I was struggling this morning trying to get a lid off a Nalgene bottle. I was putting a lot of muscle into it and Gavin asked what I was doing. I told him that I was trying to open the bottle, but his dad had twisted the lid too tight and I was having a hard time. He said, "Mom, you just have to be tenacious." I was shocked that he knew this word and I asked him what it meant (not really believing he would know) and he answered, "It means you shouldn't give up!"
Monday, October 27, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
I forgot to mention in the bargain post that the double Sunday papers were $1.99 each and the Halloween decorations were $1.50 each. That will give you a little better idea on the savings with those items alone!
Posted by Team Bracken at 11:05 AM
I went out this morning with a girlfriend to my favorite store (CVS) and scored big time! I know from the picture it might be hard to see everything, so let me break it down for you. At CVS, I purchased 1 Listerine Whitening Rinse, 2 Agent Cool Blue mouth rinse, 1 powerade, 4 Sure deodorants, 5 double packs of toothbrushes, 2 bags of candy corn, 2 plastic pumpkins, 3 boxes of Excedrin (20 count), 2 double Sunday papers, and 3 Halloween decorations. I had coupons for nearly everything I purchased and my total out of pocket was $3.50. However, I did receive $27 in store money in return, so my profit was awesome (and yes, I did use Extra Care Bucks to help pay for these items). My actual cash was $3.50. Then, we went to Walgreens and I bought 1 bottle of Pert Plus and 1 Gillette Fusion Power razor. My cash expense there was 31 cents! I had coupons for the Wags items and the Pert Plus actually gave me overage and that helped with the razor. All in all, it was a fabulous morning. I got a lot for not very much! And I'm going out again tonight and possibly on Wednesday to the grocery stores! I'll let you know of the bargains!
Posted by Team Bracken at 10:54 AM
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
This was my super buy for last night! I was so excited. I went to Albertson's and Kroger and with the three transactions that I did, I only paid .58 cents!!! I bought 3 bottles of Worcestershire sauce at Albertson's and got them all free! I had a coupon for each one that gave them to me for free. Then, at Kroger, I bought 8 bottles of softsoap, 2 h20 sports drinks and 6 bars of Johnson's bath buddies. I did two transactions, had coupons for every item I bought, and paid only 29 cents for each transaction!!! I was way excited. My girlfriend bought 20 Hershey special dark chocolate bars and 3 packs of trident gum and paid $1.03! I didn't have the gum coupons with me, so I didn't do that deal. But what a great night it was!
Posted by Team Bracken at 2:08 PM
Thursday, October 2, 2008
As the kids and I were driving home today, Gavin did something to his sister that annoyed her terribly! She was very upset and indignantly told him he needed to say sorry. After this demand, there was a loud sighing in the backseat from Gavin before he said, "Fine. I'll show mercy on you. You're banished!" I could not stop laughing! Shelbi was not happy at all with this response and I was laughing too hard to say anything! We watch a little too much Avatar at my house!
Posted by Team Bracken at 1:30 PM