Monday, June 27, 2011

Deals Overview 6/26-7/2

Deals I'm planning on getting this week:

Not much this week, printing some $1/1 Honest Tea coupons from Recycle Bank to get free bottles (it's my favorite Iced Tea :)

Veet: Make $2
Stayfree: 2 FREE
Crest w/ Scope: Make $1 on 2
KY Premium Products: $4

Skipping Walgreen's this week. I don't have any RR to use and it's out of the way to get there so I'm passing.

Benadryl Itc Sticks: $.28 ea
3 crackerfuls and 1 newton thins: free-$.4o ea depending on which coupons they will take
Lipton Tea Bags: $.09
MSF black bean burgers: $1.49ea
TicTacs: $.02 ea
Carefree liners: FREE
Apples: $2.99/3lb bag
Cutter's Family Bug Spray: FREE
Method Cleaners: $1.49ea
Trying to figure out a good deal on the edys ice cream
Plus I get a $.05 discount for each reuseable bag and a 5% discount for paying with my Target debit card!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Super Savings Saturday

Pictures of the deals, I got this week:

CVS and Rite Aid from early in the week went with my mom who is just learning (we put together her coupon binder last weekend), used some rainchecks from last week to get the John Freida, Motrin, and Crest ProHealth. I started with $32 ECB's at CVS and was trying to spend them in case we have a few dry weeks coming and I get stuck with them expiring, but got a $1.50/glade candles at the coupon scanner and ended up leaving with $38 ECB's somehow?? SO much for using them up!
Saturday I picked up some more Tom's(went with my MIL, she loves Tom's mouthwash) (still have a raincheck for one). On Sunday we went out and used our CVS rainchecks for the ones that were out of stock at our CVS on Monday.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Boomerang Faith

Have you ever read the book of judges? If the book of judges were a madlib it would look something like this:

The Israelites did evil in the sight of the Lord. The Lord's anger was stirred up against Israel, so he let them be sold into the hands of _______________ (city). But then the Israelites cried out to the Lord, and he delivered them by appointing ________ (first name) as a judge over Israel. They had peace for ____ (number) years. Repeat several times.

The story of Israel resembles a boomerang, the Israelites stray, the fall onto hard times because of their sin, then beg for God to save them, and every time, He does.

When you look at your relationship with God does it look like a boomerang? Sometimes it certainly seems like it. Sometimes it is okay if it looks like this. Often times, we can handle one sinful or prideful aspect of our lives to be pointed out at once, God exposes our sin, we seek repentance and we go on until the next thing is revealed to us. This can be a good thing, if someone revealed to us every character flaw we had the second we met them, we would feel overwhelmed, hurt, and might not even want to be friends with that person, but if a friend in love shares one thing we're falling short it, it is easier to take.

Now this does not apply to habitual sin. If you are repeating the same sin over and over and seeking forgiveness, you need to search deep and change your heart, because it is a heart issue that makes it hard to change. If you are living in sin, you need to recognize that sin and run int he opposite direction. Be aware of fellow Christians who want to rebuke you in love, they are trying to help, even if it hurts to hear it. I saw a quote on the wall of the Christian donation-only gym the other day that said "The punishment of sin is when we become numb to sin so that we do not realize we are in it."

If it seems like God has been constantly revealing new sins to you, congratulations, you are in good company and that means you are growing as a child of God. If you are struggling with habitual sin then I pray that you will seek repentance and have a change of heart.


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Deals Overview 6/19-6/25

Deals I'm planning on getting this week:

Toms of Maine Toothpaste/Deo $1.50 (limit 2)
Glade Products Spend FREE (using a free product coupon to make this a good deal)
Pantene 2/$1.98
LA Looks hair gel FREE
Hershey's Bliss FREE-make $1
PowerBar Bites FREE
Colgate Toothbrushes make $.80 (limit 2)
Motrin FREE (3)(raincheck from last week)
Crest ProHealth FREE (2) (raincheck from 2 weeks ago)
John Freida FREE (2) (raincheck from last week)

Make $3 with $3/$15 survey coupon from my receipt and
Colgate Toothpaste make $1 each (limit 4)
Tom's of Maine toothpaste/deo $1.50 (limit 4)
St. Joseph's aspirin FREE (we use this to keep cut flowers and roses alive in the vase :)

SOMETHING! my register rewards expire and I didn't see any great deals so I'll be finding something to buy, perhaps windex as we are low on that right now

Clif Bars: $4/box
Strawberry Shortcake Bandaids: .37 ea
Benefiber: <$1 each
Oscar Mayer turkey bacon <$1
Liz Lange Shirts ($3off coupons)
Shorts ($3 off coupons)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Deal Overview This Week

Deals I'm planning on getting this week:
(for details or coupon links see MoneySavingMom or RainingHotCoupons)

Veet products
Rite Aid in-ad coupon ($2)
Facebook Printable ($2)
$5 UP+ on 2
final price: cheap, free, or up to 4.00 moneymaker

Oral B Electric Toothbrushes
MC coupon ($3)
UP+ on 1 $3
final price: free

I plan on doing the veet deal twice and the oral B deal twice

.99 ECB
$2/ any excedrin (coupon scanner)
final price: free to $2 moneymaker

Colgate Toothpaste
$1/1 MC
$1 ECB
final price: free + .21 overage

Oral B Pulsar Toothbrushes
$3 MC
$3 ECB
final price: free

Soy Supplement
$8 with $8 RR
final price: free

Fish Oil
$2 printable
$10 ECB
final price: $2 moneymaker

Gillette Deal
Razor, 2 body washes, and 2 deodorant
$4 MC razor
$2/1 bodywash
BOGO body wash MC
BOGO deodorant MC
$5 RR on razor
$10 RR on $30 Gillette
final price: all free

3M products
Will buy ace bandages and/or nexcare items (if try me free labels are found on them) to fulfill this deal, will see when I get to the store.
Using $2/1 Ace product printable

John Frieda Deal
Buy 6 Full repair starting at 5.99 each
Use 3 $3/2 Target printables (under beauty)
Use 6 $5/1 MC
Get 2 $5 giftcards back
final price: 6 free plus $10-12 moneymaker
(Really excited about this deal!!!)

I have a few printables and some target coupons, probably going to get some eyeliner (priced at .97) with $1/1 and a few cheap makeup products with $2/1 coupons stacked with Target $1/1 coupons


Dole ColeSlaw
Buy 4 @ $1
Use 4 .50/1 coupons (will double to $1)
(this must be done in separate transactions or only 1 will double!)
final price: free

Wacky Mac
Buy 2 wacky mac @ $1
Use 2 $.40/1 coupons
final price: $.20


Monday, June 6, 2011

Coupons I'm Printing This Week

I'm printing 2 of each of these coupons this week (and I bought 4 newspapers)
$2/1 Ace Bandage (using at Walgreens, zip code 60543)
$1/1 Clorox 2 product
Buy 2 Get 1 Free Crunch Bars
$.40/1 Wacky Mac (will double to .80 at martins, making it around $.20)
$1/1 Kraft Deli Deluxe (most likely will pair with a target coupon in the near future)

Coupon Network
.50/1 Dole coleslaw (doubles to $1 at martins, on sale 10/$10 this week)
$.50 Newman's Own (will double to $1 at Giant/Martins)
$3/2 John Frieda Full Repair (Beauty)
$.50/1 Dole Coleslaw (manufacturer's coupon-see above)
$1/1 Mead flashcards

Omega Smart Fish Oil
(will make $2 at Walgreens)

Green Giant
$.50/1 Green Giant Vegetables (search for page, then like and follow instructions)
Rite Aid: $2.50 off Maybelline Lipstick
Lysol: $1/1 A/P cleaner trigger or antibac kitchen cleaner
PopChips: BOGO free

John Freida (smartsource) $2/1