Tuesday, February 5, 2013

So shopping with coupons

while yes it is cheaper I have come to realize one it is not very healthy and two it is not very allergy friendly. I have to find away to do this better. So tomorrow is shopping day again so we will see how I do.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

I got me some coupons

So I missed the coupons on 1/13/13. There were some ones that I really wanted from them as well. So for the first time ever I am trading and "buying" coupons. You don't actually buy them but you pay shipping for them. I am nervous but excited at the same time.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Are you in a contract or covenant marriage?

When you get married you go get a license and sign a contract that you will be married to this person. Hmm a contract, what exactly is a contract?  According to Meriam-Webster a contract is :

Definition of CONTRACT

a : a binding agreement between two or more persons or parties; especially : one legally enforceable
b : a business arrangement for the supply of goods or services at a fixed price <make parts on contract>
c : the act of marriage or an agreement to marry
So what does that mean exactly? What do you think of when you inter a contract? You go buy a car you enter a contract. You agree to pay for a car either up front or so much a month, and they agree to let you use or have the car. Well if you stop making payments, or in our case are suddenly unable to pay them they have the legal right to say "oh well we are no longer getting our money so you are no longer able to have the car". So they come to your house in the middle of night, with no warning, they do not knock on the door so you can gather your things they just load up the car and its gone. Then to get your things out of it you have to pay a fee and give them the keys to the car. As Americans (of not 1st world countries) we have come to think of marriage this way. IE..."Well you don't cook as much as I do, or clean, or you just get on my nerves, and such so I no longer want to be married to you as you have broken the contract." And then there is yet another divorce on the record books.
But God set to make a marriage a covenant with two people. So let's look at what a covenant is:


 noun    (from Meriam-Webster website)
In the Hebrew scriptures, an agreement or treaty among peoples or nations, but most memorably the promises that God extended to humankind (e.g., the promise to Noah never again to destroy the earth by flood or the promise to Abraham that his descendants would multiply and inherit the land of Israel). God's revelation of the law to Moses on Mount Sinai created a pact between God and Israel known as the Sinai covenant. In Christianity, Jesus' death established a new covenant between God and humanity.

Let's explain the covenant process of the "days of old". A man would sacrifice an animal put one piece on the right and the other on the left and they would walk through it with the other person in the covenant making the covenant that if they did not uphold their part they commit to let the same thing happen to him that happened to the animal.
So let's think about what happens on a wedding day. On one side you have the bride's family. On the other you have the groom's family. The pastor and groom is at the front of the audience. The bride walks up to the groom alone (or with person giving her away) because there has not yet been a covenant made. The groom and bride make a covenant in from of God, the pastor, and the witnesses that they will honor, love, and stay together till death and then kiss. Then they turn are introduced and then walk together through the two sections as one in a covenant. When you are in a covenant marriage you are with that person no matter what no 50/50 or I leave but 100/100 and nothing can undo that commitment short of death.

So what kind of marriage are you in? 

Thank you to Brother Ken of Life Fellowship for showing me this and inspiring me to share.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

I went to Kroger and paid nothing

Today I went to Kroger, and was for the first time ever the person that people were looking at cause I was causing a commotion because they could not pay be money according to the policy.

Here is what I got today:

Transaction #1
1 Good N Natural bar -$1.19

Free Good N Natural Bar

Tax : $0.08
I went to pay with my card but she said that she didn't want me to use my card for just $0.08 and that she would cover it.

Transaction #2
9 Good N Natural Bar - $1.19 
Wolfgang Puck Coffee - $1.00
1 Kettle Chips - $2.79 
1 Quintia Bag of Apples and Grapes - $1.00
2 Quintia Bag of Apples and Carmel -$1.00
1 So Delicious Coconut Milk - $3.44

First my coupons
9 free Good N Natural Bar coupons (insert)
2 $1/1 Wolfgang Puck Coffee (printed)
1 $0.50/1 Kettle Chips coupon (printed)
1 $0.55/1 So Delicious product (printed)

Next sales
Good N Natural Bars - $1.19 - $0.89 with card. Sale of buy 10 get $5 off so $0.39. They rang up $1.19 (so that's what the cashier took off)
Kettle Chips were also on the 10/$5
So Delicious was on sale for $2.99

When it was all said and done it said they owed me $0.13, so I told her to to the $0.08 toward that. She went to get a CSM and they said they couldn't pay me and was going to take off a coupon. I said no just don't pay me it's okay. So he just closed it out, and out I went. 

Monday, January 21, 2013

1/27/2013 SmartSource coupon preview

Alka-Seltzer $2/1 regular or Plus product (3/31/13)
Arm & Hammer $1/1 Spinbrush Kids or Tooth Tunes product (3/31/13)
Arm & Hammer $1/1 Spinbrush product (3/31/13)
Armour $.55/1 meatballs (3/31/13)
Bayer $1/1 20ct+ aspirin product (3/17/13)
Bayer $3/2 120ct+ aspirin products (3/17/13)
Blue Diamond $1/2 4oz+ almonds (3/31/13)
Campho-Phenique $2/1 cold sore product (3/31/13)
Cheerios $.50/1 box (3/9/13)
Chex Mix $.50/2 4.5oz+ Mix or 100 Calorie Snack (3/23/13)
Chock full o'Nuts $1/1 package (2/28/13)
Curel $1/1 3.5oz+ product (2/24/13)
Dannon $.50/3 Oikos 5.3oz cups or 1 multipack (3/17/13)
Eggland's Best $.50/1 eggs (4/27/13)
Eggland's Best $.75/1 cage free or organic dozen eggs (4/27/13)
El Monterey $1/1 product (5/28/13)
Foster Farms $1/1 frozen cooked chicken (excluding breast nuggets) or turkey meatballs (4/30/13)
Frontera $1/1 1.5L bottle or 2 750ML bottles dnd (2/28/13)
General Mills $1/2 Chex, Fiber One, Total, Wheaties, Oatmeal Crisp, Honey Nut Clusters, Raisin Nut Bran or Basic 4 cereals (3/9/13)
Hasbro $4/1 Jenga game excludes USAopoly, Winning Moves, travel, card and Electronic Arts game versions (3/3/13)
Hasbro $4/1 Scrabble game excludes USAopoly, Winning Moves, travel, card and Electronic Arts game versions (3/3/13)
Hasbro $5/1 Taboo game SKU# 30658 or Pictionary game SKU# 05713 excludes USAopoly, Winning Moves, travel, card and Electronic Arts game versions (3/3/13)
House Foods $1.50/2 Organic Tofu (4/30/13)
House Foods $1.50/2 Traditional Shirataki or Tofu Shirataki (4/30/13)
House Foods $1/2 Premium Tofu (4/30/13)
ICaps $3/1 eye vitamin formula (3/1/13)
Jolly Rancher $1/2 6.5oz+ bags (3/31/13)
Juanita's Mexican Gourmet $1/2 soup cans (3/10/13)
Kauai Coffee $1/1 10oz bag (2/28/13)
Lemi Shine $.50/1 machine cleaner box (3/10/13)
Lemi Shine $.60/1 rinse (3/10/13)
LypSyl $.50/1 Intense Protection LypMoisturizer (3/10/13)
MiO $1/1 regular, Energy or Fit (2/28/13)
MJB $.75/1 coffee (3/31/13)
Mountain High $.50/1 32oz yoghurt (3/23/13)
Nabisco $.75/2 6.5oz+ cookie/cracker products dnd (3/10/13)
Nature Valley/Fiber One $.50/2 5ct+ Nature Valley Granola Bars, Nature Valley Granola Thins, Fiber One Chewy Bars, Fiber One 90 Calorie Chewy Bars or Fiber One 90 Calorie Brownies (3/23/13)
New York $.50/1 frozen product (3/31/13)
New York $.50/1 garlic knots (3/31/13)
Old El Paso $.60/3 products excludes salsa, refrigerated, frozen or soup (3/23/13)
Opti-Free $1.50/1 10oz+ formula (3/1/13)
Pace $.60/2 products (2/24/13)
Philadelphia $.55/1 Indulgence cream cheese spread (3/2/13)
Pillsbury $.40/2 crescent dinner rolls c twin pack (4/20/13)
Planters $1/1 6-16oz jar, canister, bag or multipack except almonds dnd (4/30/13)
Progresso $.50/1 Recipe Starters cooking sauce (3/23/13)
Purely Inspired $3/1 product (4/27/13)
Revlon $1/1 hair color product (3/3/13)
Revlon $2/1 bb cream, foundation, powder, concealer, primer or brush (3/3/13)
Schick $1/1 Xtreme3, ST2 or ST3, SlimTwin or Quattro disposable razor pack excludes 2ct and 10+2ct (2/24/13)
Schick $3/2 Xtreme3, ST2 or ST3, SlimTwin or Quattro disposable razor packs excludes 2ct and 10+2ct (2/24/13)
Scotch-Brite $1/2 botanical disinfecting wipes (3/15/13)
Sesame Street $3/1 Lullaby & Good Night Elmo toy SKU# 36661 (3/3/13)
Sesame Street $5/1 LOL Elmo toy SKU# AI500 (3/3/13)
Sun-Bird $.80/2 seasoning or soup mixes dnd (3/30/13)
Systane $1.50/1 lubricant eye drop or gel formula (3/1/13)
Totino's $.35/1 rolls snacks (4/20/13)
Vlasic $1/1 Farmers Garden hand-crafted pickle variety (3/31/13)
Yardley $1/4 single bar soaps or 2 double packs or 1 16oz shower gel (3/10/13)
Zarbee's $1/1 product (4/30/13)

1/27/2013 RedPlum coupon preview

Insert #1
Advil/ThermaCare $1/1 20ct+ Advil, 16ct+ Advil PM, 4oz+ Children's Advil, 1/2oz+ Infant' Advil or 2ct+ ThermaCare ets (3/9/13)
Axe $1/1 anti-perspirant, deodorant or bodyspray ets (2/24/13)
Axe B2G1 free 16floz shower gels or detailer, excludes 16oz twin packs and trial up to $5.99 (2/10/13)
Best Foods $.40/1 22oz+ product (2/24/13)
Caress $.75/1 12oz+ body wash or 6-bar+ pack ets (2/24/13)
Centrum $1/1 100ct+ bottle or pack of regular, FlavorBurst, Specialist, Silver or Caltrate ets (3/9/13)
ChapStick $1/2 packs (3/9/13)
Clear Buy 1 shampoo, get 1 conditioner or mask free up to $5.99 ets (2/10/13)
Clear Buy 7-day intensive treatment, get shampoo free up to $5.99 ets (2/10/13)
Degree $.75/1 for Men Adrenaline Series product ets (2/24/13)
Degree $.75/1 Women Expert Protection product ets (2/24/13)
Dimetapp/Robitussin/Advil $1/1 bottle or package of Dimetapp, Robitussin or Advil Congestion Relief or Allergy & Congestion Relief ets (3/9/13)
DOve $.75/1 go sleeveless, clear tone, go fresh or Clinical Protection excludes trial, multi-packs and Men+Care (2/24/13)
Dove $1/1 16oz+ body wash excludes trial and M+C (2/24/13)
Dove $1/1 6bar+ pack beauty bar excludes trial and Men+Care (2/24/13)
Dove $1/1 Men+Care 2.7oz antiperspirant or 3oz deodorant ets (2/24/13)
Dove $1/1 Men+Care hair product ets (2/24/13)
Dove $2/1 Men+Care 13.5oz+ body and face wash or active clean tool ets (2/24/13)
Dove $4/1 Men+Care body and face bar 6pk+ ets (2/24/13)
Dove Buy shampoo, get $1.50 off conditioner excludes Men+Care and trial (2/24/13)
Greenies $1/1 5.5oz feline dental treats (3/17/13)
Greenies $3/1 12oz+ canine dental chews (3/17/13)
Hefty $.75/2 cups (4/30/13)
Hefty $1/2 foam plates or bowls (4/30/13)
I Can't Believe It's Not Butter $.50/1 product (2/24/13)
Knorr $.50/2 Recipe/Sauce/Gravy mix products (2/24/13)
Knorr $.50/2 Rice and Pasta sides (2/24/13)
Knorr $1/1 homestyle stock (2/24/13)
Lipton $.40/1 tea bags, Tea & Honey To-Go or pitcher size or any iced tea mix (2/24/13)
Lipton $.50/1 tea bags (2/24/13)
M&M's $1.50/2 9.9oz+ bags dnd (3/10/13)
Newman's Own $1/1 thin & crispy pizza (3/9/13)
Perparation H $1/1 product excludes Totables Wipes 10ct (3/9/13)
Q-Tips $.30/1 170ct+ product ets (2/24/13)
Ragu $.20/1 pasta sauce jar (2/24/13)
Slim Fast $1/1 bar or snack bites (2/24/13)
Slim Fast $1/1 shake multi-pack or shake mix (2/24/13)
Suave $.75/1 2.6oz deodorant ets (2/24/13)
Suave Kids $.50/2 hair products ets (2/24/13)
Suave Naturals $.50/1 body wash product ets (2/24/13)
Suave Professionals $.50/2 products ets (2/24/13)
Suave Professionals $1/1 Moroccan Infusion Styling Oil ets (2/24/13)
TRESemme B1G1 free shampoo or conditioner excludes trial and styling products up to $6 (2/20/13)
Vaseline $1/1 20.3floz+ lotion ets (2/24/13)
White Castle $.50/1 6ct microwaveable hamburgers or cheeseburgers (4/27/13)
White Castle $1/1 16ct microwaveable hamburgers or cheeseburgers (4/27/13)
Wish-Bone/Western $.50/1 dressing (2/24/13)

Insert #2
Abreva $3/1 tube or pump product (4/14/13)
Breathe Right $1/1 10ct+ nasal strips product (3/31/13)
Carnation $.55/2 12oz evaporated milk cans (4/30/13)
Citrucel $1/1 fiber product (3/27/13)
Coffee-Mate $1.10/2 liquid creamers excludes Natural Bliss (3/31/13)
Coffee-Mate $1.10/2 powder creamers excludes Natural Bliss (3/31/13)
DiGiorno B2G1 free 26-33oz pizzas up to $6.01 (2/9/13)
Fancy Feast $1/ 2oz appetizers trays (4/27/13)
Fancy Feast $1/1 3lb+ dry cat food (4/27/13)
Fancy Feast $1/18 Elegant Medleys or Mornings cans (4/27/13)
Fancy Feast $1/24 cans (4/27/13)
Gaviscon $1/1 product (3/27/13)
Keebler/Sunshine $1/2 8-16oz Keebler creackers or Sunshine Cheez-It (3/24/13)
Land O'Frost $.55/1 Premium, Bistro Favorites, Canadian Bacon or Delishaved (2/26/13)
Land O'Frost $1/1 Wrap Kit or Sub Sandwich Kit (2/26/13)
Libby's $.35/1 15oz+ pumpkin can (4/30/13)
L'Oreal $1/1 Colour Riche nail product (3/23/13)
L'Oreal $1/1 Paris eye product (3/23/13)
L'Oreal $1/1 Paris eyeliner or eye shadow (3/23/13)
L'Oreal $1/1 Paris lip product (3/23/13)
L'Oreal $1/1 Paris skincare item ets (3/23/13)
L'Oreal $1/1 True Match Crayon concealer (3/23/13)
L'Oreal $2/1 Advanced Haircare shampoo or conditioner (3/23/13)
L'Oreal $2/1 Advanced Haircare treatment (3/23/13)
L'Oreal $2/1 Excellence shade (3/23/13)
L'Oreal $2/1 Paris cosmetic face product excludes Magic Perfecting Base .17floz size (3/23/13)
L'Oreal $3/1 11oz standard size Elnett hairspray excludes 2.2oz trial size (3/23/13)
L'Oreal $3/1 Paris Youth Code moisturizer or treatment ets (3/23/13)
Mahatma $.75/2 rice mixes (4/30/13)
Mahatma/Water Maid $.50/1 rice up to 10lb (4/30/13)
McCormick $.50/2 taco or Mexican season mixes (2/24/13)
Newman's Own $.50/1 pasta sauce (3/9/13)
Newman's Own $.50/1 salad dressing (3/9/13)
Newman's Own $.50/1 salsa (3/9/13)
Os-Cal $2/1 calcium supplement product (3/27/13)
Purina $.75/2 Whisker Lickin's (4/27/13)
Purina $1.50/12 Alpo cans (3/11/13)
Purina $1/1 10oz+ T Bonz or Tiny T Bonz (4/27/13)
Purina $1/1 3.15lb+ Cat Chow (4/15/13)
Purina $1/1 7lb+ Tidy Cats (4/27/13)
Purina $2/1 4lb+ Dog Chow or Puppy Chow (4/27/13)
Purina $2/1 4lb+ Fit & Trim, Active Senior 7+, Little Bites, Healthy Morsels or Active Life (4/27/13)
Purina $2/1 8ct+ Alpo variety pack (3/11/13)
Sarna $2/1 anti-itch product (3/31/13)
Stouffer's $1.50/1 57-96oz party size entree (4/30/13)
Stouffer's $1.50/2 french bread pizza (4/30/13)
Tums $1/1 50ct+ freshers (3/27/13)
Tums $1/2 24ct+ (3/27/13)
Wonderful Pistachios $.50/1 5oz+ (3/27/13)

Thursday, January 17, 2013

P&G coupon preview for 1/27/2013

Expires 2/28/2013 Excludes Trial Sizes
Bounty $.25/1 towels or napkins
Cascade $1/1 ActionPacs
Charmin $.25/1 product
Clairol $2/1 color product or herbal color
Clairol $5/2 Natural Instincts hair color
Covergirl $1/1 Lip Perfection Jumbo Gloss Balm
Covergirl $1/1 product excludes accessories
Covergirl $3/2 products excludes accessories
Crest $.75/1 458ml+ Rinse
Crest $.75/1 4oz+ toothpaste or liquid gel excludes Cavity, Baking Soda and Tartar
Dawn $.50/1 Hand Renewal, Power Clean, Bleach Alternative or Oxi
Downy $3/both 1 liquid AND 1 Unstopables
Duracell $.50/1 CopperTop, Ultra Power, Ultra Photo Lithium or Specialty batteries excludes 1ct
Duracell $1/1 rechargeable batteries, charger or 6pk+ hearing aid batteries excludes 1ct
Febreze $.50/1 3,5oz or 5.5oz candle
Febreze $.50/1 Air Effects
Febreze $.50/1 Set & Refresh or Stick & Refresh
Febreze Buy Fabric Refresher, get car vent clip free up to $3.49
Febreze Buy NOTICEables refill, get NOTICEables warmer free up to $3.50
Gillette $1/1 Fusion ProGlide shave prep or Fusion ProSeries skin care
Gillette $1/2 deodorants or body washes
Gillette $10 off Fusion razor wyb 4ct+ cartridge
Gillette $10 off Mach3 razor wyb 4ct+ cartridge excludes disposables
Head & Shoulders $1/1 shampoo or conditioner excludes 1.7oz
Ivory/Safeguard $.30/1 personal cleansing product excludes Ivory 1 bar and Ivory Dish & Laundry
Luvs $1/2 bags or 1 box diapers
Mr. Clean $.50/1 product
Olay $1/1 bath bar, body wash or in shower body lotion
Olay $3/1 hair removal product
Olay $3/1 ProX advanced cleansing system
Olay $3/1 ProX, Regenerist or Total Effects facial moisturizer
Old Spice $1/2 products
Oral-B $.75/1 Glide floss 35m+ or floss picks 30ct+
Oral-B $1/1 Pulsar, 3D White, Pro-Health, Complete or 2 Indicator or Cavity Defense toothbrushes
Pampers $1/2 bags or 1 box diapers or pants
Pantene $3/2 products
Pepto $.50/1 product
Prilosec OTC $1/1 product
Puffs $.25/3 singles or 1 3pk+
Secret $1/1 Outlast, Scent Expressions or body spray excludes .5oz
Secret $2/1 Clinical excludes .5oz
Swiffer $1/1 Dusters 6ct, Dry Cloths 32ct, Wet Cloths 24ct or WetJet Pads 17ct+
Swiffer $1/1 starter kit or pad refill
Swiffer $1/1 Sweeper starter kit or Dusters Extender starter kit
Tide $3/1 15-37ct boost duo pac
Tide/Downy $.40/1 Tide detergents, Tide boost or Downy excludes PODS
Tide/Downy $1.50/2 Tide detergents, Tide boost or Downy excludes PODS
Tide/Downy $3/3 Tide detergents, Tide boost or Downy excludes PODS
Venus $2/1 Venus family system razor
Vicks $1.50/1 Nature Fusion product excludes VapoDrops and ZzzQuil
Vicks $1/1 products excludes VapoDrops and ZzzQuil
Vidal Sassoon $1/1 styling aid
Vidal Sassoon $1/2 shampoos or conditioners
Vidal Sassoon $2/1 hair color
ZzzQuil $1/1 product