (not sure how many I had to buy to get that)
Chicken Salad Sandwiches
Pineapple Pork Chops

Gold n' Soft Spread $1.79
use .50/1 SS 6/27 (rounds to $1)
= .79!

Cascadian Fruit Spread $2.99
use $1/1 printable
= $1.99

Edge Shave Gel $2.00
use .75/1 SS 6/27
= $1!

Minute Brown Rice $1.99 (had peelie for Dole!)
use .50/1 printable (rounds to $1)
= .99!

Cool Whip $1 use .20/2 SS 6/27 (rounds to $1) = .50 each when you buy 2! OR if you have two .20/1 coupons---buy 5, pay $3.00 and get a $3.00 catalina good on your next purchase! That's 5 for FREE! (they freeze great- also see some recipes below)
Catalina works until 7/11 buy 3 get $1 buy 4 get $2 buy 5 get $3
Sunburst Salad No-Cook Banana Pudding Strawberry Shortcake
Here's a great updated list for Smith's deals from Couponing for Autism!