Saturday, May 30, 2009

Weekend Shopping

I finally did some grocery shopping for this week. I did pretty well and used some coupons that were expiring. At Country Mart I got 6 Knorr sides, 6 grill mates, 8 Frenches Worcestershire sauce, 5 apples and a package of steaks for $10.99. I don't know if any of the other grocery stores have these small bottles of Worcestershire sauce but it is worth checking. There were $.89 and the $.50 coupon doubled to make them better than free. I would have got eggs here but they were out so I price matched at Walmart.

I now know why I never take photos of my big grocery orders. Its hard to lay everything out and get it in the photo. This was one of my better Walmart trips. I got 59 items for $53.06. ($93.46 before coupons) That price seams really good to me since I had to get laundry soap, dog snacks, Clearasil face scrub and cream, and some junk food for the kids since they are now out of school. I just noticed that my hotdogs rang up $.88 instead of $.56 so I will be taking my receipt to get money back. It seams like every time I go to Walmart something scans wrong.

Thursday, May 21, 2009


I will be honest. . . .I don't know how to add a feedburner or a button to my blog. I have been asked several times and I do not have any idea how to start that process. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks

Sorry it has been so long

Sorry it has been so long since I posted anything. My grandpa and my husband's grandpa are both in the hospital. This was also nine weeks tests week for the kids at school. We have been pretty scattered and run a little thin lately. Hopefully things will be back to normal soon.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Walgreen's mistake = money!!

I went to Walgreen's late Saturday night and had a very frustrating trip. I got 2 shoe inserts, toothpaste and a case of water. I should have spent around $5. Instead, after the cashier refused my coupons, scanned, deleted and rescanned items I was so confused. It cost me $15 and the toothpaste did not print the $2 register reward. It did print the $10 register reward for the inserts. The more I thought about it the more upset I got so I decided to take everything back but the water. When I went back today. The manager was super nice. He told me if I had the coupons with me he would use them. I explained that they had used one of the insert coupons but wouldn't let me use two. He took 2 coupons and handed me a $20 bill. He then explained that it shouldn't print a register reward if I used a coupon (wrong of course but I wasn't going to complain) Since it printed one, he gave it to me. Then he did the toothpaste and handed me a $2 register reward. He then told me if I have any problems again to ask for a manager, that I am a very good customer. I guess he has saw me in there several times a week. So when I look at it I spent $15 and got back $20cash and $22 in register rewards. That's good customer service!!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Book Signing

I have read thousands of books over the years and have never been to a book signing until today. Yesterday, my husband was checking out the net and happened across a small ad that said Kate Gosselin would be signing books at the Bentonville Sam's Club (about a hour and a half away). He knows how much I love the show and I already had the other book she wrote, so we got up bright and early and headed out. After reading on the net that she was hateful to anyone who was not her immediate family, I didn't know what to expect. She was fashionably late to the signing by about 12 minutes. I must say she was very nice, pleasant, and great with the kids who had colored her pictures. She is very pretty and really thin.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Back from Miami

My husband's company sent us to Miami instead of the all inclusive trip to Cancun which we had planned for. The resort we were sent to was not for the frugal. Lets just say it cost us $42 to sit on the beach with an umbrella. (With my fair skin, I have to have an umbrella.) Thank goodness the company gave us some room credit. They also charged to sit in a chair at the pool which made me wonder what you got with the room cost. It would have cost us $45 each to go to the indoor/outdoor mall so we didn't go. Which means we didn't bring back any souvenirs. Trying not to spend much money we walked several blocks to Walgreen's to get snacks and drinks. We walked the boardwalk which didn't have anything on it and "car" watched from our balcony. Let's just say you don't see those kinds of cars in Arkansas. We did not eat in a restaurant while we were down there. (The average plate at the resort was $35 per person. A steak was $52-$95.) There were no restaurants within walking distance. We found it cost less to dine in so we did that several times. Then we order pizza and ate on it for two days. This was the first time in my life I didn't eat sea food while I was in Florida. We did get to see Regis and Kelly. Watching the paparazzi was amusing.
We are very glad to be home!