Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Walgreens 11-25

I needed to drop off a Rx so did a bit of shopping. I missed some of the deals since its already mid-week but got rainchecks :)

1 32oz ready to use Similac AR
4 Cases Dr Pepper
1 Sure Deodorant
2 Colgate Toothpaste


$3 off $10
$1.00 off Similac WG
$5.00 Similac Check
$1.50 off Sure WG
$1.00 Off Sure MGQ
$3/2 Colgate WG
$1.50 off Colgate
$3 RR from Previous Trip

Paid:$4.xx OOP and got some more formula Q's to stack with checks!

A bunch of random things

Ok so most of you know that I had problems with my Pediatrician and am now searching out a new one. Well on a whim today I went to the Care United here and Forney and found a family physician and guess what?! I think I am going to LOVE her! She gave me the Rx I needed for Luke's PT and we are trying Zantac for the reflux. She was also very understanding of my thoughts on the delayed vaccines. The best thing is she is less than 5 minutes from my house! I am so relieved to have this taken care of so I can start Luke's home program.

Second, I was thinking I might start an injury of the day log. My poor baby Keira did it again. Yesterday she busted her nose on the floor and today she fell backwards off the doctor's rolling stool and busted her tail bone. I feel so bad for her sometimes but she is so clutsy!

Third, I finally got a mailer from Walgreens and guess what?! A $3 off of $10 coupon, 20 free digital prints, and $2.99 One hour proccessing. I wont use the last but the first two are great! Plus it had a $25 transfer Rx that doesnt expire until Feb so I can change the Zantac back and forth between CVS and Walgreens!

On a bit of a downer my DH did not get the job with Dell. I can only hold on to the thought that it was not what the Lord had planned and that something better will be coming along in time. He is pretty gutted about it though.

Friday, November 21, 2008

I am so excited!!! Walgreens 11-21

So I had bought these coupons off of ebay for the Bic Soleil Razors that had a ES coupon to match. I went in thinking I was going to be getting them free since they had been on sale for $5.99 for a while. However, they were BOGO! Now this wasnt marked on the shelf at the first two stores I went to(still worked), but at the third store they had them marked 2/6.99. Anyways, so total at three different Walgreens (BTW this was the last day of the ES coupons so I waited until the last minute to empty the shelves):

48 Bic Soleil Razors/Refils
2 Chapstics
1 Hershey candy bar
4 Hersheys Miniatures
1 Pooh Bath Toy
1 Fingernail polish
2 Johnsons First Aid Kits with bonus mini kit
2 Post it notes
1 25.7oz Can Enfamil Formula
6 Lipsmackers

MIR:$5 for Hershey Candy
MIR: Buy 2 Post it get $5 in McDonalds Vouchers
Used Gift Card from last month so paid nothing OOP

Coupons used:
$3 off Bic Razor
$3 off Bic Refill
$2 off Enfamil
$3 WG off Enfamil
$3 Enfamil Check
$1/2 Lipsmackers (these were on clearance)
$4 off $9.99 Toy WG
$3 off 2 Travel First Aid Kits
$3 WG off 2 Travel First Aid Kits
$1/3 Hersheys Candy


Had I not been surprised by the unmarked BOGO's I would have done even better because I would have used my overages a little more wisely. At the register I just threw up some candy and chapstic to get as close to $0 as I could.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Things about me

I was tagged so here it is!

4 jobs I have had:
Burger King
Accounts Payable at flooring company
Academy Kids

4 movies I have seen more than once:
Legally Blonde
Blast From the Past
Sweet Home Alabama
Austin Powers

4 places I have lived:
North Dakota

4 TV shows I watch:
Holly Oaks
Kitchen Nightmares
Super Nanny
You are what you eat

4 places I have been:
Paris, France

4 favorite foods:
Pasta of any sort

4 places I would like to visit:
Australia(other parts)

4 things I look forward to in the next year:
My Kids Birthdays
8 years with my Honey
Decorating my house more
Getting a bigger car

4 friends I am tagging:

:( I dont have any more blogger friends that I know havent been tagged.

My new hair and a video of Luke

I got my hair highlighted and cut a bit shorter this time. What do you think? Please forgive my pjs. I also caught a cute video of Luke playing! He was watching the Very Hungry Caterpillar on TV and was totally digging it.

CVS 11-16

I skipped last week so I didnt have as many ECBs to roll but here it is:

1 Transaction

Loreal Face Stuff $15.99

-$1.00 Loreal Face Product
-$11.00 ECBs

$4.32 OOP

ECB Printed: $15.99

$1.00 PROFIT

2nd Transaction

4 Duracell 8 Packs (the 4 packs are $5.29, but the way we run through batteries I thought is was worth the extra to get 4 more)-$5.99 per pack
4 Arm and Hammer Toothpaste (my brother only uses this brand)
1 Colgate with toothbrush


$.75 off A&H Toothpaste (there are $1 printables out there but I couldnt get my printer working)
$.75 off Duracell
$2 off any Oral Purchase CVS Q
$1 off Colgate total
$1 off Colgate total CVS Q
$15.99 ECB

ECB:$15.00 Duracell
ECB:$1.00 Colgate

I didnt get the energy drink because this stuff about killed my husband last time it was free.

Walgreens 11-16

4 Suave Shampoos
1 Glade Wisp Flameless Candle
1 7-up

Before coupons: $12.77

$1 off Suave
$1 off 7-up (catalina)
$3 off Glade (I had a rain check that made it $3.99)

$3 off next purchase printed for Suave
$2 MIR from ES on Glade


Monday, November 10, 2008

Walgreens 11-09

It's always fun when someone notices your deals. Yesterday morning I was checking out (all I got was razors) and my total was right around $100. After coupons it was $19.xx (and they owe me $4 for missed coupons), and the lady behind me says "I dont know what you just did but what ever it was, it was pretty amazing!". You bet I walked out with a big ol grin LOL!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Kroger 11-09

I could have done about $3 better because I made a mistake but it wasnt worth my time to go back and have to redo the entire transaction so here it is:


Shelf: $211.30
Savings:$133.79 or 63%

What is not shown in the picture is ground beef and a slab of ribs. The potatoes also take away from my percentage but it wasnt worth going to Walmart for just those.

Friday, November 7, 2008

One of those days

Today I had one. One that culminated in the complete loss of control of my emotions. You know the saying "when it rains it pours" well that was a true statement for us this week. All in one week all 3 of Karl's remaining grandparents have taken a turn for the worse. This is even worse than it sounds when he only has 6 remaining family members total and his Uncle has terminal cancer to top it. We have had 2 nights this week where Luke simply did not sleep at all. Then today, well lets just say it was a rough one. At the end of it I uncontrollably burst into tears on a friend who probably had enough going on without having to deal with my unstable emotions. I cry easily anyways and once I start, well it will last all day. So needless to say I still feel weepy hours later. I have drown my cares in drink. It's amazing what a Dr Pepper can do :P

On a good note my husband is awaiting an offer from Dell for a job! And I am looking forward to a Saturday at the museum with my family.

You Data

So I am always skeptical of these ad click sites. I dont like putting in any more information that I have to so usually I dont even bother to look at them. But, I did this one and it is legit! Basically you sign up and they give you a list of ads based on several mini-surveys that you take then every Friday they deposit the money into your paypal account! Each ad ranges from $.05-$.20 which is some of the highest paid ad clicks I have ever seen. You dont have to sign up for anything, just let it load! I would suggest clearing cookies, cashe and doing a run once a week or so for ad ware and so on but so far I havent had a problem.


For those curious I made $5.14. I will use it for any online deals I get!

Thursday, November 6, 2008


I went to Target again to get Keira something to wear at gymnastics and the Mesquite one has Halloween marked down to 75%

I got:

4-12 packs of tea light candes(I liked the colors)- $.98
3 Pez with 6 candy refils-$.48
6 40count Dixie paper plates-$.74(I bought these out)

At some point there was a Dixie coupon. I used it at Walgreens a while back but if you find the plates check for a coupon! They did still have a bit of decor and novelty candies but nothing that suited me since we arent big on decorating.

At least a little accomplished

I finally feel like I at least got a bit done today. We went to ASI this morning to do a trial and re-enroll. The girls were so glad to be back and I am really excited about the deal we got! Because Thanksgiving is on a class day and they are obviously closed they prorated the month and they also had a no enrollment fee special and I had a $10 coupon so our total was $35 after that, well Julie decided to enroll ethan so that got both of us $30 off of our bills since she was my referal. That means our first month is only $5 and she got hers free!

Anyways at home this is what I have done:

Washed diapers
Cleaned out the fridge
Bleached down the kitchen(I mean a really good solid cleaning)
Vacuumed in the girls play room

What I am hoping to get done if Luke will let me up:

3 Loads of laundry
The Bar cleaned off
sheets washed
Living room dusted
Bathrooms cleaned

Right now my son is asleep on my so I dont know how much I will actually get done but we will see!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Ok as many of you know chaos is all part and partial to having multiple children in the house. Especially when they are all under the age of 5. Today was no exception. Luke had a rather bumpy night due to being over fed the day before (grrrr not by me but we wont go into that) and did not sleep very well. He was in my arms most of the night. I am already very tired from regular night wakings that come with a babe, and truly I dont mind. I knew what was coming when we decided to get pregnant again, but it does wear on you a bit. Anyways, today Keira has been particularly whiney and I just dont do whiney very well. Its one thing when there is really something wrong but this was just "I am not getting my way so I am giong to make mom misserable" whiney. To top that Luke still is not napping very well today and I am having to chance poopy diapers pretty often while his system clears out being bombarded with 12oz of milk in 3 hours. So during quiet time I actually fell into a deep sleep and woke up to my 4 year old screaming my name. I dont ever do that. I am a pretty light sleeper and especially so when my kids are around. It actually scared me how asleep I was. When I got up my daughter went right back to whining and Luke is again in my arms so that he will sleep. To top it off Brianna just tripped and bit her tongue good enough to slice it open and my husband decides to mail me and ask if he can play x-box instead of taking his turn with the baby tonight. Lets just say that did not go over well...

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Nice Deal at Victoria Secrets

Borrowed from www.couponing101.com

HOT Victoria's Secret Deal!
With this deal you can get 2 Bras & 1 Panty for $16 + tax!

First, sign up for Ebates to get 4% cash back on your purchase. Then click on their Victoria's Secret link to begin shopping.

Add 2 bras from their 2/$40 styles to your shopping cart

Add 1 solid color cotton panty at $7.50 to your shopping cart

Go to check out - be sure to check the box that says you have an offer code.

Once it gets to the offer code page, enter these codes:

FA813789 - for $10 off any bra
25PTY - for $25 off any two full priced bras and free cotton panty
FA813549 - for $10 off a future purchase

Shipping is $5.99 so altogether your total should be $15.99 + tax for 2 bras and 1 panty. Plus you'll get 4% cash back from Ebates!

Thanks to Thrifty Mama for the heads up!

ETA - the free messenger bag code is no longer working, so use the $10 off future purchase instead.

I just did this and it worked. I found one bra that was $17 so I got a slightly better deal too :)

CVS 01-02

I rocked CVS today!! I two of the kids with me or I would have done a bit more but I am pretty happy with this trip.

So here is the break down:

2 Crest Pro Whitening
2 Pampers Cruisers
6 Halloween Fruit By the Foot
3 Halloween 40 Count Goodie Bags
2 Halloween Poprocks
1 Halloween Foam Letters
3 Oral B Flossers
1 Dawn Dish Soap
1 Nestle Good Start 12oz Formula


ECBs Back:$18!!

$.75/1 Crest
$1.50/1 Pampers
$.50/2 BC Fruit Snacks
$1.00/1 Oral B Flossers
$.50/1 Dawn
$11.00 Nestle Check
$10 off $50 Purchase
$16 ECB from last week.

I also just noticed that they ran my Good Start Check at $10 instead of $11 so I will be going back to get that $1 when I make my Walgreens run.