Friday, July 1, 2011

WE WON!!!!!

We are FINALLY going on vacation!!  I won the Wyndham "Why I deserve a Summer Vacation" contest!!  OH I am so excited!!  Thanks to all those who voted!   HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!!  (tomorrow is my bday lol) 

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I could win a dream vacation TODAY with your help! TIED for 1st place!

This is it.  Today is the final day to vote and I am tied for 1ST place - AGAIN!!!  Every single vote is crucial!   A single vote could make the difference between my family winning this amazing vacation or sitting another year at home dreaming... PLEASE HELP US MAKE OUR DREAM A REALITY!! 

Vote on the link below.  You do not need to provide any information.  You do not need to allow FB access, its so simple!!  It seriously takes 3 seconds!  Please vote for TINA S. with Kaila Grace swimming in daddy's pick up.  The picture below is the one I submitted.  You cant miss it.  There are only 7 finalists!  (out of over 7200 entries!) If you can find it in your heart to re post this on your blog and/or FB page I would be forever indebted to you!  This contest ends tonight at 11:59 PM EST.  Thank you for your help and votes!! 

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

SO SAD!! I lost all my followers!

I am so sorry for taking a break!!  PLEASE come back!!!  I will keep posting my weekly RA deals!!  PROMISE!!! 


OK, yes I disappeared for the past 4 months!  I had lost my motivation for blogging, but this great news has put me back in the seat!  I know its wrong to beg but I will anyway.  Just this once.  :)  I am tied for FIRST place right now in a vacation giveaway!  I know EXCITING right??  The voting ends tomorrow at 11:59 pm EST!  I have been working my tail off the last 2 weeks trying to get votes!  I am here to beg my long lost blogging friends to help me out!  PLEASE PLEASE take 2 minutes to vote for my picture to win this amazing opportunity!  Help me give my amazing husband the vacation he deserves!  Couponing has been wonderful and helped us out in so many ways, but it hasn't been the answer to saving enough to take that dream vacation we so desperately need!  But you can still help!!!  Please click on the link and vote for Tina S. the picture of my youngest daughter, Kaila AKA Pooh, swimming in the back of her daddy's pick up truck!  There is no registering, or giving of any personal information.  Just simply clicking  "VOTE"  It is simple and fast!  AND if you really want to help me out you could even re post it on your FB page, blog or both!!  We are down to the final stretch and to say its close is an understatement!  I need a huge surge in votes the next 2 days!  You can vote once per day!  Thank you so much for your support and help!  Sorry I went missing for so long, I was in a rut! please click that link to go to the Wyndham "Why I Deserve a Summer Vacation" giveaway!!!  click here   VOTE FOR TINA S to win a vacation!!! 

oh did I mention I really really want to win this lol

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

My 2/20 RA trip

The Gain detergent was from Walmart.  I price matched a local stores ad price of $3.99 and I used $1 off Q ... very decent price. 

$6.54 inc tax for 100 ozs of detergent.

Rite Aid

sweethearts - $0.50
chocolates - $0.50
6 Sucrets - $2.99 x 6 = $17.94
4 Tampax - $15.96
11 J&J - $2.99 x 11 = $32.89
2 J&J qtips - $5.58
1 milk - 2.55
2 Oreos - $6.00
1 chocolate cherry - $0.26

total - $82.18 - $25 Q's = $57.18 - $54 + ups = $3.18 + $6.45 tax = $9.63 total cash OOP

started with $16 + ups and I left with $6 + ups.  Very sad  :(  haha   maybe next week I can find a way to build my ups back up ...

saved - $116.59 after wellness, coupons and rolling + ups in 4 transactions. 

Thursday, February 17, 2011

4 days later... Rite Aid trip

total - $1.60 + $5.06 tax = $6.66 total cash OOP
used $13 + ups

saved $115.96

3 Hungry Jack pancake mixes
3 Hungry Jack syrups
4 Ragu sauce
8 boxes ziploc storage bags
2 cans of Campbells tomatoe soups
2 boxes Saltine crackers
2 bottles of Gain fabric softner
2 boxes of Finish dish detergent tabs
8 Dove deodorants

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Saved $29.18 @ Walmart today!

If you read my blog regularly, you know we have no real grocery store in town.  This weekend I headed out to Gulfport and went to the only store on the coast that offers double coupon.  I saved about $12 and spent $24 so not too bad.  Then I went to this new store that opened up called Froogals.  They had some really great prices on some items and I spent $66 on groceries.  I believe about $5 something on tax ... It was $71.XX ... but there there was a $7.12 fee added on to the final bill.  Wow ... ok, I still came out ahead, but it costs me around $10 in gas to drive there and back ... so with gas I figured I spent about $112 total.  Eyeballing what I brought home I would say it would have cost me around $175 at Walmart.  Was it really worth it??  Maybe.  I really just felt like getting out of the house and out of this town for a couple hours ... so it was worth it that day.  But I am not sure I will do it often. 

Today I finished up my shopping with stuff I needed, but didnt see a great deal on at the other stores (the double coupon store was CRAZY expensive on at least half their stock).  I spent $92 at Walmart.  I saved $29.18 price matching and on coupons.  ($8 on coupons and $21.18 price matching other stores meat sale prices)  We are set for about 2 weeks.  Maybe.  I just got word my almost 7 foot tall cousin is driving in Sunday from GA.  He is staying with us for 4 days... He is young... maybe 25???  I am sure he eats a TON!  And, my dad is still here... which adds a little to the food bill.  But my goal was to stay around or under $100 a week and I have been meeting and some weeks even staying under that ... so I am happy!!! 

No picture ... but lots of meat for dinners and breakfast foods (pancake/waffle mixes, bisquick for bicuits and gravy, syrup...) tomatoes, french bread, stuff to make roast beef poboys ... lots of good stuff for meals.

Stock up on crackers!! 16 boxes of crackers for $0.84 + tax!!

we go through Ritz like water around here...

Here's the scoop...

16 boxes of crackers for $0.84 + $2.23 tax = $3.07 TOTAL CASH OOP

used $23 + ups and got back $16 + ups. A little investment of my ups but so worth it considering these go for about $3 each

6 Ritz
4 Cheeze Its
2 Saltines
4 Wheat Thins (my favorite!!)

used 8 $1 off wyb 2 Q's and $23 ups ... got back $16 ups ... so it cost me about $10 in cash and ups ... GREAT deal!!  About $0.62 a box INCLUDING tax !! 

Monday, February 7, 2011

SO I think the Sweet 16 will be a Luau!!

I talked to my daughter this morning and she loves the idea.  I wasnt sure it would fly since we sort of did that for her 13th bday.  Minus the bonfire and DJ... this will be much more "grown up"  lol

PLEASE click on the link and tell me what you think of the invite.  I havent ordered it yet ... they are $0.95 each if I order 100.  I need to discuss it with the other mama too.  :) 

but click on this link and it will take you to the proof of the invite.  Please give me feedback!  Thanks!  Constructive criticism is welcomed!