Mondays With Mavis…

Dig! Dig! Dig!Two weeks without doublers?  What's a girl like Mavis to do? Ha Ha Ha.  I think I could get used to a schedule like this.   Hmmm.  I wonder if there will be any doublers this week?  Have you heard anything yet? My scissors are feeling a little neglected. ;)I stopped by my local produce stand and stocked up on fruit & veggies, plus made a few quick trips into Fred Meyer and Winco.  Lately I haven't been doing much grocery... …
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Mondays With Mavis…

Would you believe I didn't use 1 coupon last week?  Nope.  Instead I decided to stock up local produce deals and spend my time in the garden rather than clipping coupons.  Having a stockpile is FAB, especially when it's a slow week at the stores.Here is what I stocked up on:A quick trip to Costco {no cart needed ;)} cost me $15.12  Have you tried their chicken soup base?  Oh my.  A few tablespoons, a pot of water and a little... …
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Mondays With Mavis…

I celebrated my birthday last week and as a treat to myself I took the week off from couponing.  Yay!  I think we all need to put down the scissors every once in awhile, don't you? ;)  Instead of scouring the ads I took the easy way out and went to Costco.Want to know my secret for walking out of Costco for under $100? Do.Not.Shop.With.A.Cart. Seriously, that's how I do it.  Although I don't shop at Costco often, when I do I typically... …
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Mondays With Mavis…

This year I went to a few extremes to reach my goal of spending an average of $100 a month for groceries.  I did a little dumpster diving, a little bartering and a whole lot of coupon shopping.  When I originally set my goal back on January 1st, 2011 I'm not sure if I actually believed I could do it.  I liked the idea of saving a ton of money on groceries, but I felt putting my plan into action and following through with it was going to be... …
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Mondays With Mavis…

This week I made 2 purchases.  1 jelly doughnut at Chicago O'Hare Airport for $ .99 and two gallons of milk ($5.58).  Luckily, I didn't have to pay cash for the milk because my $100 Albertsons Summer Sizzlin' Sweepstakes gift card finally arrived. :) Happy Dance. :)I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am about this gift card.  My family is very thankful the card appeared when it did, otherwise our Thanksgiving dinner menu might... …
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Mondays With Mavis…

You might be addicted to coupon crack if... You blog from the bathroom. ;) I started this week with $23.88 in Albertsons gift cards from this transaction.  So even though the 2 whole chickens you see above came to $7.87 I didn't have to pay to pay any money out of pocket.  I used the gift cards instead.I was also able to pick up all the groceries you see above ($8.77) for free by using a combination of left over gift cards, coupons & "Round... …
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Mondays With Mavis…

Before I get started I want to give a shout out to FAB reader Joy!  It was so nice to meet you  and everyone else who made it to our Fundraiser/Workshop last Friday night!  Thanks for coming out to support City of Light Home for Woman and Children. :)Okay, here we go.  Are you ready? I made 1 small purchase last week.  LOL. I picked up 1 cantaloupe and 2 packages of ham steaks (I used 2 $2 off meat (manufacture) coupons from the Hamburger... …
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Mondays With Mavis…

Can you believe summer is almost over?  I'm already thinking ahead to next years garden and what I'd like  to grow.  Ahhh, if only I had room to grow flour and sugar and butter. ;) But then again I don't think I would want to have to milk a cow twice a day.  So hopefully, with fall approaching I will be able to find some good deals on the staple products like flour, sugar and butter... Because I am almost out. Yikes!Here is what I purchased... …
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Mondays With Mavis

With everything going on last week I hardly had time to do any grocery shopping. This past week was jam packed with blogging, gardening, shuttling my kids to their events, a half marathon, a neighborhood bbq, my in-laws coming for a weekend visit and a lobster dinner.  I don't know about you... but I can't wait for school to start back up.  :) I really feel like I have been slacking off from couponing this summer and it will be nice to get back... …
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Mondays With Mavis

G' Day Mate...It's been two weeks since our last round of Albertsons Double Coupons... How are you holding up?  It's dry spells like these when having a good sized stockpile sure does come in handy. After all if every week was as coupon crazy as this one we'd never get a break from clipping coupons to do fun things like scope out garage sales and pick up awesome Brown Leather Hats like the one I'm wearing. :)As you might have guessed...... …
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