Monday, December 27, 2010

Small Coupon day

Today's deal. Total before coupons was $39.27, I paid $10.50 for these items and will be receiving a $5 rebate so it will have only cost me $5.50!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

My wonderful Christmas Gifts

  • 4 Books
    • Sarah Palin
    • The One Minute Father
    • Gaming the Vote
    • The 8th Habit
  • An awesome black tie
  • A display box to hold baseball that is autographed by Dale Murphy
  • 2 Kit Kat bars
  • 9mm ammunition
  • Knife Sharpening kit
  • iPhone headset for my Droid (why doesn't Droid make one?)
  • An Original drawing by my son
  • And a bag of Pretzel M&Ms
Thanks to Carey and my boys for the great gifts!

3rd Jean quilt

New jean quilt that Carey and I made. We decided years ago that we would make a jean quilt for each of our boys. This is the third one that we have made together. As of now we have one more to make to be caught up.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Coupon Deal on a 14 hour work day

14 hours at work and still worked a coupon deal on the way home. $243 before coupons, $60 after. That is 75% off!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Jean Quilt Top

Jean quilt top all sewed together. Carey is so awesome.
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First day of Christmas!

The first day of Christmas.
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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving

This year my family did something new to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. Starting November 1st, each night after dinner we would read a scripture about giving thanks. Then we would talk and chose something that we were thankful for. We wrote our thankful thing down and tonight while we were having our Thanksgiving dinner we talked about our 25th thankful thing and then went over our list and talked about each thing again. Here is our list (this of course is not meant to be an all inclusive list).

  1. Food & Drink
  2. Home
  3. The Holy Ghost
  4. Time
  5. The Earth
  6. Job
  7. Saving Money with Coupons
  8. Heavenly Father's Love
  9. The Savior
  10. Money
  11. Parents
  12. Prophets
  13. Clothing
  14. Good Books and Magazines
  15. Family and Friends
  16. Life
  17. Talents
  18. Knowledge
  19. Temples and Churches
  20. Electricity
  21. Music
  22. Furniture
  23. Love and Emotion
  24. Gospel
  25. Freedom
My family is so blessed. 

Thanksgiving dinner

Dinner is served.
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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Albertsons deal

On my way home from work I got this for $10.13
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Monday, November 22, 2010

What $0.04 will buy at Borders

I can't believe I had to fork out $0.04 for this book. I thought my coupons would make it free.
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Game deal and more

Retail $131.40 after coupons I paid $41.28 , games are a little harder to get for free, but $5.33 each isn't bad. And I paid $2 each for the Tag books this time, unlike the free last time.
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Albertsons sale + coupons + doublers

Retail $115.86 after coupons I paid $23.94
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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Free Tag books

Target has a great sale on Leap Frog Tag books. On sale for $9.99 and buy one get one free. I used 4 $5 off 1 book and got 4 books for free. Retail for the whole deal was $81 I paid $6.79 after coupons!
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Our tree

A ghost Christmas tree in my yard.
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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Old floor to New floor

Carey and I found a good use for the floor that we ripped out of the kitchen. I put it in my mobile apartment. It turned out pretty nice.

Bread

Fresh, hot bread. Mmmm.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Went to the store for more Ziploc bags. The shelf was empty. So I found this deal. Retail $11.78 paid $0.68 after coupons.

Retail $34.82 paid $6.28 after coupons!

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Carey's coupon deal today. Retail $49.20 paid $13.67 after coupons. Way to go Carey!

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Today's deal. $214.23 retail, paid $59.16 after coupons. That is less then what just the 5 rechargeable toothbrushes would have cost without the coupons.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

New Floors!

Look what I get to do next week. If anyone is bored on Monday or Tuesday, feel free to come over and help.
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Monday, November 8, 2010

Huggies Savings

$67.92 retail, $19.48 after coupons.

Huggies $9.99 - On Sale for $5 - Used 1 $2.50/1 and 5 $2/1 coupons - Paid $2.92 each

Dog treats $3.99 - On Sale for $2.99 - Used 2 $2/1 coupons - Paid $0.99 each

New Look!

I gave my blog a new layout and background. What do you think?

Other recent events. I have been reading "So you want to raise a boy" by W. Cleon Skousen. It is a great book that explains child psychology. It gives a overview of typical behaviors of boys each year of their life form conception through age 21. It's fun to read and remember thing my boys have done and are currently doing. It has also been good to see what will be coming in the near future. Obviously not all kids are alike, but the behaviors in this book are pretty accurate.
In October I started couponing. I have been enjoying the process of learning how to get a stockpile of items for 50%-100% off. The FREE items or the items that your earn money to buy are always the funnest finds.
My commute is over 2 hours each workday. I have been making good use of that time by learning from some great Podcasts. A few of my favorites are The Dave Ramsey Show - Dave Ramsey, 48 Days - Dan Miller, Get it Done Guy (Quick and Dirty Tips) - Stever Robbins, Get Fit Guy (Quick and Dirty Tips) - Ben Greenfield, Grammar Girl (Quick and Dirty Tips) - Mignon Fogarty, Nutrition Diva (Quick and Dirty Tips) - Monica Reinagel. Also I found out that The Ensign Magazine is available as a Podcast. That was a great find for me. I was able to listen to the entire Ensign in one day's commute. I was waiting for the conference issue to download. I got it on Saturday, and it didn't have the conference talks. I guess I'll have to figure out how to download those.

Other than that, my days have been filled with home school for the kids, waiting for our new baby to be born and trying to keep the "to do" list short.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Zaycon Foods - Chicken

Our 40lbs of chicken for $1.52/lb. All bag and ready to go into the freezer. That's a $34 savings vs. what I normally pay for chicken.

visist www.Zayconfoods.com to learn about getting meat products for less money.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

FREE stuff is fun

2 packs of soap- FREE, 2 sticks of secret - FREE, 1 gallon of milk - $1.98 (on sale), ink - $9.97 (full price, ouch), 1 pack of 6 C batteries - $0.97, 1 pack of 6 D batteries - will be $0.97 with rebate, Toy Story 3 Bluray combo pack - $16.96 (+ there is a $5 rebate available). Loving my coupons.
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75% off with coupons, sure

All of this for an average of $1.14ea. Not free, but right around a 75% savings.
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Monday, November 1, 2010

Doubling this week

Today's trip. $95.60 retail, $26.84 after couponing. 40 items at an average of $0.67 each.

4 Cases of Arrowhead Water (bonus 4 free bottles) $4.98ea - ad match Albertsons $2.99 - Double 4 $1/1 coupons - Pay $0.99ea

8 bottles of Juicy Juice $2.58ea - ad match Albertsons $1.99 - Double 4 $1/2 coupons - Pay $0.49ea

8 cans of evaperated milk $0.94ea - Double 4 $0.50/2 coupons - Pay $0.44ea

2 packs of Rayovac Batteries $0.97ea - use 2 $1/1 coupons - FREE

4 Double packs of Right Gaurd $3.78ea - use 2BOGO coupons - Pay $1.89ea

4 bags of Nestle Chocolate Chips $2.28ea - ad match Albertsons $1.49 - Double 2$1/2 coupons - Pay .49ea

4 bags of Nestle Cookie dough $2.58ea - ad match Albertsons $1.99 - Double $0.75/1 coupons - Pay $0.49ea

2 boxes of Hot Pocket Sliders $1.77ea - Double 2$1/1 coupons - FREE

4 boxes of Hot Pocket Sliders $1.77ea - ad match Alberstons $1.49 - use 4 $1/1 coupons - Pay $0.49ea

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Albertsons double coupon days

Looks like another good week of couponing is about to start. I got my 5 Sunday papers today and got all my coupons clipped and organized. I started planning which coupons to pair up with my 24 doubler coupons at Albertsons. Doublers help me get FREE stuff! Love it. Thanks to my wonderful wife for helping clip all the coupons.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Another deal

Tonight's deal. $98.61 retail, $34.00 after coupons!
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Friday, October 22, 2010

Family Center

Family communication and commission center that I built today.
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New Coat Rack

Modification to the coat rack.
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Pre-vinyl Coat Rack

A coat rack that I built today. The old three hook rack just doesn't have enough room anymore.
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3rd Grade Wood Shop Class

My 3rd grade wood shop class.
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New Shelves

We put in a couple new shelves so that we could have some more room for all the stocking up we are doing.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Carey's Online Find

Carey's coupon deal. Paid $2.00 for the shoes and $6.95 for the three cutting boards. What a deal!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Got Coupon?

Still need more practice shopping. I paid $51.01, total without coupon savings would have been $157.89, for a total savings of $106.88!
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