Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Not much shopping accomplished!

I have a multitude of reasons why I have not been shopping much( I will share 3). But first, I will share the sad little representation of what I have gotten free from Monday through today
1. Bounty Basic $.99 at Target everyday price at Target - $1 insert Target Q 5-16 RP(auto adjusts) = FREE!
2. Andy Capp's Hot fries .99 everyday price at Kroger - .35 blinkie tripled(I traded for these- if you have more of these I am looking for these as my dh is an addict!!!!!!!) = FREE (I would normally get 3, but apparantly my "lunch" run store got a new manager that does not know purchase and transaction are two different words with two different meanings and I did not have time to deal with that issue!)

Now, my reasons for very little shopping:
A. My kids last "real" week of school is THIS week, so lots of EXTRA stuff going on(my kids go to a "private" school, so they function on school schedules but still go on non-school days due to my work)
B. I got a PROMOTION!!!! I was really unhappy in my current job and wanted to get out, but the money kept me there because we are working on the "snowball"! Well, I had karma step in and my "hiring" manager retired and decided she wanted me to step into her shoes and came to bat for me. I am getting an AWESOME opportunity that I know right now is the right step for my family and so I am gonna take this fork in the road and see where it leads for now!
C. Just look at my next pic........................

We have a new addition to our family. There is a coworker at my office that is deathly allergic to cats but is an animal lover by heart. She had a cat living under her porch that she felt bad for and has been feeding. Well, as most know, cats that have not been "fixed" are gonna have "kids". So, now we are +1 in the household and as you can see "Charlie" is interfering in my couponing, seeing as she is sleeping in my coupon purse I was attempting to organize(I was raised to not wake a sleeping cat, if at all possible).
*I was not going to post this pathetic attempt at couponing, but an awesome coupon friend of mine(you know who you are!!!!!) said this would make an awesome post, so you can thank her!)
And if anyone wants to share any great, pathetic coupon stories, this is the post to do it. I personally read EVERY comment left on this blog!!!!!!!!






16 comments:

Bev said...

I'm so happy that cute lil cat has a new wonderful place to call home! My son is the worlds biggest animal lover and has brought home stray after stray. We currently have 2 dogs and 2 cats. I told him NO MORE PLEASE!

Congrats on the promotion!! I hope you still find a lil time to blog.

Alex H said...

Congrats on the promotion! you will do well!

mm said...

congrats on your promotion!

now that you're a hiring mgr maybe u can help me get a job =p

Greenie said...

you know most of my coupon stories are pathetic!!! I haven't done much couponing lately b/c every so often I get burnt out and bored with it and then jump back in.

Last night I needed some over the counter med and I was headed to wags. Then realized I left my rr's and coupons at home and so I decided just to get it at NastyMart since it's probably cheapest there.
I went in for that and bread at Nastymart and came out spending $54
ugh, how does that happen?? I did buy shirts ($1-$3 each) and some stuff for vacation but geeeez, no wonder I never go there!

Kim in DFW said...

Congrats on the promotion. I read your blog daily and I am always thankful because you find such awesome deals. I look forward to more in the future!!!

Take care and enjoy the weekend!

D said...

Hehe - that's great! :) Thanks for sharing that awesome news with us. Congrats on the promotion and the new household member. :) The kitten is SO cute (as kittens are), but remember, it's okay to wake them if they are sleeping somewhere they're not allowed (like on tables/counters/etc). ;) Lots of good luck and fun with both! :)

Deb

amy and the bad cats said...

charlie is adorable! congrats on the new addition AND on the promotion!

Rene said...

Oh, what a darling baby kitty! I love that she's in your purse. And congrats on your promotion!! Great news.

The Slott Family Blog said...

Cute! I love cats!

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to congratulate you on the promotion!

Jenn

Cens0rship said...

Congrats on the promotion! Also I have a picture of my gray kitty sitting in my bag just the same way. Although at first I didn't know she was in there and went to get some coupons out of there to organize and she totally started swiping at me with her paw. Talk about scared! lol

Anonymous said...

Well done on the promotion! You will do a fantastic job. Have fun with the new cutie!

Sheryl said...

Oh gosh...so happy you got a promotion!! Between that, the kids, and your blog, where do you find time? You're officially WONDER WOMAN! Stephanie I love your blog...I have your button on my side bar...your deals are fascinating. Perhaps the thing I like the most is that you post your actual trips! It gives me ideas as to what to get :) Great job :)

Mom 'n' More said...

well done on the promotion!

and there is no such thing as a pathetic coupon deal .. they all add up in the end ... actually what your showed is the average I do a week so I can ver much relate ... please show us all your coupon deals small or otherwise ... at least the small ones don't overwhelm a newbie :)

sister3 said...

Congrats on your promotion.

Samantha said...

Yes congrats on the promotion! And I feel you on not getting much shopping done, but you are correct, FAMILY comes first! End of the year is always so much turmoil! Good luck with everything! We appreciate everything you blog about and share!

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