Thursday, July 8, 2010

Walmart trip discoveries...

Well friends, there is good and bad here...Let's get the sad news over with first...$5.00- 24 packs are done at Walmart. They are now marked as "on sale" for $6.48 (with $7.48 as the regular price). Luckily if you are in Omaha, you can price match them this week for $4.98. So you can still get a good deal this week-stock up just in case this is the end of the cheap soda rush!

The fantastic news is that corn on the cob is only $0.05 each right now!!!! Yes, you read that right, $0.05 each-so I got 20 for a buck today and I was lovin life!!!!! I have not seen corn that cheap since I was a kid shopping with my Papou (that is grandpa in Greek). Boo-yeah!!!


WOW-I am a lucky girl!

You may have noticed over the past few weeks I have had a bit of a rough go of it-my laptop dies, I put all my pics and files on an external hard drive that dies, our A/C broke, out 2 toilets sprung leaks, my car died, my house is a disaster, my husband is busy with work and studying for boards coming up in September, and I have been sick for over a month now. It has been one thing after another. In an attempt to survive the incredible insanity, I have been trying to look on the bright side and "count my blessings" if you will. So, I wanted to share with you some of the blessings I have right now:

  1. I get to hang out with all 4 of my kids since they are home for the summer!
  2. The weather here in Omaha has been pretty cool this week and looks like it will continue to be for another week.
  3. It got really quite upstairs a few minutes ago. I was scared-what are the 4 angels up to?! Well, 3 were quietly watching Dora without fighting or anything, and my oldest (and worst cleaner) was cleaning her room (without being asked!)!!! WHAT?! NICE!!
  4. Wes just talked to the auto repair shop and not only will our car be fixed TODAY, but it was just a bad battery, so it will not be as much money as I anticipated (We have sunk a lot of money in expensive repairs over the past 5 years with this thing-when we moved to Spokane we had to get an $1800 repair right before leaving, and immediately upon driving into Spokane 4 days later had to get another $2200 was I was prepared for that kind of a thing...this is much better)
  5. It looks like we MAY be able to at least recover the data from our external hard drive
  6. The laptop is now getting repaired (for FREE under it's warranty).
  7. I have wonderful friends and family all over! Thanks for being my support even from a distance!


ATTN Utah ladies...

This looks like a good, healthy freebie for you Utah ladies!

The Utah Department of Health is offering a Free 3 Month Supply of Vitamins with Folic Acid, a Bracelet, Bag and a Magazine. Check it out here.

Thanks Freebies 2 Deals.


Try McDonald's new smoothies FREE July 22-24

McDonalds has some Brand New Fruit Smoothies that look yummy! And from July 22nd to July 24th, you can try a Free 5 oz Smoothie! They are made with low-fat yogurt and your choice of Wild Berry or Strawberry Banana. I cannot wait to try this!

Thanks Freebie 2 Deals.


Thrifty Thursday: Walking to the store...

Usually I try to carefully plan out my grocery trips to Walmart with price matches and coupons. I am really trying to save money.

For me, the last few weeks, it seems every time I turn another corner toward saving money, something else goes wrong. Example: I mailed in the last payment on my van and the next day it would not start. We jumped the battery and it worked for about a day then when I went out to start it again yesterday, again it would not start or even jump. So, it is now in the shop getting what I assume will be a hugely expensive repair (I am still waiting to hear back from them about them about what is up with it!!).

So, now I am at home with a list of things I NEED to buy (eggs, bread, milk). Now our family is big enough that we cannot fit in my husband's car. So, I am now walking places, and let me tell you, that saves me money! Though I cannot go to Walmart (too far to walk), the nearest grocery store is a fair priced one with great sales. And since I will be walking there with 4 kids (one in a double jogging stroller), I HAVE to limit my purchases to the things on my list that I need. I have gone through their ad for the things on my list and I feel prepared to go in and get only the essentials.

Not only will I save money by not getting any more than I need, but I save gas money and I will be walking a total of 4 miles round trip so I get my exercise in as well!

So, as soon as I hear back from the car repair shop, I will be on my way...I'll let you know how it went when I return (in glory we hope!)


The O Fest is going on July 9-11 in West Omaha!

I saw on Spartan Coupons that "The O Fest" is happening this weekend from Friday-Sunday over at the Shops of Legacy on 168th and Center. It looks like a lot of fun! There is tons of free entertainment and things going on. We happened upon this last year and it was not very crowded (it was the first year) and there were blow up toys for the kids tons of booths with free stuff, and concerts going on. It was a lot of fun for our little family! Check out their web page here. (I should note that the food DID cost money...It is not a totally free thing)


Keys to Harmony 50% off first month + more at Spartan Coupons

Spartan Coupons is one of my favorite resources for coupons and deals on things in Omaha. I have told you about them before here.

Well, they have some great deals on their site right now! One of my favorites is 50% off your first month on piano lessons from Keys to Harmony (Laurie's Music Studio). Laurie is a friend of mine and I assure you she is amazing! So, if you have ever wanted to take piano, I would jump on this deal!! See:

Please check out the website for this and all the other great deals (I also noticed a Buy 1 dozen get 1 free at Krispy Kreames coupon!!). The Spartan Coupon website is here.


Omaha: 60% off at Reel Martini bar

Today's Omaha Groupon is a bit more grown up than yesterday's was! It is $6 for $15 Worth of Drinks at the Reel Martini Bar.

As with all the deals, make sure you check out the fine print before purchasing. To sign up for Groupons, click on my referral link here (this does NOT commit you to buying any deal-you choose what you buy) and to see the Omaha page, including today's deal, click here.

Not sure what Groupons is? Then click here to read all about it!

SLC: 60% off at Marine Products!

Today's Salt Lake City Groupon is $20 for $50 Worth of Water-Sports Gear and Apparel at Marine Products.

As with all the deals, make sure you check out the fine print before purchasing. To sign up for Groupons, click on my referral link here (this does NOT commit you to buying any deal-you choose what you buy) and to see the Salt Lake City page, including today's deal, click here.

Not sure what Groupons is? Then click here to read all about it!

FREE sample of Sally Hansen Hair remover

This is an awesome sample! Head over here to the All You website and snag a Free Sample of Sally Hansen Pure Scensation Hair Remover.

Thanks Mojo Savings.