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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!



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.



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




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



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





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



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!


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. 😛 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!

Ninth Anniversary Coupon Trip

Because nothing says “I love you” like saving 85% on your shopping. =D Happy anniversary to my husband, Anthony.

We also ran a report on our July savings goals. I budgeted $400 for the month of July. We were over by $5, but this included our mid-month switch to gluten-free groceries AND all our toiletries, beauty products, diapers, etc. I’m pretty proud of how close we are to our goal! Some adjustments need to be made for August, but this was an awesome kickoff for the new month!


Kids Say… Friday edition

While waiting for the water to boil for the kids’ mac & cheese, I gave them a bowl of cut cantaloupe and popped some popcorn for them to nosh on (since they were STARVING). After a few minutes, I asked “How are you enjoying your amuse bouche?” to which Hannah replied, “Mom! It’s called CAN’T-A-LOPE!”

I chuckled and reminded them of the interesting French phrase we had learned while watching “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” earlier this morning.

Which, if you haven’t seen it, you are really missing out. Check it:

Anyways, once the mac & cheese was on the table and I was working through my nachos (I say “no” to fake cheese and “heck yes!” to melted Mexican cheese), Jonathan asked “Mom, how are you enjoying your AM-HUGE POOP?”

I’m still cracking up!

Observation and News

18-month-old boy, cheesy eggs, bacon and water.

Is it just me, or is toddlerhood just one big mess that never gets totally cleaned up? I swear, the kid wears more food than he eats! And then there’s the all important, meals end dumping of the water into the food bits and splashing it everywhere. I’m sparing you the photo, because I’m quite sure you’ll want to enjoy your next bacon and eggs meal. =P

***There is no connecting these two paragraphs. In fact, the previous paragraph has absolutely nothing to do with the rest of this post. I just finished cleaning up the boy and had to say something about it. The real blog post actually starts below.***

I’m editing from home again. An online high school (and soon middle school!) based out of Chandler has hired me and this is the end of my first week of working for them.  See, this is the perfect job for me. It’s IMPORTANT for me to be critical of everything I see. It’s nice that my talent for being a nit-picky grammar bitch is finally paying off! And, as Anthony says, it’s important to keep my inner bitch happy.  =P

Speaking of staying happy, here’s one of two stacks of books by my bed that I’m planning on reading soon. This is the fiction stack:


Books to Read: Fiction

Yeah, I know “Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” has been on my “currently reading” status for a few months, but I seriously can’t get into it and keep setting it aside for other books (like the smutty-but-sinfully-entertaining Black Dagger Brotherhood novels Anthony got me… not that I’m recommending them at all). And Sherrilyn Kenyon much? One of the Borders in Mesa was closing, so I got those 3 books plus 2 others for less than $15. Pretty good, no?
And for the non-fiction stack:

The "Make Me a Better Mommy" stack

Notice the theme? Yes, we’re considering a Montessori school for Jonathan for Fall. Even if we decide to keep him home, I’m totally fascinated by the Montessori method, and being the nerd I am, I’m researching the crud out of it.  Thanks to my pal Jamie Jarmin for loaning me the top 4 books in this stack. I promise I’ll get through them soon!
And last, but not least, I think we’re going to buy a newer van this weekend, and I’m super stoked, especially since we’re planning a trip out to California in a few weeks!
So there’s my weekend update. What’s your week been like? Any good books in your to-read stack?


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