Wednesday, December 29, 2010

New TLC Show - Extreme Couponing

Have you all heard about the new show on couponing that TLC is coming out with?  It features Joanie from The Krazy Koupon Lady (who I love) and it looks good with a dash of crazy weird hoarders mixed in. 
I am all about coupons and stockpiles, but the one guy has over 1500 sticks of deodorant.  Um....that is just plain nuts.

Go HERE to check it out and tell me what you think!  It premiers tonight, December 29th at 8pm ET/PT on TLC.
Are you going to watch it? 

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Our Disneyland Trip

I'm not sure when I got so into running numbers and looking at the budget
I'm really proud of the fact that we have been staying on our household budget and managing to stash a little cash in the bank for our vacation next year.

But I need to up the ante just a tad.  Looks like, starting in January I need to be putting at least $89.00 per month in our vacation account to make this happen.  This will be the first time Lauren comes along with us so this makes our budget go up just a tad.

I think she will LOVE it!
I'm going to try working my Etsy shop a little more as well as attempting to do a few more Utah weddings this summer to get those numbers up.

Are you saving up for something special?

Monday, December 6, 2010

Smith's/Kroger Trip

Smith's is rounding up all their coupons to a dollar again through tomorrow!  All low value coupons are being rounded up to $1!

Dan was a saint, I got everything ready and he went out in the cold and did the shopping for me since I'm trying to get better.  Too much going on around here to be sick!
First I will tell you...
Before Sale and Coupons 
Total Cost $132.74

After Sale and Coupons.....
I PAID $42.68!!
A savings of 76% percent! 

What I did:
Tic Tacs, $1.00
Use .75/1 from 10/3 RP
Final price: FREE

Banquet Fruit Pie, .89
Use .35/1 from 10/24 SS
Final price: FREE

Carmex Lip Balm, $1.00
Use .30/1 from 11/7 SS
Final price: FREE

Suave Deodorant, .88
Use .75/1 from 11/14 RP
Final price: FREE
Hormel Pepperoni $1.00
Use the .55¢/1 coupon from the 11/7 SS (round-up)
FREE Item!

Krusteaz Cookie Mix .99¢
Use the $1.00/1 coupon from the 10/10 SS
FREE Item (10 item event)
 Ronzoni Garden Delight Pasta $1.00
Use the .75¢/1 coupon LINK (round-up)

American Beauty Quick Cook $1.00
Use the .55¢/1 coupon from the 10/3 SS or .50¢/1 coupon LINK (round-up)

Idahoan product, any 4 oz or larger $.94
Use the .40¢/1 coupon LINK (round-up)
Chex Mix $1.49
Use the .50¢/1 coupon LINK (round-up)
Pay .49¢

Barilla Plus Pasta $1.49
Use the $1.00/1 coupon LINK or LINK
Pay .49¢ (10 item event)
Orville Redenbacher’s Gourmet Popping Corn 3 pk $1.49
Use the $1.00/2 coupon from the 11/14 SS
Pay $1.00 each (10 item event)
Carmel is included!
Cuties Clementines $3.99 (Produce Section)
Use the .35¢/1 coupon from the 12/5 SS  (round-up)
Pay $2.99

Shedd’s Country Crock $2.45
Use the .50¢/1 coupon from the 11/14 SS or LINK
Pay $1.45

I combined my lists from Utah Deal Diva and Coupons4Utah.  Both great sites!
Happy Shopping!

Friday, December 3, 2010

It's Mega SwagBucks Friday!

Happy Friday to you!   

Are all of you signed up with SwagBucks yet?
Because it's Mega SwagBucks Friday!
You could earn from 10 to 1000 Swagbucks in ONE search on Fridays!

If you don’t know about Swag Bucks, it’s just something I do to pay for Christmas.  I use mine to get Amazon gift cards, but there are a lot of other great prizes and cards you can get in exchange! 
Just from SwagBucks alone - I made $300 in gift cards.  It paid for a large chunk of our Christmas!
What is Swagbucks? Swagbucks is a search engine. It is powered by Google and It's not any different than searching on any other search engine except that you have the chance to win Swagbucks. Swagbucks are like points that you can turn in for cash or gift cards. Unlike other online point systems, it doesn’t take months and months to earn a gift card. Most people can earn at least one or two gift cards a month through regular searching.

It’s simple, you search the internet and “google” just like always, and the more you use the SwagBucks search engine, the more you win! 

For more information, go here!
You can sign up here and earn 30 points just for signing up.