Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
Today I stumbled upon a GREAT blog...Money Saving Methods: http://www.moneysavingmethods.blogspot.com/ For those of you who use Pampers Gifts to Grow rewards she has 14 points to enter! Also, while you're at Pampers Village you can sign up for a free Potty Training Kit. Hannah will be starting that SOON so I thought I would get her one. But check out her site...she has a lot of useful tools on saving/earning money.
Well, Allie seems to think I'm still a baby. While we were eating our popsicles she kept saying things like, "Hannah, can you say Da-Da?" To which I replied, "Daddy is at work." Come on, Allie, you know I'm smarter than a 1 year old! Here is a taste of that conversation we had. I don't think Allie ever got the point that I have moved on from two syllable words to more complex sentences. I can now say things like, "Mommy, whatchu like to gink?" or "Mommy, I'm sad," or "Mommy, I'm all done night night," or even "Mommy, I go see Daddy. I'll be right back in just a minute." Maybe next time I see Allie, she'll treat me like the big girl I am. But I do love my Allie.
On a different note, today was Monday Madness. That means a trip to CVS and Walmart. Saturday Mommy and I went to "Pudix" together while the boys stayed at home. I like it that way because I get to ride in the car cart and get a free cookie. Pudix was our best place for deals this week. Mommy spent $20 and saved $30! We loaded up on Chex Mix for snacks for home and to have on hand when it's our turn to bring snacks for Community Group. We loaded up on juice, yogurt, Knorr sides, and salsa. Mommy had coupons for all the deals...most were B1G1.
CVS wasn't bringing out too many good deals this week but we did manage to get two deoderants and 2 hair sprays for $7 total. We saved $10 total.
And Walmart....well...we stocked up on 1/2 off wrapping paper, gift tags, an ornament for Gant next year, and ribbon. But the deals weren't the highlight from the trip. No, the highlight would be shopping with a regular cart with a toddler, that's me, in the big basket, and an ever curious sitting infant, that's Gant, in the front. You see, we no longer have use for the special carts. Papa and Gandma got Gant a car seat for Christmas (thanks!). So the infant carrier is gone. And, in our beloved special carts there is not a place for a sitting baby. We have entered into a new phase of shopping that will require some fine tweeking. Gant tries to eat Mommy's list as well as whatever else he can get his hands on while I, well, I like to try to open or play with the things that Mommy surrounds me with, such as eggs, baby food, yogurt. Today, I managed to get the spool of ribbon Mommy was buying stuck on my finger TWICE. The second time was a doosy. I screamed as Mommy pulled and tugged my finger. We thought I just may go home with this attached to my body. I just couldn't figure out how I would eat with it on my hand or take a bath. But thankfully, Mommy got it off. And a few minutes later I stopped crying. Those ever present eyes we were so familiar with from Gant's first grocery journeys did return. This time because of me. I'm sure they were wondering why Mommy had me piled in the basket with a bunch of groceries scattered about. But that's Walmart's fault. They never put us into consideration when planning their carts. What we need is a special car WITH a place for Gant to sit. So, until Gant reaches 2 years old then we'll be trying to perfect this new shopping situation. Let's just hope for my sake we never have a BIG shopping day at Walmart. Is it possible to drown under groceries?
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Today I was THRILLED. The contact solution I have been keeping my eye on for two weeks finally arrived on CVS' shelf! It's a deal. You pay $8.99 and then get $8.99 back which I can put towards another bottle of solution. And I had 2 $2 off coupons...so it was a money maker however, in my excitement, I didn't do the transaction as best I could and I lost my $2 overage! I will be better prepared next time. BUT that's not the big news. My big news is that I received in addition to my $8.99 in extra bucks after getting my second bottle, a $5 off $15 purchase. This is like GOLD! They expire in 3 days but Mondays are our regular CVS days. This Monday if I buy $20 worth of General Mills cereal, I get $10 back. So...listen to this...
I will pick up 6 cereal boxes (3 for $10)
I'll use my 8.99 bucks earned today.
Then I'll use my $5 off $15 I got today.
Then I'll use my $3.50ish worth of coupons.
After all that is said and done, I will have paid $2 and some change for 6 cereal boxes...it averages to .43 a box!
And to top it off, I will earn $10 in ECBs!
I love CVS!
Friday, December 12, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Okay, so not as big of a deal as I thought. Come to find out...it's for the READY TO USE formula. And, after doing the math, buying the powder is actually cheaper. So, sorry! I tend to get a little excited too fast! Maybe some of you can still benefit from this deal though!