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Saturday, May 14, 2011

This Week in Review

So, Tuesday, we went to court for the hospital bill (this was from Tom's surgery last year). I had sent them a letter asking for a payment plan of $50 a month, they called me back on Monday and said they could take $100 a month. I talked to Tom and we agreed to it. I asked the girl to fax me a copy of the agreement and she did. We decided it would still be wise to go Tuesday morning, so we went. When we got there, the lawyer that was there didn't even know that we had made an agreement so if we hadn't gone, it would have just looked like we didn't show up. Anyway, it's all worked out now, so please just pray that we are able to make those payments with no problem.

Thursday evening, I went in and did some coupon shopping.

At K-Mart, I spent $4.71 and got:

Four 3 packs of Ivory bar soap (on sale for $1 a pack and with $1 off coupon for each one).
6 bags of Easter eggs at 90% off, should be enough for my daycare egg hunt next year.
Some other clearance Easter stuff

At Walgreen's, I got another one of the Profusion razor kits. It was on sale for 9.89 with a $5 Register Reward and I had a $4 off coupon.

At United I got 3 boxes of Wheat Thin Crunch Stix crackers for 74 cents a box (they were on sale for 1.74, I had $1 off coupons)

At Jumbo's I got:
18 boxes of Hamburger, Tuna, and Chicken Helper. On sale for 99 cents a box with 75 cents off 3 coupons for 74 cents each, final price.
4 packages of Taco Bell fajita seasoning, $1.26 total, they were 69 cents each, I had 75 cents off two coupons
I also got some roast that was on sale and some pork chops that were marked down

Last night, I did my regular bi-weekly shopping and at Wal-Mart I got
2 more bottles of free Nivea body was
Degree men's deodorant for 78 cents (they were out of the trial size so I couldn't get free)
Used a $1 coupon on my regular laundry detergent

Monday, May 9, 2011

Feeling Blessed

Since I started couponing again a few weeks ago, I've been amazed at the bargains we've been blessed with. And all without double coupons. All this time, I've quit doing it because I didn't think it was worth my time and trouble without being able to double. I was wrong.

Friday night I got:
Wal-Mart:
3 bottles of Nivea body wash-Free (besides tax). They are rolled back to $3 at Wal-mart and I had $3 off coupons.

1 trial size Degree deodorant-Free (besides tax). They were 97 cents and I had a $1 off coupon.

4 more Tide single load packets for the kid's baskets. They were 97 cents with 35 cent off coupons. Not a super deal, but they will be handy for the kids if they are having to use a laundromat.

Jumbo's:
Manwich was on sale for $1 a can and I had a buy 3 cans, get 1 free coupon. So, 4 cans for $3.

Pizza rolls, on sale for $1 a box, 80 cents a box with the coupons that I had

Hunt's ketchup, on sale for 89 cents a bottle, 64 cents a bottle with the coupon (50 cents off two bottles)

Taco Bell hard taco shells, on sale for $1 a box, I had a 75 cents off two boxes, so $1.25 for two boxes. 62.5 cents a box!

Plus I got boneless skinless chicken on sale for $1.47 a pound, usually pay about $2 a pound at my regular grocery store.

United:
I got some more of the coupon bargains I posted about earlier last week (BBQ sauce, 2/$1, etc.), plus got a bottle of Kraft dressing for $1.

These finds will really help stretch our food budget, freeing up money to be used towards debt. I'm also super excited because Jumbo's had their next week's ad available so I grabbed one. Hamburger and Tuna Helpers are on sale and guess what? I have coupons for that! LOL!