Whew! This past weekend was one of those jam-packed-with-5,000-activities-can-hardly-catch-your-breath-running-from-place-to-place-now-need-a-weekend-from-my-weekend marathon weekends. I had a ton of fun and spent some much-needed time catching up with my girlfriends, but frankly I’m exhausted! (But in a good way.)
Tomorrow I am off to Nashville to attend Blissdom, my very first blogging conference. I am very excited and more than a little nervous. Most people are very surprised to find out that I am actually very shy in person. Husband is the outgoing half of our little duo, so I count on him to be my “wing man” when meeting new people. Birthday parties, open houses, weddings, funerals….he is always the one working the room, getting phone numbers and emails, and making new friends. It is actually very entertaining to watch. But since he has to stay home and watch the girls, I am all on my own this week. (EEEEK!) SO, if you are a blogger and happen to be attending Blissdom this week, PLEASE give a girl a break and introduce yourself to me! I’ll be the 6’2″ Amazon woman trying to look like I know what I’m doing (and most likely failing miserably.)
And for those of you who couldn’t care less about blogging conferences, don’t worry too much. I’ve prepared lots of fun stuff for the week so you’ll have something to keep you entertained while I learn new ways to make this little blog better.
I normally hit the drugstores on Sunday, but the only item that caught my eye on the drugstore lists was some cheap Pull-Ups at Walgreens. Unfortunately my newspaper (the Herald-Tribune, 1/23) did not include the Huggies coupons that were supposed to be in there yesterday. (Inserts can vary by region). Bummer! I have never ordered coupons before, but since I am in desperate need of Pull-Ups, I may have to break down this week and find a clipping service to order some from (unless of course, one of you lovely readers has some unneeded Pull-Ups or Huggies coupons you’d like to share with me!)
The only shopping I ended up doing yesterday was a quick trip to Publix to take advantage of the 50% off Kellogg’s sale and the sweet little Kimberly Clark coupon booklet deals.
Here is what I got:
At Publix I spent $36.62 (after KC rebates) for $148.09 worth of groceries, a savings of 75%.
As you can see, it was yet another big stockpile trip, although this time I got to stock up on some much needed diapers, paper towels, and toilet paper. Those items can sometimes be tough to find really super good deals on, so I was very happy about saving as much as I did.
(2) $1.50 off Huggies Snug & Dry (printable here)
(2) $3.00 off Huggies box diapers (Publix Kimberly Clark Start Your Year Out booklet, available in store)
(4) $1.50 off Scott Long Lasting Towels (Publix Kimberly Clark Start Your Year Out booklet, available in store)
(1) $3 off wyb Scott Toilet Paper AND flushable wipes (Publix Kimberly Clark Start Your Year Out booklet, available in store)
(1) $2 off wyb 4 Scott Towels and 8 or more rolls Toilet Paper (printable here)
1 $0.50 off Scott Flushable Wipes (printable here)
(3) $0.70 off Kellogg’s Fiber Plus cereal (printable here)
(1) $1 off 3 Kellogg’s Pop Tarts (printable here)
(5) $2 off any Kotex product (Publix Kimberly Clark Start Your Year Out booklet, available in store)
(4) $3 off any Poise product (Publix Kimberly Clark Start Your Year Out booklet, available in store)
(4) $1 off Poise product (Smart Source, 12/12)
(1) $1.00 off 2 Vlasic Pickles (printable here)
(1) $1.50 off DayQuil (Proctor & Gamble, 1/16)
(5) $1.50 off NyQuil (Proctor & Gamble, 1/16)
(Technical Note: the Kimberly-Clark rebate is limited to one per household. Because I also do the household shopping for my elderly Mother-in-Law, I will use her name and address for the 2nd rebate. I split my KC items into two transactions so that I would have 2 different receipts to mail in. To get the two $10 Publix gift card rebates (which to me are just as valuable as cash, considering that I shop at Publix every week), I will need to mail in the rebate form with the original receipt. Unlike Register Rewards and ECBs, which I don’t count until I redeem them, I always calculate my rebate savings right into my original shopping post. The reason for this is that RRs and ECBs ring up as coupons and therefore come off my final total. Rebates are used as a form of payment. I hope that makes sense. I just wanted to make a clarification so that you know I am not counting the same discount twice in my savings totals.)
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