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Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot

I was out Christmas shopping all day today with one of my favorite people on earth. My sister Amy. Who is not a shopper. Not at all. She was such a good sport today though and we both finished our lists! Yippee.

We rewarded ourselves with a Mexican dinner at one of our favorite places – where I decided to be adventurous and try something new. The description on the menu read: Cazueta de Carne – Combination of chicken and top sirloin steak sauteed with mushrooms in our special homemade moicajete sauce topped with Monterrey jack cheese. Served with rice and beans, garnished with lettuce, avocado and pico de gallo.

Mmmmmm. It sounded absolutely amazing. Trouble is, after taking my first bite, I felt like my entire mouth was going to explode. Lucky me, Amy is very quick with the iPhone camera and caught the whole delightful experience on video. [Read more…]

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Cathartic Couponing

Did you ever just have a really lousy afternoon? Me too. I had one today actually. Everything in me wanted to verbally assault someone. Or possibly eat an entire half-gallon of ice cream…and some butter drenched bread. Instead, I went couponing. It was totally cathartic.  I spent $24.43. At regular prices – here’s what I could have purchased for that dollar amount. Five boxes of Honey Nut Cheerios…maybe six boxes depending on where you shop.

$25 - Five Boxes

Here’s what I got for that same price:

Cathartic Couponing

Cathartic Couponing Haul

20 Boxes General Mills Cereal (Honey Nut Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Trix)
10 Bags Chex Mix
10 Boxes Green Giant Frozen Veggies
10 Cans Progresso Soup (fall lunches for my honey)
1 Tontino’s Pizza
1 Box fruit snacks

Total Regular Price: $139.24
Total Savings: $114.81
As if that weren’t good enough – I got back 3 FREE 12-Pack soda coupons…that I’m going to use tomorrow to score Coke 12 packs for a dollar…which will in turn score me some free crackers. Yeah – pretty much, Albertsons (and coupons) totally rock my world. And, blowing off steam with coupon shopping saved me the cost of a therapy session and hefty legal fees if I’d let my fury get the best of me. Double win!

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