Sunday, July 31, 2011
Today's shopping trip consisted of 3 separate transactions to insure less money spent out of pocket.
The First and Second Transactions I bought 1- 8 Count Package of Crayola Washable Markers. $2.00. Total came to $2.14 each. I then got back 2 RR's (Register Rewards) for each transaction so 4 RR's total.
The Third Transaction I purchased 2- 12 Packs of Kleenex Conttonelle Toilet Paper. $5.00 each. I also got 4 Laffy Taffy's which are .10 each (One is missing Brianna ate it) for fillers to make sure the register wouldn't beep.
I used (1) .75 off Manufacturer coupon for the Cottonelle. Then used (2) 1.00 off coupons found in the Walgreens Coupon Booklet. I also applied my 4 RR's and my total came to $4.38. Today only there was an RR printing out for 3.50 for buying 2 Cottonelle.
So altogether I spent $4.66 and I still have 3.50 RR's.
I don't shop at Walgreens a whole lot, but today I was pretty pleased with my experience.
I saved $11.73 today.
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Today was a spur of the moment shopping trip to CVS. Oh who am I kidding, I usually always go on Saturday afternoons after 4pm (when the new ad starts.) So today wasn't any different. But I did score some great deals today. I spent absolutely nothing on this trip. I saved $29.98 or 100%.
Here is what I got.
Galllon of Dean's 2% Milk- $3.19 (Free coupon printed from Red Machine for buying 5 gallons during promotion)
8 pack Bounty Paper Towels- $7.99
Tropical Starburst- .79
Conair 3/4 Inch Curling Iron- $9.49
Dove Volume Boost Shampoo- $3.00
Heres what I used
1.00 Off any Dove Shampoo, Conditioner, Styler
Free Milk Coupon
20 ECBs (Extra Care Bucks)
$1.56 from a CVS Gift Card
So yep, all of this was ZERO Out of Pocket for me.
I also got back 7 ECBs.
1 for the Milk
1 for the Paper Towels
5 for the Curling Iron
Would you like to see some giveaways? Stick around, and keep inviting friends to Follow. I have a few in store that I will be doing out of my own pocket. I wanna get this Blog Going.. :) I'm not going to say what yet, but I will give you some hints- Baby Products, Gift Card, Sample Sized Products. Please Spread the word! Thanks so much!
First off, I'd like to start this post off by saying, I've been putting this off for a few days now. (Ha ha ha!) Seriously though, what causes procrastination? Why do we procrastinate? Does procrastination cause us to fail? Or do we achieve what we are going for by procrastinating?
When I was in college, we had to write a paper, and I chose to do mine on Procrastination. I even procrastinated writing that. Yep hard to believe right? LOL. Actually every single paper I wrote I procrastinated on, and I mean bad. Some I'd write the night before they were due, others I waited until the day they were due and wrote. I spent many nights staying up all night just to get them done. And with each assignment I would tell myself, "Okay Im not going to wait until the last minute to get this done". And well, that never happened once. I would get so mad at myself and did not understand why I would torture myself and stress out when I could have started the paper the day it was assigned. Well I only failed one paper I wrote. That was the first paper I ever had assigned. It was so poorly written. It was quite pathetic. Well the reason I think I failed so badly, is because I didn't know how to set my paper up correctly. And procrastinating until the last night did not help at all. After I failed that paper, it was the last one. But it did not stop me from waiting until the last minute. No Sir it sure didn't. I learned how to set my paper up with the right format. Which made it easier to procrastinate.
I learned how to get A's on these papers I waited so long to do. It would stress me out really bad, but I think working under this type of pressure made me do so much better at writing them. LOL. Does that make sense? Because I still can't figure out how it worked out that way? But I figured if I could Ace my papers by waiting until the very end, why waste my time working on them for days at a time. I know that sounds so bad and makes me out to be an underachiever. But I guess that is just one of the characteristics of the type of personality I have.
I don't just procrastinate on papers. I procrastinate at every thing I do. The dishes, getting around in the morning, making supper, cleaning the house, just leaving the house in general. I just can't help it. Maybe I have a problem? Idunno? Am I just lazy? I mean it does get done eventually. Just not at the time it's probably suppose to. :)
Do any of you procrastinate? If so, what do you procrastinate with? I would love some feedback.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
So lately I've been a little bit down in the dumps. I finished up my Associate's Degree in Medical Assisting back in December of last year. Almost 8 months later, and I haven't applied any of my schooling to a job whatsoever. I was "pushed" to become a Medical Assistant by the lovely Admissions people at the college I attended. Because they asked me a series of questions and since I do like to help people and I do have a caring side, they decided that would be just right for me. But... Now that I have went to school to become a Medical Assistant I do not feel that is what I want to be when I do "Grow Up". Too bad I didn't realize this before I applied for all those student loans which are now starting to come back to haunt me because one is suppose to start paying back 6 months after graduating. Yikes! So now I am just trying to find me any job I can possibly get. I need to get out of this house. I need to start earning a paycheck, and get back on my feet for my family's sake. But as you all know, Jobs are so hard to come by now a days. But I will not give up. I am a Survivor! It just gets so frustrating and stressful to keep turning in applications, have interviews, and still nothing. I know my day is coming.. And I hope it is soon!
Monday, July 25, 2011
My family and I first tried this brand of Peanut Butter a little over a year ago. It is now the Only Brand in our cupboards. Our favorite flavor is the White Chocolate Wonderful. It has a sweet scrumptious taste. Once you try this peanut butter you won't regret it. It has a very nice texture to it. We put it on everything, pretzels, apples, crackers, celery, and yup even bread believe it or not. But most importantly we eat it right off a spoon. That is by far the best way to eat it in my opinion.Once the jar is opened at my house it doesn't stay around for very long. Everyone here enjoys it so much. I can find this peanut butter at my local Kroger and Wal-Mart for around 5 dollars a jar. It is definitely worth the price! Each store carries different flavors. . Want to find out more? Visit Peanut Butter & Co. on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/PeanutButterCo or their website at http://www.ilovepeanutbutter.com and you can also follow them on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/PeanutButterCo
Sunday, July 24, 2011
- Double Chocolate
- Chocolate Chip
Saturday, July 23, 2011
If you can't see everything in the picture here is what I got.
- 2- 12 Pack. Diet Pepsi
- 3- Kleenex
- 3- Bags of M&Ms
- 1- U By Kotex Pads
- 1- Bag of Dum Dum Pops
- 1-12 Roll Pack of Scott Toilet Paper
- 2- Schick Hydro 5 Razors
- 1-8 Pack of PaperMate Grip Pens
- 2- Bags of Snickers
- 1-Bag of Wonka Mixups
- 2- Skintimate Shave Creams
- 3- Soft Soap Pampered Hand Soaps
- 1-Oral B Floss
- 1-Crest Pro Heath Mouth Wash
Friday, July 22, 2011
This is my first post ever. I wanted to write about our recent rainfall we received this afternoon. It has been so hot this past week, the temperatures have been in the upper 90's with the heat index reaching into the 100's. And if you don't know me, I don't usually turn my Central Air on. But I did this week! Anyway back to the rain. It was desperately needed. My grass along with everyone's grass was looking like a brown crunchy color. Not healthy looking at all. So with this rain, it has brought the temperature down to a nice cool 70.8 degrees. I can live with this. Tomorrow and Sunday there is also a chance for rain. So I am hoping we will get more rain.