Thursday, December 31, 2009


I do not have an iphone yet, but a lot of my friends do. I am starting to get a bit jealous about all of the really cool iphone accessories that they have. I am thinking about getting one this year when we get our tax return back. I know that my hubby would take it and play with it though and set it all up for him so we would really need to get 2 of them instead of just one for me. lol

Have a Happy New Year!

Here is hoping and wishing that everyone has a great, healthy and prosperous new year for 2010! I am hoping that I can concentrate on building a larger stockpile of food and personal care items as well. I hope that you come back and visit again soon and often for great savings tips that I will be updating my site with:)

Got RV?

I personally do not have an RV (yet:) But when we do end up getting one, I definitely want to get some really good rv insurance. It covers more than just the RV. It covers belongings in the RV, if there is an accident it covers emergency storage of it too. I think in the long run it would really save an RV owner a lot of piece of mine. But, I still have time to think about it since we don't have one.

Great CVS trip

My CVS trip a couple of days ago was great. I got a diabetic meter which is normally about $79.00 on sale for $15.00. I had a coupon for up to $30.00 off. That transaction gave me $5.00 ECB. I then got milk, toddler wipes and a Dawn dish washing detergent and paid a total of .15! My husband doesn't share my enthusiasm:/ But I am sure there are other couponers/moms out there that do.

Saturday, December 26, 2009


With the crazy weather changes in Florida and having 3 little boys to drag along with me, I have decided to get some indoor exercise equipment. To me, it seems like it is the only option that I have. I am starting to look into possibly getting an elliptical machine. It looks like it is probably a good workout and that I will be able to do it in the comfort of my own home with my kids safely by my side. Hey, I might even get some good TV watching in while I am at it:)

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Doing the Happy Dance!

So, I guess I got my Christmas present a little early this year. My blog has gone up in PR now:) I am so happy! It started out as 0 about 1.5 years ago then went to a 1 then lost its rating now it is up to a 2! I am sooo happy! I hope I can get it to go up from here and I hope that my other two blogs will also go up with time as well. You will probably only understand my excitement if you are a fellow blogger but I still had to share:)

Monday, December 21, 2009

Home they have insurance

From the looks of the weather up north the last few days, I really hope that a lot of people have invested in some good travel insurance online. This time of year, you never know what could happen to cancel your trip. There are so many people trying to travel right now too with the worst weather of the season. I really hope and pray that they all stay safe and are able to make it to their final destination to be with family during the holidays.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Great Deals at CVS this week!!!

Link to $5/20 purchase

Link to $3 off of purchase of any Neosporin Lip Health product which is currently at $2.89 (you can print 2 of them if you hit the back arrow.) With these three coupons, that is $11 off of $20 so if you are looking for diapers, milk or even the BOGO wrapping paper, this is a good deal:)

*sometimes I have to change the vi after the = sign to wg so if it does not work for you, try that:) I am not sure if it is because I use FF instead of IE or not.

Having to move

My brother just enlisted into the Navy and left for Boot Camp yesterday. When he gets done with his training, I am sure that he is going to need to get in touch with some cross country movers so that he can have his stuff sent to wherever it is that he ends up being stationed. I really hope that it is not too far away though. I have heard rumors that it might be in the Panhandle which is only about 2 hours from where I live. That would really be nice if that is the case. But I am not going to hold my breath on that either.

Monday, December 14, 2009

$5 off $20 at CVS or Publix!

This is a great Coupon! I love the x/xx coupons at CVS! I can use them there or I can use them at my Publix as well. This one is for $5/$20 any purchase at CVS.
Hurry and print it though as it expires on the 19th! There is no limit as to how many you can print either!

Save $5!

Still searching

So, I am once again on my perfect job search. Right now, I am having to work from home to schedule everything around my little boys and trying to go to school so that I can make more money later on so I can keep them all fed! They are already trying to eat me out of house and home. If it was not for me doing couponing and shopping the BOGO sales, they probably would have already done it. But right now, I am trying to spend as much time with them, because I know that I am really going to miss them a lot when I do have to go back to work full time.

$1 off one box of General Mills Cereal!

Thanks to Amanda over at for posting about the $1 off coupons for General Mills kids cereal! Most of the $1 off coupons that you see are for 2 boxes, but this one is a really good one that is good off of 1 box. You can print 2 of them because it is a bricks coupon as well. So if you find a deal like at Publix where it is BOGO, you can actually get $2 off of 2 boxes and one of the boxes is free! I think that is very slick!

(To print the second time, just hit the back button on your browser.)

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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Love to go to the beach!

Living in Florida, I grew up going to the beach of course. It is only about an hour or so drive East and West of where I live so not very far at all. I am really wanting to check out some of the nice panama city beach vacation rentals that I have heard about. With 3 small kids, it is sort of hard to go make a day at the beach and then make the drive back home. I would much rather enjoy my day and be able to go to my rental and rinse the sand and salt off and go out for a nice night on the town or just chill and go to the beach again the next day. I am already planning my trip for next summer!

I love Swagbucks!

So, I have had SwagBucks for quite a while now. I never really used it until now and I really regret that! I have had other search programs before but none of them really added up to anything like Swag Bucks does. I have close to 100 already and that is enough for a $15 Amazon Gift Card. And all of that is just from doing searches that I would have done anyway. If you Google things, this is the thing for you. Why not actually make something while you search? To me this is a total no brainer. You also get points from your referrals. In fact, you can get up to 100 per referral!
So if you have not already joined, I would love for you to check it out and if you need any help, I am here to answer any questions that I have an answer to.
I think this is very slick!

More space

Our home has pretty small bathrooms, but I am not going to complain. At least we have more than one right? Anyway, I have been trying to figure out how to make them seem just a little bit larger. I think that I have figured it out. I want to get a pedestal sink. One that I saw that I really like is one of the Toto sinks. They are very sleek and do not take up much room at all. The cabinet space under ours is pretty much unused anyway, I am scared to put anything down there just in case there is ever a water leak.

My CVS deals for today

I had two great deals at CVS today so I just had to share them.

1st Transaction
1 package of PullUps 8.97 Saved 3.02
1 Bayer Contour Meter 14.99
1 Gallon of Milk 3.19

4.00 ecb when you buy 20 from holiday booklet

Total 7.68 (on giftcard:)
Got back 9.00 Extra Care bucks

While I was there the manager was the one that was checking me out...I happened to mention that I had some family issues this past week and accidentally let 2 ecb (9.99 and 10.99) runout:/ She said to bring them in and she would honor them for me:)

2nd Transaction

2 PulUps 2x 8.97
1 can of Right Guard Clinical Strengh on clearance (was 9.99 now 2.50)
1 Folgers Coffee 11.99 (hubby:/)
1 Phillies Blunt 5pk 4.59 (hubby:/)
1 schick quatro for women 2.99
-1.50 cvs coupon
-9.99 expired ecb
-10.00 expired ecb
total 20.41
-17.32 gift card balance
paid 3.09 oop

And when we opened the box that the Right Guard came in, there was a 2.00 off coupon! So tomorrow I am going back for some fifty cent deodorant for my hubby:)

I think that was pretty good! Now my boys have enough pullups to probably get us through the next month!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Can't wait to update!

I can not wait until I get my education taken care of. One of the first things that I want to do is to update my home. This will include painting, redoing the kitchen and bathrooms and new floor coverings as well. When I have the kitchen and bathrooms done though, I have made my mind up that I would really like to get some really nice glass tiles to make it look like we spent a fortune on our home when we really did not. I really can't wait to start!

My great deal at CVS

So, I just wanted to share this great deal that I got at CVS. Right now they are running this deal where if you buy a blood glucose monitor (Contour)you get $5 extra care bucks. Well, I had a coupon for a free one, so before I bought one, I scanned my card and got an ecb for $2.00 off of baby wipes. So I went and got the wipes and the monitor. I paid $1.74 including tax for the monitor and the wipes and got back $5 ecb. I thought that was a sweet deal. Now I have a monitor to donate, a tub of wipes, $5 to spend and only spent $1.74. I thought that was a great deal:)

Friday, December 4, 2009

Little Nippy Out

Well, I woke up this morning to a pretty brisk morning (at least for Florida.) Today it is only supposed to get into the lower 50s which to this native Floridian, that is pretty cool. It makes me think about all the things that the people up north are having to do right now. They are having to shovel all that snow, make sure they have good furnace filters. It would be nice to have a white Christmas, but it sure would be lots of hard work!