Saturday, May 2, 2009

CVS Trip May 2nd

Woo-Hoo! I am pumped! I've had a desperate need for chocolate lately but I haven't let myself splurge...enter CVS. They had a Dove/Mars ECB deal to get $5 ECB wyb $15 worth! Ha-lle-lujah!

Sorry there are no pictures, but I was on a roll so everything got put away quickly. I was pretty proud of myself since normally I burst through the doorway, drop everything on the kitchen floor and collapse on the sofa to recoperate!

Transaction #1

Post Trail Mix Crunch $2.50
Garnier Fructis Conditioner $2.99
Adidas 3 Deoderant $3.99

Minus Coupons

Post Trail Mix Crunch IP $2/1
Adidas $1/1
$4 ECB

Total $2.69 (which would have been $1.69, but I ended up not having the Garnier coupon)
ECB Earned $5 ($2 for Garnier, $3 for Adidas)

Transaction #2

1 Bag of Dove Milk Chocolate Minis $3.50
1 Bag of Dove Caramel Minis $3.50
1 Bag of Dove Dark Chocolate Minis $3.50
1 Fun Size Pack of Snickers $1.25
1 Fun Size Pack of Twix $1.25
2 Fun Size Packs of Peanut M&M's $1.25

Minus Coupons

ECB $10 (from Spring Spending)
ECB $5 (from last transaction)

Total OOP...... 50¢!!!!!
ECB Earned $5

Today was a good day.

Town Wide Yard Sale - A personal best!

We participated in our town's yard sale today and I think it was a great success. We made a whopping $36 for our efforts 2 years ago so we didn't throw one last year. This year I googled yard sale tips like crazy and I think it really helped. Plus, it was fun!~

Monday, February 9, 2009

Huzzah! Another free rental courtesy of Redbox!

Here's a code to get a free rental today at your local Redbox! This code expires at midnight tonight 2/09/09.


Sunday, February 8, 2009

Watch your mail!

I received an envelope from Walgreens in the mail this past week with a check for $25 in it. Well, I'm sure you know where things like this usually go in our house - to the shredder! But it turns out it was just another form of a transfer your prescription and get $25 to spend at Walgreens.

I wasn't sure if they would take it, but it turned out to be very easy to use. I transferred my prescription and gave them the check when I picked it up. When it was time to pay they put the check through their little machine and it printed a verification code on it. After that I was able to do my shopping and take the verified check to the front register and use it to pay for my groceries. Sweet!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Another Great Giveaway at JANE4girls!

Whew! Erin is on a roll over at JANE4girls! She has another great giveaway going on. This time its for something called oso*fresh. They are food storage containers that are specially infused with micro-silver particles to keep your fresh food fresher longer! Say that five time fast.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Carol's Daughter giveaway at JANE4girls!!

If you haven't already, you MUST check out this blog JANE4girls. Erin is awesome! I'm always inspired reading about her excellent scores at the supermarket and her way of turning them into unique recipes and new ideas to help her stretch her budget even further. Right now she is hosting a giveaway from Carol's Daughter (you may have heard of them from America's Next Top Model) so you need to get over there pronto! The Love Butter looks heavenly!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Great deal on peanut butter!!!

Well, my first trip to Walgreens of the new year went very well. I quit going to Wags for a while because it seemed that they never had anything in stock. However, I was able to go to a different location this week and they were awesome! Had lots of product and were very friendly!

I was able to get some soda (so bad for you, I know!), 8 jars of peanut butter and a neat-o lavender eye liner with my gift card and will get $10 back on my gift card for buying a monthly FAR. Woo-Hoo!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Got a Nerve Block on my Hump-Day

Well, I had a bilateral occipital nerve block done today for my greater occipital nerve migraines that I have. Not fun. I had my Daddy take me today, good ol' dad. :0) Even though I'm 25 years old, he still bought me a strawberry milkshake after it was all over. It was still soooo good, too, lol!

Everyone was so nice at the Surgicare office, but I still bawled my eyes out the whole time, lol. I go back in 2 weeks and possibly 2 weeks after that, but we'll see how it goes. The nerve blocks are quite unpleasant, to say the least, but its better than the Death by Migrain that happens every few days around here. I hope I can get it together enough to get some good deals in this week. *sigh*

Monday, January 5, 2009

You want to hear something crazy? You know those $/$$ CVS coupons we all crave? It seems like the last 5 times I've gotten one of those in an email, I haven't used it! Its like they magically send them to me when I can't make it to CVS for some reason or another. Oh, well. Win some, lose some, I suppose. But it still makes me cranky. Grrr.

Just another Manic Monday....

Ugh. Monday. I always assumed once I was out of school Monday wouldn't be so...ugh anymore. Wrong-O! Been outa school for several years and Monday still stinks. Anyway, enough complaining for the moment. And here's a little something to brighten your Monday.

How bout'a free rental?? Huzzah! Huzzah!

Here's your free Redbox code good until midnight tonight! 37CEA9

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!!!

This is a great Sunday for coupons. I haven't had time to look them all over, but man oh man, am I doing the happy dance that there are Dean's milk coupons in there! Hootie-Hoo!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Happy 2009 All!

Well, here it is. The big 'B'.

I've decided to try my hand at blogging. I've actually made a New Year's resolution for 2009 and here's hoping we can stick to it! We are taking the frugal challenge!

Doesn't that sound exciting?! This is the year to waste not, want not; to make do or do without; to...well, you catch my drift.

We are a family of 4, my husband and I, and our 2 boys. We also have one very sassy red mackeral tabby. Or, in plain English, a fat orange cat named Pumpkin. Well, he's not really fat, he's just pleasantly plump from all the Whisker Licken's he scarfs down!

Follow us in our journey to dump our debt by shopping the sales, using the coupons, and following my friend Tammy's advice that, "If you don't need it, leave it!"