Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Wags Wednesday!

I coupon at my local Walgreen's on Wednesdays because I get 15% (20% Wags Brand) off as a student.  If you are a fellow couponer, my deals are slightly different from yours.

Transaction #1
(1) Rescue Sleep 28ct          $6.80
      Filler                        .20
Use $4.50 & $2.50 RR from last week, receive $8 RR from Rescue Sleep

Transaction #2
(2) Cottonelle 12 pk          $6.78
      (2) $.55/1              (1.10)
(2) Finesse Hairspray          5.95
      (2) $2/1 Wags Nov    (4.00)
      (2) $1/1                (2.00)
(2) Caress Body Wash         3.90
      (2) $2/1                (4.00)
(2) Nestle Choc Chips          3.04
      (1) $.50/2              (.50)
Filler                          .20
Use $8 RR from Rescue Sleep, receive $2RR from Cottonelle

Transaction #3
(1) Rescue Sleep 28ct          $6.80
Filler                           .20
Use $2 RR from Cottonelle & 5000 points from prior weeks, receive $8 RR from Rescue Sleep

Transaction #4
(1) Gillette Mach 3               $6.79
      (1) $3/1                   (3.00)
(2) Caress Body Wash             3.90
      (2) $2/1                    (4.00)
(2) Cheerios                       4.25
      (2) $1/1                    (2.00)
(2) Nice! Toilet Paper              2.00
Use $8RR from Rescue Sleep, receive 2000 points from Cheerios & $2 RR from Gillette

Transaction #5
(1) Gillette Mach 3                $6.79
      (1) $3/1                   (3.00)
Use 3000 point from prior weeks, receive $2RR

Total Before Tax $1.69
Total After Tax $6.50
Total After Tax and Rewards $2.50
Retail Value $93.30

Sunday, September 1, 2013

my stockpile

I've been couponing since April and these are some of the things I have accumulated.  Keep in mind that I have given away a lot of things.  I allow people who come to my house to grab a sack, and get anything they may need.

Not many people have the patience to coupon.  I don't have patience for many things, but God gave me the brain to figure out this skill.  I do believe that He has blessed me to bless others.  75-100% of what I actually pay is TAX ONLY.  There's no getting around tax.  I have turned this into my hobby.  Most people have hobbies that cost them money; mine saves me money.
piece and love,

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Walgreens Haul

Hey guys I've been waiting to get a really good deal before I tell you about how well couponing is going for me!!

So here it is!

Take a minute to guess the retail value on this.  Just think about it...

keep thinking....
keep thinking............

Out of pocket, I paid $5.87.  I saved $51.98.  That's 94%!  

On top of that,

I received a $4 Register Reward (which I can use on my next purchase), 2000 points (which equates to $2 once I redeem them), and $10 off my next $35 purchase.

TECHNICALLY that means I got paid $10.13 to make this purchase.
piece and love,

Friday, April 19, 2013


I would say my first couponing trip was a success!!  A very small trip, but none the less a success with 76% savings!  I spent about $3 on items that would have been about $12. 

I am so completely thrilled to have a job again, and to have started this hobby!!  I might give tips later, or I might just tell you to go to and do the research yourself.  ;)
piece and love,

Thursday, April 18, 2013


I've taken up a new hobby, y'all!!  And it doesn't cost me any money!!  Well...except for the Sunday paper and free prints at the library, but the savings is going to be way worth it!!  I have a trip to Walgreens planned ASAP.  I'll let you know how much I save.  Yay!!
piece and love,

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

worry is a sin

Can I just tell you guys what's been going on in my life the past 36 hours?

I was racking up at the penny sale at my local grocery store.  While on my way to check out, I saw a former manager and chatted for a bit.  She told me a spot was open at the hotel she works for.  I was thrilled.  I immediately went home, ironed clothes, and went to apply for the position.  I thought, This is my answer.  

I drove home and walked to our student union.  Every semester my school does an event called Big Money Bingo.  Everyone gets one Bingo card for the chance to play for one of over $8000 in prizes.  A few minutes in, I received a phone call from a former coworker saying that the manager wanted to talk to me about a position open at a hotel I previously worked for.  I thought, Is this my answer?

Well, guess what guys?  I won!  An Xbox Kinect bundle pack.  If you know me, you know I don't play video games.  I wasn't allowed as a child, and I have no desire in my adulthood.  After roughly an hour of politely arguing with the customer service manager at Walmart, I was able to get store credit for the full amount of the prize.  I thought, Oh, Thank You Lord.  Forgive me for worrying about affording groceries.

I met with my former employer today and explained to him the reasons I was forced to quit.  He said I was the best Breakfast Attendant he'd ever had, and told me I start tomorrow.  I thought, Glory be to God!

piece and love,

Friday, March 8, 2013

thank You for small blessings

The Lord has truly blessed me with brains.  I've discovered this thing called studying.  I don't know if you've heard of it, but I have made 100% on my past two Cost Accounting exams.  God is good.  :)

This is where I will be one week from tomorrow!!  Yay!!

 I know.  You're like There are woods and leaves everywhere dude, what the heck.  It doesn't look like it, but this is Florida.  And that's my best friend Jessie!
piece and love,