I really like to blog every day.  I just have so much bla-bla-bla floating around inside of me begging to get out.  But I don't always know what time of day I'm going to have a chance to sit down and type.  So sorry I'm inconsistant, but right now I have a house that looks like it has been ransacked by home invaders who decided all our stuff was junk so they just threw it on the floor and took nothing.  So, of course, instead of dealing with it in any way I decided to sit down and spew the bla-bla.
    I had the better part of today to begin dealing with the ransackedness (I just made that up)  so, of course again, I went shopping.  My sweet sister-in-law Kacie (who has a cute blog and embroidery business that I am going to link on here as soon as I figure out how to do that) has been trying for months and months to get me to coupon.  I would always put her off and say, "it's too much work, it's not worth the hassle, etc. etc.".  So after being jealous of her great scores for long enough, I bit the bullet and started clipping.  Well here in our metropolis we don't have much to choose from, but we did this year get a CVS, so I begged her to explain the whole CVS game thing.  The basic idea is to buy whatever is on sale that you have a coupon for and earn Extra Care Bucks (which are pretty much just coupons for X amount of money to use on your next purchase).  It took me a little smidge of time to get it going, but today I had one of my best CVS days yet. Let me preface my deals with the fact that I spent a lot out of pocket money last week, $86 to be exact, but I bought a bunch of big ticket items that I needed anyway like diapers and medicine.  But I also earned $31 ECB's for that trip which I in-turn used today.  So here it is (drumrolldrumrolldrumrolldrumrolldrumrolldrumroll)  
1 bar secret deoderant, 1 bar old spice deoderant, 1 bar dove deoderant, 1 tube cover girl lash blast mascara, 2 boxes cadburry eggs, 1 small box peeps, 1 bottle palmolive dish soap, 1 easter wreath, 1 box bear shaped animal crackers, 1 24-pack case of bottled water, and 1 12-pack each of Sprite, Diet Coke, Sunkist, Dr. Pepper, 7up, and A&W rootbeer
$9.18 plus $4 ecb's


    Insert a giggle, a scream, a happy dance, and a call to Aaron here, and that would totally be me.  I was pumped. It's ok if you're jealous.  It's only normal to be.
    I have Kacie to thank.  And bc she loves me, and by proxy loves you bc I love you, she has agreed to come to the home of ransackedness on May 6th to give a tutorial to me and my peeps.  Let me know if you live local and would like to come.  It's free and all.  Just a small info session in my living room.  If I have already talked to you about this, please note that the date has been moved.  
    If you are like me for so long and refuse to coupon let me encourage you.  When you start saving money, its a really addicting phenomenon.  So go get a paper next Sunday, start clipping, and bring home all the free toothbrushes you can without affecting your conscience.  Good luck to all of you who are trying.  I wish on you more dedication than I've got. 
    Now I have to go.  I just fell asleep typing that last paragraph.  If this says anything extra weird, sorry.  I'm kinda floating in that realm between conscienceness and drool. 

Love ya' like free toothbrushes, 

4/25/2011 08:58:27 pm

Glad your sis in law is coming to tutor! I'm not sure I can make it, you think you can like skype it or something weird like that. Sound like I'm a bit obsessed with Kacie and her abilities. I really don't have this coupon mentality. I'll see if I can make it.

4/25/2011 10:54:25 pm

So my husband just saw this and told me to register for class!

melissa sout
4/26/2011 08:41:15 am

4/26/2011 08:42:46 am

Oops... sorry I seemed to be holding a youngon who thought it would be funny to hit enter. What time will the class be?

4/26/2011 11:01:57 am

Yay!!! I will be coming to mom's that weekend anyway! Count me in. Hopefully I can get granny and mom to keep at least one of my boys. :) Can't wait. By the way, I am totally jealous about your cvs bill. I went there and spent tons of money with my coupons...so I definitely need to be taught what to do. :) But I did have to buy diapers.

4/27/2011 10:34:04 am

I want to come to the coupon party. I used to do this at Fred's when they doubled all coupon amounts and saved a ton.


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