First things first: The winner of last week’s E-Mealz giveaway is….
Brandi (No. 14)
”I usually start by seeing what I already have on hand. I have a mass of recipes from various websites plus websites like allrecipes.com will allow you search by ingredient so I use that to see what meals I could make from stuff I have on hand plus one or two more things. I love beans and cornbread for a quick thrifty meal. We almost always have beans and cornbread on hand. Still pretty new to couponing so I would like to build a more varied stock pile and try to find other uses for pasta other than spaghetti and traditional pasta dishes.”
And now, on to shopping….
I thought I was being soooo efficient yesterday morning. I printed my CVS and Walgreens shopping lists & gathered my coupons before church, thinking that it would be so much faster to just quick pop in on our way home. I only wanted a few things from each store, and it seemed so pointless to make two separate trips.
When I told Husband my brilliant plan, he was less than enthusiastic. This is the conversation that ensued:“You always say it’s going to be fast. It’s never fast.” “This time will be really fast. I promise. I only want to get a few things.” “I don’t want to spend 45 minutes waiting in the car while Trouble screams ‘MAMA’ the entire time.” “You won’t. I’ll just bring her in.” “But then Princess will want to come in too and it will be a fiasco.” “No, she’ll want to stay with you. She’s a daddy’s girl, remember? And so what if she does? It will be FINE!”
Oh, the Famous Last Words.
I should’ve known it was a bad idea when just the act of wrestling Trouble into the car after church resulted in an complete and utter meltdown. But no, I forged ahead.
And I should’ve known it was a bad idea when Princess insisted on coming in the store too.
And I really should’ve known it was a bad idea when I realized they are now too big (or too selfish) to BOTH fit in the little race car shopping cart together.
The screaming, yelling, crying, pinching, hitting, and kicking was almost instantaneous, and the seatbelt meltdown earlier paled in comparison to the epic meltdown in the store.
20 minutes into my shopping trip I had two screaming children flailing on the floor, zero items in my cart, and felt like I might be on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Thankfully right at that moment Husband had decided to see what was taking so long & was able to help me get a little control back.
But I’m pretty sure I learned my lesson.
We skipped Walgreens, went straight home, and put the little
monsters angels to bed.
Here is what I got:
At CVS I spent $8.24 for $31.49 worth of drugstore goods, a savings of 74%Transaction 1 Get $1 Extra Bucks WYB St. Joseph Enteric Coated Aspirin, 81mg, 35ct (limit 1) @ – $2.00 $1/1 St. Joseph Aspirin, exp. 12/31/11 (SS 09/11/11) or (ALL YOU Aug ’11) or (SS 08/07/11 R) Final price: FREE Get $3.69 Extra Bucks WYB CVS Allergy, 5ct @ – $3.69 Final price: FREE Transaction 2 Total OOP: $4.69; Got back $4.69 ECBs Get $6.79 Extra Bucks WYB RepHresh Tampons, 18ct (limit 1) @ – $6.79 Final price: FREE Used $4.69ECBs; Total OOP: $2.58; Got back $6.79 ECBs Transaction 3 Garnier HerbaShine or Nutrisse Hair Color – $4.99 $3/1 Garnier Herbashine, exp. 9/17/11 (RP 08/07/11) Final price: As low as $1.99 Get $1 Extra Bucks WYB (2) Ziploc Bags (limit 1) @ – $3.00 $1/2 Ziploc Brand Bags (Recyclebank) Final price: As low as $1.88 each wyb 2 Used $6.79ECBs; Total OOP: $0.97; Got back $1.00 ECBs
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