Thursday, February 24, 2011

crap I bought today

I have dropped the ball on this blog, again. Sorry dudes, I'm 35 weeks pregnant and it's hard to do much of anything these days for lack of energy, focus, motivation, etc. I haven't been couponing that hard either, so you haven't missed out on much. I didn't even buy papers last week b/c there was only one Red Plum in them and it just didn't seem worth it. But I'm trying to get back on the horse (only to get off it again soon when babe is born, I'm sure). Anywho...

Today I spent a few dollars and I thought I would share.

I bought the deal on Mamapedia Sweet Deals for a $25 voucher to Cookie Jar DVDs. It cost $10. Actually it was supposed to be $5 with a coupon code, but I had a brain fart and forgot to put the code in when I checked out. So I messaged them and was told they should be able to issue me a $5 refund. I am awaiting reply on that. But anyways, if all goes well I will be getting about 3 Richard Scarry DVDs for $5 + $3 shipping. Penny loves Richard Scarry so I think she will be pleased.

I also bought the daily deal on from Eco Mom. Yesterday I commented on their FB page about how the daily deals seem great until you calculated shipping and it is $7 or more, and that pretty much ruins the deal completely. They were very nice and replied that they were going to work on this issue and make it better for their customers. They weren't lying. Today's daily deal shipping was only $2.95. So much better! And to top it off, they offered me a $10 gift certificate just for making the comment and because they wanted me to shop their site. Now that's some good customer service right there! So today's deal was a Putamayo World Playground CD for $9.65 (orig. $15.99) + $2.95 shipping. Since I had the $10 gift certificate, I paid less than $3. If you aren't familiar with these CDs, you should be, because they are really awesome. Kids music that even a parent can love. We have the French one currently and I really enjoy it. And I will tell you I paid full price for it, so it must be good! haha

My other deal today was I took advantage of the free 8x10 collage print from Walgreen's. I ended up putting it together at 10 minutes 'til midnight, so I didn't get to really think about it much (procrastination is my middle name), but I put some pictures together from Penny's first week earth-side and I think it is going to turn out quite precious. And if not, it was free, so whatevs. I will pick it up in the store tomorrow.

Penny and I also took an adventure to Kroger, and she used the tiny cart again. SO.CUTE. I only used 2 coupons! I know, blasphemy. But we bought a bunch of produce and some other necessities that we buy regardless of coupons and sales (like Penny's coveted cereal bars that almost never have coups). It was unavoidable. I saved $5 with my coupons ($1 off Applegate Farms chicken nuggets and $4 off Zyrtec). We also got a Valentine's Puzzle from the clearance table for 15 cents.

We had dinner at Chipotle. I know, go to the grocery store and then go eat dinner at a restaurant. Pretty much silly to do. But Chipotle has been on my mind all week, and it had to be done. There is an awesome coupon available right now for B1G1 Chipotle burritos, but since Penny can't exactly handle an entire adult sized burrito herself, we did not use the coupon. However, my husband printed one out at work and split the cost with a co-worker, making his dinner tonight only $4. Nothing like a husband adopting the couponing ways.

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