The power of the piggy bank is truly working at our house...
He loves the rewards he is receiving and I can see his confidence growing nightly.
Close your eyes real tight, can you envision me patting myself on the back? Actually, I am sending out a virtual high-five to Keeping The Kingdom First and Deal Seaking Mom and all the other bloggers that have turned me on to the CVS $5.00 Challenge!!!
Here is the breakdown:
Plastic Totes were $2.79 but I got them both on clearance for .36 each
The Shampoo and Deodorant were on sale for 2/$5.00 but I had a $1.00 off coupon for each plus I earned $2.00 in EB for purchasing them making them .50 each.
The toothpaste was on sale for $3.99 but I had a coupon for $1.00 off plus I earned $3.99 in Extra Bucks ****so I made a $1.00 for buying this product (got to love that!)
The paper towels were $1.29 a roll as they were not on sale but a big package is on sale next week so I wanted to try them out first.
To bring my total down, I paid using $7.99 in Extra Bucks that I earned from my first trip this week!!
Now if all that math was not enough, here is a break-down of all my purchases this week -
Out of Pocket - $21.82
Amount of Merchandise Purchased (Before Sales & Coupons) - $47.24
Extra Bucks Earned - $15.98!!!
Well above the $5.00 challenge but I think I am on the right track!
8 Things I Did Yesterday:
8 Things I Wish I Could Do:
8 Shows I Watch:
8 People I Tag To Play Along:
If you have the time, please play along and pass this on to 8 more. Sometimes it can be fun to just sit back and write down somethings that make us smile. I am still laughing at the fact that I cleaned the back of my car yesterday! You had to see it to believe it.
2 tablespoons rubbing alcohol
Regular liquid food coloring (we use McCormack's)
Put the uncooked macaroni in a sandwich bag, put in rubbing alcohol and a few good size drops of food coloring. Seal bag and mush it all up so each piece is coated. Open bag, spread on paper towel or newspaper lined cookie sheets and let dry. Whaoola!!!
Colored macaroni is great to play with, it can be used in all kinds of art projects especially collages and can be used in math and sorting projects too - the possibilities are endless.
In our house we make a big batch of colored ziti and penne right before Christmas and use some plastic lanyard string, to let the kids make big strings for our Christmas tree. It is our safe alternative to stringing popcorn. It actually looks really cute on the tree because the light shines through it a little and the kids love pointing out their "tree necklaces" to our family and friends.