Tuesday, October 14, 2014

10/14 Couponing Breakdown - Mini Pharmacy Runs

So I did something new today and tried couponing at Walgreens again. Luke says I'm a battered wife who keeps going back when it comes to them. Every time is a hassle and today was no exception. But the cashiers were super nice and worked out the issues. So here are mini hauls from today.

Monday, October 13, 2014

10/13 Couponing Breakdown - Tons of Freebies!

This is gonna be brief because I've HAVE to go to bed! But got all this for under $20 today after rebates. with several freebies and moneymakers!

Monday, October 6, 2014

10/6 Couponing Breakdown - Cheap Designer Jeans

Today was an epic savings day. The main highlights were my Kohl's finds. Last night I heard there were great deals to be found on Rock & Republic jeans when you stacked a $10 off coupon with already marked clearance. I went to RetialMeNot and printed a coupon for me and my friend and made plans to run to the store today. Each coupon was good for up to 8 pairs.

Friday, October 3, 2014

10/3 Couponing Breakdown - Cheap Diapers and Wipes & Free Groceries & Johnson's

So I know I owe you guys so many posts like our most recent favorite baby gear, life update, breastfeeding update, etc etc etc. But I just haven't felt like writing those posts. What has been keeping me happy and busy though is saving money with coupons. I have created a spreadsheet to track how much I save in each transaction and if I would have bought those items without coupons or not. The results are pretty impressive and maybe I'll share at the end of the year.
To do this however, I breakdown every single transaction and post most of my deals on Instagram. However, sometimes my deals feel too long to breakdown there so on those occasions I will post here.
Today I bought all this ($82.42 retail) for $10.82 and got back $9.97 making it a net cost of only $.21. Below is how I did it:

Thursday, August 14, 2014

How to Make Money on 23 Baby Food Pouches at Target

This deal was too good not to share the details of. Since Minion has started on baby food, I have been looking for any good deal I could find to stock up. Today I was able to find a killer deal by getting 23 baby food pouches that usually retail for $1.39+/ea for only $.43 at Target. But had Luke's computer not died before I printed one more coupon, this deal would have been a money maker. Below is the breakdown to try to get it for yourself :)

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Our Favorite Three Month Gear

Could this post be any later? We got back from our nearly month long vacation after Minion already turned 4 months and then both of us came down with a summer cold. We are still recovering, but I wanted to take the chance to put this post together. The past month experienced a lot of developmental changes for Minion. Plus he gained tons of weight, weighing in at 15lbs 1oz for his 4 month checkup. But since we traveled for the entire month we didn't introduce too many new things. Here's what we did use:

Sunday, July 27, 2014

When Breastfeeding is a Fight

You are in a busy but quiet restaurant
It's 105° outside because it's June in Texas
Try as they might the air conditioners just can't quite keep up
You try to maintain some level of modesty by wearing a poncho style cover
Your child is screaming under it
Sweat is pooling in your cleavage and on your sons brow
He thrashes his head back and forth
Pulling the nipple shield he refuses to eat without with him
You struggle to get everything back in place although it's difficult with the cover and the heat
His crying intensifies because of the hunger
You feel heads turning your way
Hear whispers pointed in your direction
You try to stay calm to help soothe him and get a successful latch
It's not working
Finally you ask your companion to mix up the emergency bottle you have in the emergency diaper bag
The second that bottle nipple his your child's lips his crying stops and he peacefully eats