Monday, November 15, 2010

Bloggers... 50 Free Holiday Cards from Shutterfly

I just signed up for this so I can't confirm if it is working myself but the friend that posted this information said it worked for her.  Thanks Jamie!
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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Wii Games At Freds + Free Turkey Out

I haven't looked at too many blogs to see if this deal has posted but I thought I should let you know just in case.  Freds if have a great deal right now on Wii games.  I wonder if they are panicking because of the new motion sensors coming out for other games.  We have had Wii for a bit now.  But I think we only average adding about 2.5 games a year.  And the last one we got was at Christmas last year.  So here is the amazing deal...

-Saving Certifitate that can be used in the electronic section.  It can be found in the two days sales ad released Friday and the Saturday one day sales ad.  $10/$50, $20/$100, and $30/$150.
-10% off Wii Software coupon found in weekly electronic ad and two day ad for Friday and Saturday.
-Coupon hanging next to Wii Games.  Get $25 Fred Meyer gift card when you purchase two wii games $29.99 and up.

The guy helping me couldn't have been nicer but I had taken so much of his time asking him about certain games that I didn't want to keep him any longer by trying out the coupons.   I want to know if I can use the 10% on the $29.99 games and still get the gift card.  Will the register still see them as $29.99 games or now see them as less?  I guess I'll find out tomorrow.  And lately instead of handing out gift cards the people at the registers just ask me if I want it deducted off my bill.  Be careful if you do that because that might change your savings certificate.

Also note that you should give them your $25 coupon before the certificate because that could also change the amount of the games to under $29.99.  So I'll be giving them my coupons in this order $25 gift card, saving certificate, and then the 10% off if they let me.

Ok and not to get you all too confused but don't forget to use your free turkey coupons too.  They came in Wednesdays paper with some other nice coupons.  The woman at customer service was kind enough to let me know that she thinks there will be another free turkey coupon in Sundays paper.  I can't post the other coupons right now without waking my son.  If I remember two of them were for eggs and soup.  And then they had an advertisement for really cheap potatoes.  10 pounds for $1.98.  So the plan for tomorrow is games, groceries and the turkey.     

Hello Again

Well I got back from a much needed trip to PA to see my family.  I feel refreshed.  And life seems very different now for some reason.  My husband has a new job.  He is now on the road to becoming a journeyman in about 5 years.  It is like there is a light at the end of the tunnel of all this penny pinching.  If I just keep on saving what I can, we might actually build a savings account.  And last month we paid off the last of our medical bills.  (And the angels sing!)

Also, I started remodeling againg.  We started 3.5 years ago.  There was this plan to move to Kenai.  But when my son was born 14 weeks premature it just stopped.  And then building supplies became the last thing on the list when it came to spending money.  So we have been living in the hands of disorganization.  And I'll tell you a secret that I'm a little embarrassed to admit.  I'm a sucker for that new Nate show.  The guy that was always on Oprah.  I always thought "Who is going to watch that show?" when I saw it advertised.  ME!  I don't know why but I love it.  It motivates me.

Let me tell you about my home.  I have been told by a construction worker who built the house behind us that the people who built my house asked them how to do certain work because they flat didn't know how to build certain things.  So we found pipes that were just capped, our ventilation fans leaked in water from the snow, drywall was cut short, framing needed to be recut, and the list goes on.  So..... after the huge list of major problems got fixed (including a new leach field for our 5 year old house) we are making it look better on the outside too.  Sorry to those of you that are fans of popcorn ceilings but they had to go.  And with 7 dogs we ended up taking the carpet out.  So right now the thing that is taking up most my time is taking skim coating the walls and taping up the gaps.  And then sanding.  And then doing it all over again... a couple times.  So thank the Lord for the Nate Show and the motivation it gives me.

I am not couponing like I used to be but I am looking for deals and cooking from scratch or semi-scratch.  Today I made 4 lasagnas.  So I plan on posting here and there about some good deals that I've found and haven't seen posted on other sites.  Maybe I'll even post some remodeling pictures too.  I've very excited about this winter.  I think its going to be a good one!