Posts Tagged ‘free food’

Affordable {FREE} Groceries

November 5, 2008


Another unbelievable week of coupons is upon us.  For those who don’t participate in Coupon $ense, please bear with me as I shamelessly brag about my grocery store savings.  It’s just too good not to share the diligence by which I’m saving my husband’s hard earned money.  It’s testimony time!

Today the store that sucked me in was Fry’s.  They have a Buy 10 Get $5 Off deal going on, with a maximum of 3 per transaction.  So here’s what I got:

8 bottles Powerade, 3 boxes Scalloped Potatoes, 3 Quaker Oats, 4 Mashed potato pouches, 6 cans evap milk, 3 xL liquid hand soap, 1 Hefty sandwich bags, 3 Colgate toothpaste, 3 Shick 10-count (cute pink) razors and 2 boxes Macky-Cheese.   THIRTY-SIX items should have cost $73.50 …………. drum roll please ……………. and I paid …………….. $5.31.  That’s a 93% savings.


You just gotta love a system that can save you this much money.  If you’re curious, you can check it out at  It is not available in all areas, but if it is in your town……. needless to say, I highly recommend it.  I get 3 Sunday papers each week + the C$ fee so I pay $30 per month for the whole schpeel.  I saved that twice over just with one trip to the store. 

I have cut my grocery bill in more-than-half from $570 to $250 per month for a family of five (plus a dog).  My pantry has never been this full.  I started C$ in January and I have tracked my savings all along on the site.  In coupons ALONE I have saved more than $1,065 and received more than $89 in rebates.  The other deal is knowing when the stores have their super sales.  Totally worth it!

I know you’re thinking I spend hours per week cutting coupons and filing them alpha-chronologically, but NO.  The site tells me where the best deals are.  I pick one or two stores every other week.  I clip the ones I need (3 at a time) and it maybe takes me 20 minutes every other week.  Well worth it, in my humble opinion.  And no, I don’t get paid to advertise for Coupon $ense, but I should.

I’m done preaching now.  (I didn’t think about the election for a whole 15 minutes just now!)

Free Food…..McSkillet Burrito at Micky D’s

February 27, 2008


Yes, something is FREE this Thursday and Friday mornings (Feb. 28-29, ’08) at your local McDonalds…. the new McSkillet Burrito.  Hey, if it’s partially Mexican and as my sister would say, If it’s free….It’s for me.  On the website you can mouse-over the picture of the burrito and it tells you the name of each ingredient you are looking at…….  but (on the website) what in the world is the white little nameless strip in the bottom right??????????  Yes, your guess is as good as mine.  I’m thinking onion, maybe mushroom???  I won’t go into the myriad of other white, strippy, pseudo-food morsels that crossed my mind.

Before you run out the door Thursday morning…. I happened across the nutritional information for this sausagey- homemade-breakfast tortilla-filled handful of goodness.  It contains 610 calories, 330 from fat. The fat count is 36 gram, a whopping 56% of your daily value. Saturated fat is at 14 grams, 69% of your daily value, and there is a half gram of trans fat. The cholesterol count is awful, containing 137% of your daily value.

Now, if you are eating only one meal on Thursday or Friday, I would still recommend this, as most of your daily caloric needs for fat will be met in this one meal.  :o)  You should probably wash it down with some Kashi and prune juice when you get home.

Just trying to share the good news with friends.  Please let me know how it was if you try it.