Sunday, February 21, 2010

our finds

so i have been a wee bit busy this week with many different things and haven't had that much time to search all the great deals out there.  BUT in saying that, both my boys and myself headed out to cvs & walgreens tonight, and i must say we got some pretty sweet deals!

lets see...i didn't get around to taking individual pictures tonight (sorry) but i will share what i got at each store.

2 cans of peanuts
4 boxes cheereos
1 colgate tooth past

paid: .70
got back $2.00 in ecb's
saved: $34.63

2 boxes frosted mini wheats
10 jars of baby food (carrots because those are the only things i don't make for eli)
4 bags of pieces candy
4 ghirardelli chocolate bars
1 mitchum deo.
2 right guad deo.
1 excedrin extra strength

paid: $5.58
got back $5.00 in RR
saved: $56.60

TOTAL for the night : $6.28 oop (out of pocket)
got back in ecb's & rr: $7.00
saved: $91.23

I am headed out to target sometime this week to stock up on diapers because there are great deals on them again!!

**the couponing blog is REALLY coming...i have just been so so so busy the last week.  sorry :(**


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

run run run!

in case you missed it...we are training for a marathon (our first) and have a blog here to keep up with it all!!

Friday, February 12, 2010

i heart walgreens & cvs

i ran to walgreens and cvs today because i had a little extra time & FINALLY have my coupons organized to where i don't have to spend hours looking for the best deal :) here is what i got!

TOTAL after ecb's & rr : $13.68


Thursday, February 11, 2010

the marathon

We have been talking about it for awhile now and have decided to actually do it. Yes, we are going to run a marathon!!  Depending on when God provides our mission support, we are planning on doing the Chicago Marathon on October 10th of this year (but we would be TOTALLY happy if our support came in and we left before then!)

We started back running today.  It has been awhile since either one of us has run consistently.  So, we started with a quick 3 mile in order not to bite off more than we could chew.  It felt really good to get out there, even though it was in the 20's.  There is something about running that...well in the moment it sometimes is difficult and we feel the need to quit but the feeling we get afterwards is always worth it!!

We have added a section to our blog called the marathon at the top.  We hope to update it often (daily) with updates on our training and tips we learn along the way.

Coming Soon!!! We are also working on adding a section to the blog for COUPONING (for all you ladies and gentleman who are interested!) and frugal living so look for that soon!

**oh and we wanted to say if any of our other running buddies want to join us WINK know who you are for the marathon and for a visit please let us know :)**

Eli's ready for his run today!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


so i have been waiting for today. okay not really but i was pleasantly surprised when i opened my mailbox daniel brought the mail inside to find that my request on facebook was answered! you see a couple of weeks back Oreo put up this page that on a certain day at a certain time you could get a free bag of the new Golden double stuf Oreo cookies.  if you didn't read that right i said FREE!!  then today Kraft First Taste had a deal where if you are a member then you can get a FREE box of Double Stuf Oreo Cakesters! Turns out I must have been a bit late, but I did get a $1.00 coupon.  My grocery store had these on sale for 2/$4.00 so i bought 1 for $2.00 & used my coupon. OOP I paid $1.12 :) that's my kind of deal!!



the deal-e-o

so i know you are waiting and waiting (or at least some of you have expressed that to me) and I am working on compiling my thoughts in a way to share them with you! please be patient. i promise it is coming! but in the mean time i will leave you with my shopping for this week.  I went well over our normal budget, but the deals this week on diapers were WAY to good to pass up (all you mommies out there know), so i thought why not stock up now!
Here is everything together:

Total before coupons, gc, ecb's & rr: $178.38 + tax
WHAT I PAID after coupons, gc, ecb's & rr: $58.37 + tax & i got $5.00 in ecb's back!!
that is a huge savings!!
The 2 things that were not on sale nor did i have a coupon for was OJ & eggs.  the hubby LOVES oj so much so i had to get it...right?!?!  Up here for some crazy reason OJ is $2.38 per container which if my memory serves me correct is less than the south!  Okay i don't have time to break up each total, but i did take pictures of what i bought from each store. i will highlight a couple of deals i couldn't pass up!

milk was on sale for $1.98

I got 5 boxes of wheat thins (one box is not pictured) for .40 a piece!!!

okay i paided .02 for each oatmeal cup!! & $3.99 per pack of diapers (which are regularly $12.99)

i also paid $3.99 per pack of diapers that are regularly $12.99!!

So there are my good GREAT deals i got at the stores this week.  please keep coming back!  I want to show you how to save $$ so stay tuned :)

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

this week shopping

so some (or MANY) of you have asked how i have done all this couponing stuff & where to begin. my next post (i promise) will be all about that. I am suppose to meet daniel at the school in a bit for a debate, but i wanted to post this really quick. I went to CVS and Walgreens and here is what i got:
CVS was 4 jars of ragu sauce & 2 peanut butters

Walgreens was 2 boxes of Honey Nut Cheerios, 2 boxes regular Cheerios, 2 boxes of Shredded Wheat, 1 gallon of water, 1 gallon of Fat Free Milk & 1/2 of Chocolate Milk

total before coupons: $46.32
total after coupons & ecbs : $9.64

OH & i need to pause and say THANK YOU to a dear friend of mine ANDI CLEMONS who introduced me to this couponing thing and patiently listened and answered all my silly questions :) i love you sweet friend!

okay have to run!