Saturday, January 22, 2011
So recap: 156 count Pampers
-$8.18 eBay coupon
-$1.50 Amazon Coupon
+ $2.35 eBay coupon
Total: $21.29, cheaper than the crappy diapers you could buy at Big Lots!!! (don't ever buy those, unless your kid poops his pants while you're there and you realize you didn't bring the diaper bag with you!!!)
Now, I'm hoping to get them for even cheaper in the near future, as in ZERO $$$ because I won't need to buy them anymore! But we all know I'm not in control and that he is the boss!!!
...I realize this needs a clarification: the boss is Tommy, who's in control of what and where he does it, regarding his potty habits; NOT Reed who would decide to have another baby requiring diapers!!!!
Oh the blue frosting...makes him a real Belgian, because the Smurfs are from Belgium, did you know that? Les Schtroumfs, bien sure que si, de Peyo! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Smurfs but do they p...p blue too, bringing us back to the diaper issue (see, it all ties togethere here!).
Posted by Muche at 11:33 PM
Saturday, January 15, 2011
My parents live near Bastogne. On December 16th, 1944 began one of the most decisive battle of WWII. It was fought on my land. The Americans saved my people from Hitler's last attempt at regaining control over the war. I grew up hearing war stories, of my grand parents, living in fear of the V1 Bomb attacks over their city Liege, of my mom being born in the mist of a war, of my grand father being a prisoner of war in Germany and of my family's home destroyed completely by a bomb, killing my great grandma, her brother and a baby cousin. WWII is big part of my life, and I will be forever grateful to these young innocent lives that gave their all so that I can be born in a country free of German dictator.
On a cold December day, veterans of the Battle of the Bulge reunite at the American cemetery in Luxembourg. Here, guarded by tall pines, rest the mortal remains of some 5,000 American boys who died fighting to liberate Europe. As the veterans reflect amidst the gently falling snow, their welling emotions confirm their often-stated belief: "The real heroes never came home." Here, they feel a presence, a warmth amidst the cold. Something tells them they are not alone and this silent reunion is not the last.
Posted by Muche at 7:41 AM
Thursday, January 13, 2011
I started doing more coupons. I've always been good at clipping the Sunday ones, but this time, I am buying 3 sets of Sunday papers (some people go up to 6, but 3 is enough for me) and I signed up for a website that tells me what to clip and where to go. But some of it is pure luck and savvyness too. I realize that if you go to a store very late, the cashiers are tired, and even if you tell them they're charging you too little for an item, their response is always "bah, don't care, I'm tired"!The total of this is less than $20.00, plus $2.00 and $10.00 coupons on next purchases.
At Safeway: the cereal, the milk, the pop and the fruit snacks (4 boxes that I put in jar) and two loaves of bread (not shown, $1.29 each): $3.57 and $2.00 off my next order. The Glade: free with coupon.
The rest was CVS, but I forgot to put the $10 mascara in the picture, all for $15, with $10.00 off my next order.
Is it worth it to spend so much time getting ready to shop? I'd say yes!
This is of course one the best bargains, thus the blogging about it. However, in the last month and a half, I've saved on average 65% of my bills, counting diapers and other misc, and a little more spending for Holiday dinners. I think I'll get even better at it with time.
Best of all, I'm enjoying this new sport. If you work full-time, I'd say there is no way you can do this and keep your sanity. But for me, this is a good time to be able to do this, as long as Basha's has free child care too!
I know there are a lot of places to go to, but I signed up with www.couponsense.com
You can also get free advice and list of coupons, plus daily deals emails from www.pinchingyourpennies.com (like Children's place doing 15% everything, even clearance and free shipping with codes)
Posted by Muche at 11:56 AM