Thursday, January 31, 2008

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Total came to: 95.10
Using my Shaws rewards card-33.41
Using Manufacturers Coupons-20.86
Shaws Doubled Coupons-2.58
OOP: 38.25

The best deals.....Glade Refills were half off making them 1.64 a piece. I also had a coupon b2g1 So that makes them 1.09 a piece :)

Chex Mix was 10/10 regularly 2.19 a piece. I bought 2 for 2 dollars and had a 1/2 coupon .50 cents a piece

Columbo Yogurt was half off marked to .49 I had a .55 cents off one. They not only gave me the 6 cents overage but doubled the coupon! This made .61 cents overage times 2

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Wags coupon TOMMOROW ONLY!!

I took this from Hot Coupon World

My trip(thank you fannie for the spread sheet):

Qty Each Item Cost
1 $ 5.99 Garnier Wipes $5.99
4 $ 0.99 Hormel Chili $3.96
2 $ 6.49 Biore $12.98









Total $22.93
Qty Each Coupons
1 $ 2.00 Nutritise Coupon $ 2.00
1 $ 3.00 Wags coupon $ 3.00
1 $ 3.00 Sunsilk RR $ 3.00
1 $ 0.55 Hormel Chilli $ 0.55
2 $ 2.00 Wags Biore $ 4.00
1 $ 2.00 Biore $ 2.00
1 $ 1.00 hormel chili $ 1.00

$ -

$ -

$ -

$ -
CVS $/$$ or CRT $4.00
Gain or Total Coupons $ (19.55)
Lose Total after Cpns $3.38
ECBS Pay with ECBs
$3.38 GRAND TOTAL OOP $3.38 $ -

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

I wuv you

Today is a day where I am just not strong at all. I had a really bad night and have very little sleep in me. I just couldn't take one of THOSE days if you know what I mean. Trevor is being so good. We were just playing Hungry Hippos and Operation and out of nowhere, "mommy, I WUV you can I have a hug". It really just made my day.

Monday, January 28, 2008

A big shopping day


After I get my rebates back I will have spent 45.22 oop and I earned 22 back in ECB

Good deals:

Cottonelle TP at CVS for 4.99 use a 1.00 manu coupon or .55 and earn 2 back in ecb like paying 3.99 for tp

Johnsons and Johnsons baby lotion 2.99 with a 2.00 ecb

Garnier products Rite Aid has 3 seperate deals going on where you buy a certain product for 2.99 and get 2.99 back in a SCR along with a 1 dollar off coupon makes for a good deal. Speed sticks are also free after SCR

Wags face stuff cheapest one was 5.99 they had a coupon in the Easy Saver book for 3 dollars off along with a 2 dollar manu on the tear pad .99 cents for face wash NOT BAD They are also doing the 2.99 rebate on hair care. They also had the speed stick for the free rebate

I also noticed that wags has the energy drinks from last months CVS deal free, a venus razor for women free, and a soft soap for free

Target had those robes for 4.94 I think great gift for mothers day. I also bought a 4 dollar aromatherpy thing for my mom and can give her a gift certificate for a spa pedi or mani and its a great gift for cheap!

Precision Monitor

Feb Monthly deal:

Buy one precision monitor(like we need another) 19.99
use a manufacturer coupon -10.00
9.99 oop and earn 9.99 in ecb

The limit is one Use $/$$ and its a even sweeter deal


I put the kiddies to bed last night and sad I know ran to CVS. If your a mom you know what shopping with a infant and a toddler is like. Yea no thanks I'll pass!

I got:

2 jumbo packs of huggies diapers
5 jugs of Similac
2 GIANT Garnier Fructis Shampoo
1 biore cleanser
1 biore strip set
1 24 pack of cottonelle tp(AWESOME DEAL THANKS BBC)
1 pull ups
1 pack of stayfree pads

I used a 15/75 CRT
then ecbs and coupons and spent 2.52 oop

However they messed up so I need to go back today and I plan on returning the pull ups that were tagged wrong for 15.99

Huggies 8.88
Cottonelle 4.99
garnier wipes 5.99
garnier cleanser 5.99
After coupons and return value I will pay .86 oop and earn 14 i ecb

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Free Clinique Happy

taken from bbc

Saturday, January 26, 2008


I love that board. Any time I do have a question it does get answered. I came for questions buy stayed for drama.

My birth board for Aubrey is getting shut down every other day. People go in there just to piss people off. You know those women who because they do something like breastfeed ALL women who cant breastfeed suck and don't even get me started on the formula AKA rat poison they feed their kids(that ones for you diana)

But there there are women who make up stories to get people going. OMG it gets so comical A. because some women buy into this shit b. because some people are so fucking retarded and have diarrhea of the mouth then cant take the wrath after they open their mouth.

It CRACKS me up there is a blog that linked my blog to it and I guess women got mad bc it posted a link to their blog the way I see it is THANKS for the new blog traffic noone else is bored enough to read this shit. Always gives for a good read on a hoppin Saturday night.

Shaws deals of the week

These are my particular deals for the week!

Coke, Diet Coke, and Sprite 12 pks are 3/10. 2 liters are 5/5. When you buy 20 dollars in Coke products you can use a 4 dollar off coupon(found on a tear pad).

There is a coupon for buy any Hellmans mayo(18 oz or larger I believe), Hillshire Farms Deli Select lunch meat get a loaf of Shaws brand bread for free

Buy 10 Kraft Products get 5 dollars off(coupon in ad)

Draggone Ricotta Cheese was 2/7

THey also had Orville Redenbacker Popcorn bogo and get a 2 lt of Coke for free. Use the .40 cents manufacturer coupon decent deal if you have a movie night.

My shopping list:
2 Draggone Ricotta Cheese (on sale 2/7 plus there are 1/1 Draggone ricotta cheese making them 2/5)
1 Shaws Brand Bread (10/10)
4 Philly Creme cheese(4/5)
2 Kraft American Singles 24 pack of cheese_2/5)
6 Sprite 12 pks(3/10) Buy 20/4 off
2 Hellmans Mayo(I have a one dollar off 2 manu coupon
2 100 Calorie packs of snacks (2/5) manu coupons for .35(shaws doubles up to a dollar I believe)
Total: 67.79
-Shaws rewards card savings 12.50
-manu coupons 13.35
-Shaws double coupon-.35
Total oop: 41.59

Friday, January 25, 2008

Hello energy

Yesterday my goal was to get half of my final started. I did....I got the apartment semi cleaned up before Jeff got home. So as soon as he gets home with my shadow no more then 4 feet behind me in her swing, bouncy seat, or the floor I cooked a very yummy dinner, cleaned the kitchen, living room, bathroom and bedrooms. I then washed, dried, folded and put away 2 large loads of laundry leaving us one left to do. So I wake up this a.m. with nothing to do besides finish my final which I will attempt tomorrow when my dorky husband goes with his brother to see RAMBO. SUCH A DORK! O and its 9:34 and Trev still isn't up LAZY BONES. But he is a child you do know wake up...reminds me of Godzilla when you do..No thanks. Aubrey is blowing kisses at me...I make kissing noises and she sucks in her bottom lip and does the same thing over again and giggles too cute!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Free Pretzels

I took this from Fannie a bbc member whose blog is on my I like to read. She got it from Slickdeals!

Being a mommy

I am like any mom. I have my good and bad days. I really don't know how I ever survived without my babies.

As I sit down writing this Trev and I are going back and forth singing Patty Cake. He does the motions and we go through mommy, Aubrey and Trev for the end of the song when you say (name)and me. He now ran in his room and is playing with his Spiderman figures singing pider man pider man pider man pider man. Hes so sweet.

Now Aubrey has discovered her hands and feet recently. She will stop dead in her tracks and just stare like holy crap what are these things. She just stares at them and I will talk to her in my very high pitch annoying baby voice and she giggles and starts shaking in excitement :)

I have a lot of bad days where I really suffer with getting anything done with them. If you know me you know I like my apartment spot less, I like my homework for school completed a week or two before its due. However Im learning to relax a little because I will never ever get this time back with my kids. I feel somedays Im not truly greatful for how great of an opportunity I have to be able to stay at home with my kids and witness everything myself.

Like the silly little things. Trevor just came in mommy I had a big accident in my underwear. So I felt his underwear and said yea you peed a little so go potty and I will wipe you down and put a new pair on. Just try better next time. Im not mad. Yea mommy but I Am mad I had a big accident...To cute!

I am also struggling with breastfeeding. With Trevor I tried for 3 weeks he was so ill he had to go back to the hospital, I got infected so we just put him on formula. With Aubrey she took to it like a champ. She wont take pacifiers so I have a feeling getting her on the bottle will be hell. She also is very attached to me. I am the only one who can put her to sleep, the only one who can really soothe her, she wont let many people hold her even if Jeff holds her she has her eye on me. Its just very frustrating that I cant ever take a few hours for myself because she will need to eat. I know if I quit I will feel like a complete failure and really beat myself up over it. Noone ever told me breastfeeding would be so challenging. Well Aubreys getting fussy she must be sensing me talking about taking her boobies away from her lol....Here are a few pics for your enjoyment of Aubrey playing with her hands.



Wednesday, January 23, 2008


Someone obviously Wags in my area. All the good clearance was gone in one of them(the one that always is out of everything). The other one had a few good deals but not as much clearance.

3 Degree Deodorants 8.97-3.00 Wags coupon-3.00 Degree coupons 2.97
4 Hunts Pasta Sauce 3.16-2.16 Wags coupon 1.00
1 Garnier Shampoo 4.29-1.50 Wags coupon-1.00 Garnier Coupon 1.79
5.76-5 dollar register reward from last trip .76 oop!!

Second trip:
schick quattro 3.19-2.00 coupon 1.19 oop

YAY! Yankee Candle


This is 31 Yankee Candle candles should have retailed for $61.69. I paid according to online which I'm gonna believe till I see my credit card statement $21.73 according to the packing slip I paid $15.57 which would make it a even sweeter deal! I have a candle normally going in each room when I am home. So this saved me a TON for next fall/Christmas! Some may call me crazy but I'm laughing all the way to the bank with all the savings I am doing :)


I feel since I had Aubrey well since I got prego and was so sick, then to big, then on bed rest I don't do nearly as many special things for Trev as we used to do. So I found out a new BRU/TRU combo was opening and Spiderman (Trevor's hero) was going to be making a special appearance. So we drive a hour there and didn't tell him. We saw Clifford the big red dog first and Trev was kinda scared but just wanted me to hold him. Then we saw Geoffrey the HUGE giraffe and he ran right up to him gave him a high five. So I'm thinking hes gonna s*&t himself when he sees Spiderman. He sees him and his jaw drops. We had to walk to the back of the store and Spiderman followed us. Trev was just staring. Then when it came time to see him he wouldn't budge. So I walked him over and he just stared finally gave him a high five. Then he just stood and stared at him for a good 15 mins. He was so happy. I love seeing him smile that big and hearing those cute words...Shanks mommy(Shanks is Thanks)

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Scissors+Trevor= poor poor kitty

I heard a few bangs and crashes throughout the apartment thought it was just Trev walking(he is as graceful as his momma). Then I heard the cat kinda crying. I look up, cat goes running across the floor, trev is chasing her falling over himself trying to get her, and he has his playdoh scissors in his hand! Poor Poor Kitty. She asks for it though she knows where she can hide some days she just struts right in front of him. Its like she wants to die a early death lol

My very AWESOME bargain day!

I went to 4 stores and saved so much


Graco Alano travel system regualar 169.99 42.48
Star Wars Lap top for one of our nephews Christmas or Bday reg 19.99 4.97
Easel for Trevors Christmas or Bday reg 19.99 4.98

Saved: 157.54 spent oop 52.43

6 tubs of PB 2/5 15-3 dollars in coupons 12 got 5 back in register rewards
1 Schick Quattro clearanced to 3.19 from 11.99 and used a 4 dollar coupon .81 cents overage!!
1 Bic Solei 4pk Razors on sale from 5.47 to 3.99 plus a 2 dollar coupon 1.99
1 Fructis spray gel for me 3.99- 1.50 wags coupon-1.00 manu coupon 1.49

Saved 22.10 earned 5 dollars back and spent 14.67 oop

Shaws(in two trips)
2 lbs of ground beef
2 packs of lettuce shreds
2 packs of kraft mexican cheese
2 Taco Bell Salsas
2 10 pks of Tortillas
3 cans of ragu sauce
4 Snickers Candy Bars

Saved with coupons and Shaws reward card 20.16 and spent 12.87

The kids were VERY well behaved I was almost shocked. My brother tagged along to help me THANK YOU!! Love when he helps me :)

Very grumpy!

I have a 4.5 almost 5 month old not a newborn I wish she would realize this. She has been going to bed at 9:30(thank god) so I get a little bit of time to myself but she is still up every 3 hours. Sometimes she will go a little longer but she wakes up to nurse and goes right back to sleep. I just want ONE full nights sleep. I could kick myself for not offering her bottles when we were supposed to, since now she just wont take one. I try and be mad but then I see those gums grinning at me and I just cant. Shes so lucky she has that going for her!!

My husband DOES NOT have the cuteness factor. Yesterday he gets outta work early and decides to put a battery in my truck. Fine it kinda needs a new one anyways. Even better hes gonna pick up the boss and take him too. So I cant make dinner cause I don't know when they will be home. Long story short they get back at 5 and I didn't get to eat dinner till 7:30! I hate eating that late. Then Aubrey was clinging to me as usual not letting me get a damn thing done. So I still have dishes to clean.

Along with cleaning the kitchen I would like to run to Shaw's today and take part in their AWESOME taco deal. Looks like you have to buy a package of tortillas and ground beef and you get salad, cheese and Salsa for FREE! I think I have coupons for the tortillas. I would also like to check and see if Targets baby clearance went to 75 percent yet. I'm sure it did and I missed it and I will be annoyed. I also need to get a final started that is due Sunday. So much to do and so little time in a day to do it all.

Well I suppose I should get the kitchen cleaned, and a shower in. Have a great day!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Videos of the kids

Aubrey though very "emo" at times as my brother would say has just started to really laugh if you tickle her. I got a video the other day in the middle of cleaning the house so excuse my hair, lack of make up and warm clothes lol. The second video is from our video recorder of Trevor and his first Christmas understanding Santa.

Meal planning, and end of the month budget

My week has officially started down one kid :) My mom took Trevor for the day! I do have a clean house, one thing down. Laundry is all caught up! I do need to make a meal plan for the remainder of the month. It seems like we are eating the same things over and over again. I have a very wide range of things I will eat or at least try, Jeff not so much(grrr)

My eleven meals:
Fettuccine Alfredo
Di Giornio Pizza
Chicken, Rice Casserole and veggie
Baked Ziti with Texas Toast
Spaghetti with Texas Toast
Fajitas with Queso
Chicken, Red Potatoes baked dish with veggies
Taco bake
Roasted Chicken with noodles and a veggie
Beef Tenderloin

I have 120 dollars left for my grocery budget. I'm hoping I can use this or even less for the rest of the month :) We are now left with 2 credit cards left, after our return comes in we will have about 2k in our Savings account and NO MORE CREDIT CARDS! YAY! NO MORE DEBT! Now its time to save save save for this house that we want! We followed our budget very good this past month. Went a little over for gas, a little over for shopping(however in the long run saved a ton so I wont be over spending for Christmas :))

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Target Gillette deal!

Target has Gillette Champions Gift Packs on clearance for 4.98 were normally around 14.99. Use the 2 dollar coupons out from the past papers and 2.98 for a gift set. Great for Fathers Day or Christmas 08


Saturday, January 19, 2008

My weekly CVS deals :)

8 32 oz Gatorade
3 10 oz Digornio Pizzas
2 packs of Easy Ups
2 Packs of Kandoo Easy up wipes
2 Tide Laundry Detergent
2 Dove Deodorant
4 SpeedStick Deodorant
1 1/2 gallon of Milk

Total: 104.01
After CVS savings and Coupons -18.63 in CVS ECB plus a 10/50 CRT

Friday, January 18, 2008

Christmas 2008

We have a Christmas/Birthday budget of 2k. I always like to be as under budget as I possibly can. So I shop all year round on clearance if I can. We have 3 cousins, 2 moms, 1 dad, 1 brother, and 10 nieces and nephews along with our children.

Thank you Target! I got for 144.01 8 kids off of our list done, and a good start on stocking stuffers and gifts for Trevor. I should have paid 576 for all of the stuff I bought. :)

Here is just half the stuff I got :)


My name is...

My name is Amanda I am a stay at home mom to my two beautiful children. They are 3 and 4 months. I am a student at a online university. My passion in life are my children. They have made me the person that I am. Though at times they drive me crazy they def complete me. I am going to create this blog as a place for me to vent, share pics, videos or stories of the kids. The main reason is to share all the great deals I get. Ive been couponing and bargain hunting seriously for about 3 months now. Its insaine the mini-stockpile I have created and the money I have saved my family. We used to spend 125 a wk or up to 7000 annually. On top of this we would spend another 4k on clothes, odds and ends for the apartment etc. My goal is to try and see how much I can save by the years end so that we have the most money we can to buy our first home in November.