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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Clearance at Target

So how 'bout a real post with some real information. Its been a crazy fall and early winter. I moved only 6 miles but realized we have way to much stuff and that is still another post. I did manage to get a 3.75 GPA in the fall semester so thank goodness for that. Next up testing for the Radiography program at school. They only accept 25 students per fall semester so it is competitive.

But in my "spare" time...what a joke, I was actually spending some much needed time with my sister, I still love to shop. We went to Target and had fun trolling the clearance bins. The Target we were at hand a ton and I mean TON of clearance air fresheners. Everything from the Air Wick Room Spray machines, to plug in refills, and Febreeze room sprays, and Air Wick candles. I actually bought some of the Air Wick candles with my $3/2 coupons last week. So dig out those coupons that are expiring and go forth and shop.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Help a Local School!!

With my sister as a teacher I try and support as many local schools as possible. Here is one of our playgroup schools. Go vote please and thank you!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Buy 10 Get 10 Free...5x7 Folded Cards From Walgreens

I was so excited to see this in my inbox today. It is that time of year that you need cards. So 20 cards for the price of 10 and you can pick them up in store to avoid shipping. BONUS!! Make sure you check out Walgreens and use promo code BTENGTEN to get your cards. Don't forget to go through Ebates to 3.5% cash back or Shop at Home get 7% back on photos or 6% back on everything else. Both great deals as a bonus to your Buy 10 Get 10 free. Enjoy your card making.  

Friday, October 7, 2011

Groupon for the Charlotte Area

I was out looking on Groupon this morning and there are couple of cool offers.

Looking for a refresh of that summer tan? For as little as $10 you can get a Mystic Airbrush Tan from Toucan Tan. Might be handy if you want to even a tan out for a function.  The offer is:
  • For $10, you get one Mystic tan airbrush session (up to a $24 value).
  • For $25, you get one month of unlimited tanning in 20-minute, level one beds (up to a $52.80 value).
  • For $49, you get three months of unlimited tanning in 20-minute, level 1 beds (up to a $108.90 value).
Fine print:
  • Expires Apr 10, 2012
  • Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit.
  • See the rules that apply to all deals.

Looking for a fun and Halloween themed? This caught my eye. I got directions and it is about 1.5-2 hours north of China Grove, NC. Go zipping through the trees at Carolina Ziplines Canopy Tour.  Lanterns light up ziplines as guests reach speeds of up to 50 mph on rides through Carolina canopy’s hazy darkness. Sounds adventurous.
The deal options are:
  • For $45, you get a two-hour night lantern zipline tour for one (a $90 value).
  • For $45, you get one admission to the Spooky Trail zipline
Fine Print:
  • Expires Dec 1, 2011
  • Limit 4 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. 72hr cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price may apply at appointment; cancellations over 72hrs may result in $20 fee. 275lb weight max. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather. Valid only for adult tickets.
  • See the rules that apply to all deals.
There are several other Groupons out there so go look. But don't forget (like I did this morning) to go through Ebates to earn your additional 3% cash back on this purchase.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Mamasource by Mamapedia deals

Mamsource has a couple of really cute deals going on right now. The bonus is if you go through Ebates or ShopatHome you get 5% cash back and you can also donate 5% to your favorite school. I personally donate to the school where my sister works because my daughter isn't in school yet.

One of the deals that has peaked my interest is $30 worth of cupcake wrappers for $15 from Bella Cupcake Couture. I am making cupcakes for a family gathering and these might be just the ticket to add some needed flare.
Details for cupcake wrappers:


  • Not valid toward taxes (WA only) or shipping (flat $5 rate, US only)
  • Cannot be combined with any other offers
  • Voucher must be used in full
  • Limit (5) vouchers per person, may purchase as gifts
  • May only redeem (1) voucher per order
  • How to redeem: Online
  • Expires March 25, 2012

I also like the one for KidsSocks. I love to accessorize my little girl with fun stuff. This will be the first season I will attempt to have her wear tights. So these might be just the ticket. You get $20 worth of KidsSocks for $12.


  • Voucher valid for $20 of merchandise at
  • Voucher not valid for taxes or shipping (starts at $4.95)
  • Free shipping on orders over $50
  • Cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions
  • Entire voucher must be used in (1) transaction
  • Limit (1) voucher per person, may buy more as gifts
  • How to redeem: online
  • Expires December 31, 2011

$40 worth of Photo Greeting cards for $19 from

'Tis almost the season for holiday cards. I know that I am always looking for good deals for photo cards. Here is one from You can get 2 packages of Photo Cards for $19 regular value is $40 that is a 53% savings. Looking at PhotoBin's site it appears that a pack consists of 20 cards, so you would be getting 40 cards for less than $20. This expires at the end of the day (approx 3am EST).

The fine print:
Expires March 23, 2012. Shipping not included. Flat rate shipping is $4.70. Voucher is not applicable towards shipping costs. Customer may mix and match between styles or order 2 packs of the same design. Not valid for cash back. Must use in one visit. Limit 1 voucher per transaction. May not be combined with any other offers or promotions. Offer not valid until day after close of deal. Redeem online at Limit three for yourself and one as a gift.

Saveology Deals!

Saveology is offering a wide variety of deals this week.

They are:

$11 Gets You A Hardcover Window Photobook Filled W/ Nostalgia From PhotoBin – Worth $35!

$35 Gets You The Black Electronic Cigarette Original Starter Kit From Blu - Worth $70!

$99 Saves You $400 On Each Vacation You Take In The Next 5 Years W/ A Mexican Hotel Card!

$12 For 40 AAA GP Batteries Alkaline Ultra Plus Premium Grade, A $50 Value


I wanted to apologize for the lack of posts this weekend. I have been housesitting for my partner in crime along with taking care of her children. On top of that I have a class getting ready to end so I have been buried in some homework and getting ready to move. I'll talk about the move later, it just more time consuming that I thought it would be. With that being said I'm going to post some of my favorite stuff I've seen today and then be back at the "normal" postings the rest of the week. Is there anything specific you guys want to see?

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Harris Teeter Matchups 9/21 -9/28

Go HERE to Southern Savers for a list of deals at Harris Teeter this week or check out Moola Saving Mom's list HERE. Enjoy

Bi-Lo Ad and matchups 9/21- 9/28

Ok so I am not sure I can make a shopping list quite as nice as Jenny over at Southern Savers HERE! She has a list of all the current deals and coupon matchups at Bi-Lo so go check it out! Enjoy, hopefully soon I will have my very own interactive list for you to enjoy. Thanks for letting us into your money saving adventure!

Trunki $23.99

So a few months ago I blogged about a great deal on Melissa and Doug Trunki's.  Suitcase and ride on for travelling! Well here is another one and if you are a amazon prime member you can get free shipping. Head over HERE to check out all the good deals! My only caution is hurry Amazon prices flip fast!

High Value Coupons

Go HERE to print some great high value coupons today like:

$4/1 Hawaian Tropic

$5/1 Schick Quattro Womens Razor

$4/2 Playtex Tampons

$5/1 Schick Intuition Refill

$5/1 Schick Hydro Mens Razor

$5/1 Shick Quattro Mens Razor

Schick Quattro $5/1 Razor Coupon and CVS deal

Whoo my legs have been praying for this deal! Go HERE to print $5/1 Schick Quattro for Women Razor or Refill coupon then wait till next week and use it at CVS. They are on sale next week 9/25
-$5.00 cp
 $3.99 due OOP
Recieve $4.00 in Extra Care Bucks making this free!

FYI You can only do this deal once!

Thanks Must love coupons!

Hormel Printables

Go HERE to save up to $6 on Hormel products. Enjoy! A ton of new printables

Go HERE to print the new coupons that came out today on a few highlights are:

$0.50/1 Drano product

$0.75/2 Shout Products

$0.75/1 Scrubbing Bubbles Extend a clean shower product

Plus loads more Scrubbing Bubbles and Pledge coupons
Now through 9/22/11,  like and register on the CVS facebook page  HERE and you’ll receive a coupon for a free Beverage or Candy. You need to fill out the personal info then your extra care card #.  The coupon will be emailed to you – so be sure to check your junk folder if you don’t see it in your inbox.

15% off at Petsmart

Go HERE to print a coupon to save 15% off your purchases at Petsmart.  There is serveral but the first in the list is 15% off entire purchase at petsmart. Enjoy!

Shape Magazine $2.50 a year

Tanga HERE is offering Shape magazine for only $2.50 a year for up to three years! What a steal. Use promo code SHAPE at checkout and it will discount the price to just $2.50 per year! Hurry this code expires on 9:59pm est on 9/20/11!

Thanks Keepingcents for the heads up.

Old El Paso $0.50/1

Hurry over HERE to print $0.50/1 Old El Paso Product coupon. The seasoning is just $0.78 at Walmart but there is often promos in stores that double so you might get it free. Enjoy!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Cooking Tips

I was checking out facebook today and came across a tip for cooking ground beef in the crockpot. I really never tought of doing that. If you go HERE to Balancing Beauty and Bedlam she has great tips for "Ten Minute Dinners"!  She has it down pat for making dinner easier for all. Also she has one of the best personalities around. I got to meet her at Becoming in August and her energy is amazing. She is a fellow NC Mommy and mother of five.  So go get some tips and tricks on how to beat the five o'clock question "whats for dinner?".

Free Iphone Stickers!

You can get free Hello Kitty Iphone Stickers for shopping at No More Rack.  They also have Angry Bird Slingshot. The toys for it are cute, I don't know if I would give the slingshot part to a kid.   All you have to pay is $2.00 shipping per item.  The deals are valid until September 19 at 11:59am EDT. 

$20 worth of El Vallarta for $10!!!

In my house we love Mexican food.  I love deals on food even better. One of the Groupon's that caught my eye was $10 for $20 worth Mexican food at El Vallarta. There are 4 locations, the one in Concord is near Carolina Mall (the little mall).

Fine print:
  • Expires Jan 21, 2012

  • Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for location purchased. Not valid for carryout. Not valid on Valentine's Day, Mother's Day or Cinco De Mayo.
  • $0.75/1 All Free and Clear Detergent

    Go to All Free and Clear Facebook page and get a $0.75/1 coupon. This coupon would be great to use at Harris Teeter this week or hold on to to see what is available next week.

    Thanks ConsumerQueen!

    Lands' End Overstock Sale

    Its funny that this is on sale right now. A week ago we were out with our playgroup mom's and we were discussing a duffle bag for one of the daughters to hold her dance stuff. Here is a great deal: Lands' End Girls' Solid First ClassMate® Duffel Bag for $11.25 after discount and you can get free shipping.  You can even get it monogrammed for $6.00. They have several backpacks and lunch boxes on sale plus lots of other stuff. I am a huge fan of Lands' End, partially because I used to work there but also because it is Guaranteed Period!

    Details about the bag:
    Our First ClassMate® Duffel is designed & tested to carry everything your kid needs for carry-on travel. What it fits: 5 pair underwear, 2-3 pair shorts/skorts, 2 pair jeans/chinos, 2 polos, 3 tees/turtlenecks, tunic, swim suit, hooded sweatshirt, pajamas, shoes. Travel Kit is a clear zippered bag holding 2 unbreakable flip-top bottles and a toothbrush holder. (Bag is sized at 1 quart and bottles are all 3 oz. or less, meeting TSA guidelines.) 600-denier polyester. Approx. weight 1.0 lbs. 18"Hx9"Wx9"D. 1458 cu. in. Spot clean. Imported.

    Use the Coupon Code DISCOVER and the Pin # 6956 to save 25%
    Use the Coupon Code JUST4YOU and the Pin #1020 to get Free Shipping!
    If you go through Ebates you can also earn an additional 3% cash back or go through Shop at Home and earn 4% cash back.

    Thanks to Passion for Savings for the heads up!

    Thursday, September 15, 2011

    MSNBC Extreme Couponing

    Thanks to my friend Kate that shared the link to this article by MSNBC about Extreme Couponing. It is a very interesting read. It is a very interesting read. What do you think?

    Tuesday, September 13, 2011

    Harris Teeter Triples

    I do enjoy getting the Salisbury Post because I get my food ads on Tuesday versus Wednesday. So, yes triples at Harris Teeter do start tomorrow. As of right now they have made several new e-vic coupons available. Remember EVic coupons do not double but can be used with Mfg. coupons.

    Some of the things that jumped out at me from the ad are:
    Gatorade $0.88/ea
    California Green or Black Seedless Grapes $0.99/lb
    Extra 50 Bonus Box Top opportunity
    Extra 250 Labels for Education opportunity
    I also have a stock up item on my list 80/20 Lean Ground Beef $1.99/lb limit 4 (limit 4 means per transaction) I will be there several days in a row to get some to stock up.
    They also have 2.5 lbs Harris Teeter Boneless Chicken Breasts BOGO and I'm in need of those.

    For the meat I stock up on I will break out my Food Saver to break it up and vacuum seal it. I'm going to save that for another post.

    Make sure you check out Moola Saving Mom and Southern Savers for your lists and coupon match ups. They are both GREAT!!  Note about Southern Savers there are 3 lists to look at so don't miss any of them.

    $10 Mail in Rebate from P&G

    50 worth of any Venus, Olay, Secret, CoverGirl,Clairol, Pantene, Safeguard, and/or Ivory
    Offer valid 9/1/2011 to 10/31/2011. Must be postmarked by 11/30/2011.
    purchase is prohibited. Proof of purchase must be obtained from product purchased by you. No requests from groups, clubs, or organizations will be honored. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery. Form Cash Redemption Value 1/100 of 1 cent.For any questions regarding this offer call 1-855-673-4180.

    Thanks to Frugal Living and Having Fun!
    Offer limited to US residents only, 18years of age and older. Limit one rebate per name, address, or envelope. Use of multiple addresses or P.O. boxes to obtain additional refunds is fraud and may result in prosecution. Multiple submissions will not be acknowledged or returned. This form must accompany your request. Reproduction, alteration, sale, trade, or purchase of this form or proof of

    Earn Swagbucks with Coupons!

    I was so excited to see that you could link coupons via Swagbucks to your store reward cards. Then I clicked on it and it was for the Kroger, Safeway, Vons etc. None of which we have in the Charlotte region of NC. But if you can earn extra Swagbucks go for it. Check it out! You can also earn Swagbucks if you print the coupons out and use them at the store. You have to register with in order to be able to load your coupons to your cards.

    $49 for Bamboo Sheets or Towels

    Moolala is a daily deal site. You can pay $49 and it is good for Bamboo Sheets ($149.99) or Towels (reg. $139.99) from National Hotel Bed Supply. They claim to be very soft and last a life time. This deal also includes free shipping! To make the deal even sweeter if you use ShopAtHome you earn 6% cash back on your purchase from Moolala. This deal is only available for until the end of the day.
    The towel set includes:
    • 2 Full Size Bath Towels (57x27)
    • 2 Hand Towels (24x15.5)
    • 2 Wash Clothes (12x12)
    The bedding includes:
    • one flat sheet
    • one fitted sheet
    •  and four pillowcases 
    • available in dark gray, light gray, ivory and white

    Fine Print:
    Unlimited as gifts.
    One code per checkout.
    Unlimited vouchers per person.
    Shipping is included. Redeemable online 48 hours after purchase.

    Blockbuster Codes

    New Blockbuster Express Codes are good until 9/16! These are good for one night rentals. They exclude the $2.99 hot deals. Enjoy








    Monday, September 12, 2011

    $12 for 2 tickets to Regal Corn Maze in Statesville

    Living Social Charlotte North Families is offering a great deal. With the beginning of fall it is fun to go running through the corn maze. This one is located in Statesville, NC . The deal is $12 for 2 tickets, 2 hot dog combos and 6 activity tickets, regularly $28. OR you can purchase Maze Birthday Party for 6. With the birthday party package you get 6 tickets, 6 hot dog combos, birthday cake, and unlimited activity tickets. The price of the birthday party package is $49 regular price is $100.    

    Fine Print:
    Option A: Limit two vouchers per family • All admission tickets must be used in 1 visit • Voucher valid for daytime or nighttime admission; nighttime maze not recommended for small children • Children four and under are free • Voucher valid for the 2011 Corn Maze season only • Vouchers are not valid for large activity groups. • Option B: Limit one per person • Additional children for birthday parties are $15 each • Birthday parties are one hour in the party room and unlimited time at the maze • Entire value must be used in a single visit • Other conditions apply • PAID VALUE EXPIRES ON September 12, 2016 • PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON November 13, 2011

    $15 for a $25 Boston Market Gift Card

    Saveology is a daily deal site. This gift card would be a great gift for my brother-in-law. He loves their chicken so much they catered the rehearsal dinner for his wedding. You save 40% if you purchase this gift card. Check out Saveologys deal for $25 gift card for $15 to Boston Market.

    Fine Print:
    Limit 1 per household. Deal is good for 1 genuine BOSTON MARKET Gift Card that will be mailed to your address once redeemed. Offer cannot be redeemed until 24 hours after voucher is received here. Although this gift card NEVER expires, this voucher must be redeemed within 60 days from date of purchase. Gift Card will be shipped via standard shipping to address provided on redemption site. No worries, there are no shipping charges to you and no hidden fees of any kind. Step-by-step redemption instructions will be on your voucher. This BOSTON MARKET Card may only be used for purchases at participating BOSTON MARKET stores.

    30% off Kardashian Kollection at Sears

    I have not been in Sears to see this collection have you? 30% maybe incentive to check it out. If you use your Shop Your Way Rewards you earn 3X the points. If you decide to order online make sure you go through Ebates and get 2% cash back or Shop at Home and get 3% cash back. 

    $35 for 7 inch LCD Digital Photo Frame

    Looking for a gift for grandparents or for your spouses desk? I have one and love it. Maybe this will be a gift for my parents...they do like to show off their grand baby. Go checkout It is a daily deal site. You can purchase a 7 inch LCD digital photo frame for $35, it is a $94 value.


    • 7-inch digital photo frame
    • Slideshow of your favorite digital images
    • Easy to set up and change out images


    Expires March 16, 2012. Free shipping included. Voucher will be available for redemption on September 16, at 12pm CST. Redeem online at Limit one per person.

    $0.50/1 Hostess coupon

    Oh now I have an excuse to buy some cupcakes! Go HERE to like Hostess on Facebook and you can print  a $0.50/1 coupon. Its bricks so you should be able to print 2 by hitting backpage then refresh! Enjoy

    Thanks CouponGeek

    Hardcover PhotoBook for $10

    Logo                                                                                               Plum District another daily deal site is running a new deal today   HERE

    $10 for a Classic, 8.75" x 11" Hardcover Photobook from PhotoBin - a $35 Value

    Here is the details:

    You're a modern mom. All your photos are online, on your social networks, or buried somewhere on your hard drive. You'd like to show those beautiful pics to your friends, like actually show them in person, but who has the time (or the prints) to put together an old-fashioned photo album? tell me more >

    You're a modern mom. All your photos are online, on your social networks, or buried somewhere on your hard drive. You'd like to show those beautiful pics to your friends, like actually show them in person, but who has the time (or the prints) to put together an old-fashioned photo album? allows you to upload your photos (your already digitized photos) into a photobook, the perfect place for those summer memories (and the perfect gift for the whole family). This deal gets you a hardcover Classic Photobook, available in black, brown, blue, or red suede. Finally, get that physical photo album you've been missing.


    PhotoBin, located in San Diego, CA, offers photo scanning services, photo-sharing web sites, and personalized photo gifts to help you preserve, rediscover, and share the favorite moments of your life.

    Sunday, September 11, 2011

    Hot New Palmero's Pizza $1/1

    Whoo hoo hurry HERE to print $1/1 Palmeros pizza coupon. These regularly go on sale for BOGO and they are a family favorite. Hurry this one won't last long.

    Thanks Moola Saving Mom for the twitter update

    Earthbound Farm Coupon

    Go HERE to take a short quiz and get $1/1 Earthbound Farm coupon! This should make carrots free or almost free at many different store!

    Thanks goes to Keepingcents for sharing this deal and the answers to the quiz!

    Quiz Answers:

    1. creating rich, healthy soil

    2. fix nutrients in the soil and prevent the proliferation of weeds

    3. It encourages the build-up of diseases and pests that plague that particular crop.

    4. Organic farming is labor intensive, and crops are more expensive to grow.

    5. all of the above

    6. takes advantage of new organic farming research in concert with traditional methods of crop rotation

    7. absorb all the nutrients out of the soil

    8. They eat up to 5,000 aphids in their lifetime

    9. synthetic herbicides

    10. eat crops

    11. parasitic wasps

    12. National Organic Program

    $5 off any $5+ Walgreens Photo Order

    Go HERE to start a great photo project at Walgreens and at checkout use code 5OFFANY ! This code is good thru 9/17/11! I am thinking about a few xmas ideas for family!

    Also you can get 50 prints for $5.00 by using code FOURBYSIX I don't think you can use both codes at the same time. Have fun!

    Half off on Yo! World Frozen Yogurt

    Living Social for Charlotte North is offering half off at Yo! World of Frozen Yogurt in Huntersville. If you spend $4 you get $8 worth of product. If you spend $8 you get $16 worth of product.

    Fine Print:
    Limit one per person • Limit one voucher per household • Entire value must be used in a single visit • Other conditions apply • PAID VALUE EXPIRES ON September 11, 2016 • PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON January 12, 2012

    Saturday, September 10, 2011

    Harris Teeter Triples List

    Southernsavers has posted the frst Harris Teeter Triples list. She usually posts 3. So go HERE to get a heads start on your list! Harris Teeter is tripling coupons up to $0.99 starting Wednesday 9/14. A lot of these deals will be sold out quick so prepare to get their early! I will be working that day so enjoy for me. I will hit the store Sunday with hopes that they have restocked!

    Free Emergen-C Kids Sample

    Go HERE to request a sample of Emergen-C kids. You have to signup for the newsletter but can unsubscribe when you get your first email! With school stating and colds running rampant I can't wait to try this with my daughter!

    $0.40/3 Campbells Soup Coupon

    Go HERE to print $0.40/3 Campbells Soupos Coupon.
    Food Lion has these on sale for $0.69 for chicken noodle or tomato.
    Lowes Foods has the for $0.60 for chicken noodle or tomato. (Lowes Doubles this is your best bet)

    $0.80/4 Green Giant Frozen Veg

    While you are getting you Lifesavers coupon make sure to print this $0.80/4 coupon HERE for Green Giant Frozen Veg. Save it for next weeks Harris Teeter's triples!

    $1/1 Lifesaver Mint Coupon

    Head on over HERE to print $1/1 package of Lifesavers mint 85 ct bottle. I love these so I can't wait to save on them for a change!  FYI I used zipcode 28023 to pull this up and these will go fast so hurry!

    Shopping on Friday... 60% saved

    I had a list of things to do and an 18 month old to tag along. As we are getting ready to literally walk out the door the phone rings and it is a call I have to take. That call added 2 more stops to my already long list of things to do. But it needed to be dealt with.

    Went shopping at CVS:
    First Transaction:
    2 Nivea Body Wash for Women 6.29 ea
    1 Nivea Body Wash for Men 6.29 ea
    -2 $2/1 Nivea Body Wash for Women
    -1 $1/1 Nivea Body Wash for Men

    Total before Savings: 18.87
    Total Savings: $5.00
    Total OOP: $13.87 plus I got $5.00 ECB or 27%

    Second Transaction:
    3 pkgs of Huggies Movers Diapers $7.99/ea -sale
    - 3 $3/1 Huggies Coupons
    - 5 ECB from first transaction

    Total Before Savings: $37.65
    Total Savings: $26.00
    Total OOP: $11.29 or 69%

    4 Finish Dish Detergent BOGO
    4 Milo Dog Treats BOGO
    1 Scott Natural Paper Towel $6.99
    1 Cottenelle Toilet Paper $6.99
    - (2) $1/1 Finish Dish Detergent
    -(2) $0.75/1 Finish Dish Detergent (my Bi-Lo doubles up to $0.99)
    -(2) $1/1 Milo Dog Treats
    -(1) $2/2 Milo Dog Treats (Harris Teeter Catalina Coupon)
    -(1) $1/1 Scott's Natural Paper Towels
    -(1) $1/1 Walgreens Scott Natural Paper Towels
    -(1) $.75/1 Cottenelle
    -(1) $1.00/1 Cottenelle E-Coupon

    Total Before Savings: $50.29
    Total Savings: $33.08
    Total OOP: $19.11 or   65%

    So even though my first transaction at CVS didn't have the greatest savings it still had savings. So all in all not awful, but lets not discuss my shopping trip to Target (that list is long and lengthy). I only saved around 25% there. But I still saved and that is the goal.

    New CVS Coupon Policy

    CVS has finally put out a written coupon policy. It is pretty much the same stuff we have know but now it is in writing.

    Because it doesn’t directly address things like using coupons on B1G1 deals, I would expect to see additional details & specifics in the coming months.  Here’s a quote that also solidifies that: “CVS/pharmacy will continue to enhance the FAQs in the coming weeks to specifically address those questions and add more details”.

    Check out the policy HERE!

    30 Day Review

    The other day at work I had my thirty day review. My performance was evaluated and I was offered some helpful critics and positive feedback. This corporate ideal has got me thinking. Don't we all need a 30 day review when life throws us curves. Just to sit back and see what we have learned or what needs improvement. To write out our missteps and make a plan for the future.

    My life has changed dramatically in the last 30 days. I went from stay at home to working outside the house. My husband's company closed up shop and he has assumed the stay at home dad job for the time being. We talk at night about how hard our days have been and he says "I know isn't that so hard" (for me leaving the kids) and I say "Oh honey those days are the worst" (the kids screaming and fighting over everything)! We understand better now than ever before the ups and downs of our previous career paths. Most people would say that it is tragic that his company has closed down but I am truly trying to see it as a gateway for him. He gets to experience all the wonders of our children full time 24/7 while searching for the right opportunity to a career path he is not only good at but loves.

    How have I handled the situation you may ask? To be honest I am blindly forging ahead. (who has time to think) Going from stay at home mom to working mom is a huge difference. I think there are subtle lines mothers have drawn in the sand and it is hard to toe between the two. Sahm's have to balance so much on their plates with very little positive feedback. For me being a Sahm was an extreme sport. I am trying to figure out the words to explain it and really extreme sport is a pretty good way. You are constantly taking risks with your physical health, while protecting your little daredevils, one minute your super mom and then the next you are a meanie, you are the administrator of your families lives, the cook, the housekeeper and all around go to it person for any problems that arise. All the while trying to look good, maintain or make friends, and find a little time for yourself. For me it was my calling to stay at home with them. So now I have had to make a different life choice. (it is really freaking hard)

     I have always tried to see understand the working moms plight. Well I will be honest I was not even close. How you women do it everyday and make it look so easy is beyond me. Maybe with practice I will get there too. I think the hardest part for me is letting go of my kids for 9 to 10 hours a day. I was chatting with a friend who has always worked and asked her "how do you let go of the guilt"? Her advice was "Don't think about it"!  I am pretty sure that my children's lives are just as great with my husband being with them as they were with me. (probably better, he is super dad) (and he cleans too) I just miss being with them. However I really like how challenged I am at work and interacting with adults who don't cry if I make them mad is fantastic!

    So how is my 30 day review shaping up? Well I think I am doing well at handling the household admin jobs, appreciating my husband, loving my kids, and enjoying my new job. I definitely need to work on time management, emotional health needs a little tweaking, and cooking has all but left the building lately. Otherwise I am doing pretty good. ( plus I am taking my friend advice and not thinking about it LOL)

    Hope you enjoyed my little look at life.

    Friday, September 9, 2011

    $17 towards Personalized Super Hero Cape from!!

    When I saw this deal from Plum District I instantly thought of a very imaginative little boy in my life. He loves the Rescue Heroes and is just starting to discover the superheros and he has a birthday coming up. So for $17 you can get a personalized superhero capes from  If you go through Shop at home you can get up to 8% cash back for your purchase. Use the promo code FABULOUS and save an additional 10%!

    Blockbuster Express Codes

    If there is anything left that you haven’t watched in the Blockbuster Express Kiosk, then you’ve got more free movies coming your way.  Pick up any $1 rental for free with these codes!
    Expiring 9/12:
    Expiring 9/16:
    Make sure you turn your movie in on time to avoid fees.

    Thanks to Southern Savers!

    Thursday, September 8, 2011

    Creature of Habit

    Dropping Caroline off at daycare made me realize we are creatures of habit more than we realized. It had been a week since she had been to daycare. She only goes on Monday and Wednesdays while I am at school.  With the Labor Day weekend she was home with me like normal Thursday through Sunday. But since Monday was Labor Day she was home and Tuesday as well. When I dropped her off on Wednesday she cried like she had when we started 4 weeks ago. When I picked her up she was okay and happy to see me. She even waved good bye to her teacher. She only started doing that last week. However, I realized that without my Monday afternoon to do homework like "normal" I now feel behind and playing catchup. I'm not complaining but it has made be realize how much I have come to relish the time I can spend on homework and do other things. Creature of habit. Things that make you go hmmmm.....

    60%-70% off Fall at OshKosh B'gosh

    I find OshKosh stuff very cute. So, I love when I can get it on sale. They are advertising T-shirts starting at $4.20. I have to purchase separates for my little girl. Plus there is a coupon for 20% off a $40 purchase in store only. But talk about incentive. Check out their website for a store close to you.