Saturday, October 31, 2009

**Update Kmart Deal On Clorox Wipes Not Working**

I just stopped by Kmart and the Clorox deal did not work for me. First I did not find any blinkies with Clorox cpns in the store. Secondly, when I cashed out the cashier only let me use 1 cpn. I had a .50 off 1 and a buy 2 G1 Free. He wouldn't let me use both. I used the buy 2 G1 Free. So for three 35 count Clorox wipes I paid $5.33 with tax. Around $1.80 each. Not bad but free would have been much better.
Also I did not receive any Catalina deal. If any one else gets this deal to work I would love to know!


Another Great Shopping Trip!

Wow, Praise the Lord for another great week at Price Chopper. I am not a very good picture taker as you all can well tell, but there is a lot of stuff here and I only paid $59.70!:)
Here is the breakdown:
First I receive dbl cpns.
Danimals Yougart 2.49 $1cpn paid .49
2 cans PC corn 2/1
Northn Bath Tissue 4.99/6rolls $1cpn paid 2.99
All 2X laundry32 load on sale for 3.99 $1cpn paid $1.99 (Had 3 cpns)
4 Wholly Guacamole/ On sale for B1G1 2.99 had $1cpn paid .99 for 2 (Hubby loves this stuff)
2 Poland Water 1.19 each $1cpn paid .38 for 2
Boneless Pork Chops B1G1 8.32 for Both/ Sunday Meal
Yoplait 2 lb container2.69 had $1cpn paid .69
Perdue All White Meat Chicken Nuggets 6.99 B1G1 Had 2$1cpn paid 3.99 for 2 family size bags!
Russett potatoes B1G1 3.99 had $1 cpn off any 3 PC Items
Smart Bal Oil $3.59 had $1 cpn paid 1.59
Smart Bal Cooking spray 3.19 Had $1cpn paid 1.19
Dove Shampoo on sale 2.50 each had $1cpn paid .50 each
409 Antibacterial Cleaner 2.99 had $1cpn Paid .99
Dial Hand Soaps B1G1 2.29 had $1cpn off 3 got 2 offers paid 3.58 for 4 or .88 each
Ziploc Freezer bags B1G1 for 2.59 each $1cpn off 2 paid .59 for 2
That is the highlights! There are a few other items in there that I didn't mention. Mostly stuff I got on sale without a cpn. I also earned another .10cents off per gal in the PC Gas awards program. So for the last 2 week period we have earned .20 off per gal. You earn .10 for every $50.00 you spend after advantage savings. Here in Upstate NY gas has climbed about .24 cents per gal over the last few weeks, so we will take the extra savings.
With my cpns and advantage card I saved 106.04!! To God Be the Glory!!
P.S. There are a total of 5 dinner meals in that pile:)

kmart Clorox Deals

I just wanted to let you all know that I just read here, that Kmart is hosting a great deal on Clorox wipes. You all know my love for Clorox as a great cleaner and disinfectant. With cold and flu season here these wipes are very convenient and in my opinion quite effective. Normally I don't purchase these items unless I get them very inexpensively, which for me is almost free. However according to the above site, that is the deal. I will definitely be stopping by Kmart. I will keep you posted!


P.S. I just printed 2 offers from the site without any problem. I would hurry though I can't imagine this offer would last long!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

To God Be The Glory

October has been an exciting month for us financially. This month we were able to pay off 2 more bills. Personal high interest loans to be exact!
My husband and I embarked on this financial journey of becoming debt free about 5 years ago. It has been a long journey, but very worth it. We have seen God do great and mighty things.
You can read of our financial journey here , here and here.
I won't tell you that it has been easy. It has not. But God has been ever so faithful to our family. When I think of where He brought us from to where we are now, I am humbled and in awe of the awesomeness of the Holy God we serve.
O Lord we give thanks for all that you are. It is by His grace and for His glory that I write this post!
He must increase, but I must decrease. John 3:30
Emphasis KJB

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A Young Womans Heart

Recently my husband and I attended a Youth Conference in Southington, Conn. We had a great time and I got to meet a sweet young lady by the name of Rebecca. I have been following her
blog for quite some time. As a youth leaders wife it is a great encouragement and inspiration to me to know that there are girls out there that have a heart and desire for the Lord! I encourage you to check out her blog here.

My heart is burdened greatly for the spiritual state of many young (and older women too) that I meet. Ladies today appear harsh and hard. Many lack compassion. They lack a desire for things feminine. Modesty. That is a big one!! You can tell modesty through looking into a young woman's eyes. I have met some ladies recently who bore a hole right through you with their eyes!

I am not talking of unsaved girls here. I am talking of saved born again believers! Where is all the Christian training? The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine teachers of good things; I have emphasized teachers of good things.

I am going to be blunt here and guess it's because we, the aged woman, don't posses "the good things". To posses means that you own or hold in your possession. In other words you have to have it to give it.

God did not bless my husband and I with a daughter. In fact He gave us one child. A precious son. There was a time when a root of bitterness developed in my heart. I have victory over that ( a future post someday maybe?) now. I trust in God's sovereignty and that He and He alone holds our future. I do not claim to know how to raise daughters. I do know that the Bible gives us many examples as to how to do so. For the Christian, the Bible should be our final authority in all matters of faith and practice. The problem, most of us are Biblically illiterate. Before you start judging me, I hold myself in this group too. So many of us choose to run to all different sources when problems rearing our children arise. The Internet, (just let me say here Google does not have the answer to everything!), our Pediatrician, worldly thinking, Martha Stewart is not the only woman who should posses "good things" . Unfortunately the one true source of absolute truth, is the last resource we check with. The Bible. God's Holy Word.

It is my hearts cry to be the right influence on the girls the Lord allows to bring into my life. I must purpose in my heart to first find out what is important to God (Reading His Word) in regards to being the right type of woman. But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price. 1 Peter 3:4 I have underlined the word ornament. According to Websters 1828 Dictionary, the word ornament means to adorn, to deck, to embellish. To me that means a meek and quiet spirit is something that I can "put on" so to speak. Like you would "put on" your clothing. Which brings this scripture to mind, But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof. Romans 13:14 To me it is clear that if I am ever going to adorn myself with the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, I must first put on the Lord Jesus Christ.

Jesus was our ultimate example as teacher. To teach us to be a servant, He washed the disciples feet (John 13: 1-7) To show us the importance of baptism, He was baptized (Matthew 3:13-7) and to teach us a life of sacrifice, He became the ultimate sacrifice unto salvation (Matthew 27). Leaders must be willing to lead by example. Unfortunately many lack the character in our own Christian lives that we expect from those around us. (I am including myself in this group too)!

This post has become more lengthy than intended. I started out just sharing a few thoughts. I have shared a great burden on my heart. It is my prayer that I will be all that I can be , to first and foremost bring glory and honor to my Saviour, Jesus Christ. Secondly, there is a generation watching and following, and dear Christian I am fearful we are failing miserably.

By His grace,


There are 2 websites for young ladies that I highly recommend. Both have been a great encouragement to me.

Miss Rebecca @ A Rather Unusual Maiden For God

Miss Jenn @ Blessed Femina

Friday, October 23, 2009

Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow

What a great shopping trip I had tonight! It has been some time since I have experienced such a great trip. This picture truly does not do my trip justice. Behind the brownies are many cleaning supplies that I really needed. Windex, Clorox clean-up and 409 just to name a few. I also scored three bags of Tyson Chicken for $3 each. These are the Family size so that will be 3 seperate meals. 6 boxes of Ziploc bags. Behind the 2 Orange Crush sodas are (4) 8 packs of Poland Spring aqua pod waters that I got absolutely free! They were clearanced at the Price Chopper in Granville for $1 and I had $1 cpn off two. Remember PC doubles cpns up to $1, so I got them for free!! I also got ( 6) 6 packs of yogurt FREE! 2 Boxes of Pillsbury brownie bites for $1 each. 2 Scope Mouth wash $1.50 each. The Grand Total for the above picture was $65.00! Between cpns and my advantage card I saved $112.00. Not bad for 2 hours worth of work! I also earned another 10 cents off my next gas purchase with Price Choppers gas reward program.
2 days ago my husband filled our car for .40cents off per gallon from my previous gas rewards that I had accumulated. The gas rewards program has been added savings because Price Chopper is always where I do the bulk of my shopping.
Tomorrow I am going to Walmart for some of the deals that were posted on moneysaving mom. You can read that here.
Our Church has been in Missions Conference all week and We hosted the Guin Family to Israel. It was a long week but what a blessing! I encourage you to read of the Guin Family here. It is such a privilege to serve some of Gods choicest servants.... Missionaries. This was a delightful family and we had a wonderful time .
I am glad to have my grocery shopping done and behind me for this week. What a savings. God is so good!


Friday, October 9, 2009

Saturday Coupons

Dear fellow Couponers,
Just wanted to give the local readers a quick tip. Lately the coupons in our local Sunday paper The Post-Star have been very sparse. So much so that I canceled my subscription after months of little to no coupon inserts.
However a friend recently shared with me that the Times Union Saturday edition, is full of coupon inserts most weeks.I have been purchasing the paper now for several weeks and it is absolutely true! It is also .50 cents cheaper than the Sunday paper.
So for all of you frustrated coupon clippers grab the Saturday edition of the Times Union! You won't regret it:)