Saturday, August 27, 2011

Short & Sweet CVS Trip 8/27

Today was very Short & Sweet. I stopped into CVS to do this week's Gas Card Deal. With that said, I purchased the Zyrtec (Extra special deal it was a 33% more package) 60Ct. = $26.99 Used a 2.00 off Peelie that was on the product, also the "Magic Red Machine" printed me a 4.00 coupon. = $20.99
Herbal Essences Shampoo $2.99 used Free Coupon (From Facebook promotion that has ended)
= Free
I also used 11 ECBs
My total out of pocket was $12.02
I saved $21.99 today
I also got my 10 Dollar Shell Gas Card. Not bad at all.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


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Saturday, August 20, 2011

CVS Trip 8/20

Today I did pretty well (I think) at CVS.
I was able to get everything in the picture for $12.92...
I saved a total of $56.06
Here's the break down.
(4) 12 packs Mt. Dew 4/$10 = $10.00
(5) 1 L Smart Water 5/$5 = $5.00 get back 1 ECB
(2) Cheerios 2/$5 = $5.00
(1) Honey Nut Cheerios 2/$5 = $2.50 used .75 off coupon = $ 1.75
(2) Edy's Strawberry Fruit Bars $3.99 each used (2) $1.00 off coupons = $5.98
(1) Skinny Cow Ice Cream Sandwich $3.99
(5) Palmolive Dish Soaps .89 each = $4.45
(3) Bags of Tia's Tortilla Chips 2/$5 = $7.50
(2) 16 Double Rolls Charmin Toilet Paper $9.99 each used (1) .25 off coupon = $19.73
(4) Boxes of Puff's with Lotion 2/$3 = $6.00
I used $52.96 in ECBs (I've had a lot built up, since my CVS takes expired ones)
I used $4.52 of a CVS gift card
And I paid $12.92 OOP
I got back 1 ECB for the Smart Water
I got back 10 ECBs for spending $25.00 on P&G
I got a $10 dollar Shell Gas Card for doing the Gas Deal.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Quick Kroger Trip 8/18

So today I was only planning on getting the Campbells Spaghetti O's But I got a few other items.
(10) Campbells Spaghetti O's .99 each but .49 each when you buy 10 = $4.90 used (2) .50 off when you buy 5, tripled to $1.47 (Kroger must have changed their policy again because I use to be able to get the whole $1.50 off) = $1.96
(2) 1 L Smart Water $1.00 each = $2.00
(1) Kroger Sliced Mushroom on clearance .79
(1) Kroger Donut Holes on clearance .59
So my total today was $5.34 I saved $10.12 or 65% (that doesnt include my clearance items)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

My Son Won A Drawing Today At School.

On Monday when I took the kids to Back -To- School night all of the students were told to put their names on the back of tickets. Well today when I go to pick my kids up from school, Devon comes out with two backpacks. So I ask him why he now has two? He tells me he won it. He was so excited. He was one of the lucky students to get his name drawn from all the tickets that were placed in the fish bowl on Monday.

So here is what he got-
A Backpack
A Pack of Filler Paper
Many Pencils
A Ruler
An Eraser
A Box of Crayons
A Folder
A Composition Notebook
A Pair of Scissors
2 Boxes of Kleenex (one is missing from picture)
A Glue Stick
A Pen
What an awesome idea.

Wal-Mart Shopping Trip 8/17

Here's what I got today at Wal-Mart.

(2) 6 Ct. Boxes of Johnsonville Bratwurst Patties $5.48 each used BOGO Free Coupon = $5.48
(2) IHOP French Toast Stuffed Pastries $2.87 each used (2) $1.00 coupons = $3.74
(2) 10 Ct. Slush Puppies $1.00 each = $2.00
(1) Jimmy Dean Omelet $2.42 used $1.00 off coupon = $1.42
(2) Tyson Grilled and Ready Chicken $6.98 each used (2) Free Product Coupons =Free
(1) 12 Ct. Holsum Sof-Buns $1.97
So today's trip came to a total of $37.05
I saved $22.44 and Spent $14.61
Not a bad trip in my eyes.

Back to School They Go!!! (Yippie)

So today my kids started school back up. I couldn't wait for this day to come. I mean its sad, but I am more excited than anything for them to be back in school. Our day started at 6:30am. My house was chaotic and loud until 7:40am when we left to go to school. Now it is peaceful and quiet. Don't get me wrong I will miss them, but this is just a nice 7 hour break I will get 5 days a week. :)

Devon set his alarm, and was up before I was. I was amazed because he didn't go right to sleep last night when I put him to bed. I walked out in the living room and there he sat on the couch all dressed with his shoes already on. I couldn't believe my eyes. Because last year I literally had to drag him out of bed in the mornings. He must have been ready to start the 4th grade today. He picked out Oatmeal for his breakfast today. He ate that up fast so he was all ready. He got his teeth brushed and wanted to leave then. It wasn't even close to time to leave yet. So he waited patiently.

Brianna on the other hand was still in bed, and I had to go in her room two times and tell her it was time to get up. She opened her eyes and just looked at me. Finally she got up and brushed her hair. She told me she wanted Coco Wheats for her breakfast. So while that was cooking she got dressed. She came out in the kitchen and asked me why Devon got to eat before she did. LOL seriously.. I said because you were still in bed. She is starting 1st grade (again) this year. I don't think she is looking forward to going back like Devon is.
Oh, and up when I was talking about Devon waiting patiently, lol that was a joke. There was no sign of anyone having patience this morning. He was fighting with Brianna every chance he got. I was so ready to take them when the time came.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Free Body Wash at CVS!

Today I printed a coupon for a Free Full Size Bottle of CVS Body Wash. All you have to do is go "like" their facebook page MinuteClinic and they will send a printable coupon to your email address. How easy is that? My CVS had I think, 6 different fragrances to choose from. It was hard to choose but I ended up getting ESCAPE. It smells very nice. Have I ever mentioned that I love CVS? Yes, Yes I do!
So with this coupon I got 100% savings today.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Walgreens Trip 8/13

I decided to stop in at Walgreens today to use up my Register Rewards that were expiring today. Im glad I did, because I got some school supplies really cheap. Im not going to list the prices, because some of them I am not sure, and I dont feel like trying to figure it out. I originally went in for paper plates and to see what else I could use my RR's for. Here's what I got.
(6) Packs of Walgreens Paper Plates
(3) Cans of Green Giant Green Beans
(1) Can of Green Giant Corn
(2) 10 count Paper Mate Pens
(2) 2 packs of erasers
(1) Box of Crayola Crayons Got back 1 RR for buying them
(4) 10 Count packs of Pencils
(3) Composition Notebooks
(3) 2 packs of Elmers Glue Sticks
(2) 5 Count packages of Penway Mechanical Pencils (the nice manager let me get these because the 10 ct. that was on sale was out.)
So today I spent $5.15 out of pocket. I used 13.50 RRs
I got back 1 Register Reward
I saved $43.63

CVS Trip 8/13

So this is my CVS trip this week. Its not spectacular, but its not awful either.
(3) 2 Liters Mt. Dew .88 each
(1) Gillette Pro Fusion Razor $9.99 (Rain check from a couple weeks ago) used $4.00 coupon got back 5ECBs
(2) Fritos 2/$5
(5) 1 liter bottles of Smart Water $1.00 each got back 1 ECB for buying 5
(1) 24 pack of Nestle Water $3.39 used free coupon
(1) Mega Roll Scott Paper Towels $5.00 used $1.00 off coupon
(1) 18 Big Rolls Cottonelle $10.00
(4) Jack Links Beef Jerky $3.50 each
(1) Starbucks Frappaccino $2.00
I also used $20 ECBs
My total came to $30.63
I saved $61.18 today
I did the gas deal, so I got another $10 dollar Shell Gas Card.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Rascal Flatts "I Won't Let Go"

Okay so Im not much of a Country Music Fan, or whatever type of music this is called. But I love this song. It has a lot of meaning. As in my boyfriend, Paul and I have been together for over 8 years now. And we have been through a lot. Since we were pretty young when we first got together. I think this past year we have both done a lot of growing up and maturing together. We have had our ups and downs, as all relationships do. We have split up many times most of the times were for short periods of times. The last time it was for a few months, and that made me realize how much I love him and I want to be with him. And I really hope that was his eye opener too. (He will probably want to kill me if he knew I was posting about this. LOL) But I truly love him and I want our love to continue to grow. I hope he doesnt get embarrassed that I have posted this over the internet. Because Im not embarrassed to let the entire world know. :) Nothing wrong with that right? Nope.. I didnt think so. :)
(Note I did want to add the picture of Paul and I from 2003 when we first met, but I couldnt get it on here)

A Post About My Finger Nails. (LOL)

So yea this is a real post about my fingernails, I even have a picture of them to share. I am just amazed by how fast they grow. Well since I do not work, that probably helps them grow faster, and I cant remember the last time I actually broke a nail. I really do need to clip them soon, or I will be jinxing myself and they will all end up breaking.
Okay so the reason I decided to talk about my nails.. When I was a little kid, and probably all the way up until I was a 9th or 10th grader I would pick and peel my nails all the time. I would never use the nail clippers. I was never one to bite my nails. I found that disgusting, and as I got older, Im glad I didnt since I found out that is the dirtiest place on your body. Ewww. Anyway. I would constantly pick and peel at them everyday. It wasnt a nervous thing or anything like that, I just didnt like to have any "white" showing. They never looked nice at all. And I was always told I would never have nice looking nails. But as you can see, they do grow okay.
LOL I really dont have any logic for this post. I just needed to get a post up here since I have been slacking off. So I guess... Enjoy. :)

I probably should have polished my nails for all of you to see. But I dont ever do that. Maybe next time. ;)

Monday, August 8, 2011

To Be A Kid Again...

Her exact words, "Look Mom, I am a Monster Cooker". I laughed to myself and thought, whatever a "Monster Cooker" is? She must have heard me, because she told me all about it. The Monster Cookers, are Cooks, but scary looking ones that keep all the bad people away. They don't make very tasty food, but people come from all over Indiana just to see them. The people don't even finish their food because it tastes so bad. She goes on and on about this. Yes it was a great laugh. Because the people are only coming from Indiana to see them, and I have yet to ever see one of these "Monster Cookers" as she calls them. But I guess Im just not looking in the right places.
I hope my kids keep going with their imaginations. They have no worries or a care in the world. I remember when I was a kid and couldn't wait to become a "grownup" Man alive, what was I thinking? Now there are responsibilities, BIG responsibilities at that. Bills... Many worries that come along with being an adult. And Ive heard both my kids tell me they can't wait to be an adult so they can move out, or do this and that.. I tell them, No you don't want to. You don't understand, be a kid for as long as you can. (Im not saying they can live with me until they are 30.) But have fun. Use that imagination and play. That is your purpose right now. And before I know it, they won't be little anymore. :(

Kroger Trip 8/8/11

Today's Kroger Trip wasn't the greatest, but I've had worse. I wasn't planning on getting too much. So I stayed with that idea for the most part.
I spent $11.00 and saved $15.68 a savings of 58%.
Kroger Buns $1.00
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Sandwich Bread $3.49 used $1.00 off Coupon $2.49
(2) Yoplait Light Yogurt $1.88 each used (2) $1.00 off coupons .88 each
(2) Heluva Good Dips $1.79 each used (2) .75 off coupons $1.04 each
Prairie Farms French Onion Dip $3.19 used .35 off coupon tripled to $1.05 $2.14
(2) Kroger Shredded Cheese $1.77 each used .50 off 2 store coupon $1.52 each
Klondike Bars $2.99 used $1.50 ecoupon $1.49
So again it wasn't the best savings, but I am happy with what I got. :)

Thursday, August 4, 2011

SKECHERS Shape-Ups (Review)

I use to be a straight up Nike wearing girl. I've worn Nike for many, many years. That was until I found Skechers Shape-ups. They are amazing. They are very comfortable. And you can actually feel them working the first time you put them on and start walking. It's a great feeling. The picture is the exact pair I have. Well one of the pairs I have. I own two pairs. You can purchase this kind from for around $90.00... But if you shop around you may find them on sale. :) They are definitely worth the money and a great investment to help you shape up your legs, and tone your muscles. I give these shoes a 5/5 stars. I have had my pair for over 8 months now, and they are holding up really good.I am so pleased with them. These shoes are nice because they do come in wide width. Also they are available all the way up to a size 12. I have really big feet so that is a plus for me. Have I mentioned how awesome these shoes are? If not... They are awesome! I'm so glad I found them and was able to try them out.

Monday, August 1, 2011

What Is Your Best Grocery Shopping Trip?

My all time best grocery shopping trip took place last year. November 4, 2010 to be exact. And of course it was at Kroger. That is my favorite place to shop. My only other option is Wal-Mart. And I do not like shopping there. I have noticed they have jacked up the prices. Atleast at Kroger they triple my coupons up to .50 so that helps a lot. The only time I will shop at Wal-Mart is if I want to do an ad match or I know I can get something cheaper there. Anyway here is a picture of my best grocery shopping trip. That was an excellent day and I left the store with a "coupon high" like no other. LOL..
I only spent a total of $7.00 for all of this. I saved $125.63! Such a great feeling.

So here is my question to all of you guys.... What is your best grocery shopping trip? Where did it take place? And how much did you spend/save?