Sunday, November 28, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Jonathan's play closet
We hope he doesn't tell people some day that we kept him in a closet when he was a baby. I promise we don't close the door on him! He sure loves playing with his toys in there.
Michael was getting ready to go home teaching (a visit to some members of our congregation). As soon as Andrew heard that he was going he rushed off to his room to get his church clothes on so that he could go with him. Daddy couldn't say no, of course. I mean, look at that face. Andrew's main joy in life is being Daddy's helper.
Decorating Halloween cookies.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
If the store isn't busy I'll do two or three separate transactions, which is what I did here. I think I was the only one in the store, so I didn't hold up the line and the cashiers are always happy to let me. This is how I did it:
3 boxes of Kleenex, $.99 each
1 box of Huggies size 5 diapers, $19.99
1 Crest Pro Health Clinical $3.99
$5 off $25 purchase
$3 off Huggies manufacturer coupon
$2 off Huggies Rite Aid store coupon (you can use both on the same item)
$1 off Crest manufacturer coupon
$1 off Crest Rite Aid store coupon
$.50 off Kleenex manu. coupon
$1.00 off Kleenex store coupon
2-$1 off Rite Aid coupons on any non-prescription purchase
The total after all of the coupons was $13.25, and I used a $10 Rite Aid gift card that I got from a rebate on some good deals I got in the past. My total paid was $3.25.
I also got back $6 in +UP coupons, that are good on my next purchase.
3 Kleenex $.99 each
2 Nestle Crunch Fun Size bags $2.50 each
Venus Breeze razors $5.99 (these are usually $9 or more)
2-Little Critter Gummy vitamins $6.79, $3.39 (buy one, get one 50% off)
I used these coupons:
$5 off $25 purchase
$1 off Thermacare manu. coupon
$1 off Kleenex manu. coupon
$.50 off Kleenex store coupon
$2.00 off Venus Breeze
2-$1 off Nestle candy
2-$1 off Rite Aid coupons on non-prescription purchases
$6 +UP reward from last transaction
Total: $9.44. I also got $2 more in +UP rewards
2 boxes of Ziploc bags, $2 each
$1.25 Ziploc coupon
$2 +UP rewards
Total: $1.15, with $1 +UP for next time
Whew, it takes a while to type all of that up. It does take some time to get everything organized for a shopping trip, but now that I've been doing it for a while it is much easier and totally worth it. I only buy the stuff we can actually use, but I sometimes stock up on free stuff that I can donate. For example, I have about 12 tubes of toothpaste that I got for free or for pennies, and I'll donate what we don't need.
Let me know if you want to try this and you need help. I've decided that coupons are like Monopoly money that you can actually spend. I have been able to reduce my budget and actually stick to it. Yay!
Baby's up. Perfect timing. :-)