Food Lion Trip 6/21

Ok this is a good one, but might take multiple trips to really rack up the good deals.  It’s only good for the next few days so get ready!!

  • First of all if you have not signed up with do so!  This will let you go to the links I have provided for the PDF coupons to print.
  • Go to
  • Print out the coupons for Manwich, Food Lion block cheese, Food Lion Eggs, Hunts Tomatoes, and Food Lion pasta
  • Remember that you can only use one of each of these per transaction.  So either do multiple transactions, make a few trips, or line your family up and do it that way!

Here’s the deal:

  • Manwich is on sale 10/$10 the coupon is for $1.50 off two = 0.25 per can!
  • Food Lion 1/2 dozen eggs are $1.02; the coupon is $1.00/1 = 0.02 for six eggs!
  • Food Lion block cheese $2.89; coupon is $2.00/1 = 0.89 for cheese!
  • Hunt’s Tomatoes $1.39 per can for the Fire Roasted diced tomatoes; coupon is $1.50/2 = 0.64 per can!
  • Food Lion pasta: Elbow macaroni is $0.89/ box; coupon is $1.00/1 = Free pasta! (if your Food Lion is weird about overage get the Rotini at $1.09/box so 0.09 for Rotini!)

I also saw one pound bags of pecans in the shell for 0.99!  Buy these now for those fall/winter goodies we all love so much!  Pecans in the shell have a year long shelf life.

My total today for the picture above was $4.79.


Poetry I have enjoyed

This is a poem by Ogden Nash (August 19, 1902 – May 19, 1971). I dedicate this to all you gals who lament your silver hairs and sagging derrieres!

A Lady who Thinks She Is Thirty
by Ogden Nash

Unwillingly Miranda wakes,
Feels the sun with terror,
One unwilling step she takes,
Shuddering to the mirror.
Miranda in Miranda’s sight
Is old and gray and dirty;
Twenty-nine she was last night;
This morning she is thirty.

Shining like the morning star,
Like the twilight shining,
Haunted by a calendar,
Miranda is a-pining.

Silly girl, silver girl,
Draw the mirror toward you;
Time who makes the years to whirl
Adorned as he adored you.

Time is timelessness for you;
Calendars for the human;
What’s a year, or thirty, to
Loveliness made woman?

Oh, Night will not see thirty again,
Yet soft her wing, Miranda;
Pick up your glass and tell me, then–
How old is Spring, Miranda?

Commissary 5.6

I needed to grab some milk and bacon today and happened upon a couple of good bargains.  Any thing marked in red was FREE!  Here’s what I came home with!

Total before coupons: $61.14

Total # of coupons: 20

Total after coupons: $28.15

Percentage saved 56%

4 bags of Lays Kettle Cooked potato chips (2 bags were free!)

1 six bottle pack of Cream soda

1 jar dill pickles

1 12 pack Diet Dr pepper

2 bottled sodas

2 Ritter chocolate bars (1 was free!)

2 bags Oreos (1 was free!)

1 gallon bleach

4 Scotch brite sponges

1 2 pack scotch brite eraser sponges

1 bottle ground parmesan cheese

1 gallon 2% milk

5 bags of Kraft shredded cheese

4 Oscar Mayer  lunchmeat

2 Oscar Mayer turkey bacon

2 Tresemme Dry shampoos (1 was free the other was $0.49!)

Commissary 4.25

I wanted to use up some coupons before they expired on April 30th, and I came home with some spectacular bargains!

Total before coupons:  $199.06

Used 76 coupons

Total after coupons: $66.05

Percentage saved: 70%

A list of what I came home with follows.  Items which were FREE* (I have to pay a surcharge of 7% BEFORE coupons so even on free items I’m paying what amounts to tax) I’ve marked in red.

6 bags of Kingsford Light the Bag charcoal

2 bottles of KC Masterpiece BBQ Sauce

2 bottles of Hidden Valley Ranch dressing

1 box of Glad quart freezer bags

1 box of Glad gallon freezer bags

2 bottles of Lea and Perrins Worchestershire sauce

17 Schick 3 ct Disposable razors

1 bag TGI Fridays potato skins

5 Scotch Brite sponges

7 bags of Snyders Organic Pretzels

4 bags of Lays Kettle cooked chips

14 boxes of Planters Nut-rition snack bars

9 Land o’ Lakes Butter with Olive Oil

1 Country Crock Margarine

1 Digiorno Flatbread melt

2 bottles Heinz 57 Steak Sauce

1 bottle of Heinz cocktail sauce

1 Hunts ketchup

1 Nori rice seasoning

6 Contadina tomato sauce

2 Muir Glen organic salsas

1 packet Bumble Bee Pink Salmon

2 Sara Lee sandwich meat (ham and turkey)

1 Kraft Deli Deluxe Jalapeno Cheese

2 Tresseme Waterless Shampoos

Commissary 4.23

Today’s trip:

Total before coupons: $151.42

Total after coupons: $76.05

Total Savings: $75.37

Percentage Savings: 52% !!

Here’s what I came home with!

2 12 pack waters (for Jamie’s school trip)

5 16 oz boxes Ritz Cracker

2 bottles Lysol cleaner

1 bottle Febreze

4 bags of Lays Kettle Cooked chips

1 20 ct box Finish dishwasher detergent

1 box baking soda

1 box Cascadian Farms cereal

2 bottles of KC masterpiece BBQ sauce

2 bottles of Ranch dressing

8 bags of Snyder’s Organic pretzels

1 large can of pasta sauce

2 heads of cabbage

4 lbs of zucchini

6 bags of Kingsford briquets

1 bottle of V8 fruit blend juice

6 bags of Kraft shredded cheese

4 8 oz blocks of Kraft cheese

2 Scotch Brite sponges

2 packages of Earth Grains thin buns

1 24 ct Delimex taquitos

1 box Planters nut bars

1 box Glad Cling Wrap

1 20 ct box Glad quart freezer bag

2 bags mini Teddy Grahams

1 16 oz Sour cream

2 pouches Starkist tuna fish

8 pouches of Bisquit Cheddar Garlic biscuit mix

1 Tide Stain release

4 Marcal small steps tissues

3 boxes of Kordite trash bags

2 Digiorno Supreme pizza w/ breadsticks (not pictured)

1 Kashi pizza (not pictured)

1 gallon milk

Walgreens 4-20

A short Wags trip the other day and I made out pretty well!

I came home with :

18 4.5 oz bags of Gummy Bears/Worms (yea that says 18)   $0.39 apiece

2 Bayer low dose aspirin     2.99 apiece

2 packages Pullups       8.99 apiece


I had:

2 $2.00/1 Pullups coupons

6 $0.55/2 Black Forest Gummy Bear coupons

2 $1.50/1 Bayer Aspirin coupons

and I received in my first transaction a $3.00 RR from the Bayer.


Total OOP costs for everything: $15.79

Total savings:  $39.35

The fine art of being 2 years old.

David is two years old.  He is often happy, frequently upset, and always testing limits.  Right now he is VERY two years old.  I’m relearning about little kids, and David is a crash course in toddler behavior all on his own!  He’s starting to flex those little independent muscles, and heaven help you if you are in his way while he does it!  If you don’t want him to do something you can be guaranteed that he’s going to do everything this side of theoretical impossibility to make sure he does it!  He wavers between sweetness that leaves you gasping for insulin, and sheer unadulterated meanness that leaves you wanting to slather him in BBQ sauce and have him for dinner!  This is the stage where he will run as far away as he can, giggle, then run back and give you a hug.  He’ll repeat this a few times until you start to really think that it’s cute, then he’ll switch things up and on the next round pull a WWF head butt right into your solar plexus giggling the whole time!

Today David had an utter meltdown.  I was reading a story to the boys before dinner.  Jamie wasn’t home yet, and I was sitting on the couch with the three boys.  Bobby was sitting quietly and listening to the story, Raven was totally caught up in the story, and David.. well David was trying to scale the back of the couch and launch himself into the air ala Luche Libre.  I finished the story, and Bobby and Raven settled in to watch some PBS.  I thought that perhaps David would settle in, but oh… no.  David launched himself into a kicking, screaming, biting, throwing himself on the floor meltdown.  I scooped him up, and put him in his time out spot which is the playpen in my office.  I sat down here at the desk, and proceeded to ignore him.  I have found that the longer I ignore him, the angrier he gets, but the faster his tantrum is over.  While I sat here I just couldn’t help myself, and the camera was handy.  So, I get the bad Mommy award for the week for documenting the anatomy of a toddler tantrum.  Brace yourself, this is not for the weak hearted.

Step 1

I will now scream so loudly that you will wish that you were deaf.

Step 2.

Obviously you have somehow become immune to my screaming.  Initiate the process of looking pathetic!

Step 3

Captain’s log stardate April 13th 2010.  Subject appears to be immune to screaming, and looking pathetic… must come up with alternative….

Step 4

No new ideas… scream LOUDER!

Step 5

Point accusingly at subject, and surmise that she is wearing earplugs.  Mutter toddler obscenities under breath.

Step 6

*hack*  I think I *hack* strained something..

Step 7

Try pathetic AND screaming…

Step 8

*sighs* Ooo there’s something on the floor…

Step 9

Angry thrashing!!

Step 10

Oh the humanity!

Step 11

Seriously.. WHAT is that on the floor?!

Step 12

Lady!  You have NO HEART!

Aren’t toddlers GREAT!?