Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Preparing For The Challenge Day 3

Happy Tuesday Morning to Ya'll

Well I spent most of last week in long lines at stores trying to cash in on a few deals that are few and far between. Knowing I was planning on spending more time at home for the next 30 days I wanted to make sure to wrap up some loose ends. Let me know how I did.....

First I moseyed ( I have no idea how to spell that word) to Target to pick up a few doggie deals for my munchkins. We get along MUCH better when they have treats and looots of them. Targets everyday price is $2.99 I had $2.00 off 1 coupons making them .99 cents a piece. Now had I been a good little couponer I would have had 10 inserts from May where there was a Target coupon in the paper for $1 off 1 and I would have gotten them all for free. See why it's important to buy multiple copies? That's why I'm stepping it up a notch.

While I was there I also wanted to get in on the magic tape deal at .17 cents a roll with coupon but of course they were out. No biggie though I got a few rain checks and had a few laughs and went along my merry way..

I made my now weekly mad dash into Staples and Office Depot where 90% of my stuff was free after rebates .....

I got this

and this

I bet you all know what I use these for...... look above


All the post-it's were totally FREE...... it was an internet printable.

Last but not least I needed lots of these since I am going to be home more cooking and all.....

Crest one of our local grocery stores in still having their Grand Opening Sale... and these Ziploc containers were on sale for .99 a piece..... I had $1.25 off 2 coupons so every two cost me .73 cents each.... Not too shabby.....

Now for the challenge, we really have been eating leftovers and things that were at risk of spoiling for the last couple of days so I don't have much to report. I am ready for lots of deals because I have lots of recipes to share and I absolutely refuse to pay FULL price.

How about you? There are six of us taking the challenge now. Can I get a Woo-Hoo! How are you ladies coming along? Any issues? Whatcha eatin? Anything good cookin in the kitchen? What's the fam think? I would love to know....

Look forward to many recipes in the very near future....

Happy Nesting,

The Cute Couponer

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  1. You are so good at this! Stopping from Mom Loop!

  2. I have a large stock pile so I am trying to cook from it as well as not eat out. I have been looking at recipes and come up with a few I want to try. this is a great time to do this challenge as my children and I returned to school this past week. Anna the banana:).

  3. Thanks for stopping by JDaniel4's mom! Anna I am excited to see what some of your recipes are.

  4. Gosh I should hire you! What a thrifty smart shopper you are!


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