Saturday, March 7, 2009


I have a love - hate relationship with Walgreens. They have great deals but my Walgreens the staff is well .... frustrating.

Part one the Hate.....

Today I went to Walgreens and picked up several items. Go to checkout and the cashier says well you can't use the same easy saver coupon for the same order. I said well OK just take one off and I will purchase it separately. I am sorry mam but I can no longer let you make more that one purchase at a time. If you want to do that you will have to get out of line and go to another register for the second order. So I say never mind I just take it off and I won't get it.

Part 2 the Love......

Today I got:

2 Vitamin Waters

Sandwich Bags

Vaseline Intensive Care Lotion

2 Glade Sense and Sprays

2 Glade Lasting Impressions

Nabisco Chips Ahoy


Colgate ToothpasteTotal OOP $7.81 Total Saved $51.06 got RR $3.50 for toothpaste

So still a great trip I just have to deal with the ever changing policy on purchases.

A few good deals

Friday night my 2 older daughters had a softball play day out of town. While there I had to shop for a few great deals.

First stop Food Lion (closest one about 45 minutes away so I never shop there) but since I had to be there anyway I figured I should make good use of my time.

Stop one - Food Lion

Kingsford Charcoal $8.99 - FLIP $3.00
4 Pepsi 2ltrs $3.98 - FLIP $2.00 & Buy 3 get 1 free coupon on bottle
Hi-C Juice boxes $2.00 - FLIP $1.00
KC Masterpiece 2.21
Pork Chops 6.81 - FLIP $1.00 & -$6.00 coupon for $6.00 off pork and charcoal and b-Que sauce.

I got all this for $11.11. I saved $17.49 in coupons and sales. A good trip for someone who never shops Food Lion.

Stop #2: JC Penny

Shirt was regular $20.00 on sale for $6.99 used my $5 coupon for signing up for email. Paid $2.17.

Stop 3 Zaxby's

Used my free Meal Deal coupon I got for signing up for email so free supper.

All and all a pretty good night of deals. If I had never started blogging I would have never know about any of these great deals. I am really having fun with this.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Daylight Savings Time

Just wanted to remind everyone to "Spring Forward" Saturday night before going to bed. Don't want to be late to church. I just received an automated reminder call from the church about it. I love that our church has that service. I have them call my cell phone and it is an easy way to stay up to date.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Walgreens Deal

I had a really great night at Walgreens last night. They had everything I went in for and they let me do more than one transaction.

Transaction #1

3 Dove Soaps at $.99 each

1 Dove Soap at $1.29

4 Dove .5oz Deodorants at $.99 each (had 2$1.50 off 2 coupons). Also used $3.50 RR from the other day.

Total OOP was $2.20 and I got a $10 RR.

Transaction #2 I really got alot with this one.

2 boxes Chex Mix bars ($.50 coupon each) $1.49
2 boxes Fiber One bars (1.35 coupon each) $ .62
Rescue Lotion ($1.50 coupon) $ .96
2 Ragu sauces ($.75 off 2 coupon) $2.25
Colgate Max ($1.50 coupon in mail) $1.49
Walgreens sandwich bags (ad coupon) $ .99
Used my $10 RR from transaction 1 so my total OOP was $1.48 (taxes I think)

So in both transactions I only spent $3.86 and I left with $3.50 RR for the toothpaste and $2.00 RR for the lotion.

Awesome trip and I still have another $1.50 coupon from the mail on Colgate.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Free Redbox Rental

I received an email yesterday from Redbox letting me know about the Redblog. Redbox has a blog. Who knew? Well to get the word out Redblog is hosting Free Movie Wednesday. Visit the Redblog each Wednesday in March and receive a movie code for a free rental, good for that day only.
Today's rental code: 75EA16.
Stop by any Redbox today and pick up a free movie.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

What Makes You Happy?

The Happiness Meme

For this meme, you are to list 6 random things that make you happy.

1. Getting samples in the mail
2. Blogging
3. Learning to stockpile
4. Cutting and filing coupons with my girls
5. Buttercups
6. My girls laughter

I read about this on someone else's blog (The Life I Live)and thought it's a great way to think of the positives in my life. I know I need to remind myself the simple things that make me happy. Take a moment and let others know what makes you happy.

Monday, March 2, 2009

We have SNOW!!

Ok I know for some this is not much snow and for some it is not exciting but for those of us in Southern Middle Tennessee snow is exciting. We don't get snow often and when we do it is usually gone as guick as we get it. But this morning we get to go out throw snowballs and build a snowman. Church was canceled so we played outside and had some great family time. Our lives are so busy and the girls are growing up so fast it was really nice to have a day at home.