Saturday, April 05, 2014

Sending $387 Grocery and Household Coupons for Military in Atsugi, Japan


Did you know you can send expired coupons to overseas military bases?  The program is called the Overseas Coupon Program (OCP) and serves military and their families.  They can use these coupons up to six months after the expiration at the commissaries if they are stationed abroad!

I am sending out over $93 worth of expired groceries coupons for $1.19 and over $293 expired household coupons for $1.40 to Atsugi, Japan.  It is inexpensive to send via First Class Mail as long as you keep the ounces lower.

If you would like to learn how to do the same, visit the Overseas Coupon Program website.  It's easy to do and I send monthly using First Class Mail.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Smith Family Menu ~ Week of March 9 - March 15

I started working on using an excel spreadsheet to document our menu plans and has been much easier overall.  I took the idea from 100DaysofRealFood's menu plan because it followed a table format with links.  I am easily able to copy and paste from week to week and shift accordingly!

Dinners:
Sunday: Papa Johns Pizza
Monday: Sausage, Potatoes, & Peppers (using RockCrok)


Tuesday: Crock Pot Honey Ham, Roasted Asparagus, & Baked Beans
Wednesday: Barbecue Pork Tenderloin w/Green Beans and Corn
Thursday: Leftovers
Friday: Chicken & Asparagus Lemon Stir Fry w/Rice
Saturday: Block Party Potluck

My local area has a co-op called Bountiful Baskets.  Each Monday, I decide if I want a basket to pick up the following Saturday.  It is about 50% fruit and 50% vegetables and is $15 plus a $3.50 surcharge in Texas.  The surcharges vary per state, but it helps pay for credit card fees and fuel cost.  The money is collected to purchase the produce and then divided up into baskets.  About a month ago, I decided to help volunteer as a site coordinator because they needed some additional support.  It is all volunteered based and love helping my community!  It is also a fun way to work on our weekly menu plan based on the fresh produce received.  On average I purchase a basket every other week because it is normally plenty of food for the four of us!


Need other ideas, check out my previous menu plans.  Want more ideas, see a bunch more menu plans where I linked up at Org Junkie!

Sunday, March 09, 2014

CVS Trip with Ashlyn to Pick up Huggies Night Time Pull-Ups & Wipes

This morning, Ashlyn and I took Jakob up to church and dropped him off since Jeff was there helping set up and tear down.  Our church, Cross Way UMC is a newer church and we meet at an elementary school.  Since she has been sick and running a fever, I did not want for her to go today and spread any possible germs.  However, she is feeling much better and this morning only had a low grade fever since her antibiotics have kicked in.  I think it started as allergies with the weather going from 80 degrees this past Saturday and then 20 degrees with ice this past Sunday-Monday!  Her nose started running and she had more congestion which is what probably caused her ear infection.

Anyhow, we made the quick trip to CVS and purchased three Huggies Night-Time Pull-Ups and two Huggies wipes.  I did not have any coupons for the Night-Time Pull-Ups, but there are others out there for regular diapers if you need them.  Overall, we spent $33.77 and received $10 back for my next trip!


I had a CVS coupon from their coupon center for another $5 off of $35 on baby products which is the reason I purchased two of the wipes.  To get the $10 back, you only need to spend $30.


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Total Before Savings and Coupons: $58.75
Total Spent: $33.77
Total Saved: $24.95 or 44%
ECB Remaining: $10.00
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Make sure to check out Southern Savers this week to help you save on your shopping trips.

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Sending $403.01 Grocery and Household Coupons for Military in Atsugi, Japan


Did you know you can send expired coupons to overseas military bases?  The program is called the Overseas Coupon Program (OCP) and serves military and their families.  They can use these coupons up to six months after the expiration at the commissaries if they are stationed abroad!

I am sending out $117.55 worth of expired groceries coupons for $1.19 and $285.46 expired household coupons for $1.40 to Atsugi, Japan.  It is inexpensive to send via First Class Mail as long as you keep the ounces lower.

If you would like to learn how to do the same, visit the Overseas Coupon Program website.  It's easy to do and I send monthly using First Class Mail.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Sending $361.98 Household Coupons for Military in Atsugi, Japan


Did you know you can send expired coupons to overseas military bases?  The program is called the Overseas Coupon Program (OCP) and serves military and their families.  They can use these coupons up to six months after the expiration at the commissaries if they are stationed abroad!

If you would like to learn how to do the same, visit the Overseas Coupon Program website.  It's easy to do and I send monthly using First Class Mail.  I am sending out $361.98 worth of expired household coupons to Atsugi, Japan.  It is inexpensive to send via First Class Mail and for this package it is only costing me $1.40.

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