Friday, October 31, 2008

Don't forget to vote! And drink coffee!

I couldn't confirm this on their website, but unconfirmed sources are saying the following...

"Floridians have persevered through hanging chads, faulty touch screens and long lines, and for that, Starbucks is rewarding voters statewide on Election Day. On Tuesday, November 4th, voters who wear an "I Voted" sticker or show their voter registration card in any company-owned Starbucks Florida location will receive a complimentary tall brewed coffee.

This is the perfect opportunity to try the newly launched Thanksgiving Blend, a limited edition coffee created by Starbucks coffee experts in collaboration with Tom Douglas, renowned chef, culinary entrepreneur and the 2008 Bon App├ętit Restaurateur of the Year. Thanksgiving Blend is a flavorful combination of full-bodied beans from Sumatra, with hints of fine herbs, and beans from Guatemala, which add subtle spice, notes of cocoa and a pleasant sparkle."

Too bad they aren't giving out a pumpkin spice latte. Oh how I love my pumpkin spice latte.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

CVS: Week of October 26

A great week this week!

(2) Fun size bags of Starburst - 2/$3
(2) Fun size bags of Skittles - 2/$3
(2) Bic Comfort 3 Disposable Razors @ $5.89 each
(1) Bag Sweedish Fish (filler) @ .79

Total: $18.57


(2) $1/2 bags Nestle candies
(2) $2/1 bic disposable razors
$12.55 ECB

.47 OOP and $8 ECB back!

This was a great day for the APO packages!

I voted!

I voted! Did you?

Free Taco!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Bento No. 20?

I've forgotten to label some, and some haven't gotten posted and some are not worthy of being shown on here. So, I think this is somewhere around 20.

Left: PB&J Sandwich, carrots, ranch dressing
Right: String cheese, veggie "chicken nuggets", corn and vanilla pudding

I'm making myself hungry!

While I am dreaming

Well, if I am dreaming where I'll live, I might as well dream about the car I'll be driving.

See my dream car here!

Random Thoughts...

So anybody want to know what my dream home looks like? Well, you can visit here. I would LOVE that house! Charming, full of light, storage, lots of space, great kitchen, in town...I am in love!

Went to CVS this week and spent about $12 on the first transaction (it had diapers, so although I spent a lot, that is way cheaper than diapers normally are) and the second was $3.75 oop and got like $15 in ECB. I'd share it with you, but I lost the receipt. I plan to go again, so when I do I'll post the next round. I do remember I got:
(2) pumpkin pails
(2) bags of candy corn
1 crest toothbrush
1 crest toothpaste
1 package huggies diapers
2 johnson & johnson baby wash
1 johnson & johnson baby shampoo
3 packages of wipes
and some other stuff. I can't remember what right now. Doh!

On boring news, I am a complete dork and ran into the kitchen table while eating with BabyK at the pint sized table and bruised a rib. Am I a klutz or what? Thankfully it seems to be getting better, but still hurts. Everyone all at once now...*pitty party for me*.

And, if you are in town and have a kid, head on over to The One Week Boutique for some fabulous baby/kid shopping at great prices!

Peace out duders.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

This week sucks.

This week regards to CVS that is. No news from that front.

However, since I haven't been writing letters to soldiers or buying stuff, I had lots of time to make my bentos. Yum!

Bento 1 Contents:
Top: PB&J, cheeseits
Middle: carrots, ranch dressing, string cheese, egg thing with onion, potato and cheese in it
Bottom: cookies!

Bento 2 Contents (for tomorrow):
Left: PB&J, carrots, ranch dressing
Right: string cheese, veggie "chicken" nuggets, corn, vanilla pudding

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

So sad

I read today that Penderecki (composer for all you non-music people) had died. I was lucky that I got to meet him when I was a grad student. I remember when he first came into the office, he was so excited to get to see the beach. Oh, and he looked like Santa Claus. He was so nice, and such a great composer. So sad. =(

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Winner of Great Giveaway

Wow, that's a great bunch of ladies (I don't think I saw any men!) who love their coupons!

Personally, I LOVE seeing how much I saved. It's like a treasure hunt, trying to get the percentage as high as possible.

According to the random integer generator, the winner is...

Congratulations to Dawn who said:

"I love coupons for the exciting "game" of matching them with sales/specials to get items for pennies or even free! Talk about Cheap Thrills!!!!"

Email me at ms.tallahassee (at) (gmail) (dot) (com) by 4:00 pm Saturday to claim your prize.

Thanks to everyone who entered and check back often for more giveaways!


Wednesday, October 8, 2008

What do I do with all this STUFF?

So, I was talking with my friend the other day (shout out to Calvin) about CVS deals, and how you sometimes have to buy things you don't need to get the stuff you do need for cheap/free. But what do you do with all that stuff????

For me, most of the stuff I get I send to soldiers overseas in care packages. The only thing it really costs me is postage, and I love to write letters, and they really enjoy it. Whatever I can't send and can't use I give to my church at Christmas time for Christmas boxes.

What do YOU do with your extra stuff?

Monday, October 6, 2008

Great Giveaway

It's that time again! Time for a giveaway!

Post a comment below on why you love coupons for a chance to win a nifty coupon organizer filled with coupons! Then check back this Friday to see if you've won!

Please note, it is important you check back! I don't want people to send their emails and get spammed, so ya gotta check back.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

CVS 10/5

It was a pretty good week at CVS! I had planned to do a big day yesterday before a bunch of coupons expired, but alas, life happens and I missed out on the Coca-Cola deal. But, today wasn't too shabby either, but I could have made more ECB if I had planned it right. However, I had a grumpy BabyK throwing goldfish at other customers, so we were all about getting in and out!

The low down - just one transaction:

(2) Kotex @ 2/6 - (2) $1/1 coupons
(2) Orbit 3 pack gum @ 2/3 - (1) 1.50/1 CRT
(1) 32. oz vitamin water @ 2.29 -->earned $2.29 ECB
(1) 20 oz. Dasani Plus @ .99
(1) 20 oz. Nestea Tea @1.39 - (1) Free Nestea when you buy any 20 oz. coca-cola product
(2) Colgate Max Fresh Toothpaste @ $2.99 - (2) 1/1 coupons -->earned $4 ECB
(2) Boxes Post Honey Bunches of Oats @4.59 BOGO - (1) Free box of Honey Bunches of Oats coupon
(1) Stacy's Pita Chips @ $3.29 - (1) 1/1 CRT -->earned $2 ECB
(1) Gallon Milk

Used $15.79 in ECB

Total OOP: $3.75
ECB Earned: $8.29