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Walgreens Deals October 29-25 October 21, 2008

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Dial Bar Soap (8 pack) is on sale 2/6.00 minus 2/.30 cents off manufacturer’s coupons= 2/5.40 or .34 cents a bar.

Gillette Fusion Power Razor is on sale for 4.99 after rollover minus 4.00 off manufacturer’s coupon= .99 cents

2 Hershey’s or Nestle’s Candy Bars on sale with WA coupon for 2/2.00 minus 2/1.00 off manufacturers coupons= FREE

Oral B Indicator Toothbrush is on sale for 1.99 minus esaver coupon for 1.00 off=.99 minus .75 cents off manufacturer coupon=.24 cents

Pert Plus Shampoo and Conditioner in One on sale for .99 cents after esaver coupon for 2.50 off minus 2.00 off manufacturer’s coupon= FREE plus 1.01 overage!

Reach Toothbrush and Floss on sale with WA coupon for .99 cents minus .99 cents off manufacturer’s coupon= FREE

Yardley of London Moisturizing Bar soap on sale for .69 cents with WA coupon.

Carmex Lip Balm is on sale with WA coupon for .99 cents.

Duracell batteries are on sale with WA coupon for 2.99 minus .25 cents off manufacturer’s coupon= 2.74

From Coupon Mom:

Loreal Cleanser Cream or Gel 5-8 oz or 25-30 ct towelettes–FREE after $6.99 Easy Saver Rebate in catalog (see Grocery Coupon Database for additional cpn) Coupon plus Rebate exceeds price paid by $2!


from Money Saving Mom

Loreal Cleanser Cream or Gel or 25-30 towelettes–up to $6.99 rebate
Use $1/1 from 7/20 inserts
Free plus overage after coupon and rebate

Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation–up to $7.49 rebate
Use $1/1 from 9/14 inserts
Free plus overage after coupon and rebate

Extreme Energy 6 Hour Shot–up to $3.99
Free after rebate


Just a quick note… October 19, 2008

Filed under: Family,Home — Jen @ 7:57 am

Poppin’ in to say that I will have to look through and post the deals a little later this week.  I have a very sick little girl at home with 102 fever and the croup.  Hope to ‘see’ you later and praying I will be better rested then :).



Feminine Friday October 17, 2008

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Feminine Friday is sponsored by The Barefoot Mama.

First, I must take a few sentences to praise my very praiseworthy husband.  Ara has been sick with a fever for two days now and I was up last night with her.  She ended up sleeping sprawled across my chest which didn’t provide a whole lot of restful snoozing so I was fairly dreading wake up time :).  Little did I know that my husband was going to wake me up with Breakfast in Bed for no other reason than to see me smile.  Sigh…I’ve been sighing and smiling a lot this morning and surprisingly don’t feel a bit tired!

Second, Feminine Friday.  Kelly from the Barefoot Mama requests pregnancy pictures so here we go.  An interesting journey to say the least.

Warning- a few pics show a bare belly.  Which looking back I am not crazy about but they are the only pics I took at that stage.

I think pic above was at 8 months pregnant.

Picture below is my only good pregnancy pic (I was on bed rest and/or catheterized for most of my pregnancy so I really didn’t take many pictures.) Some one pointed out later that a certain finger is sticking down and it looks bad.  I had no clue!  I was just holding my bottle that way.  Goodness I am full of horrible pics to show you today!

Aralyn Elizabeth makes her appearance:

The most beautiful baby I ever laid eyes on.


Autumn Doxology October 14, 2008

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Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

Praise Him all creatures here below!

Praise Him above each heavenly host!

Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost!



Sale Saturdays October 11, 2008

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Walgreen’s Deals Oct. 12-18

It is slim pickin’s this week, folks.  Not too much that I found noteworthy.  Here are a few deals:

Bounty Paper Towels are on sale for .89 cents with the WA coupon minus .25 cents off manufacturer coupon from two weeks ago’s Sunday insert= .64 cents

Zout is on sale B1G1= 2/3.79 minus 2/.55 cents off coupons from Sunday insert= 2/2.69 minus full rebate here= free plus 1.10 overage

I have an event coming up that I need the Walgreen’s assorted plasticware utensils for on sale this week B1G1= 2/.99 cents

Dove Products are on sale 25% off plus a buy 4 get $3 rollover deal plus coupons from this Sundays insert.  The following scenario seems to be the most profitable.

Buy 6 white Dove Beauty Bars at 1.19 ea.= 6/7.14 minus 3.00 rollover= 6/4.14 minus coupon for 1.00 off six Dove Beauty Bars= 6/3.14 or .52 cents each

Energizer Batteries on sale for 2.99 with WA coupon minus 1.00 coupon from last Sunday’s insert= 1.99

Bic Comfort 3 Disposable Razors 4 pack is on sale for 3.99 minus easy saver coupon for 1.00 off= 2.99 minus coupon from this Sunday for 2.00 off= .99 cents

Half Gallon of Horizon Organic Milk on sale 2/7 minus 2 coupons printable here for 1.00 off= 2/5 or 2.50 each.

Wax Paper or Reynold’s Wrap on sale for .89 cents with WA coupon.

Renuzit Super Odor Neutralizer is on sale B1G1 for 2/2.99 minus 2/1.00 off manufacturer coupons from a recent Sunday insert= 2/.99 cents or .50 cents ea.

Herbal Essences Hair Care is B1G1 1/2 off which is 2/4.98 minus 3.00 off coupon from this Sunday’s insert= 2/1.98 or .99 cents ea.

Kotex Feminine Care is on sale 3/9 minus 3.00 rollover= 3/6 minus 3/1.00 off coupons found here= 3/3.00 or 1.00 a pack

Walgreen’s Over the Counter Drugs On Sale for 3/10 minus 5.00 esaver rebate= 3/5 minus 2.00 off Walgreen’s Ibuprofen from the 50.00 Pharmacy Savings Booklet= 3/3 or 1.00 each


from Money Saving Mom

Loreal Cleanser Cream or Gel or 25-30 towelettes–up to $6.99 rebate
Use $1/1 from 7/20 inserts
Free plus overage after coupon and rebate

Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation–up to $7.49 rebate
Use $1/1 from 9/14 inserts
Free plus overage after coupon and rebate

Extreme Energy 6 Hour Shot–up to $3.99
Free after rebate


Feminine Friday October 10, 2008

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hosted by The Barefoot Mama

Today the Barefoot Mama blogs about the feminine art of courtship. It seems the blogging community is all abuzz with the topic of courtship after a recent episode on TLC of “17 and Counting” featuring the Duggar family and the courtship of their eldest son, Josh. So, what is courtship?

An article here, discusses some main components. To quote: “These include: (1) The degree and form of parental involvement; (2) How to choose whom to court/betroth; (3) the timing of romantic emotions; and (4) the timing of forms of physical contact.”

When looking at courtship, today I listened to a CD sermon entitled, “Seven Biblical Virtues Violated by Christian Dating”. This sermon examines the scripture of 1 Thessalonians 4:3-8.

“3.It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; 4.that each of you should learn to control his own body in a way that is holy and honorable, 5.not in passionate lust like the heathen, who do not know God; 6.and that in this matter no one should wrong his brother or take advantage of him. The Lord will punish men for all such sins, as we have already told you and warned you. 7.For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life. 8.Therefore, he who rejects this instruction does not reject man but God, who gives you his Holy Spirit.”

S.M. Davis, the preacher of this sermon says the biggest problem with Christian dating is that we try to fit biblical principles into the model of worldly dating and then call it Christian. The very nature of worldly dating doesn’t allow biblical principles to work within its context because:

1. It violates the principle of being a one woman man or a one man woman.

2. It violates the principle of security and protection rather than insecurity and under-protection of our daughters.

3. It violates the principle of treating one another as brothers and sisters in Christ.

4. It violates and defrauds purity both physically AND emotionally.

5. It violates the principle of waiting on God to awaken love.

6. It violates the principle of being ready to marry when you begin seeking your bride.

7. It violates the principle of walking by faith not by sight.

A few things that stuck out to me that I wrote down to share from his message were these notes:

Young Ladies have much more tender emotions and feel serious much more quickly than young men do. A young man could have no serious feelings towards a young lady and yet because of his actions, words or behavior he could make her feel that things are in fact serious between them.

What “Christian Dating” strives to do is eliminate the physical aspects of a relationship; however what we oftentimes fail to understand is that when setting physical boundaries and yet not setting emotional boundaries we are actually participating in emotional intimacy which is no less powerful than physical intimacy. Also, when you give someone your emotions the physical is not far behind it.

God shows clearly that ‘firsts’ are very special. First fruits, First born, etc. First love also falls into that category. Young women especially have extreme trouble distancing themselves from the feelings they had for their “first loves”. Firsts are to be set apart. They are to be dedicated to the Lord. You will forever have a bond with your first love. Let your first love be your spouse. This is just one reason we are warned in Song of Solomon to ‘not awaken love before it desires’.

My personal story is a testament to that. I didn’t practice Christian courtship as a young lady. I didn’t really know much about it except that it was not what my friends were doing and since I didn’t really know any reasons why or how to practice courtship I struggled to figure out on my own what dating looked like for me. My first love was in high school. I would have married him because in my heart and mind I already had. As girls our fantasies of what marriage looks like to a certain boy can be so damaging because when the relationship doesn’t work out we are devastated. I truly gave a huge chunk of my emotions and many years of my life to this young man whom God did not have planned for me. I must add that this was my LEAST physical relationship of the young men I ‘dated’. We held hands and rarely kissed and never really let our minds go in that direction; however, this relationship hurt the most when we split. Why, when by ‘Christian dating’ standards ours was a model relationship because weren’t being physically intimate? Why? Because emotional intimacy and first emotions of love are so very powerful and not meant to be given to someone who is not intended for you.

So, what is the difference between courting and dating?

Courting seeks counsel and asks God to reveal your mate. It then sets up an emotional and physical security fence.

Dating chases after the mate you select yourself and then asks counsel and God’s blessing in retrospect.

To learn more about courtship I highly recommend listening to Peter and Kelly Bradrick’s testimony about their courtship on “Return of the Daughters” DVD sold here.


My Walgreen’s Run October 9, 2008

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Today, we were in need of toilet paper so I decided to do my Walgreen’s run.  I decided to post in the format of how my receipt looks so that those who are new to the Walgreen’s Couponing can see how it all works out.  Here is the break down:

Ricola  Cough Drops with Echinicea-           2.49

Ricola Cough Drops with Honey Herb-        2.49

Quilted Northern Ultra Big Roll 6 pack-       4.00 SALE

Oral B Indicator Toothbrush-                       1.99 SALE

Oral B Indicator Toothbrush-                       1.99 SALE

Crest 6.4 oz. Toothpaste-                            1.99 SALE

Crest 6.4 oz. Toothpaste-                            1.99 SALE

TUF Paper Towel Roll-                                    .89

TUF Paper Towel Roll-                                    .89

Campbell’s Tomato Soup-                            1.39

Campbell’s Tomato Soup-                            1.39

Glade French Vanilla Candle-                       1.99 SALE

Dial Yogurt Hand Soap-                               1.50 SALE

Dial Yogurt Hand Soap-                               1.50 SALE

Bush Beans Vegetarian-                               1.59

Bush Beans Vegetarian-                               1.59

Palmolive Lavender Liquid Dish Soap-         1.99

SUBTOTAL before coupons: $31.56

Next on the Receipt it shows the amount of reduction off the Walgreen’s Weekly Ad coupon products and easy saver coupons:

Quilted Northern Ultra Big Roll 6 pack-       1.00-MFGC (Easysaver Coupons)

Crest 6.4 oz. Toothpaste 2@1.00-               2.00-MFGC

Oral B Indicator Toothbrush 2@1.00-          2.00-MFGC

Campbell’s Tomato Soup 2@.69-                1.40-WAGC (Weekly Ad Coupons)

Bush Beans Vegetarian 2@.99-                    1.20-WAGC

Ricola Cough Drops 2@1.29-                      2.40-WAGC

Palmolive Lavender Liquid Dish Soap-        1.10-WAGC

Tuf Paper Towel Roll @.59-                           .60-WAGC

Next it shows each Manufacturer Coupon reduction.  It doesn’t list what the coupon pertains to but for our purposes I will list them:

Palmolive Lavender Liquid Dish Soap-          .25-MFGC

Ricola Cough Drops (requires two)-            1.00-MFGC

Crest 6.4 oz. Toothpaste-                           1.00-MFGC

Crest 6.4 oz. Toothpaste-                           1.00-MFGC

Glade French Vanilla Candle-                      1.00-MFGC

Oral B Indicator Toothbrush-                        .75-MFGC

Oral B Indicator Toothbrush-                        .75-MFGC

Quilted Northern Ultra Big Roll 6 pack-      1.00-MFGC

Campbell’s Tomato Soup (requires 2)-         .40-MFGC

Dial Yogurt Hand Soap-                               .30-MFGC

Dial Yogurt Hand Soap (B1G1)-                  1.50-MFGC

Rollover Bucks from last shopping trip-    2.00-MFGC

SUBTOTAL after coupons: $10.01

Walgreen’s coupon savings: $6.70

Walgreen’s advertised sales savings: $8.47

Manufacturer’s coupon savings:  $14.95

Total Savings: $30.12 and $1.10 in rebates