Friday, February 15, 2008

Deals this Week!

Last week I got the Walgreens free family photo package thanks to the tip at Money Saving Mom! All you had to do was upload one photo and you got an 8x10, 2 5x7s, and 4 4x6s absolutely free, no coupon necessary and I didn't even have to pay any tax on it! There were quite a few good deals for other freebies at Walgreens this week but I didn't have the time or energy to make it over there! Sick kids, lots of snow, car troubles, and just being pregnant!

This week I scored some cool green terrycloth at the thrift store for $1 and it was about a yard or two worth of fabric that is perfect for diapers. I have found that old dishtowels or baby towels/terrycloth fabric work best as the layer that goes directly against a baby's skin. Much more absorbant than fleece (obviously!)

Thanks to the Safeway-Shoppin' Gals that comment at MoneySavingMom, I got 25 boxes of whole grain Rice-A-Ronis for $5! Yeehah! We love Rice-A-Roni, especially the natural ones or brown rice ones and so this was a steal of a deal. You buy 25 of certain items at Safeway and then you get a $20 coupon to spend on anything in the store! Can you guess what we'll be eating for a while?

Is living frugal just so we can GET, GET, GET MORE MORE MORE? No! I like Lindsay Edmond's motto at It says, "Living simply to give generously." I have to remind myself that while it's wise to save and be frugal in order to stay out of debt, it's also wise to be frugal in order to give more. My husband recently got an unexpected raise and determined we would bless others with part of it! I'm thankful he has a heart to give! I have used so many of the Walgreens freebies to give to people as gifts, whether for holidays or when they are sick or recovering from surgery, friends struggling financially, etc. I have to remember that it's not about stockpiling everything for me, or saving money so I can spend more, but saving money so that money can be given to those in true need.

1 comment:

Peggy said...

Hey Mrs. Jo! Great Safeway score! I've been there 3 times already this week! It's an addiction! I also love Lindsay's blog you mentioned!

I've been "hooking up" my friends with bags of groceries each month - they love it!

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