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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Busy as a Bee!

FernThis week has been amazing. It's springtime in Atlanta, which is simply gorgeous. Trees in bloom everywhere, the crepe myrtle is in full bloom, dogwoods, pear trees etc - it's just so beautiful & green!! It's also YELLOW, as in pollen everywhere! But thanks to my Claritin D I am actually doing fine this season!

I have been researching the benefits of using seaweed, algae, etc in bath products, so this past weekend I bought some things to try! Sunday and Monday I made a nourishing spa seaweed bath tea - it's full of sea veggies, kelp, spirulina, wakame and other good stuff. Also a detoxifying bath salt with dead sea salts, jade china sea salts, kelp and spirulina. The bath tea bags are so cool - when they swell in the tub, a kind of gel comes out and you can gently rub the bag onto your skin, then pat dry (don't rinse). Supposed to be very nourishing, moisturizing and good for your skin!

Today was my big Publix trip. Spent $82, saved $126! Some of the best deals were dip for 54 c, Dawn d/w soap for 45 c, Snuggle fabric softener for 24 c, free Sunchips, and 25 c 4 packs of Fiber One Yogurt! LAter this week we'll do a Kroger trip too. I have about $118 left to spend this pay period for household/grocery - and I would love to not spend it all!!

My 15 year old got her driver's permit this week. I just added her to our insurance, and I get the feeling that this is one of those "big" moments in her life! So exciting for her, but so terrifying for me!! :o)

That's it for now, I will try to post soon about our trip to Fernbank Museum of Natural History! We got a family membership and we'll be there OFTEN!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Savings this week

I'll have to amend this later, once I find a couple other small Publix reciepts...and this doesn't include the first shopping day at the beginning of the week, listed below!


total spent: $120.19
mfg coupons savings $12.75
bonus coupon savings $4.25
store coupon & kroger plus savings $37.87
total savings $54.87 (32%)

Bought 5 Pillsbury biscuits between 98 & 99 c each, used 2 coupons (one 35 c off 3, one 30 c off 2 which doubled), got $3 catalina
Bought 4 Post cereals for $2.50 ea - used 2 $1 off 2 coupons, got $4 off instantly, and a $3 catalina
Bought 3 Betty Crocker potato pouches - used 3 25 c off coupons (doubled) so paid 59 c each, and got a $3 catalina!
Bought 3 Betty Crocker frostings $1.69 e, used 3 50 c coupons (doubled) to pay 69 c each
bought 2 Lays Kettle Chips - $1.98 e, used $1 off 2 coupon (in store tearpad)

Publix - 4/3

Spent $3.49
vendor coupon $1

Special price savings $2.56
total savings $3.56

Best deal:
Scott's 4 mega roll toilet paper on sale $2.49, used $1 coupon

Publix 3/31
Spent $31.66
vendor coupons $17.49
store coupons $7.70
special price savings $30.39
total savings $55.58

Best deals: 3 Hallmark 99c cards, used $2 off 3 cards in store coupon paid 97 c for all 3!!
Ritz crackers, BOGO for $3.09, used $1 off 2 coupon
Bird's Eye Veggies - all 1/2 price between $1.19, $1.59 on sale) - bought 7, used 3 store $1 off 2 coupons, 3 $1 off 2 coupons, 1 50 c coupon (doubled)
Sister Schubert Parker House Rolls, bought 2 @ 2 for $5, used 2 $1 off coupons
Land O Lake's Butter Sticks on sale $2 for $4, bought 4, used 2 $1 off 2 coupons
3 Dannon Activia 4 packs ~ on sale for $2, used 3 $1 off coupons
Ore Ida Steam n Mash potatoes - BOGO $3.99 - used 2 $1 off coupons
Ken's 8 oz salad dressing ~ $1.99 e bought 2, used a BOGO free coupon
Breakstone Sour Cream 99 c, used 55 c off coupon

Let me regroup tomorrow and I'll find the last 2 receipts, then total the savings for this week! Hope you have a Blessed Easter!