Friday, April 30, 2010
I am thankful to be home though Without our suitcase! I carefully packed everything we would both need in one suitcase and it didn't end up coming home with us! It too was MIA, but thank God, it has been found. It should be delivered home at around midnight tonight. I was really not up to losing my $100 Chi hair straightener. The clothes, shoes, etc. I could have lived without, but NOT my Chi! :)
Since I have been out of posting for so many days I can feel this post getting long already. Hang in there.
Funny story. Actually, if you were there, it was downright hilarious. So, my awesome friend Suzanne went on the trip as well. She is my couponing protege. I taught her how to CVS almost 2 years ago and she took the bull by the horns and has bypassed my skills in Target and Walgreens (Wags for short to all diehard couponers) for sure! She helped me get into Wags actually. So, knowing that we were going to be going to this conference, I texted her and said, "what are the chances we are going to get to do some Wags while we were there?" She immediately texted back with "VERY high-I am bringing my coupons!"
We spotted a Wags on the way to the conference on the second day and made a game plan. We would drop everyone back off at the hotel after the afternoon session and head back out on our own. It worked perfectly. After we got back in the car though, after I had done 4 transactions and she had done 1 or 2, we both noticed that we had been overcharged on something. Not cool. BUT, we had Not felt the love from these Baton Rouge, Highland Road Wags clerks so I pulled out my trusty iPhone and found another one just a few miles up the road.
We headed there ready to do our refunds and maybe a few more transactions since we were prepared with the coupons. Again, no love whatosever for the 2 coupon queens from Florida, but we got it done. Suzanne said I pulled her way out of her comfort zone (doing the refunds, 2 separate stores, snotty managers, etc...not fun, but in my opinion, necesary. I am NOT spending $2.60 OOP (out of pocket) if I don't have to), but that she was glad for it! She may have been lying to me. LOL!
Anyway, my score was 3 things of aluminum foil, 3 Skintimate Shave Cream (BEST shaving product for shaving your legs ever!), 1 roll of packing tape and 2 bags of Dentek piks. I packed it all in my luggage and never thought about it again...
Until the airport. We put our luggage on the scale to weigh it and it was 7 pounds over! Everyone else had already taken care of their luggage and were waiting around for us to be finished so we could go to our gate. 7 pounds!
Fortunately, Bryan, one of the guys who went to the conference, was standing there and had room in his duffel bag so he opened it up and said, just start taking stuff out to transfer. First things I grabbed were the 3 rolls of alumnium foil out of the front pocket. My mother-in-law (MIL) was watching the whole fiasco and BURST out laughing so loudly at the sight of something so weird coming out of my suitcase.
I was already stinking hot because the New Orleans airport apparently doesn't believe in air conditioning, but then I was getting all hot and flustered at the thought of the possibility of spending a $50 overage fee for my bag. So, my MIL started laughing and I just lost it. I was laughing so hard as I was pulling more and more stuff out from my Wags trip. I was looking around and telling everyone, I HAD to buy it, it was free! How could I not?
It was not until we had finally gotten enough stuff transferred to Bryan's duffel, that I realized, that free aluminum foil could have cost me $50!!!! LOL! Would that not have been the biggest deal dud EVER? It was so funny. We were laughing about it for a while.
Funny part two: So, we get to Orlando Airport to discover that our bag had not made it, BUT Bryan handed me all of my stuff from his duffel and if nothing else, I had my aluminum foil to carry around in my arms! That made the whole story funny again and we all had a good laugh.
Soccer game and homeschool meeting tomorrow, church and work Sunday, back to reality. The temporary escape was really nice, but there truly is no place like home. I am working on lots of stuff right now-several book reviews, some personal testimony stories and of course lots and lots of deals. Thank you all for being faithful readers/followers of my blog. It means the world to me.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
is offering a free "America The Story of US" DVD to public, private and HOMESCHOOLERS (yay!!!). Go to this website and register before . DVD will be mailed in August and free shipping is included with this offer (another yay!!!)
Thanks Damaris and Heather!
Monday, April 26, 2010
The following coupons (and more!) will not be available to print anymore once May 1st is upon us. Print them while you can! Side note: you can print each of them from coupons.com twice!
$1 off any Welch's 64 ounce juice
$2 off Heinz 57 10 ounce
$1 off any one bag of Birds Eye Voila meals (these are actually really good and are BOGO at Publix all the time-remember you can use 2 coupons on BOGO items. woohoo!)
$10 off $60 purchase at Rack Room Shoes (they have Buy One get One 1/2 off all the time!)
$2 coupons for a variety of DVDs
** Kodak coupon is currently not printing, but check back at the link below later to see if they have corrected the issue. I will update if I find that it is working again.
For those who know me well, you know that CVS is my favorite store...EVER. This is one of the reasons why.
From April 25-May 1 Buy 2 Kodak Picture Movie DVDs and get them Buy One, Get One FREE. PLUS, use this coupon as well to get them both for absolutely free.
I have made these DVDs before (bring in a zip drive or a CD of pics or your camera's SD card to the store with you to make your DVD). My kids will watch them over and over and over because it is all pictures of them and our family set to a great song and they LOVE them. This seriously would make an amazing Mother's Day Present. :)
Sounds intense-it's super easy though.
From April 25th through May 6th you can get $10 off any order of $10 or more plus 3% cash back.
1. Sign up or log in if you already have an account to ShopAtHome. Search for JCP and click through to shop at the JCPenney website. If you are a new sign up to ShopAtHome, you will get $5 after your first purchase which sweetens the deal even more.
2. Pick at least $10 worth of item(s). Use coupon code 4BESTMOM to get $10 off your order. You will still pay the shipping of $5.95, but check out the clearance section or the outlet section for some really great deals! Think Mother's Day!
Sunday, April 25, 2010
This recipe I am posting today requires NO baking!! A big thank you to my friend Leigh Ann for introducing me to this dessert. It is soooo good!
I made it for my MOPs (Mothers of Preschoolers) one time and I haven't made it in a long time, but I got some requests for it so I whipped up a couple batches for our meeting on Monday. It is sooo fast and so easy and so delicious. Here is the recipe, followed by the step by step pictures!
1) Line dish w/
2) Mix 3 cups of milk w/ 2 boxes (3.4 oz.) Vanilla instant pudding, then stir in a 12 oz. tub of whip cream. Once mixed well, layer on top of graham crackers.
3) Add another layer of graham crackers on top of filling.
4) Melt icing for 1 min. in microwave (Duncan Hines Classic Chocolate is the preferred, but I used Aldi brand and it was perfectly fine), then pour over the top of graham crackers.
5) CHILL for atleast 2-3 hrs.! (I usually chill it overnight)
It's Sunday! Which means it is time for new weekly deals at Target.
There are some ongoing deals in which you can still get some free Motrin, GE Energy Smart Light bulbs and several travel size items. Check out a comprehensive list of deals and coupon match-ups HERE and HERE.
Don't forget also about the link to coupons.com at the top of my blog or right HERE where you can print a ton of coupons in every category imaginable. A note on these coupons is that they reset and new ones come out at the beginning of every month so you only have a few more days to print the coupons that are there.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Also, go HERE for some Publix tips and tricks to save even more money.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
Motrin PM (20 ct) – $3.99/ea
Use $3/1 Motrin PM product 4/18/2010 RP insert
Use $1/1 Target printable coupon
Final Price = FREE
GE Energy Smart Light bulbs – $2.99/ea (starting price at some stores)
Use $1/1 here
Use $2/1 Target coupon here
Final Price = FREE
Vaseline Sheer Infusion Lotion (look for pkgs w/1 oz samples attached) – $4.99-5.99/ea
Use $3.75/1 Vaseline Sheer Infusion 4/11/2010 RP Insert
Use $1/1 Target Printable Coupon (Vaseline Body Lotion) here
Final Price = $0.24-1.24/ea
Sunday, April 18, 2010
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Saturday, April 17, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
Perfect size for a purse, diaper bag, and traveling with the 3-1-1 TSA restrictions, If you don't have any items you NEED to purchase, pick up one of their $1 Berry Vanilla preview trial size (usually by the counter in a jar) or their 50 cent PocketBac Holders. Print one for all your friends and head out for a girls night!
Click HERE to find a location near you.
Guest Contributor: Denise
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Alka Seltzer starting at $2.49
Bayer Aspirin 24ct $2.23
Benadryl Cream starting at $3.81
Reach Access Flosser or Reach Floss 99¢