Tuesday, April 26, 2011

purse repair 101

I have a favorite purse. It's the right size and dog hair doesn't stick to it! ☺ Unfortunately, the strap is fraying. I was pretty upset about finding a new purse. Not only for the expense, but also because I really dig this one! The solution? Buy a new heavy duty ribbon and replace the strap.


It's not very pretty, walking around town, with this nonsense. It was driving me crazy!


The cost was $1.98 for the ribbon minus a 40% off coupon, for a total of $1.26 {with tax}. I get to keep my favorite purse, and I don't have to keep cutting strings off of my purse strap! Yay!

The side view:

Friday, April 22, 2011

Free coffee today! And free photo books

Happy Earth Day!

Take your own mug to Starbucks today and receive a free brewed coffee or tea! Whoo!

Also, Hot Prints give you free photo books. You just pay for shipping. The reason they are free is that there is advertising in the middle. It comes right out and doesn't mess up your book!

Hot Prints

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Let's see what's popping up!

With all of this rain, let's just see what gifts Spring has brought to us!

Well, of course dandelions! ha ha


Vinca Vines

And Hyacinth

Thank you Spring! God is good!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

such great deals!

I have found some wonderful deals this week. I recently discovered combining manufacturer coupons with store coupons, and put it to the test this week!

At Target, they have Purex Crystals fabric softener on sale for $2.99. I printed a $1 off coupon from the Target website, and combined that with a $2 off coupon from my stash. I was able to print 2 coupons from the Target website and had 2 coupons in my coupon binder, so I got 2 free fabric softeners. Yay!

Target also had some items in their travel/trial section that I was able to get free with my $1 off coupons. Examples: men's lotions, men's deodorant, woman's deodorant and band aids. I just searched my coupons for any that didn't have a size printed on it. Some of the coupons actually say "not good on trial size" and I wasn't able to use any of those. {too bad, since they had Dove and Suave body wash that I could have gotten for free}

I also used a manufacturer coupon with a Target coupon to get great deals on Pantene shampoo and conditioner {sale $3.59 minus 1.00 cpn and .50 cpn= $2 each} and also 1 Cover Girl lipstick.{$5.99 minus $1 cpn and $1 cpn= 3.99}

I also recently discovered buying coupons on Ebay. I bought 20 $0.50 off of 1 Yakisoba. My grocery has Yakisoba for $0.99 this week. I have made a few trips and plan to go back, to use them all before Tuesday. {you can only use 3 coupons at a time, in my grocery. Bummer.} That's 20 FREE Yakisoba noodles! I spent $2.00 to buy the coupons, so I'm really getting 18 for free. That should last my kiddo for a while.

The grocery also had Pure Protein bars for $1 and I had 2 $1 off of 1 coupons. Whoo! 2 free protein bars for hubby!

The best one of the day is this: I walked into the grocery, and they had the small clam shell boxes with 7 large bakery cookies for $1. Well, I can bake them cheaper, so I started to walk on by. Something caught my eye. What's that? The large box of 48 bakery fresh cookies, that should be priced $5.99, has the wrong sticker on it? Is this an April Fool's joke a day late? I checked the label again. Sure enough, the $1.00 label is on the $5.99 box of cookies. Hmmmm.....not a bad price for 48 cookies. Should I get it? Yep, I did. They let me have it at that price. It was their error and I am so lucky. {very nice people} These cookies will freeze very well. Yum.