Monday, May 13, 2013

{ Fit Mama Planner Giveaway }

Let's make this an awesome Monday with a GIVEAWAY!
TWO lucky winners are going to get the Busy Mama Planner- Fit Mama Edition!
This a printable planner set from the Mama's Got It Together Etsy shop.
It includes:
click the links for more detailed info!
Over 55 documents to help get you and your family organized!
Use the sheets separately or put them together in an organization binder.
The documents are editable, you can type in the fields and save them that way also, so printing is not required!
This giveaway will run until May 27, and is only open to US residents.
Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter to win... please be sure that you are completing the entry instructions- entries WILL BE VERIFIED, so don't waste your time or mine! :)


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Thursday, May 9, 2013

{ Stamp Out Hunger! - May 11, 2013 }

Did you know that 1 in 6 Americans are facing hunger right now? And that more than 6 million Americans are fed by food banks each week?* 

Would you like to help those who are in need?

I hope that you will join me in participating in the 'Stamp Out Hunger!' event that occurs this Saturday - May 11, 2013. 

It is so easy to just collect a few items for donation. Here's how you can help:
  • Pick up a few or several non-perishable items at your grocery store. Note that items that need to be put in the refrigerator, are contained in glass or are expired CANNOT be included. 
  • Items that can be donated include: cereal, canned goods (i.e., soup, Chef Boyardee, tuna, etc.), rice, bottled juice (no glass!), canned vegetables, pasta, Goldfish, etc.
  • Simply place your items in a plastic or paper grocery bag next to your mailbox and your letter carrier will pick them up to be delivered to a local food bank! It's that easy.
Please check your local grocery ad to see what is on sale this week and be sure to use coupons when you go shopping. I have several items that I plan on getting and some are even FREE after coupons! If you have a stockpile you may be able to pull some items from there.

Remember - it does not have to be seven bags full of items...even if you only donate three cans of soup you are still helping out!

If you would like more information about this event, please check out the official website -

*Information garnered from Stamp Out Hunger website

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

{ Guest Posting over at All That Glitters today! }

Today I am guest posting over at Rebekah's blog - All That Glitters!

Go check out the post here! In the post I show you the 5 beauty items I am loving right now.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

{ FREE blogger opportunity- Fit Mama Planner GIVEAWAY EVENT }

I'm participating in the FREE Mama's Got It Together giveaway event!
Sarah from Mama's Got It Together is giving away her Busy Mama Planner- Fit Mama Edition
She needs YOUR help to make this giveaway a success!
Dates: May 13-27
Prize: Mama's Got It Together
Links: TWO free- facebook, twitter, or pinterest
One lucky blogger will win $30 shop credit for participating!
Open worldwide.
Click the banner to sign up!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

{ CVS Haul - April 25, 2013 }

Hello everyone! I have a new couponing shopping trip that I wanted to share with you. My  mom and I left work early last Thursday (April 25th) because she had a dentist appointment to go to. After I dropped her off, I went home (our dentist office is about 5 minutes from our house!) and changed out of my work clothes and grabbed my coupons for the CVS trip. 

Let me tell you that going in the early afternoon is one of the best times to go. Hardly anyone is there and it's so much easier and less hectic then when I go after work. I wish I could have this arrangement all the time! I got in and got out without any issue. I truly love shopping at CVS. It is the best drug store to stop at in my opinion - for a plethora of reasons. But that's a post for another day...for now, on to the haul!

One of the many reasons I have enjoyed couponing is the fact that you have more of an opportunity to donate items. For me, it's either getting (a lot of the time for free!) a couple extra personal care items - like toothpaste - or even baby items, which is something that does not apply to my life at this time. However, I enjoy getting these things because I know someone out there will be able to use them. We have a box sitting next to our front door that is filled with items we donate and I am so thankful that the Lord brought couponing into my life...not only is my family saving money and getting what they need, but I am also able to contribute even a small amount to those in need.

Items purchased:
  • (3) packages of Huggies Little Movers Slip-On Diapers - originally $12.99 each, on sale for $9.99 each
  • (1) package of Huggies Natural Care Wipes (3 packages together in 1 bag) - $5.99
  • (1) Revlon Colorstay Whipped Foundation in Nude - $13.79
  • (1) Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste - $2.99
Coupons used:
  • (3) $2.50/1 Huggies Little Movers Slip on Diapers
  • No coupons for the wipes - the $1 coupon I was going to use was gone by the time I went to print it. However, I had a $5 extra buck that I applied to this item.
  • No coupons for the makeup, but I had $7 in extra bucks to apply to this item.
  • (1) .50/1 Crest toothpaste
  • (1) $3.00/$15.00 baby purchase - CVS Coupon Machine coupon
  • 25% off coupon emailed to me that I loaded to my card (excluded sale items, so it applied to my makeup) and this took off $3.45
There is also a Kimberly-Clark rebate that I used towards the purchase of the diapers and wipes. If you buy $35 worth of participating items, you can submit for a $10 rebate. If you buy $25 worth of items, you can submit for a $5 rebate. I qualified for the $10 one. (You can find the Kimberly-Clark rebate here.

Total before coupons, sales, extra bucks and rebates would have been: $64.54

Total out of pocket: $29.25

After applying the $16 in extra bucks and the $10.00 rebate, my total is technically: $3.25 or .54 cents for each item!

I have a couple other hauls that I will be posting this week, so stay tuned! Also, I'm working on getting a new blog design so stick around for that. I'm really excited about it and am looking forward to it.

Do you have any deals that you would like to share that you got recently? If so, share it in the comments!