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Coupons and me

Posted 02-28-2009 at 03:17 PM by Michele625

I am beginning to get back on track again feeling like the supermom that I am. This economy has got me down, and I have never been a couponing mom before. But I just happen to watch a great TV show about couponing, so that week I downloaded some coupons and saved $19 on my grocery bill that week. I know that's not much....but I was saving nothing before. so, its something.

I really am confused about the wishlist thing. I see where I post my URL link for my wishlist,...
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Shopping Trips

Posted 02-27-2009 at 05:53 PM by ChristineV (My life, My Family, My Saving)

Ralphs:

2 boxes size 5 Diapers (80 per package) $20.00 (used 2 $3 off Q's)
5 Purina One dog food cans $7.50 (used free q's)
1 lb unsalted butter $3.50 (used .50/1 Q doubled)
1 16 oz Sour Cream .99

Total: 5.04 (minus the $10 off q and the $3.50 off q I earned with the fruit snacks)

SO I got 2 cases of diapers, butter, sour cream, and dog food for $5.oo I love coupons!!


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2/27/09 - 100 Things About Me

Posted 02-27-2009 at 06:43 AM by jbarber8 (Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head)

  1. I was born and raised in Kenton, OH (“No, not Canton”)
  2. I am 5’4” tall and about 124 pounds
  3. I have been married to Jim for 6 years
  4. I have two sons, ages 4 and 2
  5. I have 3 brothers and sisters: Patrick 40, (me), Paula 38, Sara 36
  6. I am only 49 weeks younger than my brother!
  7. My family vacationed every year at Higgins Lake, MI when I was young.
  8. I have 3 nieces and 7 nephews, and one Great-Nephew born yesterday
  9. I have lived in Ohio, New York, Connecticut, and Florida.
  10. My favorite movie
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2/26/09 - Crises in our world today

Posted 02-26-2009 at 07:28 PM by jbarber8 (Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head)

I came here to post something fun, but I started looking around at the recent posts, and now I'm in a funk.

First, I read that MBPNursy passed away due to complications from gastric bypass surgery. I was not lucky enough to know Nursy, but I have read many of her posts and always thought she was wise, direct, and on target with her comments.

Then I read AHernandez's thread about hardships she is enduring recently. I don't know AHernandez either, but we both post frequently...
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Why I Coupon

Posted 02-26-2009 at 04:45 PM by Fromaginator

I've always used coupons whenever there was something related to what I typically use. Never been systematic in how I shop, because I'm single, yet I share some expenses with family that I live with. Never really made a difference.

I see the benefit of being systematic in shopping sales and using coupons in harmony with sales. I'm getter better at it, but my goal is not to stockpile, and here's my rationale:

I used to stockpile, without thinking about prices. It...
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