Thursday, May 27, 2010

More sweet deals

Yes, I'm on a deal hunting rampage. LOVE IT!

Check this out:

There's more stuff I've gotten this week, but couldn't grab it and post it all... but here's some of the kick-butt deals I found.

Sweet Baby Rays BBQ sauce (I bought 2): .50 each (Albertsons sale, plus coupon)
Hunts ketchup & Heinz ketchup (okay, I got a little carried away... I bought 5 Heinz and 1 Hunts, I'm supplied for a year, LOL!): $1 each!!!!!! (Target & Wal Mart)
Farmer Johns hot dogs: FREE! (Stater Bros sale + coupon)
2 packages of Kotex pads, and 2 packages of Kotex pantyliners: FREE! (Target clearance PLUS my coupons made it free!)
Gillette Body Wash: better than free!, they paid me $8 CVS extra bucks to take it! So I actually made $8 for getting this! (I also had a buy one get one free coupon, which is how I got 2!)
Blistex 3 pack (which I'm always using this kind, and always losing them): $1.48 (Target clearance)
Listerne Whitening PreRinse: FREE! (Target clearance + coupon)
Pantene Hairspray: .88 cents (Target clearance + coupon)
Suave deodorant (one of my favorites!): .25 each (Stater Bros sale + coupons)
Green Works laundry detergent -- I usually make my own laundry detergent, but I got this for my mom: .48 cents!! (Target clearance + coupon)
Little Swimmers diapers: $3.49 (Walgreens sale + Walgreens coupon + Manufacturer coupon) -- and for those that don't buy swim diapers... that is an AMAZING deal! Usually they sell for $10!

Oh, and I also got a FREE Airwick i-motion spray thingie. You know those ones you just hit a setting and it sprays automatically... yup, FREE! (Target clearance, because it was "repackaged" plus a coupon)


My upline, Richard Garay, just won Stampin' Up! 2010 Artisan Award!

He's an amazing upline and deserves this more than anyone else!!!


(check out his awesome site:

Saturday, May 22, 2010

May Adventures

For those that don't know -- I take classes with National University. Our classes are set up on a monthly schedule. Pretty intense, I know! A class every month! This month's class is "Literary Theory," and oh my GOODNESS am I getting my butt kicked. Not to mention this month started off rough... I had a stomach bug, the kids were sick, and we took Elijah's pacifier away... and it all happened to fall at the exact same time! OY!

So, I feel like this month has been non stop, and I've barely had time to think. On the bright side, Elijah has been paci-free for nearly 3 weeks now! YAY ELI!! My parents had their annual Derby Party... ALWAYS fun. My sister and her fiance came out to visit for the Derby party, my mama's b-day was earlier this week, and some other random stuff going on between now and then... mostly play time with Aunt Laura, Hyrum & Adelaide. :)

Here's some photos!

Derby Party

My mom's 60th b-day
(no, I didn't have 60 candles, so I had to make do with this!)


Alright, so I'm pretty excited about this... Laura & I went to a "Something for Nothing" class, and it was all about how to save money with coupons. Now my friend (shout out to Katie Nelson here!) taught me some of the ways of awesome-couponing-adventures last year, and also taught me to store my coupons in a binder (GENIUS!)... but now since Laura and I are on this adventure together, we've REALLY gotten all into it.

So I've gotten all the stuff in the photo for under $5 -- some of it was even free!

I thought I'd share some awesome scores I found this week with sales, clearance, coupons, etc:
Herbal Essences shampoo - FREE! (CVS)
Suave Professionals Shampoo - .30 cents (Target)
Sunsilk Conditioner: $1 (Wal Mart)
Jergens Natural Glow moisturizer -- I had 2 of these but gave one to my mama -- FREE! (Target)
L'Oreal hair color - $1 (Wal Mart)
Right Guard D.O. for the hubby -- .75 cents each (Walgreens)
Colgate Pro Clinical toothpaste -- .99 cents (CVS)
Bounty Basic paper towels -- yeah we already have tapped into them... in fact, I think we already used them and I grabbed another roll of Bounty... anyways -- FREE! (Target)

I also got salami & bologna at Ralphs for .50 cents! And some other totally smashing deals.

I started totaling how much money I saved this week -- all on things I usually buy (foods, dog food, cat food, diapers, wipes, etc) and I've already saved $113+ AND got a $10 gift card back from Babies R Us AND a total of $10 gift cards back from Target...

Oh, and I won a 10 minute calling card from some sort of Colgate sweepstakes promo. I don't know the last time I used a calling card, but hey, you never know!