Monday, February 9, 2009

CVS, you don't love me anymore

Well, I have been REALLY bad at posting, but know why? I have not been able to get my CVS deals! The store near me is stocking less and less of the deals and apparently a lot more people are getting into the game. How rude!

So, here is this week's deal. No ECB back, but cheaper than any other places.

2 packages Pampers Easy-Ups @ 9.99/package
-$1.50/1 package
-$2.00/1 package
1 Dawn Ultra @ .99
1 Madagascar 2 DVD @ $19.99
-$15 instant savings when you buy $20 worth of products listed

-$6.00 ECB

$17.96 OOP

Not great, but a cheap movie for BabyK and some fun diapers. Wheee!

So, BabyK started a new school today. He was very excited to carry his new big boy lunch box. I like that I have more control over what he eats, plus I get to try out my bento skills! What do you think?

PB&J sandwich in the shape of a truck (used a pancake mold)
Chocolate chip muffin (used mini loaf pan)
Clementine oranges
Orange juice (not shown)

Veggie dog octupus
banana half
Apple juice (not shown)

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

I'm sitting up here in the cold COLD north typing away. I love it here. I have been to Gabrielle Brothers a few times now. They had a huge Ann Taylor shipment. Blazers for $10, shirts for $6, pants for $7. I stocked up! Also good bargains at Banana Republic. I'm not planning on any CVS trips, so you'll have to wait for ECB fun.

Until then, happy new year!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

It's a warm 70 degrees here in Florida right now and I am loving it! I remember why I moved down here in the first place.

Because I have nothing better to do right now, I've been surfing the net and saw that tomorrow JC Penny is giving shoppers a wake up call! How cool is that? It's not my favorite store, but a good idea from the marketing team.

Who's going shopping tomorrow? I hope everyone saved their coupons to use on the candy and gifts that are typically 50-75% off regular price after Christmas. I'll hopefully have some great deals and photos to post tomorrow.

Well, back to enjoy more of the sunshine! Merry Christmas to all!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

No CVS today

I was so sad when my Sunday paper didn't come today. I had to not do my weekly coffee & clipping this week. I guess I could have gone online, but I was feeling very lazy, and it was nice and warm under the blanket on the couch. The doggie makes quite a lovely foot warmer! I hope CVS still has the shelves stocked for my trip tomorrow!

Does everyone have their shopping done? I've been avoiding the stores this month since my shopping is done and I get grumpy when shopping quarters are too close. I'll suck it up for great deals on black friday, but the rest of the year I need my 3 feet of personal space. I did venture out for a pair of isotoners for the sis (don't worry! It was from Marshalls and only cost about 1/5 of what it would have cost at the mall!), and also a quick stop to my favorite Goodwill where I picked up a rockin' pair of vintage boots, cute dress and a Janie & Jack sweater vest for BabyK.

That's about it. Back to vegging out on the couch watching the million Christmas movies on television.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

It's been a while

Oh, how the holiday season zips by! I have been busy wrapping presents, putting up decorations, baking, spreading holiday cheer...

Seriously, I got the baking bug the other day. I made a gazillion things and when I was done I looked around and every single thing was chocolate! I guess I make what I like. Whoops! Brownies, brownie cookies, fudge, another kind of fudge, muffins, toffee, etc...

As for deals, they are everywhere you go these days. Seriously, I have never had so many emails from retailers. Take a look around and you can very easily find a great deal.

BabyK is loving Christmas too. He is obsessed with the tree. Not the presents under it, but the pretty, fragile, heirloom ornaments. It's been a battle. Oh, and he sings Jingle Bells in the cutest out-of-tune and not a real melody way. Sooooo cute!

Well, off to bake more stuff. Not sure what I am going to do with it all!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Thanksgiving Recap

So, it was just me and BabyK this year so we opted to skip making a big dinner (we all know I'll be the only one eating all of it) and attended a community dinner. It was lovely and everyone was so very nice. Of course being veggies we had the usual conversation at holiday dinners.

"You gotta get you some turkey!" (imagine a big southern accent)

"Thank you, but we're vegetarians."

"Well heck, there ain't no meat in here! It's just turkey!"

I smiled and said no thank you. We skipped to the mac & cheese and green beans. I enjoy being a vegetarian though - I get an excuse to eat TWO pieces of pie.

I hope everyone had a wonderful break!

Friday, November 28, 2008


Today has been a LONG day. As soon as I can recuperate, I will let you know all about it.

Until then, Happy Black Friday and I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Free music download! Thank you Oprah!

Holiday Hits 2008
This year, we've teamed up with some of the biggest names in the music business to create a one-of-a-kind holiday mix. It's our gift to you!

These eight songs can be downloaded free for the next 48 hours.

To download, visit the site here.

For those of you who know me, you won't be surprised to know this is one of my favorite freebies EVER!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I'm back! Did you miss me?

It was a crazy weekend! Kid throwing up. Dog throwing up. Poop on the floor. Water mains outside my house bursting. And of course clipping those coupons!

Today was the Thanksgiving Dinner at BabyK's school. It was so fun! All the parents came and sat with the kids while a folk singer sang kids' songs. Loved it!

Who else is super excited for Black Friday? CVS will be great, especially if you keep your coupons. Other than that, I am still planning my course of action for where I shall be going. There aren't a ton of sales this year that strike my fancy. Well, ones that strike my fancy that I can afford. I'd be more than happy to post my wish list!

Cool thing. The local YMCA is offering childcare for Black Friday shoppers. How cool is that? Of course the frugal person in my says to skip it and just bring lots of bribes, a.k.a. fruit snacks and a favorite blankie.

How about you? Where will you be Friday morning?

Thursday, November 20, 2008

God bless her...

I tell you, the phrase that always cracks me up every time I hear it is...

God bless her, but she is one of the worst cooks I've ever seen!

God bless him, he is a horrible singer, but he sure tries!

Every single time I hear a sentence start out with "God bless him/her" I know it is going to be a dig, but meant in the nicest way possible. But seriously, have you EVER heard a compliment follow that phrase?

That is all.

Love Facebook? Love pizza? This post is for you!

Papa Johns is giving away a FREE pizza when you become a fan of their official facebook page. Yum!

Find out more here.

Borders: Free pastry with beverage purchase

Purchase a 20 oz. beverage at any Borders bookstore and receive a complimentary dessert or bakery item. Valid only November 21-23, 2008.

Find the coupon here.

More online Codes and Coupon Links!


Shutterfly: Get 10 free greeting cards with code GCPA-6NUT-6UKP-HJXN4G. Expires 12/14/08.

Victorias Secret:
Free Shipping on orders over $100 using code SHPSAVE. Expires 12/2/08.
$30 off orders of $175 or more with code 30OFF. Expires 12/2/08.
FREE scarf (Item # 234-634) with code CTNSCARF. Expires 11/25/08.

Kodak Gallery:
12 cent prints using code 12PRINTS. Expires 11/22/08.


$2 off Pull-Ups here.

3 Glade Product Coupons go here.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

GREAT sale at Ann Taylor Loft plus other online codes

Ann Taylor Loft: All sale items are an additional 40% off right now. Use code 10601376 for another 20% off and free shipping. Otherwise shipping is $6 right now. Don't know the expiration date.

JC Penny: Take $10 off your purchase of $25 or more with code JCP. Expires 11/26/08.

Paul Stuart: Free shipping on orders $200 or more with code THRD08. Expires 11/27/08.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Online Codes

Snapfish: Free shipping on any order. Use code SHIPALLFREE. Expires tonight at midnight. Take 20% off all ornaments with code ORNAMENT118. Expires 11/30.

JCPenny’s: Free shipping on oders over $49. Use code FREE49. Expires 11/21.

Gymboree: Extra 20% off all sale items. No code required.