Thursday, February 23, 2012

A pretty sad blog!

I'm so sorry I've been ignoring my blog!! I'm just too busy right now between work and everyday life. I can't even tell you the last time I went to Walgreens or Rite Aid-- thank goodness I had a massive stockpile of household and personal care items because if not I'd be paying full price right now!

I'm hoping to get a Target trip in this week still, but I have a lot of coupon sorting and deal hunting before I do so. One of these days I'll get a minute and get back into super couponing mode... but for now, I'm just catching some deals on groceries at Meijer. I don't plan on getting rid of the blog, but it will probably be pretty boring still for awhile-- hopefully you find the links and favorites on my sidebars helpful and can use them to get to all the current deals.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Meijer Deals!

We had another showing on Wednesday so I figured I'd do some deal shopping. There are plenty of deals at Meijer this week, so the kids and I (plus the dog in the car) headed to Meijer for some deals. We had an hour to kill so we ventured over to the toy section (which I usually avoid when I have the boys) and found a great clearance toy for my youngest's birthday in March.

I did two transactions so I could do the Mott's deal twice- and here were my totals:

$107.42 before sales and coupons
-$38.09 sales
-$41.50 coupons
$27.83 subtotal
+$2.35 tax
$30.18 OOP! That's 72% savings!

When we were in the toy clearance, I found a Glow-doodle on clearance for $7.49- normally $14.99. That's going to be a great birthday gift for my almost 3 year old! Some of the other highlights of my trip were $.19 tuna (great donation items!), $.79 Batman toothbrushes (great reward for the boys being good while shopping), &.75 Barilla pasta sauce, FREE Pictionary card games, FREE Bic pens and super cheap Motts applesauce and apple juice.

Check out this week's Meijer deals using the links on the top left sidebar.
See-- I do still coupon!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Still not getting any breaks!!

Sorry to give yet another post saying that I'm just too busy right now to get caught up blogging! I started a new job the beginning of the year and I'm working a few more hours each week (still part-time, just more hours) and between that, showings and everyday life, I've got my hands full. We had showings Friday and Saturday (we were suppose to have 3 but one cancelled because of the snowstorm) and we have showings tomorrow and Wednesday... and then we may be having some second showings over the weekend. I can't even let my house get messy right now! This puts us in the mid-forties for the number of showings over the past ALMOST year of having our house on the market. The end of January will be our one-year anniversary of being on the market-- yuck! Not an anniversay to be proud of-- but we're still getting good feedback, and usually managing to be in the top-2 or 3 for most people.... but still not a single offer. I'm hoping the new paint in the kitchen and new table helps- our realtor came over and took updated pictures Friday and was very impressed with the update.

So, once things start to settle down, I'll be back to posting. After taking quite a break from the drugstores, I did manage to have a decent Rite Aid trip last week... I just haven't had a minute to post the picture! I did get a few minutes today (thanks to having the day off work for MLK day!) to get some inserts organized and even clipped some coupons. They're not in their fancy little spots in my binder, but they're at least clipped! I'm hoping I can get some time to get some coupons for freebies and do some free shopping on Wednesday during that showing...

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year!

I'm not sure about all of you, but I'm very glad the holidays are finally over! The past couple months I've been pretty busy and haven't done much couponing. My coupon binder and folder are a complete mess! This week I hope to get my binder back in order and purge my old coupons and inserts.

Here's a great posting I found last year that Bargains to Bounty did about knowing when you can purge coupon inserts- check it out here. One of the challenges I have with keeping whole coupon inserts is finding the time to go through old inserts and knowing when I can get rid of the whole insert. Bargains to Bounty solves that problem using a regional coupon database on The Coupon Mom's site. I was going to do a big coupon purge in December but figured I might as well wait until after January 1 since so many coupons expired then.