Friday, January 30, 2009

Life Is A Changing!!

When you take a test and this is your response............

..............your life is about to change!!!

After taking 6 tests (3 different brands!!), and getting all positives, I think it's official!! We're having another baby!!!

And so with that said, this will be the last post for Thrifty in the Cincy. I always find myself overwhelmed and I really want to try and not get that way anymore. So I'm letting a few things go, so I can truly put all my efforts into those things that are eternally important. In fact, I'm cutting my computer time down all together. I've let myself get wrapped up in it and I use any free time surfing the web, instead of completing something on my many to do lists.

I've found a few local blogs that I really follow now and I'm sure they'd love to have you over there as well. They are:

Nickels-N-Dimes and $5 Dinners. I know there are many other local bloggers, and please feel free to leave your link in the comments section. I think you'll be able to find what you need from those two blogs. Their great!!

And with that being said, thank you all so much for your time and kind comments. It's been fun!!

If you ever want to chat or ask a question, please feel free to email me at Jamie7987 @

Thanks again!!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Why It's So Slow Around Here

Well it's one of those weeks again!!

We just started back to doing our lessons again this week, I don't like the word "school" ;), and we're already planning a big "field trip"!!  Well my son turns 9 this Sunday and his absolute love in life is Lego's.  We've already taken him to the Lego store in Orlando (Downtown Disney) many times and even to Legoland in California.  Well this time we wanted to stay close to home, but still surprise him with a "Lego Trip", so we're going to Chicago!!  (Yes, I'm aware of how cold it will be and am making preparations for that!!)   They have a Lego Store and a Legoland Discovery Center which has some hands on activities, a small ride, and a few other things, that I think he will love.  We had his party this past Sunday and most of the people who came got him Lego Gift Cards, or just money to use there, and he ended up with $210 to spend in the Lego store!!  WOW!!!  That should be fun!!

And since we're going to Chicago, we thought it would be fun to visit some of the great museums and attractions while we're there.  We're leaving Friday and will be back on Monday.  Our trip has actually become very frugal.  My husband periodically travels for work, so we have enough hotel points for two nights at a hotel and for our third night, we used Priceline and got a great hotel for only $52 after tax and everything.  So for three nights, we only have to pay $52 bucks!! 

 Also, we already have a pass to the Cincinnati Museum Center which allows us to use that pass at many museums across the country for free admission there (what a great benefit!!).  So we'll be using that to go to the Field Museum, the Adler Planetarium and the Museum of Science and Industry all for free!!

We're also going to the Sears tower (not so frugal!!), having some yummy deep dish Chicago pizza and driving by Wrigley Field!!  So for about $400 (including gas, food and transit passes) we can have a 3 night, 4 day trip to Chicago!!  I think that's a pretty frugal vacation, especially considering how much we're doing while we're there!!

So anyway, with that being said, I'm a little busy with preparations for that as well as our lessons, so I haven't gotten a chance to post any deals yet, but I will try to get some up today, there are a few good ones!!  Sorry!!  

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Coupons - Week of 1/11

This coming week's (1/11) coupons look to be pretty good. Not quite as good as last week, but still pretty good. There should be two inserts: 1 Smartsoure and 1 Redplum. Some featured brands are:

Ken's Dressings
Kellogg's NutriGrain
General Mills Cereals
Red Baron
Cream of Wheat
Scrubbing Bubbles
Uncle Ben's
Hungry Jack

and many more!!

And remember, coupons vary from newspaper to newspaper and can be omitted completely.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Meijer - Deals for Week of 1/4

After shopping Meijer this week, I found a few deals to note:

Gallons of Meijer Milk are 2.00.

Reese's Whipps Bars are .50 each. Use the 1.00 off 2 from the 1/4 Smartsource inserts to get two free!!

Kleenex with Lotion are 1.25. Use the .40 off 1 coupon from the 1/4 Smartsource insert to pay .45 each after the coupon doubles.

Select Kellogg's Cereals are 2.00. Use the 1.00 off 1 coupons from the 12/14 Redplum insert to pay 1.00 each.

Electrasol is 3.00. Use the 2.50 off 1 coupon from the 1/4 Smartsource insert to pay .50.

It's not a huge week at Meijer, but there are a few good deals to be had. Have a great week!!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Kroger - Updated P&G Super Saver Event

Happy New Year!!

If you were planning to do the P&G Super Saver Event at Kroger this week, you'll need to go over to the e-coupon loading site, the old coupons expired yesterday, but they have new ones to load!!  Some good ones are 1.25 off Pampers, 2.00 off Swiffer Starter Kit, 2.00 off Always Infinity Pads and several others.  And remember you can combine those savings with paper coupons for a great deal!!