I am a stay at home mom who is fed up with spending a large portion of income on grocery bills. It is my job, according to God, to be a good help mate for my husband. I am trying to live up to my job description. I am starting a journey into the grocery coupon world and invite you to come with me. I have never used coupons for grocery shopping and as of January 1st 2008 I am diving in. I will be using http://www.thegrocerygame/ , http://www.moneysavingmom.com and the http://www.couponmom.com/ website to guide me on how to save money. I am going to treat this adventure as a part time job and put in the hours necessary to make it work. I am excited and nervous to get started.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Swagbucks, Gotta love it

You have got to try Swagbucks. I know if you try it you will be hooked like I am. I can now get 2-$5 Amazon gift cards. I have a total of 92 Swagbucks. I will have 2 left over after I get my gift cards. Now I need to decided what to get. I am sure I will get some kind of curriculum thing.

I got a $10 Swagbuck on Friday morning. I yelled because I was so excited. My kids came running thinking something was wrong.

****Remember sign up under me and I will get more bucks for you signing****

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Food Lion and Kellogg mini wheats

While I was at Food Lion I also got the Kellogg frosted mini wheats. They had them B1G1 free. I had $1 coupons. I got 6 boxes of cereal for $5.02. SCORE!

Scotts toilet paper and Food Lion and CVS

We use Scotts toilet paper at our house. I know you all were dying to know that. We use the Scotts because our house is old and so is the pipes. We want to make sure that they stay unplugged as much as possible.

Food Lion had a great deal that ended this past Tuesday. They had the 6 pack of extra soft Mega rolls on sale B1G1 Free. They were priced at $5.59 each and I had 14 $1 coupons. I ran to Food Lion, sorry Kroger friends, but I ran to Food Lion. I got 12-6packs of toilet paper. Yes I cleaned the store out and I have a rain check for more.

I got 24 rolls of toilet paper. In other words 2-12 packs of Scotts for $7.72 including tax.

After running to Food Lion I walked to CVS to do a toilet paper deal. I did 2 CVS transactions.

1st transaction

1 Gillette Fusion Gamer razor that was $7.99
I had a $4 coupon and the razor was giving back $4 in ECB's.

I paid $4.00 OOP

2nd transaction

1-12 pack of Scotts toilet paper $6.99
I had $1.50 coupon
I used my $4 ECB.

I got the razor and toilet paper for $5.5o OOP

Kroger Magazine

I received two magazines within the past couple of weeks. I don't know how they come or why but I am glad for some coupons.

God showing His love

I have been thinking about a verse we learned a couple of weeks ago. It's 1 John 4:19 which says, "We love because He first loved us." I have been meditating on this verse and rolling it around it my head, pointing it out to my children by acts of kindness.

I have had 2 random acts of kindness this week that have totally surprised and delighted me.

The first was on Monday when the kids and I went to Sam's Club. Yes, Sam's Club who knew. I was getting pretzels and a drink for us and it came to $3.10. I had the exact change, which for me to have the exact change or to have cash for that matter is a miracle from God. Anyway I gave the lady the money. Then I realized she didn't include the drink. UGH! I thought. I was digging for another .95 which was not there. I decided I would use my debit card, aka survival tool, to pay for our drink. The lady behind me said, "No, don't use your debit card for .95 here is a dollar." I declined and she insisted I take the dollar. So I took the dollar and thank the woman.

The second act of random kindness was last night. My hubby took one of the kids bowling. It was my childs first time ever bowling. There were two guys next to them who were throwing strike after strike and were impressed by my childs 105 game. Yes my child bowled a 105 and by the way said child is in kindergarden. My hubby and child bowled 3 games a piece. When my hubby went to pay the two guys who were on the lanes next to them had paid for 2 games.

Wow! I am in awe of Gods love. These are little acts of love but are not possible without God.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Loser numeral uno

I know I am the biggest loser around here. I have not posted. I have not posted because I have not been shopping. I finally got my coupons clipped and put away last week. Now I am only 2 weeks behind instead of 6. UGH! This is my life people.

This Weeks deals

This weeks Kroger deals are posted. Check them out. Follow this link or click the button down on the right side of my page.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Burning question

I have had a burning question swirling around in my head and I want your opinion. Here is the question:

If you saw/had proof that your friends spouse was cheating, would you tell your friend?

Why am I asking? No reason. I would tell my friend. I am just wondering where people stand on this.

Disclaimer: I am not in an situation where a friend is being cheated on nor have I been cheated on or am cheating. This is just a question nothing more.

I will leave this survey up until March 1st. It is totally anonymous so please feel free to answer.

CVS deal

I LOVE when a company gives me things to come back and shop in their store. I went to CVS on Friday night to fill as prescription. As my receipt printed out so did $13 in ECB's. The receipt said I had filled out a survery. I don't remeber doing a survey, I think CVS was just missing me. I was in desperate need of diapers so off I went on Sunday to CVS. They had Jumbo Huggies diapers for $8.99 a pack on Sunday only.
I did two transactions here they are:

1st transaction
3 Jumbo packs of Huggies diapers $8.99 each
1 Gillette Fusion Gamer razor $7.99 each

2nd transaction
1 pack of Jumbo Huggies diapers

My coupons

I had $1.50 coupons for each diaper pack
I had a $4 coupon for the razor
The razor gave back a $4 ECB
I had $13 in ECB's

I paid a total of $19.00 for everything.

The razor was FREE. It was $7.99 and gave back $4 ECB and I had a coupon for $4 off.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Kroger deals of the week

My friend Lori has posted the deals for Kroger this week. Check it out. Her website is Trying to Save Alot.