September 20, 2011

My Car Is As Neurotic As I Am

Yes you read that title correctly, my car is neurotic. My fancy (not so schmancy) car has the neat little feature that tells me the tire pressure in each tire. When you have your spare on the car (as I do right now), the spare does not have the sensor on it. This small detail wreaks havoc on my car's little mind. It goes something like this: turn on car, car tells me "check TMP system"--and has exclamation point (my car does not realize it does not need to yell), the system tells me all the pressures in the tires, except for the spare, which tells me is --. I ignore the warning because I know what's going on. The exclamation point begins to flash because at this point my neurotic car apparently thinks I am driving down the car without a tire on. It's probably saying "hello lady, you're driving with no tire on, this is EXTREMELY dangerous. Please stop and place said tire on me." So I keep driving because contrary to my car's belief, there is a tire on the car and all is ok. About 5 minutes later the exclamation point goes away. I figure at this point my car is saying "fine, you don't want to listen to me? Drive me completely ignoring any safety concerns. Whatever is about to happen is not my fault and I completely wash my hands of this situation. You're on your own. P.S. Oh if we somehow survive this no-tire apocalypse, please clean me." I figure I have completely pissed my car off and it will probably find some way of retaliating against me.

September 15, 2011

Wedding Planning

AAAHHHHGGGG!!!! Sorry, I needed to get thought out before someone commits me. The closer it gets to the wedding, the more I think wedding planning is something the devil himself came up with. I guess this is what I get for not being that girl who had her wedding planned out since being a teenager.

May 10, 2011

Walgreens 5/10/11

Today I made my Walgreens trip and made 2 purchases. I have to admit, I am starting to feel more comfortable doing more than one purchase and using my register rewards, coupons, etc.

My first purchase:

  • Pantene Shampoo and Conditioner--sale price 2/$7 with $1 RR and I had a $3 coupon.
  • Colgate Toothpaste--sale price 2/$6 with $4RR and I had a $1 coupon.
  • Reach Floss--sale price .99 and I had a $1 coupon.
  • TRESemme Hair Care--sale price 4/$15 with $5 RR.
  • End cap sale Walgreen Early Result Pregnancy Test (3 pack)--$3.99
  • End cap sale Accuclear Pregnancy Test (2 pack)--$2.99
My total came to $33.49. My total savings was $33.22 and got $10 RR to use on my next purchase.

My second purchase:

  • Rimmel Trio Eye Shadow--50% off with $1 coupon.
  • Rimmel Mascara--50% off with $2 coupon.
  • Rimmel Foundation--50% off with $3 coupon.
  • Sunburnt Gel--sale price $3.99, with $3.99 mail in rebate, which makes it FREE!
  • 2-2 liter bottles of 7-up--on sale for $1 each.
  • 2-2 liter bottles of Canada Dry Ginger Ale--on sale for $1 each.
My total came to $4.13, this total included the $10 RR I received from my other purchase. My total savings came to $32.16 and will get the $3.99 back after I send the rebate in.

April 25, 2011

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So I decided to get back into couponing. I realize I will never be one of those whose purchase would be thousands of dollars and walks out of the store paying maybe $50. Don't get me wrong, I am very impressed by people who can do that; however, I don't ever see that being me. I probably won't go and buy numerous copies of the Sunday paper for the coupon inserts and I won't be paying out money to a coupon clipping service to send me coupons that I would like to use. I'm a simple couponer lol.

So today I did my visit to Walgreens, here are the results:

My first purchase:
  • 2 Hawaiian Tropic Sunscreen--on sale for $8.99 and I had a $2 coupon. When you buy $15 worth you got $5 RR.
I had $5 RR from a previous purchase so my total came out to $12.24. My total savings was $11.00.

My second purchase:

  • St. Ives Body Wash on sale for $1.99
  • Sinful Nail Polish (2 for .99 each) $1.98
  • Rimmel Trio Eyeshadow $4.99--$2 coupon
  • Rimmel Mascara $7.49--$2 coupon
  • Clorox Wipes (2 for $5)--Walgreen's coupon $2
I used my $5 RR from my first purchase on this purchase and had a $4 RR from a previous purchase,my total came out to $8.95. My total savings was $18.98.

Not bad for a "newbie" at the whole couponing thing. I've been trying to steer away from buying things if I don't have a coupon for or if it isn't on sale, even if I don't need it at the moment (i.e. the body wash, Clorox wipes, nail polish). I am trying to get a supply built up of things we typically use so that if things are tight at one time I don't have to worry about buying them and/or running out if I don't have it in the house lol.