Friday, April 27, 2012

Friday Finals: saved $114

It's been a crazy week around here. End of the school year is quickly approaching and it seems like there are field trips every week for someone. Or meetings.

Today was a big meeting.

Today, Little B graduated from speech therapy! He started when he was 4 years old. He had a major articulation delay. That means, while he was an awfully chatty tot, no one could understand a word coming out of his mouth, not even his parents.

For the past two school years, he's been working on the letter R. I know, one letter. But R is actually the hardest sound to master. It has more than 20 variations in English and has a major impact on everything from speech to even the tonal quality of the voice. For a long time, B sounded British LOL

And now, after nearly 7 years, he's finished with speech. We're very glad he's done before moving on to middle school in the fall.

So tonight, we're going to have a surprise graduation party for him...complete with a trip to DQ (with a coupon), or we may splurge for the fancy expensive ice cream without a coupon. I know, right? We live high on the hog LOL

We're three payments out from having D's car paid off and every last dime is going towards it. I will be so stinking happy once that car is paid off.

I get so excited thinking how close we are to being debt free except for our  has been totally made possible by couponing. Like this week...where I saved $114 at one store alone! That's crazy savings. And, we're getting all snacked up for the summer...

2 boxes Cap'n crunch ($1/1 Store coupon X2, $1/2 manufacturer coupon)
6 taquitos ($3/2 X 2, $1/1 X2)
2 pasta (no coupon)
sour cream (no coupon)
2 Pudding ($1/2)
2 Flat bread (.55/1 X2)
4 kleenex (.50/2 X2)
5 breads (.40/1 X5)
10 fruit cups ($1/2 X5)
10 marinades ($1/1 X10)
bottled water 24 pk ($2.99 competitor coupon)

plus $10/$50 Winn Dixie coupon

I also made a small trip to Winn Dixie where I picked up 6 cans of chili and 2 boxes of Steak Ums (total splurge...I just love those things) for $10 (including tax!)

It wasn't that bad of a week. I just have to keep hiding the fruit cups to save them for summer snacks! They are perfect for hot days. I want to try putting them in the freezer to have a sort of fresh fruit freezer pop with very little effort.

Are any of you making plans for feeding the kids over the heat of summer?


Don't forget about the UFO party! Link up your FINISHED know the one that's been lying around collecting dust, tripping you, staring at you...or just plain lost track of...get it wrapped up be ready to link up May 1-7!

1 comment:

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