Shopping List for 3/1/13


I’m loving my couponing so much these days. I thought I’d share the love by sharing my list with you this week! I’m shopping at CVS and Walgreens every week now, and saving my Extra Bucks and Register Rewards to roll into the NEXT week’s purchase. I’m using The Krazy Coupon Lady‘s list of deals to plan, and you should follow them!

CVS

TRANSACTION #1:

Buy 3 Advil Congestion Relief, 10 ct $5.00 each ($15)

Spend $15.00, Receive $3.00 ExtraBucks, Limit 1

Buy 3 Select Pfizer Products, Submit for $6.00 Mail-In Rebate from RP 1/27

Use three $3.00/1 Advil Congestion Relief, Allergy & Congestion Relief, Cold & Sinus or Allergy Sinus, Limit of 4 like coupons in same shopping trip from RP 2/10 (exp 2/24)

Pay $6.00, Receive $3.00 ExtraBucks and Submit for $6.00 Mail-In Rebate

  

Buy 1 Thermacare Lower Back & Hip, 1 ct $3.49

Buy 1, Receive $3.49 ExtraBucks

Pay $3.49, Receive $3.49 ExtraBucks

 

Total: $18.49. Use Coupons = $9.49

Pay $9.49

Receive $3.00 and $3.49 EBs.

 

TRANSACTION #2:

Buy 1 Poise Wash, 7.3 oz $4.99

Or Poise Towelettes, 20-24 ct $4.99

Use one $3.00/1 Poise Roll-On Cooling Gel, Body Cooling Towelettes, Feminine Wash, Panty Fresheners or Personal Lubricant, excludes trial size from SS 2/10 (exp 3/23)

And use one CVS printable

Pay Nothing

 

Buy 1 Physician’s Formula Organics Mascara $9.99, regular price

Spend $10.00, Receive $7.00 ExtraBucks, Limit 1

Use one $1.00/1 Physician’s Formula Cosmetic Product from SS 2/10 (exp 4/30)

Pay $8.99, Receive $7.00 ExtraBucks

 

2 Colgate Sensitive Toothpaste, 4 oz $4.99ea ($9.98)

Buy 1, Receive $4.00 ExtraBucks, Limit 2

Use two $0.50/1 Colgate Toothpaste, 4 oz or larger, Limit of 4 coupons for same product in same transaction from SS 2/10 (exp 3/2)

Or $0.50/1 Colgate Toothpaste, 4 oz or larger, Limit of 4 coupons for same product in same transaction from SS 2/24 (exp 3/16)

Pay $8.89, Receive $8.00 ExtraBucks 

 

2 Schick Hydro 5 Power Razors $12.99 each ($25.98)

Buy 1, Receive $4.00 ExtraBucks, Limit 2

Use $5.00/2 Schick Hydro Power Select or Hydro 5 Razor from SS 2/10

Pay $20.98, Receive $8.00 ExtraBucks

Total: $50.94. Use $10/$50 from Magic Coupon Machine = $40.94. Use Coupons = $29.95. Use $10.16 EBs  Pay $19.17.  Receive $7.00, $8.00, and $8.00 ExtraBucks

 

Grand Total: $28.66 for $69.43 in product with $23.00 in EB for next week! Total OOP=$5.66

 

WALGREENS

TRANSACTION #1:

Buy 1 Energize Energy Tablets, 28 ct $8.00

Buy 1, Receive $8.00 Register Rewards

Total: $8.00 Use $4 RR from last week. Pay $4.00, Receive $8.00 RR

 

TRANSACTION #2:

Buy 1 Artic Naturals Daily Omega 3, 60 ct $10.00

Buy 1, Receive $10.00 Register Reward

Use $8 RR from #1. Pay $2.00, Receive $10.00 RR

 

 

 

TRANSACTION #3:

Buy 1 Rapid Acting Curacaine Analgesic Ointment, 1 oz $7.00

Buy 1, Receive $7.00 Register Reward

Pay $7.00, Receive $7.00 Register Reward 

 

Buy 1 Colgate Max Fresh, White, or Clean, 6 oz $3.49

Or Colgate 2 in 1 Toothpaste, 4.6 oz $3.49

Buy 1, Receive $3.00 Register Reward

Use one $0.50/1 Colgate Toothpaste, 4 oz or larger, Limit of 4 coupons for same product in same transaction from SS 2/24 (exp 3/16)

Pay $2.99, Receive $3.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Nestle Candy, .77 to 2.1 oz, $0.39

Pay $0.39

 

Total: $10.77. Use $10.00 RR from #2. Pay $0.38. Receive $7 and $3RR

 

TRANSACTION #4: 

Buy 1 Natrol Melatonin, 100 ct $4.00

Buy 1, Receive $4.00 Register Rewards

Pay $4.00, Receive $4.00 Register Rewards  

 

Huggies Jumbo Pack Diapers or Pull-Ups $8.99 (2=$17.98)

Huggies Natural Care Baby Wipes, 320 ct $8.99

Buy 2, Receive 2,000 Balance Rewards Points

Use $2.00/1 Huggies Little Movers Slip-On Diapers from SS 2/24 (exp 3/23)

Or $1.50/1 Huggies Diapers from SS 2/24 (exp 3/23)

Or $0.50/1 Huggies Wipes, 56 ct or larger from SS 2/24 (exp 3/23)

Or $3.00/1 Huggies printable

Final Price: $11.98 WYB2 diapers-2 $3/1, Receive 2,000 BR Points

Total: $15.98. Use $7 and $3 RR from #3. Pay $5.98.

 

Grand Total: $12.75 for $50.86 in product with 4 RR & 2,000 BRPs!

“The Sacred Journey 2: The Ancient Practices” by Charles Foster ~ Review


Soon after moving out to the Arizona desert from California’s Central Coast, I received this book through Booksneeze.com to review. I thought I was being clever in getting a free book, but I had no idea how powerful this book would be. “The Sacred Journey” is about the lost art of pilgrimage, a sacred journey to a place of spiritual importance. Just as Christians are pilgrims here on earth, the pilgrimage reminds us that we can’t be wrapped up in the trappings of permanence. This world is not our home, we’re just passin’ through. Charles Foster uses his own globe-trotting adventures as a backdrop to the lessons learned while out on pilgrimage; the importance of loving fellow travelers and helping them, of silence and meditation, and above all, being aware of what God is trying to teach you while you journey through life.

“The Sacred Journey” fascinated me. We had just left our deep roots near the ocean and moved out to the desert. What was worse, we were living in subsidized housing, which is government-code for roach-infested. Reading “The Sacred Journey” while living under these conditions was eye-opening, to say the least. Foster’s writing encouraged me to see our living situation through heavenly-eyes: only temporary housing until God moved us on. It challenged me every time I opened the pages to not complain about what was right in front of me, but look for what the lesson was supposed to be. Although I still complained (loudly and often), I can look back and see the places where the Lord had me grow, stretch, and learn, and many times it was because of something thought-provoking from “The Sacred Journey.”

Foster’s high, literary writing style was a huge appeal to me. His elegant, graceful use of language really touched me. However, many times when I would read quotes aloud to my husband, he would get confused, so perhaps Foster’s style isn’t for everyone. For me, however, this book is certainly one I recommend to fellow travelers on their journeys.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com <http://BookSneeze®.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Leaving it all on the altar


This summer, our worship pastor, Matthew, explained how, as worship leaders, we prepare, plan, and practice for Sunday mornings, but we often take our sacrifice of praise back off the altar and drag it around with us the next week. For YEARS I have taken my value and worth in how I’d “performed” during worship services.

“I totally nailed it this week! God must be so proud of me!” = pride and self-righteousness

“Oh man, I completely forgot my part. I’m such a failure.” = depression and self-loathing

What would it be like if the priests of old had dragged the charred, spent carcass of their offering off the altar and carried it around the rest of the time saying “look at my great sacrifice!”? It’s absurd and disgusting, right? In the same way, making myself the center of the praise offering is absurd and disgusting…praise and worship should be centered, focused, and wholly about God…His goodness and grace and inexplicable mercy on prideful, sin-filled people.

I am so thankful that Matthew taught me this lesson. This weekend’s worship band was…wild. People were sick, fighting sickness, we had technically complicated difficulties…you name it, it was happening. But then we had this awesome time of baptism at the end of each service. God’s Grace and Glory was on powerful display as people spoke of how the Gospel has transformed their lives. During the first set, I had been self-absorbed with my fading voice and all the technical details of the music, but hearing these people testify to the Grace they had received reminded me that it didn’t matter one bit if I sounded great or awful…it’s all about Jesus anyways. As a lead worshipper, my job is to prepare, plan, and practice in order to bring honor to Jesus and create a place where others can come and worship and adore Him.

After that first baptism and the Holy Spirit reminding me of the truth, I just worshipped. I happened to have a microphone and keyboard in front of me, but that didn’t make me any more than just another sinner, saved by the amazing Grace of our Loving God.

Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name. Bring an offering and come before Him! Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness. ~ I Chronicles 16:29 ~

Amen.

Saturday morning


I love Saturday mornings. I woke up early and had my bible time and my shower before everyone woke up. Then Hannah and I went to our Bountiful Baskets pickup site and picked up our fresh produce. This week included a lot of radishes, which I’ll have to experiment with because no one in this house has any love for the spicy red veggies. :-P Hannah was excited that there were more nectarines in this weeks’ basket because she loves them! And I love that she loves them!

After dropping the produce off at home, we headed to Fry’s. I was up planning this trip until 11:30 last night and I was hoping my late night calculations were accurate! After grabbing our warm pumpkinny goodness at Starbucks (a must!) we started shopping. Hannah did great until the last 15 minutes when she was “starving,” “tired,” and “board.”. Silly child.

Upon checkout, we were able to save 51% using our coupons. My math was off a tad, but we were still under our budget! Woot for saving money!

20120915-121745.jpgSo now, our pantry and fridge are filled with healthy, delicious food (OK, and a few frozen pizzas that were on sale for $1 each, and 3 cans of Pringles that were totally free) and we’ve (hopefully!) got enough to get us through the next 2 weeks!

Help Me by Helping You


I don’t want to turn into some advertising center on my blog, but this is free, and it benefits you, so here you go.

Walgreens is joining the card club (which is kinda lame; my wallet is already stuffed with loyalty cards), and it looks like we’ll be able to earn store credit of some kind by using the card. The website claims card-holders will get secret deals and specials. The card officially launches on the 16th, and if you use this special link to sign up for your Walgreens card, I get a little kickback. Which will be nice, because we’re having a diaper shortage this week!  =P

Thanks!

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