Monday, June 15, 2009

How do YOU do Prescriptions?

My last few posts have either been about couponing or sickness, well this is about both!

I wasn't feeling my usual fantastic self on Thursday and could tell I was probably coming down with something. Isaac kept saying, "Mommy I don't feel so well"

Sure enough Friday morning I woke up with an incredibly sore throat. So I rounded the whole gang up and took us all to the Express Care we had gone to before. She lined up the strep tests and the whole row ended up POSITIVE again!!!!

She only charged me for 2 of us and wrote 4 prescriptions. (saved $110)

I didn't fill them right there at Albertsons, because I remembered I had 4 coupons for $25 gift card when you transfer a prescription to Rite Aid. I went home and called to make sure I could get the coupons to work and they said yes, but to just bring in the prescriptions to fill them.

So I took them in. They gave me a Prescription Savings card making each prescription only $8.99--well that is PER BOTTLE and the kids each needed 3!!! So they gave me each kid prescription for $12 + a $25 gift card.

I paid $42.99 for prescriptions and got $100 in gift cards! So even though I hate that we are sick again--at least I got a deal out of it right?
The dr. gave us each stronger prescriptions for longer to make sure we don't have to do this again next month. I did go out and buy new toothbrushes, color-coded water bottles-so they'd stop drinking from eachothers, and LOTS of Bath & Body Antibacterial Soap!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

I am a Krazy Coupon Lady

Admitting it is the first step right? For a great 10 Steps to becoming a Krazy Coupon Lady, click here

Well, my hobby has now become an obsession. My little 1 inch binder was getting too small to hold my coupons, so I had to upgrade my storage system. I saw a cool binder here on A Thrifty Mom, and did a little search for one of my own. I found a cute pink one on ebay so I bought it. When it came on Monday I was a little surprised that is was more BRIGHT pink, but oh well.

So here is my fantabulous new coupon organizer

It has two separate sets of 3 rings with velcro tabs to secure the contents of each (LOVE IT!)So, I use regular page protectors, I printed off section headings onto cardstock (to give it more support) and then glued clear envelopes to the cardstock. I slip the cardstock inside the page protector and use the handy islice from pampered chef to slice slots in the page protector so I can slide the coupons through the page protector into the envelope.

You can also buy the baseball card sheet protectors--but I had these supplies on hand, so that is what I used.
Each week, I go through and plan out my trip to each store I plan to shop. (I'm a little OCD) So I write what I'm buying and write it all out so I can see it all laid out--how much I'm spending vs saving. I gather the needed coupons and paperclip them with my list and store them in the handy pocket in my binder.

Now, I haven't even taken my new binder shopping yet, so I can't tell you how it worked out.

I have the pages in order of how my grocery store is laid out, but I can foresee myself adding tabs to allow quicker access. I also have the food items and store pages on the right side of the binder and non food items on the left side.

Feel free to post questions, or if you want me to email my organizer pages.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Deal-A-Day Freebies

Here is a deal for all my scrapbooking friends...
everyday in June, Close To My Heart will have a new FREEBIE to add to your order placed on my website. All you do is place an order for ANY My Acrylix Stamp set! New Deal announced every morning at 9am MT.

Sweet Deal!