Archive for June, 2008

Well, I came across a good deal at Walgreens today. I went in to get the Jumbo packs of diapers that were on sale for $5.99 (Reg $7.99). I had my $5 / 2 WAGS coupon from the EasySaver book so I was good to go.

When I went in, they had a $5.99 tag in front of the Mega packs. The tag said it was for the 40 count jumbo pack. Well, the ones I picked up had 40 diapers in it, but said Mega pack.

I went to the cashier and she rang up the first package and it rang up $10.99. I asked her about the tag saying $5.99 for 40 diapers. She nicely called the manager and we walked back to the diaper aisle. I showed him the tag and he said that they had placed the tag in the wrong place but it was their mistake and they would honor the $5.99 price.

I then asked him about the $5 / 2 coupon since I was getting the Mega pack instead of the Jumbo pack. He said it would work no problem. Well, when the cashier tried to use the Q it wouldn’t work. Instead she voided out one of my diapers and re-rang it at $0.99 which saved me the $5 the Q would have.

I wasn’t able to get the $5 register rewards because of buying a mega pack instead of a jumbo pack, but I still got…

$34.97 worth of diapers for $13.75!

I’ll take that deal and be very happy about it! I do plan on going back to WAGS to get the Jumbo packs since you can use the $5 / 2 Q and get the $5 register rewards. It’s a good week for diapers!

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Thanks to The Centisible Sawyer, “J” and I headed out for $1 flip flops! We got there at 8:55 AM and the store opens at 9:00 AM. Well, they were already open and just about out of the $1 flip flops. I was able to get “J” 2 pair, “K” 2 pair and 1 pair of men’s for me since all of the women’s were G-O-N-E!

I have 2 complaints about my experience today:

1.) The AD said there was a limit of 5 per customer. Well, let me tell ya, that wasn’t the case at my Old Navy. There were ladies buying 10 or more at a time. Greed just kills me! What about the folks that didn’t get there before 9 AM? If they got there after 9:15 there was nothing left but men’s shoes. I believe if they advertise a limit, they should enforce that limit.

2.) They had patterned flip flops on the same rack as the solid colored ones. The solid ones were on sale for $1 NOT the patterned. No problem, except they were on the sales rack. Doesn’t that mean they are on sale as well? I was going to purchase a pair for “J”, but when they rang up $3.50 I had them take it off my order. Personally, I think they mislead on purpose. I wonder how many people bought those flip flops that weren’t on sale and didn’t realize it?

Oh, well…I was able to get my 5 pair and I’ve been wearing my pair all day 😉

Thanks, Old Navy, for the great, inexpensive shoes.

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Thanks, Jack!

Thanks for the free tacos, Jack in the Box!
The older 3 kids went to Bible school then my mom, “D” and I headed out for free tacos!
I didn’t plan on mom going (it was a nice surprise) and I only had 2 gas receipts so I ended up buying a kids meal for “D”. Turns out that was a good idea.
The tacos were good but much to hot for my 2 year old.

I love free food, don’t you?

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Our sweet little girl is 5 years old today.
“K”, you have been such a blessing to our family.
Our beautiful little girl with a great big smile!
We love you and wish you the best birthday ever!

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Internet Down

My interntet is down and I won’t be blogging for a while. Just thought I’d let you all know 😉

My grandmother is doing very well. She did not have to go into the nursing home and has been having therapy at the hospital. She will be home on Thursday!

Thank you all for your prayers.

I’ll be back soon…

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Today has been “one of those days” with the kids. Ahh…summertime! Don’t you just love the sweet sound of fighting children? LOL
I tried to do my grocery shopping with the kids, but due to misbehavior I walked out of the store with nothing 😦

I really needed to buy lunch stuff because I’m VERY low on several things. Since I didn’t buy anything, what was I going to do for lunch? I (jokingly) told the kids that because they didn’t allow me to do my grocery shopping that I had nothing for lunch and they would have to wait until dinner. Bad mommy!

What I did was get creative. I rummaged around and found all the makings for homemade chicken noodle soup. Perfect! Here’s what I did:

2 cups of chicken broth (found in pantry WAY in the back)
1 cup of egg noodles (left over from a chicken casserole from last week)
2 cups of cooked chicken (also left over from chicken casserole from last week)
2 carrots (last weeks salad)
2 celery stalks (last weeks salad)

It all went in a big pot and brought to a boil. I cooked it for 10 minutes and lunch was served.
The kids really enjoyed it. Was it because it was good? Was it because they were grateful I actually did feed them after all? Were they just really hungry? Who knows, but they ate it and even said “Thanks, Mom!”

Now it’s time for little “D” to take a nap.

Maybe I can get everyone else to take one too and I can enjoy a small bit of quite today.
Guess that one is just wishful thinking 😛

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Line Dry Clothes

I have begun hanging my clothes outside to line (or in my case, fence) dry.
It has been so sunny and hot I couldn’t help but think of how much energy
I was waisting drying the clothes in the dryer.

I found a formula that helps you figure out how much it costs to run your dryer per hour:

An electric dryer uses approx. 4000 watts per hour. Therefore it uses 4 kilowatt hours multiplied by your local rate of electricity per KWH (kilowatt hour)

use this formula to determine how much your dryer cost to operate:

Volts x Watts x $per kilowatt hr.

Ex. If your dryer is 240 volt and it is rated at 20 amps then it will use 4800 watts per hr or 4.8 kilowatts per hr. And if you pay .10 per kilowatt hr then the cost will be $0.48 per hr.
You can find the Amps and Voltage on the back of the dryer

If I did my math right, based on my normal usage of my dryer, I could save a little over
$200 per year by line drying instead of using the dryer.

What do you think about line drying your clothes? Do you already? Would you consider doing it?

For more Frugal Friday, visit Biblical Womanhood.

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