Monday, September 13, 2010

This weeks deals


I went to CVS yesterday to get some deals they had on Extra Care Bucks.  Here is what I did:

I bought Alive Vitamins for 9.99 and got back 9.99 on my first transcation.  With the 9.99 ECB's I went back and bought Candy Corn for .99, High Octane Energy Chews for 1.99, Nivea Body Wash for 4.99 and Skintimate Shaving Cream for 3.99.  I used a $1 coupon for Nivea and .75 off for Skintimate.  After using my ECB's I only had to pay $1.15 which was tax and I got back $7 ECB's.  I only paid $11.91 for everything out of pocket and still have $7 ECB's to spend later.  This is a great transaction idea for anyone who is just starting at CVS and wants to build up some ECB's.

Harris Teeter

Super Doubles is this week, starting Wednesday.  This means they will double any coupon that is $1.98 or less.  I'll list some of the coupons you can print out for those of you who don't save the coupons from the newspaper.

FREE after Coupons
-$1 off Chinet Products  - Napkins $1.40
-$1.50 off 2 Kotex Products - Pantiliners $1.49
-$1 off Tomato Paste - $1.55

There will probably be a lot more free but I won't know until I see the sales ad.

Food Lion till 9/14

Campbell's Select Harvest Soups are $1 on sale - Use this $1 printable to get it free.
Nestle Nesquick 16 $1 - Use this $1 printable to make it free.


Lyrics from an awesome song called Before the Morning by Josh Wilson

Do you wonder why you have to,

feel the things that hurt you,

if there's a God who loves you,

where is He now?
Maybe, there are things you can't see

and all those things are happening

to bring a better ending

some day, some how, you'll see, you'll see

Would you dare, would you dare, to believe,

that you still have a reason to sing,

'cause the pain you've been feeling,
can't compare to the joy that's coming!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Freebies & Thoughts

I thought I'd post a couple things that you can get for free with coupons this week.  Today I got 2 free SOBE lifewater's at CVS. They are on sale, BOGO (Buy One Get One) and you can play a game at to get a BOGO coupon to print out. This makes 2 waters free!

CVS also has Stride Shift Gum .99 and you can .99 ECB, making it free after Extra Care Bucks.  There was also a coupon from a May newspaper insert that was for Free Stride Shift Gum when you buy any Stride Gum which makes it an even better deal if you have this coupon saved.

Food lion has Nestle Nesquick for $1 this week.  You can print off a $1 coupon here,  making it free!

These are the only things I have found free this week.  You can go to to find other coupon deals.

Thought for the day:

I have been reading the book "The Walk" by Richard Evans. One paragraph really stuck out to me, it says "The thing is, the only real sign of life is growth.  And growth requires pain.  So to choose life is to accept pain.  Some people go to such lengths to avoid pain that they give up on life.  They bury their hearts, or they drug or drink themselves numb until they don't feel anything anymore.  The irony is, in the end their escape becomes more painful than what they're avoiding."

This is so true! If everything were to always be perfect than we wouldn't grow or learn anything.  Although at times it's hard to feel like our troubles will ever get any better, at least we can look down the road and know that we will grow from the pain we are in now.

And finally, my current favorite Christian song:

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Labor Day Weekend

    I had a wonderful 3 day weekend.  Friday night I went out to eat with my parents. Saturday, I went to Salisbury with Mom and then worked the rest of the day. Sunday, I taught Sunday school and then our church had one big service.   After church I went to my sisters and we had pizza and watched "When In Rome." The pizza was great, we ordered it from a little pizza place in Granite Quarry called A Slice of Heaven.  We ordered a pizza with beef, pepperoni, green peppers and banana peppers.  The banana peppers make for a great pizza. If you have never tried them on your pizza I would definitely recommend trying it.  I would rate the movie "When In Rome" 4 stars.  It was really cute and it's in Redbox which makes it only a dollar to rent! Click here to see the movie trailer. It is a great time to rent from Redbox because you can get a free movie rental and be entered to win other great prizes.  I got a free Rental and also a Redbox t-shirt with my entry.  All you do is go to and enter the code that is on your redbox dvd.  For a free redbox rental, you can also use the promo code BREAKROOM.  I'm not sure when it expires but I used it, got my free rental then entered the code and received a promotion code for another free rental and won the free t-shirt.
    On Labor Day my mom and I went shopping all afternoon.  We went to the Christian book store, the mall and to Hamricks.  I finally found some awesome jeans at Delias.  They ended up costing $40 but they are well worth it.  It's hard to find jeans that fit me and don't have holes or bleached stains on them.  I also bought some things are Hamricks to redecorate my room with.  I got a flameless candle with my initial on it and pink artificial flowers in a nice vase. Now I just need to find a few nice pictures for my wall. I also want this to hang on my door:  After shopping we grilled out at home which was very nice.  It was the perfect day for it.  We had Fillet Mignon which was delicious!
    I have a busy couple of weeks coming up.  Lots of meetings and get togethers.  I'm looking forward to it though, I love to be busy.  I need to get busy now. I have to plan a lesson on all the different kinds of fiction and non-fiction books for tomorrow.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Watch out for Saddleback Caterpillars

      Earlier today my mom showed me an insect she found on one of her flowers.  She had never seen it before so she scooped it up and put it into a jar.  When I saw it, I remembered I had seen it in a book about poisonous creatures I had bought for my 5th graders. I searched it and found out it was a Saddleback Caterpillar. It's a good thing she didn't touch it because they are poisonous and will sting.  I did some more research to see what other people were saying about this caterpillar and a lot of people said their sting can hurt worse than a hornet's sting and can also leave a rash.  Now through the end of September watch out for these little creatures in your flowers, weeds and yards.  It won't feel too great if you pick it up!