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

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