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Thursday, July 8, 2010

CVS 7/11 + P&G Gift card deal

I just got an email from P&G about this great deal. Buy $30 worth of Metamucil, Align, Prilosec or Pepto Bismol and get a $10 gift card. Pretty cool, huh? Then I remembered that I had seen something about a sale going on at CVS starting 7/11.
Now, the way I have it worked out is as follows:
Buy 1 Prilosec at $18.99
Buy 1 Metamucil at $9.99
Buy 1 Pepto at $4.99
Total of $33.97

Use these coupons:
$1 Pepto (from MIR P&G booklet)
$2 Metamucil (from MIR P&G booklet)
$5 Prilosec OTC coupon exp 7/31
Total of $8 in coupons

Total oop: $25.97

Get back $5 in ECB's
Get back $10 after MIR

Grand Total $10.97 for all 3 items.

How Are You Better Than Ever?

Over time, as parents we evolve. I remember when my 1st child was born I was so young myself. I was 21 years old and so 'green' and didn't know what to do with my life. Now, in a couple of days, she will turn 20. It's hard to look at her and imagine how different her life is than mine was.
She was born when I was 21, my second child was born when I was 22 and my 'baby' was born when I was 29. What a difference a few years makes.
When she was born I was so naive, now I'm an adult, who has evolved and become more confident, more in control of my life. At 21 I let others tell me what was good for me and my kids, now I make the decisions. I am in control of my life and what I do and when I do it. It's a good feeling.

Something else? I used to live in Canada and now I live in Texas. That's a big lifestyle change, let me tell you. I went from living cold cold in the winter to being hot hot in the summer. I'll take that trade. No snow. I love living in Texas. The lifestyle is more different than anyone could have imagined but I do love it. After 7 years I'm still finding new things to discover and I love that so much.

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Sunday, July 4, 2010

My new blog, up and running

As you all know, there are a million 'mom blogs' and 'money saving blogs' out there and I really don't feel my little blog makes much of an impact. I have been thinking about what I can do, if anything, to make any kind of difference and then it donned on me.

I've really been wanting to get back on the weight loss wagon but I keep putting it off. No more! I've started a new blog called 'East Texas Saver and Loser' and written 1 whole post so far. I'm not saying I'm not going keep this blog up as well, but maybe not quite as much as I once was. If a great deal comes along that I think you should know about I'll let you know right away.

If you have a few pounds to lose, know someone else who does, or just want to keep up with my uphill battle, come on over and leave a comment. I'd love to hear from you.

Wanchai Ferry winner!

Congratulations to Lisa, who left comment #17.
Thank you so much for following my blog and joining in on this contest.
If you did not get an email me, please send me your full name and address so I can get your prize sent to you.
Thanks again and congrats!!