Thursday, September 17, 2009

couponing, family, jon and kate plus 8

Ok so I got my most comments on the couponing lysol post. I have said it before but I love couponing. It takes lots of time and practice. My least favorite store ever to shop at (Albertsons, because it is always the closest store and pricing is twice as expensive as Winco and Walmart) is now my most favorite store ever because it is the closest (now it is convenient) and has great sales with the ability to double manufactorers coupons. You know those coupon inserts you get in the Sunday paper and you cut out some that you think you will use and always forget about them until they expire? Well I now get 4 sunday papers for those coupon inserts and cut ALL those coupons out. I put them in my coupon binder and then wait for a sale or a great price on something. Target and Walgreens are also great couponing stores. I just choose to mostly go to Albertsons.

Here are my deals this week...

10 cans of Tomato soup
20 cans of Chicken Noodle soup
2 Tony's Pizzas
4 Ken's salad dressings
3 Campbells soups at hand
All for a total of 7.72
Oh wait and a $5 catalina which means $5 dollars off my next purchase of anything at Albertsons. So really it was like paying $2.72 for all this.

Here is my shopping trip tonight...
3 boxes of whole grain cheez-it crackers
5 Air wick i-motion air fresheners
2 Glade candles
3 palmolive dish soaps
1 Gillete Fusion Power Razor for men
All this for $13
But wait, if I send in rebates for the dish soap I get it free! So $4.50 back.
An air-wick freshener is $12 for one by itself. With coupons I got each one for .50 cents. So crazy!

So thats kinda how I get everything cheap. It takes time and a lot of practice but I really enjoy it and is SO worth it.

Next thing on my mind...

Blogging! I think it is so amazing that I can now get to know my relatives through blogs. I LOVE it. I get to watch Danielle and Clay's new puppy grow up, Amy and Mikes struggles and blessings with cancer (and it is how I found out about Kanya being so rude), Megan and Gregs adventures abroad and re-adjusting to the U.S.A., Aunt Pennys crying over peaches moment (p.s. tell your kids to blog... everyone is doing it, it is SO the cool thing you know), Liz and Shadd's beautiful pictures (I so wish I could take pictures that well and display them so nice too) and congrats on your new growing baby girl, my sisters of course, and everyone elses life too. It is a way to stay connected and really feel like you know your family. I love reading ALL the blogs and getting to know everyone a little better. I love you all and I thank you for sharing your lives with me. That has been on my mind lately because I just feel blessed for this kind of technology and dedication from all of you to create a blog.

Next order of business...

Jon and Kate plus 8. I LOVED the show, notice the d at the end. But it has gotten out of hand with their celebrity profile. I think Jon is an idiot personally. Hello you have 8 kids grow up and be mature for the kids. The earing is just stupid and the comment about missing out on your 20's because of the kids was just stupid. First of all those kids were planned. Its not like they were oopsey babies (maybe having 6 at one time was a bit unexpected) but still be responsible. You are not a celebrity so stop acting like one. What made me write about this anyways was the page it has different things displayed and one was "Guess which celebs have had hair implants" and has a picture of Jon on it. Since when was he considered celeb status. And Kate, I think she was really bossy to Jon. But she would have to be a picky, clean freak, organized lady to have a controlled household with that many kids the same age. I applaud her and her efforts for the kids. She could have a better hairstyle but at least she is not trying to gain celeb status like Jon is. Oh and the show used to be my favorite to watch now it has moved down the list considerably.

Anyways thats all. Good night. Hopefully I will write about Hawaii next.


Heidi said...

You are hilarious. I agree with everything! Love couponing, love that I can stay connected through blogs, disliking Jon and Kate more and more each episode. Now mom and I love the show 18 kids and counting...except as of this week it is going to be 19 kids and counting soon.

Anonymous said...

Not to be rude but re:Gosselins.
I don't understand how you think Kate is not trying to be a celebrity also. She has spent this whole week away from the kids appearing on the "View", is shooting a TV pilot program this weekend, appearing at a womans show, etc. Jon is contributing money to the family, she is not the sole supporter as she makes everyone think. She has put them in the "high maintance" style of living and does not want to give that up. They do not have to live the lifestyle of the rich and famous but that is their choice and it is done at the expense of the children who should be everyones first concern not the parents.
Just my pov and thank you.

Megan and Greg said...

Holy camole I need to get into this thrifty deal stuff. CRAZY!!!! I had no idea Penny had a blog! That was sweet about what you said about family blogs. The whole Jon and Kate thing happened when we were gone, so I've only caught bits and pieces of it, but it kinda drives me crazy too.

Megan and Greg said...

Ha ha. I think it's so funny when people get all defensive on people's blogs. What the heck? Leave people to their opinions! Amy had someone get really mad at her on her blog once and then before we knew it there was this long, comment vs. comment over and over between this random person and a friend of Amy's on her blog!

Kristi M. said...

Totally love the coupon thing and glad that I have sisters to go back and forth about the deals with. Makes it even more exciting. Glad that you guys decided to join me. I love that one of your commentors was a chicken in what they said about the Gossilens by leaving an anonymous comment. However, I think that Kate is trying to acheive celebrity. It totally took me off guard when I saw her on the view this week. Jon, though, is very much an immature frat boy wannabe. When he was talking in an interview the other day, Gunnar said, "why does he have rangdeers?" I had to tell him that earrings should not be on boys, just on mommies and girls. They just look rediculous. I don't even watch anymore. Doesn't interest me. They should have just called the stops this season. The Duggars are quite entertaining though.

Lizzie said...

That anonymous comment cracks me up. But it does bug me when they choose to be anonymous.

Couponing...thanks for sharing your tips. Our Albertson's doesn't double, but our Ralphs and Vons do. Do you have those stores? I actually heard the other day that one of our stores has moved on to tripling (only up to a dollar though). It used to be doubled up to any amount, but now they've limited it. Anyhow, you and your couponing are an inspiriation to us all....seriously.

Thanks for what you said about the family blogs. I couldn't agree more. I love reading about you and your sisters. I feel like I know you so much better now.

When are you and Rillz going to take a trip down here to sunny California? Know you are welcome anytime. = )