Monday, November 8, 2010

you can't just do NOTHING...

I am sure that everyone has heard the words "Human Trafficking". It's a word that I would hear and not really pay attention to, it seemed so far off, but once I decided to start listening I realized what is really happening.

Human Trafficking and Sex Trafficking are happening everyday, and come to find out, is HUGE in the area that I live in. I don't know about you... but that's not okay with me!

So you may hear me talk about this more and more... Evil can only continue when good men (people) do nothing.

Did you know that places like Craigslist and have in their classified sections, SEX ADS for "massage parlors" and really all kinds of "adult entertainment".
It has been documented that some of these ads are actually trafficking young girls and women.
Below there are two petitions that I ask you to read and to sign.

We must stand against evil... not just say, "oh that's terrible" we must take action as well.

Petition #1: Craigslist

Online classified ad websites like Craigslist have become the largest marketers of children trafficked into the commercial sex industry. The steady stream of exploited children for sale on Craigslist has had anti-trafficking groups demanding change for years. In the past 12 months, a trafficking survivor whose pimp forced her to advertise for her own statutory rape on Craigslist at age 11 wrote an open letter to Craig Newmark asking him to remove the “adult services” section where she was sold. Cash-strappednonprofits rejected donations from the Craigslist Foundation as tainted money. And 10,000 readers signed a petition asking Craigslist to stop profiting from child sex slavery.

After years of increasing criticism for their facilitation of child sex trafficking, Craigslist recently blocked the “adult services” section link to ads in the U.S. However, their “adult services” section continues to operate outside the U.S.

Take one minute to help protect women and children outside the U.S. from sex trafficking via Craigslist. Sign Petition Now :

Petition #2:

Child sex trafficking on, owned by Village Voice Media, is becoming a disturbing trend.

Earlier this week a Georgia man was arrested for pimping two 17-year-old girls around the Nashville area. Detectives responded to a suspicious ad on and drove to a motel. There, they found the teens and their 37-year-old pimp, as well as a laptop computer, likely used for the online advertising. Just four days prior to that, four people in Denver were arrested for forcing a teen girl into prostitution. They also advertised her sexual services, including semi-nude pictures, on Backpage. And last year, a South Dakota couple was arrestedfor selling underage girls for sex on .... wait for it ... yet again.

Backpage's terms of use, of course, prohibit advertising for illegal commercial sex acts or exploiting minors, but both are happening anyway in Nashville, Denver, and Sioux City. And like Craigslist, Backpage and their parent company Village Voice Media are doing little to prevent the sale of children or trafficked adults on their site. Village Voice Media has a duty to ensure that young girls aren't being abused in the commercial sex industry with help from their website, and that they aren't facilitating human trafficking.

Please, ask Village Voice Media to stop child sex trafficking on Sign the Petition Now:

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Back to School Shopping

Back to School shopping is a whole new concept to me.
Yes, when I was in school I had my list of items that I had to purchase, but now I am faced with the reality that MY daughter needs to do some school shopping, as she will be starting pre-school this year! my baby!

I know that there are alot of sales and deals out there, but I want to hear from you. I've been hearing about "The LIST", that list you get with all the supplies you must purchase for your child. What do you think about the LIST? Do your children really use all the supplies they say you MUST buy?
I would LOVE to hear all of your tips on Back to School shopping as this is all new to me :)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Stock Up Prices for Produce & Meats

Have you ever wondered...

"Is this really the best price?"

Well The Krazy Coupon Lady has answered that question for us!!!

Here is the Krazy list of "Stock Up" Prices for Fruits & Veggies and Meats

I have adapted her list for us in NorCal :)
If you find even better prices, let me know. I'd love to keep building these lists!

I'd love to hear the Farmers Market prices as well, there's nothing better than produce right from the farm! (by the way, not only is it fresher, but usually cheaper, because there is no mark up or stocking fees!)


Strawberries - $0.50-.70/lb
Grapes - $0.99/lb
Apples - $0.49/lb
Oranges - $0.25-.50/lb
Mangos - $0.25 each
Raspberries - $1.49 small flat
Watermelon - $3.00 (seedless)
Cantaloupe - $0.99 each
Lemons - $0.20 each
Limes - $0.07 each
Plumbs -
Peaches - $0.49/lb
Cherries -
Blueberries - $1.99/lb

Lettuce - $0.49 per head
Peppers, green & red - $0.50 each
Onions - $0.69/lb
Tomatoes $0.99/lb
Corn on the Cob - 8/$1.00
Cucumbers - $0.50 each
Celery -
Carrots -
Zuchinni -
Squash -
Asparagus -

Also, for Veggies...


Top Sirloin Steak - $2.99/lb
Ground Beef, 90% or better - $1.99/lb
Ground Beef, 85% - $1.69/lb
Chuck Roast - $1.99

Boneless Pork Chops - $1.49
Pork Loin, Boneless - $1.99/lb
Pork Roast - $1.49/lb
Pork Ribs - $1.67/lb

Boneless Chicken Breasts - $1.69/lb
Bone-In Chicken Breasts - $0.79/lb
Whole Fryer Chickens - $0.79/lb
Chicken Thighs and Drumsticks - $0.79/lb


If anyone knows of the best Organic prices we can start a list for that as well!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

FREE Milk Catalina at Safeway

There is a great catalina that is printing up at Safeway right now, purchase 4 of the following items and receive a catalina for Free Milk! (up to $4)

Kellogg's Cereals, $1.99
Kellogg's Special K Cereals $2.99
Kellogg's Mini-Wheat Cereal $2.99
Pop-Tarts $1.99
Kellogg's Snack Bar Rice Krispie Treats $2.50

There are more items listed HERE as well as the coupon matches that go along with all of these.

Here is what I am going to do:

Transaction #1: Buy 4 Kellogg's Cereals $1.99 ea
Final Price: $5.96
receive a FREE Milk Catalina!

Transaction #2: Buy 4 Pop-Tarts $1.99
buy 1 Milk $3.50
use FREE Milk catalina
Final Price: $5.96
plus another FREE Milk Catalina!

you can roll this as many times as you want - I plan on doing a few transactions and saving most of the catalinas, we don't have enough fridge or freezer space to stock up on milk. But it'll be nice to get milk for free for the next month!

I heard about this deal from The Krazy Coupon Lady, HERE is the post she did that has all the details and coupon links :)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Dove Deodorant Coupon

Here is a great coupon for Dove Deodorant!

Print this coupon and hold onto it for a good sale.
Expires 7/22/10 so we have some time :)

Friday, June 11, 2010

i LOVE safeway!!!

The Buy 8 Save $4 Prom is my friend!!!

Here are a few of the deals that I've taken advantage of...

(6) Girard's Salad Dressing - $2.94

(4) Crystal Light - $1.96

(1) Cheerios - $0.49

(1) Trix Cereal - FREE

(1) Honey Nut Cheerios - $0.89

(1) Nature Valley Nut Clusters - FREE

(8) Sun Rype 100% Fruit Source Mini Bites - $7.92
I've had the fruit stripes and bars so I was really excited to get these... perfect little snacks for the kids!!! *I'm going to use some for little gift bags at Eloise b-day party too! Keep all the parents happy :) not lots of sugar.

(4) Barilla Whole Grain Pasta- $3.56

(2) Arrowhead Sparkling Water, 1 Liter Free!

*Another item to keep Vincent happy! It's so nice when I can do it for FREE!!!

(2) Tostitos Tortilla Chips - $1.54

(2) Jimmy Dean Premium Bacon, 12 oz $2.99

$1.00/1 – Jimmy Dean Product – (
Final Price: $1.99

Claussen Pickles - $3.00

Submitted the Kraft Rebate - Spend $30 get $10 back!

Broccoli Crowns $1.27

Used Buy 2 Tostitos Chips get $1.oo off produce * This was a Tear Pad on a display at the store.

Final Price $0.27

Pepsi $0.88
Sierra Mist $0.88

(2) Bread $2.60
I went to buy Orowheat because it was b1G1 Free... but this was a better deal!

To find all the coupon matches take a look at THIS post

Oh yeah,

What did I pay????

Well my total started at $135
Scanned my Club Card and the price dropped down to $73
Handed over my massive stack of coupons for a grand total of....

$34 and some change!!!

to put this in perspective... the salad dressing alone...
6 bottles would have cost me $26!
I bought them all for less than ONE would normally cost!!!

And my hubby is HAPPY! it's his ALL time favorite and we don't buy it all the time because... we'll we've never found coupons for it before :)

Cheap Deodorant @ Target!!!

I was at Target last night and I checked out the clearance section and I noticed that the Double Pack of Dove Deodorant is marked down to $2.50!

If you use the $1.50/1 coupon - you can get them for $1.00 (.50 each!)

If you printed the $1.00/1 coupon - you can get them for FREE!!!
*note, I am not sure that the Target coupon is still available.

Other Target Deals:

Listerine Mouthwash - $1.98 (clearance)
Final price: $0.98

Nivea Mens Bodywash - $2.74 (clearance)
Use the $3.00/1 coupon from 5/2 RP
Final price: Better than FREE!!!
*they didn't adjust my coupon down so the extra $0.26 came off my other items!
This is a clearance item so they might be gone already, but if you are heading to Target you mine as well check it out!

Reveal Lightbulbs - $2.00
There are a couple different coupon combinations here you can use.
And use $1.00 coupons
Final Price: Free

Shout - $1.97
use $0.55 coupon from 5/2 SS
or $0.55 peelie on bottle
Final Price: $0.42

There are many other deals out there, but these are a few that I've taken advantage of recently.