Sunday, February 27, 2011

New Coupon Binder, Since the other new one was too small....

My new coupon binder, from Case-It, arrived  yesterday while I was at work. My wonderful wife moved all my coupons from my old binder to my new binder. I am ready to save even more with all the coupons that this will hold. Thanks to A Thrifty Mom for posting and sharing about your coupon binder. 

My binder is a dual 3 ring binder. It has 3" rings on the left and 1 1/2" rings on the right. And it has pockets everywhere. I love it. 


It is currently measuring over 6 inches thick, and weighs 10 pounds. Glad it has a handle on the spine and a shoulder strap. 


Thursday, February 24, 2011

Carey's Coupon deal 2/23

This is what Carey went out and got for only $1.41 after coupons!!!! 
That is 30 bottles of Propel water, 4 bottles of bleach and 4 bottles of ibuprofen.
Great find Carey!!!!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Monday, February 21, 2011

Coupon Deals on 2/21/2011

One of two coupon deals today retails at $42.97. I paid $0.59 after couponing!


Two of Two Coupon deals today retails at $27.96. I paid $6.92 after couponing!

Total average of $0.26 per item with both deals together. 

Friday, February 18, 2011

Coupon Deal on 2/18/11

Coupon deal today while shopping for my new coupon binder. Retail of $14.00 and I paid $4.49 after couponing!

  • Dentyne Gum 3pk $2.27
    • On sale for $1.87
    • Used 1 $0.75/1 Target Coupon
    • Used 1 $1/1 Coupon
    • Paid $0.14ea
  • Post It Notes $6.49
    • Target Clearance for $3.24
    • Used 1 $1/1 coupon
    • Paid $2.24
  • Post It Tabs $2.97
    • Used $1/1 Coupon
    • Paid $1.97

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Laptop for parts up for sale on eBay

So I bought this very expensive laptop 5 or 6 years ago. It has given me problems way to many times. It is now up for sale on eBay.

Check out my eBay auction
HP Pavilion dv1440us series dv1000

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Coupon Deal on 2/15/11

Today's deal, 10 bags of chocolate ~ $34.40 retail. Paid $8.25 matching 5 coupons with a Walmart Rollback and my associate discount!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Coupon Deal on 2/14/11

$190.34 Retail, paid $51.27 after couponing.


  • 9 Gain 80ct dryer sheets $3.26
    • Used 9 $3/1
    • $0.33 associate discount
    • Paid -$0.065ea Better Than FREE
  • 8 Hormel 9oz lunch meats $3.00 on Rollback
    • Used 8 $1/1 and 5 Albertsons doublers (at Walmart)
    • Paid $1.375ea
  • 1 Big Jar of Pickles $3.68
    • Used 1 $0.55/1
    • Paid $3.13
  • 1 Bag of Kettle Chips $2.98
    • Used 1 $1/1 and 1 Albertsons doubler (at Walmart)
    • Paid $0.98
  • 4 Bags of Kettle Chips $2.48
    • Used 4 $1/1 and 4 Albertsons doublers (at Walmart)
    • Paid $0.48ea
  • 2 Rayovac AA batteries $0.97
    • Used 2 $1/1 
    • Associate Discount $0.10
    • Paid -$0.10 Better Than FREE
  • 1 Rhodes Rolls $1.87
    • Used 1 $1/1 and 1 Albertsons doubler (at Walmart)
    • Paid $0.00 FREE
  • 2 Mission Tortillas $2.46
    • Used 2 $1/1 and 2 Albertsons doublers (at Walmart)
    • Paid $0.46ea
  • 5 Frank's Red Hot Sauce $0.87
    • Used 5 $0.75/1 
    • Paid $0.12ea
  • 4 Simply Orange $2.64
    • Used 4 $1/1 and 4 Albertsons doublers (at Walmart)
    • Paid $0.64ea
  • 2 Diced Tomato $1.32
    • Used 2 $0.75/1 and 2 Albertsons doublers (at Walmart)
    • Paid $0.00ea FREE
  • 2 K-Y $3.32
    • Used 2 $3/1
    • Associate Discount $0.33
    • Paid -$0.01ea Better Than FREE
  • 4 Pull Up Flush able Wipes $1.42
    • Used 4 $1/1 and 4 Albertsons doublers (at Walmart)
    • Paid $0.00ea FREE
  • 1 Nutella $3.22
    • Used 1 $1/1 and 1 Albertsons doubler (at Walmart)
    • Paid $1.22
  • 4 Jimmy Dean Sausage $2.98
    • Used 4 $1/1 and  Albertsons doublers (at Walmart)
    • Paid $0.98ea
  • 8 Stove Top Stuffing $1.68
    • Used 4 $1/2 and 4 Albertsons doublers (at Walmart) 
    • Paid $0.68ea
  • 4 Totinos pizza $1.12
    • Used 2 $1/2 and 2 Albertsons doublers (at Walmart)
    • Paid $0.12ea
  • 4 Stouffers Meals $2.14
    • Used 4 $1/1 
    • Paid $1.14ea
  • 5 All Laundry Soap $3.97
    • Used 5 $1/1 and 5 Albertsons doublers (at Walmart)
    • Paid $1.97ea
  • 5 Activia Yogurt $1.87
    • Used 5 $1/1 and 5 Albertsons doublers (at Walmart)
    • Paid $0.00 FREE
  • 1 Old Orchard Juice $1.32 and 11 Old Orchard Juice $0.88
    • Use 3 $1/4 and 3 Albertsons doublers (at Walmart)
    • Paid $0.42ea
Not the cheapest trip, but still a 73% savings! And I have 720 dryer sheets with coupons to spare!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Monday, February 7, 2011

Coupon Deal on 2/7/11


‎Carey and I went shopping today. Before couponing $115.82, after $38.62 . We also got 2 $13 DVDs for $9ea

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Coupon Deal on 2/5/11

And I finished the day out with some coupon shopping. $172.30 before couponing, $17.57 after!!!!!


  • 2 Yours + Mine KY, 2 Kissable KY - $14.94ea
    • Ad Match Rite Aid - BOGO 50%off
    • Use 4 $7/1 from Facebook
    • 10% Associate discount on 2 $2.98
    • Paid $3.46ea
  • 4 Stayfree 16ct - $2.97ea
    • Ad Match Rite Aid - BOGO Free
    • Use 2 BOGO Free Coupons
    • 10% Associate discount on 2 $0.60
    • Better Than Free
  • 10 Stayfree 32ct - $5.28ea
    • Ad Match Rite Aid - BOGO Free
    • Use 5 BOGO Free Coupons
    • 10% Associate discount on 5 $2.65
    • Better Than Free
  • 5 Gillette Proglide Razors - $5.97ea
    • Use 5 $4/1 Coupons
    • 10% Associate discount on 5 $2.99
    • Paid $1.37ea

The Last Car Payment

Today I celebrated with my family. We paid off our car 1 year and 9 months early!!!!! We set a goal to have it paid off by March. We talked to the boys about paying off the car and how exciting it would be to not have a car payment. Carsyn wanted to help too. He would bring me a quarter or a dollar from his spending money and tell me that he wants to pay it onto the car so that we can pay it off. He is so full of love.
So today we all went to the Credit Union. When it was our turn Carsyn told the teller what we wanted to do. She pulled up our pay off balance and we pulled the money out of the checking and showed the boys how much money it was taking to pay off the car. Then we paid it off. To celebrate we went to lunch at Applebee's. That was a treat for all of us, we have not gone to restaurants very much since we have been working on paying down the balance.
Because the boys helped us by not begging to go out to eat or spending money on things we didn't need, they all got a bonus on their commissions.
I am so glad to have that debt gone.

Want help paying off your debt? Here are some things that helped me and my family.
Provident Living from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter~Day Saints
Dave Ramsey
Drive for free

My first Bountiful Basket

My first time participating in the Bountiful Baskets. It costs $16.50 to participate. Here is what I got;

  1. 2 stalks of celery
  2. 1 bunch of broccoli
  3. 1 bunch spinach
  4. 2 red bell peppers
  5. 1 head of cauliflower
  6. 3 lbs of pears
  7. 3 lbs of cuties
  8. 6 bananas
  9. 3 tomatoes
  10. 7 apples
  11. 1 cantaloupe
  12. 1 lb of strawberries
As I wrote this post, my kids ate half the strawberries. 


Friday, February 4, 2011

Valentines Day Gifts

Valentines Day is coming. This year my wife might not know what here presents are before she opens then. One of them she might have already figured out. The other two I hope to hide them well enough that she won't know until she opens them. This might be the first time. She always finds out what they are before hand. I'll empty my pockets and leave the receipt out, or order using a Paypal account that we share, or hide it not well enough and she finds it while cleaning. So wish me luck, less than 10 days to go.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

$5 for 8 bottles of grape juice. They were on sale and had coupons on the bottle. How could I not buy them?

Life Transition

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