Becoming and Extreme Couponer!

Thursday, May 12, 2011 7:28 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments
I'm working on trying to become an extreme couponer! I started a few months ago trying to shop the deals and what had coupons at HEB. A few weeks ago I started adding in manufactured coupons which isn't many since I have limited printing options.

I'm trying to really center around what I have coupons for, sales, etc and get the cheapest bet on things and start a food/hygenie storage!

I'm far from where I want to be but slowly getting there!!

Grocerie Trip today! $249 worth of stuff.. final check out price after coupons.. $160! Tuesdays trip $65 for $22! Total groceries from HEB this pay check $314 for $182!

Some great deals I found..

buy turkey dogs/get shredded cheese free
buy dip get chips free
buy chicken fried steak/get mashed potatos and mac and cheese free
buy lasagna/get cheese cake free
buy sandwhich meat and sliced cheese/get bread, mac and cheese, dressing, and corn nuts free
$.50 off popcicles
$1 off fruit roll ups (plus I had a manafuctur coupon bringing it to $.50!)
buy 2 packs of gatorade/get 32 pack of bottled water free (not huge on bottled water but the reason I started buying was Bryan likes to take them to work..saves on him buying sodas lol)
buy 2 coffee mate creamers/get 3rd free
$2 off mini bags of chips for lunches
buy chicken fajita meat/get flour tortillas free
$1.50 off 6 toddler meals; $1.00 off 2 toddler meals
$.75 off trash bags
$1 off nabisco cookies
buy cookies/get chocolate milk mix free
$1.00 off 2 chex mixes
and lots more!!


2nd half to groceries.. trip to Wallgreens! $90 for $50!

buy one get one free laundry soap
buy one get one free batteries
4 - 12pk pepsis $12 (normally $5.95 a piece) get 12pk diet pepsi free
buy one aveno/get one half off; 2 kellogs special k cereal $5
2 baked beans $1
waterproof bandaids FREE with coupon
buy one toilet bowl cleaner and get one free!

Total this week for groceries/house hold goods/higeine all together $404 .. total cost at check outs for this weeks groceries $232!! (one day I'll reach my goal of walking out paying $30 like on tv lol)

Homestyle Chicken and Rice Cassserole

2:20 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments
everyone in the family loved this new recipe!

1 cup long grain white rice
1 can 14oz chicken broth
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 cups small broccoli florets
4 bone in chicken breast halves
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp thyme leaves
1 tsp garlic salt
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese


combine rice, broth, onion and broccoli in 11x7 inch baking pan. place chicken over rice mixture. Combine paprika, thyme and garlic salt in small bown and sprinkle over chicken.

cover with foil; bake in preheated 375 oven at 40 minutes. Uncover, bake 15minutes more or until liquid is absorbed, rice is tender and chicken is cooked through.

sprinkle chicken and rice with cheese. Bake 5 minutes more or until cheese is melted.