O.K., let me take a moment to "Enjoy God", Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4, we can get so caught up with our daily "to do's" that we sometimes have to remind ourselves what is our true TO DO....
We were soooooo busy yesterday, but FUN. Carol Beth wanted to go to the Native American Arts and Crafts show (FREE), and then the Library (she was still upset she didn't get to go Thur.). We had been "HOMEBOUND" since Wed., so EVERYBODY went! I finally got to go to Publix!!! Over our budget, but read below about how God "BLESSED" us again! We did lunch (MEXICO TIPICO, this was the first time we have all been since Brian's birthday in June!!!!GREAT TREAT, Bo got paid for a job he did, unexpected "BLESSING".)
We truly had a great day.....but in the hustle and bustle of the day.......it finally hit me this morning, I needed to just "TAKE A MOMENT" and ENJOY GOD....Soon the kids will be up, we will get ready for church, get ready to teach Sunday School...I need to "prepare my heart, mind, and soul" that I am a good Disciple.
PUBLIX TO NOTES:
O.k., ORBIT gum the 3 count mulit packs They are on sale $2.00 and $1.00 off coupons
BUTif you look at all the Flavors...ORBIT SPRING WATERMELON MIST is on SALE......99 cents!!! So with that $1.00 off coupon FREE, for 3 count multipack!!!
I had 2 coupons so a total of 6 packets of gum (2 multi) for FREE!!!
HERE IS THE LINK LOOK FOR ORBIT COUPON!
In the 1/17 P&G and the 2/7 P&G there were $2.00 and $1.50 coupons for VICKS DAYQUIL and NYQUIL......at Publix in the TRAVEL SECTION they have them for $1.29 SO FREE PLUS OVERAGE!!!! Now usually I don't bother with the travel size items, BUT there is also a coupon in the 2/7 P&G for a FREE BOX of PUFFS TISSUES if you buy any 2 VICKS ITEMS!!!!! The Puffs with VICKS rub smell (THESE ARE AWESOME!!!!!)are normally $1.99
WE GOT FREE!
So I bought 8 TRIAL SIZE DAYQUIL @ $1.29 each = $10.32
used 4 $2.00 coupons and 4 $1.50 coupon -$14.00 in coupons!
$3.68 IN OVERAGE!!!!
PLUS I got 4 BOXES of PUFFS TISSUES FREE Would have been $7.96!!!!
I also did the Kotex tampon deal and used all my coupons plus the BOGO coupon out of the Green Advantage Flyer (4 boxes total would have been$13.56 for all 4! I paid -.22OVERAGE!!!! for all 4, I used 4---.75 Publix coupons, 2 BOGO Publix coupons, and 2- $2.00 Manufac. coupons I had!!! So 4 boxes and I MADE .22 cents!!!I love it when I get free and make extra to go toward my produce, meat, dairy....
We got carrots, grapes, salad......all kinds of stuff!!!!
Our final totals RETAIL WOULD HAVE BEEN $186.03 FINAL TOTAL WE PAID (WITH TAX) $33.93!!! We had a CART FULL! It took us about an hour....we did go over our set budget....
but with the weather the way it is right now.......we can't work on the porch right now anyway.......so I was trying to make myself feel better about blowing our goal...BO was making me feel better saying it was ok and LOOK at all the things we bought for only $33.93!!! He was AMAZED watching the total drop!! At first he PANICKED when he saw the beginning total....the cashier saw his face and told him
"OH IT'S OK, WE HAVEN'T STARTED WITH HER COUPONS YET", I had to get a manager override (I had more coupons than items, with store coupons, man. coupons, competitor coupons), they are used to this....in fact the cashier and manager both laughed about I have to have it done "every time" and they were worried about me because I had not been in earlier in the week....the bag boy made the comment they had wondered where I was and he was going to come "RESCUE me from the snow" so I could go shopping!!! It is nice to be missed!
ANYWAY we get home, and in the mail is a check for $35.00!!!!!WOW, what we had spent plus some!!!! GOD IS AMAZING!!! We also got our Castrol Oil coupons I had posted about, I thought they were going to be like $1.00 or $2.00 off....NO, we got coupons for 4 FREE QUARTS OF OIL!!!! So we only have to buy 1 quart and an oil filter for 1 vehicle!!!
WE started this "goal" on faith, and we felt we have "STAGGERED" but God shows his mercy at every turn!!!!