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Monday, March 29, 2010

Flower Bulbs Special

I stumbled upon a great little deal on another blog(she has great deals posted all the time, check her out My Brain is Inside Out)

Bulbs Direct has the following Easter Special: Buy 100 bulbs, get 100 free: includes poppy anemones, brodiaea, gladiolus, liatrus and ixia. These flowers have a bloom time of late spring through late summer.

Use code GN1020059 to get free priority shipping on your order plus a 15% discount.....this makes the final cost for 200 bulbs only $11.04. These are so inexpensive, the bulbs are probably pretty small, but all of these plants are perennials and will get bigger year after year. There are several other very inexpensive bulb collections available as well, all of which also qualify for free priority shipping, but the Easter Special is the most bang for the buck.

Thanks, Queen!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Late to Mass

Not us...
This couple, probably in their 60s?70s?  Every single 5pm Mass...late.  Blatantly.  Middle of the Gospel Reading, late.  Like, Mass is halfway over, late.  I don't understand it!  They don't have small children to dress.  They don't seem handicapped at all.  They obviously can figure out after hundreds of times coming in late that 5pm Mass does not start at 525pm. 
I have little room to complain...we don't always make it to Mass...sometimes I have an excuse.  But, whem we go, we get there on time...I've been late once in 32 years, 5 minutes late.  We don't even miss going very often, I'm jut saying, sometimes we do miss.
Come on, people!  It hurts me to see 2 capable adults walk into Mass at 525 each week...leave earlier!

CVS this week 3/28

I received a $3coupon in my email this week, along with a free gift coupon, from CVS, so I ran over to the newest store to see what damage I could do.

trans 1:
2 Sunchips 2.50 each(used 2 $1mqs)
use $3 cvs email Q
0.43 oop
trans 2:
cvs paper towel 1.29(used $1crt)
CVS bodywash 1.77(used free gift Q for overage)
2 Folgers 1.97 each(used $1/2)
3 Listerine 1.99 each(used 3 $1mqs & $3/3 cvs Q)
used $3 email Q
pd 2.71, but after reviewing I see they charged me for an extra Folgers I did not get, so I sent an email, and should be getting a refund of 1.97+tax back
trans 3:
3 Listerine 1.99 each(used 3 $1mqs & $3/3cvs Q)
2 Strap Perfect 9.99 each(-cvs bogo & 2 $1.50mqs)
used $3 email Q & 3.99ecb
1.08 oop

Friday, March 26, 2010

Homeland trip 3/26/10

There is always something free at Homeland!

2 Pillsbury grands Honey biscuits 0.99 per pkg
2 Pillsbury grands wheat biscuits 0.99 per pkg
(used $1/1 honey grands & $1/3 any pillsbury refrig. products...both dbled)=free+overage
Pompeian olive oil 4oz 2.25(-$1 IP)=0.25
Land o Lakes spreadable butter 1.04(-0.50IP)=0.04
Hormel pork cube steak 2.47(-$1 IP)=0.47
total oop $1.18, 95% saved

I better go back tomorrow!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

3/28 a great week to start Waggin'

If you don't already shop at Walgreens and use their Register Rewards program, the week of 3/28/10 would be a great week to start!  Many items are free after register rewards(FARR).  I have some beginner scenarios lined out:

trans 1:
Dentek Floss 2.00(-$1IP)=1.00
pay $1.00+tax, get 2RR
trans 2:
Dove Haircare 4.00(-$2IP)=2.00
1 Easter tumbler (-in ad ivc) 0.13
use 2RR from trans 1, pay 0.13+tax, get 4RR

In my city, that's $1.65 including tax for floss & shampoo, get back that 4RR...profit of 2.35.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Tracking your Savings, and Spending!

I started tracking my shopping trends in January 2010 on a great little excel spreadsheet.  Feel free to download it and use it for your own tracking.
I feel like March has been a little pricey for me...I have done quite a few transactions at CVS and Walgreens, and the tax adds up fast!  I'm sure it will even out in April, as I am very prepared at home and can spend a little less time shopping and a little more time gardening and playing with my sons.
I'm adding a feature on the side bar were you can glimpse my savings month by month.

Target coupons for Refreshing your Household

There are several good Target Coupons available right now...bedding, dishes, ottomans, area rugs...I used some Qs yesterday to score beach towels for 50 cents each, and new solar lighting for my front walkway for $1 each.  I put the lights out today, so when my irises start blooming, you'll get to see them in action!

Monday, March 22, 2010

I won a $100 Target gift card!

So, I just got home from Target, getting some great deals on Ore Ida fries and Sobe water, when I looked at 918CouponQueen for updates.  I'm pretty addicted to this blog and forum, by the way...lots of great people on there!  The CQ had a contest to see who had the best freezer stockpile and I WON!  I am so excited because that $100 can go a long way for me!!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Darcus Tori freebie for March

Free Aquamarine Diamond Cut Stud Earrings!
1. Add the earrings to your shopping cart.
2. Use promotion code: 0801
3. Click the ADD button to activate the code.
4. Complete checkout.

Just pay shipping for each pair you can order as many as you want.

There are several other freebies(Pink, Amethyst, Peridot, Blue Sapphire, and Garnet)this month, use the same promo birthstone is garnet, so I may just have to order!

Friday, March 19, 2010

I'm a finalist! Vote!

I'm a finalist in a local blog contest at 918CouponQueen.  You can look at pics and vote here by leaving a comment of your fav.  The contest ends Monday, and the winner gets a $100 Target gift card.  Since I spent about $35 at Target to stock my freezers, that $100 gift card could go a long way to keep my family fed!  Go vote for who you think should win, even if it's not me(but I'll gladly accept your vote!)

Funny story:  A couple weeks ago, I discovered my freezer was not freezing..eek!  My husband was working alot and no time to look at it, so I took the plunge and ordered a new freezer.  Well, at my suggestion, we discovered that the problem was the thermostat, and fixed the old one for a $40 part, the day before the new one came in!  So, now I have 2 chest freezers, which I like because I can stay more organized, and have room to put all our garden goodies this year!  So, we lost a few things in the fiasco, but it hadn't been very stocked.  Fortunately, the problem came at a time when I needed to restock on bread, meat, etc.  So, I scoured the ads and hit Target & Homeland and stocked back up for a low cost!  I love SuperTarget, by the way!  If you check often, you can usually score some pretty good deals on meat and produce...I found some stew meat and roasts that I ended up paying about 50 cents/lb for...what a deal!

Only one of my pics is shown on the voting page, but here are some others I took:
my inside freezer, with junk food

my veggie, bread, cheese freezer

my meat freezer, holding currently about a month's worth of dinner plans and 2-3 months worth of lunches

Virtual Easter Basket...Pay it Forward!

Thanks to Shannon for the heads up on this one!  You can send a Virtual Easter Basket to a blogger friend, and Hershey's will donate $10 to Children's Miracle Network!  So, my Virtual Easter Basket goes to Theresa, another blogger who posts some great deals!


Copy and paste these rules to your blog post.

Create a blog post giving a virtual Easter Basket to another blogger – you can give as many Virtual Baskets as you want.

Link back to person who gave you an Easter Basket.

Let each person you are giving a Virtual Easter Basket know you have given them a Basket.

Leave your link at comment section. You can also find the official rules of this #betterbasket blog hop, and more information about Better Basket with Hershey’s there.

Hershey’s is donating $10 per each blog participating to the Better Basket Blog Hop to Children’s Miracle Network (up to total of $5,000 by blog posts written by April 4th, 2010).

Please note that only one blog post by each blog url will count towards the donation.

Friday, March 5, 2010


So, I have been a slacker about posting.  I gave been busy chasing after a newly-mobile son mostly, but also still shopping, cooking, gardening.  My days are pretty full.  So, I am still around, but really most of the deal-related info comes out on hundreds of blogs every day, I don't feel the need to rehash it on this one.  So, I'll keep chasing around the speed-demon, and look for me to share recipes and gardening pics(hopefully) later on this year....

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

CVS and Wags score!

Love, love, love, love,love CVS & Wags!  Thanks to that combination, I have stocked up on laundry detergent and have some to give my folks!

I still need some practice at CVS...I used different ecbs than I intended and spent $2 too much...oh well!  I spent $7.41 oop, and got back $2 in RRs at Wags and $5.50 back in ecb from CVS...9 cent profit?  Nice!  Here is a pic of all my goodies:

That is 4 bottles of Purex liquid, 4 Purex 3-in-1 sheets 20ct, Softsoap Nutriserums bodywash, PowerBar Energy gels, 2 caramels, 13 Eclipse gum, 4 Nivea lip gloss, & 1 box Altoids.