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2/25 and 2/26 Shopping Trip February 26, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — 2asmom @ 3:22 pm

My mom and I headed out last night for our weekly shopping trip. It is so nice to get out of the house for a few hours! We found lots of great deals and I definitely went home happy!


10 packs of Airheads, 2 Chocolate coins, Visine Eye Drops and Visine Soothing Wipes. Retail Value $28. I spent $5!


2 packs of chicken nuggets, 8 boxes of Lipton Soup, 2 boxes of Pizza Rolls, 2 English Muffins. Retail Value $37. I spent $17.


Egg Beaters, 10 pack of Popcorn, Chef Boyardee, 3 Gain fabric softeners, 2 Reach floss, 2 seed planters, 11 seed packets. Retail Value $30. I spent $13.


Up & Up Magic Erasers, Seventh Generation hand soap, Seventh Generation cleaner, Gain dish soap, Finish dishwasher tabs, jeans, bra, Spongebob wall decals, 2 Up & Up Ibuprofen, 2 Up & Up floss, 2 Up & Up pantiliners. Retail Value $74. I spent $18!

Rite Aid:

3 Desitin, 4 Hersheys Drops, Baby Powder, 3 Johnson and Johnson lotion/soap, Right Guard Body Wash. Retail Value $47. I spent $3 and got $17 Up Rewards back!!

Total saved this trip: $160!

Total saved in 2011: $1378!!

Favorite deals: Cute $3 jeans, free Desitin (we go through it like water), free/cheap Up & Up items, Spongebob wall decals for our bathroom, seeds to plant, free Visine, $0.60 Pizza Rolls, free Hershey’s Drops (Best. Things. EVER.), free Egg Beaters, free Chef Boyardee, free floss, super cheap Seventh Generation, free Finish. FUN shopping week for sure!


Thanks Toys R Us! February 23, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — 2asmom @ 5:42 pm

I have had EA Sports Active 2 on my Amazon wish list for quite some time. I have really been wanting to work out, and so does Jamie, so I thought this would be something fun for us to do together. But it definitely wouldn’t be coming to our house for the regular price of $60! WAY out of our budget. So last week when I saw that Toys R Us had an awesome deal on the game for $20 I was thrilled!! This deal was apparently going on everywhere. I read about it on multiple sites and every store that had it in stock had it priced at $20. So I sent Jamie on a quest to find this game. When he got to the store they of course had no idea what he was talking about and the game rang up at $60. I was bummed. It bothered me all day long. So I emailed Toys R Us. I wasn’t trying to get anything out of it, I just wanted to let them know that I was very disappointed about the whole thing. I really didn’t even expect a reply back. That night I had a phone call and an email from a very nice customer service representative. Because the deal wasn’t a ToysRUs.com deal she didn’t know what I was talking about, but after I sent her a few sites that I had read, she offered me the game for $20 plus free shipping! I am so thrilled with their customer service. They didn’t even have to reply back, let alone offer me the deal online. My wonderful mail lady just delivered our new game, and I can’t wait to try it out tonight! Jamie and I don’t get many new things, there is always something else that needs to be bought. So I am definitely happy about getting this game for such a great price. Toys R Us rocks!!


2/22 Shopping Trip

Filed under: Uncategorized — 2asmom @ 12:57 am

I headed out to find some deals with Aaron today-that was fun. Yes, that is sarcasm. We were able to find a few things, and I thought we did pretty darn good.


6 packs of Marcal toilet paper, 8 boxes of Lipton soup. Retail Value $19. I spent $5!


Jelly Beans, 2 M&Ms, 2 3Musketeers, Cadbury Mini Eggs, EOS lip balm. Retail Value $10. I spent $0!!!


Glade air freshener, Seventh Generation cleaner, 2 Finish dishwashing tabs, 2 Reese’s Cups, 12 pack of Coke, 2 Ibuprofen, (not pictured) 2 Fun Dip Valentine packs, (not pictured) Nerds Valentine pack, 2 Halls cough drops, 1 pair of Converse jeans. Retail Value $70. I spent $3!!

Rite Aid: (This was actually 2 trips-my hubby gets the credit for the J&J baby stuff and the Pillow Pet!)

Finish Quantumatic, 2 Starburst, Sucrets, 8 Johnson and Johnson baby items, Pillow Pet. Retail Value $75!! We spent $22 and got $16 Up rewards back!!!

Amazon: (not pictured)

180 count box of Luvs. Retail Value $39. I spent $2!!!

Definitely a good week so far. I hope to go out at some point again this week to use up some coupons that are expiring and to find a few things that were out of stock today! My favorite purchases of the week-the awesome diaper deal, a $7 Pillow Pet, free toilet paper, free J&J baby stuff, and free jeans!! Woo hoo!

Total saved this week: $195!

Total saved in 2011: $1178!!


2/18 Shopping Trip February 19, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — 2asmom @ 12:46 pm

I had a great time shopping with my mom last night, as always. Our weekly shopping trips are normally the only time I leave the house. Its always nice to get away for a few hours. Today I’m back to reality though-a mountain of laundry to tackle and more cleaning than I will ever get done in my lifetime. ;o) Enough of that, here are the goodies I brought home last night.


16 boxes of Lipton soup, 10 packs of Airheads. Retail Value $31. I spent $12!


2 Clorox Wipes, 2 packs of Spongebob pencils, Spongebob bags, Spongebob Blendy Pen set, Fun Dip, Quaker Oatmeal, Valentines Day banner, 2 double packs of Nature Made Vitamin D. Retail Value $44. I spent $10!

Pier 1:

2 Wood Tool Kits, Owl bank, Bird salt and pepper shakers, 13 Bob the Globs, 1 leather/chrome pen, 13 glitter bouncing balls. Retail Value $138 (what?!?!). I spent $18!

I was most excited to find a few things for Aaron’s birthday party bags-the bouncing balls, pencils, baggies, Airheads, and Bob the Globs. I think I have everything for his gift bags, and his party isn’t until April. It pays to start early!

Total saved today: $173

Total saved in 2011: $983!!


Fun Amazon deals! February 16, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — 2asmom @ 6:57 pm

Sometimes Amazon has some outstanding deals, and I was lucky enough to get in on a few of them!

First off, 3 boxes of Lucky Charms for $4.18, down from$18.50 (that seems kinda crazy high). I paid nothing though because of a gift card!

Next up is 4 different work books for my little genius. These were regularly $2.99 each. I bought them during a Buy 3 Get 1 Free sale, and my total was $4.40. I paid nothing though because of a gift card!

Best part-the gift card that I use (I still have $11 left) only cost me $5 for the $20 gift card!! Woo hoo!


I’m still crafty! February 13, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — 2asmom @ 1:34 am

It is so hard for me to find time to craft. I bet I haven’t scrapbooked in a  year. I am so behind I don’t even want to think about it! It seems I am busy every second of every day. Somehow I found time to make this wreath, although it took me almost 3 weeks! (I am so ashamed to say that.)

I’m so in love with this thing. It’s so nice to be able to make something pretty with my own hands, even if it did take me almost a month. ;o) Plus I only spent about $7 total for everything. I probably have most of the supplies already, but my craft room is currently in boxes so I had to buy yarn, ribbon, felt, and the wreath form. Totally worth it though!


2/12 Shopping trip

Filed under: Uncategorized — 2asmom @ 1:21 am

I had to make a quick trip out this morning to get rid of 3 weeks of recycling (it was seriously taking over my house!), so I thought I’d stop at Rite Aid and CVS since I hadn’t made it there this week. I was pretty happy with my haul!


2 Excedrin, Clairol hair color, Schick Hydro Razor. Retail Value $31. I spent $2 and got back $1ECB!

Rite Aid:

1 Coldcalm, 1 Chestal (this stuff is FANTASTIC!), 2 Butterfinger Snackerz, 21 Mentos (yes, 21. I ordered coupons online so that I could get these for Aaron’s birthday bags! I also wanted to add that I made sure not to clear the shelf! I have never bought so many of one thing, but since it was the last day of the sale and they had plenty on the shelf I made sure to ask the cashier if she minded.) Retail Value $36. I spent $7 and I’ll get an $11 check back!!

How awesome is it that I got $67 worth of stuff today, and I’ll actually make $3?! I spend a lot of time printing and clipping and organizing and planning, but it is so worth it.

Total savings: $70 (after check)

Total savings for 2011: $735!