Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Father's Day

My husband is the world's most difficult person to shop for....he never asks for anything so I am always on my own to find somerthing that I think he will like. It takes me forever to pick something out because I want to make sure it will be perfect and I usually start weeks ahead of time. I had been racking my brain for awhile trying to figure out what to get him for Father's Day and then I decided that I would make his gift. My daughter is always saying the most off the wall things adn we have always wanted a way to preserve those funny moments in time so I decided that was what I was going to do for him and it ended up being a lot easier than I thought. I took paper lunch bags and folded then in half and then bound it with ribbon. Every other page has a "pocket" from the opening to the bag and on those pages I put the quotes that are so much funnier when you know the story behind why she said something so in the "pocket" I put a little card that you can pull out and read the story behind the quote. The one problem with getting the gift done early is that I got impatient and gave it to him this week...he absolutely loved it! I have already started keeping track of quotes for a second edition :)

Monday, June 15, 2009

My First Post

Anyone who know me, knows I LOVE to bargin shop! If there is a deal or a way to save money I will find it and I have to tell ya, I have found some GREAT deals lately!

First off I LOVE Target! The first place I head when I get in there is the clearance isle and I struck it BIG this past week

Kotex Pantyliners 64 count....marked down to $2.40 the box had a $2.00 store coupon and I had a 75 cent off manufacturer coupon so I "got paid" 5 cents to get this box of Kotex...Lucky me I had 3 manufacturer coupons so I was able to get 3 boxes for a total of getting paid 15 cents! Score!

Dove Bar 4 pak of bar soap plus a 8 Fl oz travel size bottle of body was was marked down from $3.99 to $1.98 plus I had a $1.00 a Dove 4 pk bar soap for a total of 98 cents!

Dove 16 Fl oz Body Wash plus 8 fl oz travel size bottle marked down from $3.99 to $1.99 plus I had another $1.00 coupon for a total of 98 cents!

Head and Shoulders 14.2 Fl oz Shampoo plus Travel Size Shampoo and Conditioner marked down from $4.99 to $2.24 plus I had a $1.00 coupon for a total of $1.24 each! Thats cheaper than the store brand! I had six $1.00 coupons so I bought all 6 bottles that they had on clearace!

Old Spice deoderant 2 -2.25 oz sticks and 1 -3.5 oz sticks marked down from $5.00 to $2.50 plus a $1.00 off coupon... that comes out to 50 cents a stick! Not bad!

Secret deoderant 3 -1.6 0z sticks and one travel size stick marked down from $5.00 to $2.50 plus $1.00 coupon.

Colgate Toothpaste 3 -8.2 0z bottles marked from $4.99 to $2.48 plus 50 cent off coupon...good deal

Colgate kids toothbrush on clearance for 54 cents plus 75 cent off coupon...yep I got paid 21 cents for the find! I can handle that!

Always Infinity on sale for $8.99 and when you purchase 2 you receive a $5.00 gift card.. I had 1 $3.00 off coupon and 1 $4.00 off coupon so in the end I ended up spending roughly $6.00 for 2 after my coupons plus my $5.00 gift card....then to top it off I grabbed one of those "special" gift cards, you know the ones that have little games on them or what ever...well the one I grabbed turned into a reusable shopping bag so I had them put my $5.00 card on that so I got a reuseable bag on top of everything

Venus Embrace Razors plus travel size shave gel were on sale for $7.99 and when you purchased two you received a $10 Target Card...well I had 2 $2.00 coupons so I ended up paying roughly $12 and then I got a $10 off card so it was like paying $2.00 for really nice razors and shave gel.

Some of these coupons I never expected to use when I clipped them, just because those products are so expensive to start out with I never thought my coupons would get them even close to the store brand version.. I am glad that I had patience and clipped then anyways.

And that's just my Target finds this past week!