Thursday, September 24, 2009

Weekly savings

Walgreens has some pretty nice deals going this week, so I decided to try and "stock up" on a few items:

10 boxes of Royal jello
PAID $.20 each ~ $2.00 Total

6 bottles of Peroxide
PAID $.33 each ~ $2.00 Total

5 candy bars
PAID $.49 each ~ $2.45 Total

4 cans Campbell's Condensed Cream Soup
PAID $.39 each ~ $1.56 Total

I was also able to get some great deals at Walmart this week. I was able to purchase 26 items worth $72.00 for only $28.50! That's about a 62% savings. Some of my SUPER deals were:

4 Airwick I-motion smell goods - on sale for $5.00 each
Used 4, $4.00 off coupons
PAID $1.00 each

6 Pull ups flushable wipes - $1.64 each
Used 3, $2.00 off 2 items coupons
PAID $.64 each

2 pkgs Bic Markers - on sale for $.50 each
Used a $1.00 off 2 items coupon

2 boxes of HUGGIES wipes - $2.47 each
Used 2, $2.00 off coupons
PAID $.47 each

1 pkg Nature Valley Clusters - $2.94 each
Used $1.60 off coupon
PAID $.68

2 boxes of Zantac (8pk) - $4.23 each
Used 2, $5.00 off coupons
OVERAGE $1.54 total - THEY PAID ME!!!

4 pkgs White cloud TP - $2.00 each
Used 4, $1.00 off coupons
PAID $1.00 each

Monday, September 21, 2009

If April showers bring May flowers, then what do September showers bring?

It's been a while since I've posted any new pictures, so I wanted to share some recent photos of Paul, Seth, and Clay. The photo below is from one morning last week. We had a break in the rain, so the boys and I decided to go outside and pick some tomatoes and peppers from our garden.
These 2 pictures below are from earlier today. It feels like it's been raining for a week straight and we have not had the opportunity to get the boys outside to play. (Even our back deck is soaked.) The ground is pretty saturated, so we decided to take a walk to our mailbox to check the mail.
Here are Clay (solid blue), Seth (green), and Paul (blue/white stripe) holding the mail as we walked back to our house.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Best shopping day to date

My local grocery store, Kroger, runs their sales from Wednesday through Tuesday. I got such great deals last week, that I decided to go back for some more deals before the sale closed. (Priscilla, you inspired me to go back.) So, I ran out to the store last night and I am SO happy I did. I think I had my best shopping experience yet! In summary, I was able to purchase 39 items worth $109.01 for ONLY $33.26 - that's right I ONLY PAID $33.26 for all of my groceries! That a 71% savings of $75.75!!!!

I was looking at this week's Kroger ad this morning and I think I was kind of able to get the "best of both worlds" last night. It looks like they had already started marking the sales for this week, so I was able to take advantage of last weeks deals with some of this weeks deals. If that is the case, then maybe I'll just have to start doing my shopping on Tuesday nights!