Monday, March 31, 2008

I thought I was finished with CVS for this week until I looked in my wallet and found where I stuck some more ECB's that expire this week. Off I went. In 2 transactions I got:

2 Biore facial cleaners and used (2) $2/1 coupons
4 CVS Rapid Release gel caps
2 A&W rootbeers
1 Monster energy drink
(what can I say? Teenagers!)
1 essence of Beauty facial buff
5 essence of Beauty cotton cosmetic applicators
1 essence of Beauty sleep mask
1 pack of icebreaker gum

I spent $1.10 oop

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I don't have a picture because my SoftSoap purchase went home with my daughter. She is getting care packages ready for a few of her friends in Iraq and I was glad to help out.

I hit the jackpot on this trip to CVS. I had some ECB's that were expiring today and really didn't need anything. I bought 4 SoftSoap. I used 4/$1 off coupons, $5/$15 coupon, $15 ECB, and paid $1.29 oop.

The best part was that I got: $19.96 ECB's; $10 off any purchase coupon; $2 coupon off any $10 purchase of Shampoo, Conditioner, or hair styling product; and, $2 off coupon on any Preparation H.

My second purchase wasn't as good but, I had a few more ECB's expiring so I got 4 All small & mighty laundry detergent. I used 4/$1 off coupons, $5/$15 cvs coupon, and $5 ECB's. My oop was $2.36.

Harris Teeter:

I took full advantage of Harris Teeter's triple coupons this past weekend. I didn't get any pictures.
I had 2 carts full of kids!!! Oh my!! Know who the worst ones were? The big ones of course :) The little ones were bribed with a trip to Chuck E. Cheese.


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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Buy what you want- and pay less for it

Negotiate. Many times you can get a discount even when something isn't on sale. Instead of asking for a specific amount off, ask "Can i get a better price?" It isn't out of line to ask this even in most big department stores.

Know sales calendars. Activewear is usually on sale between january and March because that is when new styles come in. Air conditioners are on sale in the winter. Summer clothes go on sale in early July. Plan ahead.

Know your product. Research the prices and quality of the items you are intrested in.

Don't be taken in by bells and whistles. Figure out which features are worth paying extra for.

Be polite. You have a much better chance of getting what you want if you are courteous.

Be firm. Don't give in to pressure from the salesperson. Write down on a piece of paper what you can afford to pay and carry that paper in your pocket. Stick to it.

Remember, just because you've used something doesn't mean you can't return it if you aren't satisified with it.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Sunday 30 March 2008

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Saturday 29 March 2008


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Friday, March 28, 2008

Deal or No Deal

Deal or No Deal is doing a casting call here tomorrow to get contestants for upcoming shows. There was a line at 8am today and it does not even start until 10am tomorrow. It is crazy!! I think most people missed the part where they long as you are in line by 1pm, you will get seen. How long can it take when each person only gets 20 seconds?! **I may have to go at 12:45**

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I urge everyone to go to her blog and watch the short video. You can find more information HERE, then make a difference....turn your lights off for 1hr tomorrow night.

Friday 28 March 2008


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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Thursday 27 March 2008


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This was my trip to Harris Teeter this morning. Yeah! for triple coupons! I got 20 cans of Campbell's soup, 2 Deli Creations, 1 sour cream, 1 box of Hungry Jack pancake mix, 5 cans of French's Dried Onions, 4 Reynold's Baking cups, and 2 boxes of Uncle Ben's rice. I spent a total of $2.38!!

Hey Heidi, you found me :)

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Harris Teeter

Don't forget Harris Teeter will triple coupons up to .99 starting tomorrow. There is a limit of 20 coupons per visit.

There isn't much on sale there this week but here are some examples of some free items using recent coupons.

Hungry Jack pancake mix 1.50 - .55 = FREE

Reynold’s Baking Cups = .99 – .35 = FREE

Bumble tuna pouch - 3 oz $1.29 - .55/1 = FREE

Campbell’s Tomato or Chicken Noodle 3/$1 - .40/2 = FREE

Frank's Red Hot sauce 4.5 oz 1.29 - .50 = FREE

French’s French Fried Onions $2.19 – .75/1 = FREE

Daisy sour cream 8 oz. $1.49 - .50/1 = FREE

Steamfresh – BOGO - $1sale price - .35/1 = FREE

Uncle Ben's Long Grain & Wild Rice – sale $1.49 - .75/1 = FREE

Zatarians 4/$5 - .75/2 = FREE

Synder of Hanover various pretzels $2/4 - .75/1 = FREE

And the winners are....


Will be receiving a copy of "The Baby Gizmo Buying Guide"

State/National Parks

Summertime is right around the corner. Travel and family vacations are a part of summertime. With the cost of gas, vacations are more expensive than ever.

A few years ago we decided to spend our vacation visiting as many State and National Parks in our state as possible. It turned out to be one of our most memorable vacations ever.

Since that vacation, we make it a point to visit state/national parks everywhere we go. For example, when my husband and I went on a business trip to San Diego we visited
Torrey Pines, Old Town San Diego, Border Field, Cabrillo National Monument, and Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.

On our way home this week from our trip we stopped in Georgia at Andersonville National Historic Site. The best part was my children got to locate where their grandfather is buried and visit his gravesite.
To check your area for State Parks in your area or an area you may be traveling to visit State parks of the United States. To find National Parks visit The national Park Service.

Many state parks offer camping and/or cabins for overnight stays at a very low cost. Be sure to plan early and make reservations.

Wednesday 26 Mar 2008

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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

I have a lot of catching up to do. I spent the last 5 days enjoying my family!

I need a bicycle!! I can not wait for the weather to get warm and start cooperating with me so I can ride my motorcycle. It gets great gas milage! I am a Harley girl at heart. I have thought about selling it a few times but, I always come back to the idea that I would miss it too much.
On our trip last week I spent the entire drive comparing gas prices. Unbelievable!! Thank you South Carolina, for having a little pity on me and having Regular unleaded gas available for under $3.00 a gallon. Who knew I could get excited about $2.96/gallon gas. We drove through 4 states and the most expensive gas was my state, of course! is celebrating it's launch by giving away our wonderfully designed free promotional tshirts.
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There may be more but, I haven’t finished reading my magazine yet.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Happy Easter!!

I will be away until next week. Don't forget to go to The Baby Gizmo Buying Guide **Giveaway** and leave a comment so when I get back I can give a couple away.

Friday 21 March 2008


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Harris Teeter will be running a triples event next week, March 27-29. Coupons are tripled up to .99 (Up to 20 coupons tripled per day, per shopper)

This is just some examples:

French’s French Fried Onions: $2.19 – .75 coupon = Free
8oz Daisy sour cream: $1.49 - .50 coupon = Free
Uncle Ben's Long Grain & Wild Rice: $1.99 - .75 coupon = Free
GUM toothbrush: 2.19 - .75 coupon= Free

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Thursday 20 March 2008


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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The Baby Gizmo Buying Guide **Giveaway**

The Baby Gizmo Buying Guide is the perfect gift for an expecting parent and a must have for new moms! Heather Maclean with Holly Schultz will teach you not only how to buy baby products but, advice on whether you really need a product, when to buy it, and how long your baby will use it.
Products are rated based on real life and fall somewhere between 'don't need' and 'must have'. After each section you will find a place to make notes of model name/manufacturer, store/price, your impressions, and grade. All of this will help keep you organized to be a smarter baby product shopper.

The Baby Gizmo Buying Guide was designed to go to the store with you. It is like having your best friend (the one with four kids who knows exactly what makes a good high chair, not the one with no kids that still gets to spend all of her paycheck on shoes) in your back pocket.


Would you like to own your own copy of The Baby Gizmo Buying Guide? To enter, just leave a comment on this post with your name and some way for me to contact you if you win (e-mail address/ blog link). I will be randomly selecting 2 winners Wednesday March 26th.


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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The Easter Bunny is coming to town!

Easter is one of my favorite holidays! Not only does the Easter Bunny still comr see me, I get to go see ALL of my family! We have a tradition that started when my mother was a little girl and we continue to honor this tradition.

My great grandparents birthdays were both the week of Easter so, that was the logical time for all 13 of their children (One being my grandmother) to visit at one time with their children (one being my mother). When my great grandparents passed away, their children decided they still wanted to get together at that time to honor their parents. This year my immediate family will be there 5 generations strong! With normally at least 250 family members attending.... It is AMAZING!!!
Gas prices being so high, our 1200 mile (round trip) journey is bound to be expensive. I used the fuel calculator to estimate our fuel cost for the trip. Yikes! We decided it would be cheaper to rent a vehicle, as opposed to driving two, after figuring the fuel cost. Car rental, a lot of times, is a service offered by your auto insurance at a reduced rate. Be sure to compare all your options. I made our hotel reservations through Ebates in order to get 3% back. All that is left to do is to pack a cooler full of drinks, a bag full of snacks, and settle in for the ride.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy Birthday!!

I just wanted to take a minute and say happy birthday to my daughter. Wow! Was it really 19yrs ago that I was blessed with the most beautiful red headed (St. Patrick's Day) baby ever?! Time goes by so fast.
I love you, I am proud of you, and I believe in you!!!

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