Super Hero Weekend

If this weekend had a theme (which I like to do because frankly I have no other outlet for missing theatre (pity party for me!) and I love me a good theme) it would be Super Heroes.

It started with watching Iron Man, which I must say is a kick butt (no more swearing in our house hold, Michael mimics EVERYTHING we say (so bite your tongue when you come to visit)) movie. I honestly really enjoyed the movie. So, I say watch it. Even if you favor chick flicks, watch it, enjoy it, and use it for leverage for the next time you are at the movie rental place (or in our case fighting to get your movie to the top of the Netflix queue). Leverage may sound something like this, “But Honey (babe, sweety…whatever you call your significant other) remember I did watch Iron Man with you, maybe we can watch (insert cheesy romance movie here).” Works like a charm for me 🙂

Michael also has discovered Super Heroes. He now wears his blankie as a cape while we shout “Super Blankie!” and darts around the room or he will “CRASH!” which is Michael’s new term for jumping off boxes or furniture onto a pile of pillows. “CRASH” can only be screamed at the top of your lungs though. “CRASH” is not a whispered or even an inside voice phrase. “CRASH” is yelled with enthusiasm and vigor… every time…every single time. (will post pics as soon as he holds still long enough for us to get a good pic)

And my Super Hero (I count Iron Man as Tim’s because, as mentioned above, there is a new Romantic Comedy coming out that I want at the top of the queue!) is Stephanie Nelson, Coupon Mom. She is my Super Hero. I found out about her on (wait for it, go ahead and laugh) Oprah. I know… total cliche stay at home mom watching Oprah. But for the record, I don’t watch everyday. Just sometimes. Okay, more often than not. Anyways. Coupon Mom has a website with thousands of coupons you can print right off the websites. Hundreds of deals, free sample links, and LOADS of info on how to get the best deal. When she goes shopping for her family of six (I think that is right) her average grocery bill before coupons is almost 200 bucks. AFTER coupons she usually pays less than 50 bucks! 50 BUCKS!

So I gave it a whirl.  I printed the coupons and followed her money saving tips (.pdf). Like, I didn’t know you could use manufacture coupons on top of store coupons. We went to Target yesterday to stock up on stuff and we saved 15 bucks! That’s a lot of money for just picking up stuff to stock the cupboards with (ie air deodorizer (our boys are CRAZY stinky) dog food, crackers etc.)

So I say, with the economy going in the crapper. Break out the sissors and/or turn on your computer printer. It doesn’t take a lot of time. There is $100 worth of grociere coupons right on her webpage ready to be printed. Now really, who couldn’t use an extra hundred bucks with gas as expensive as it is AND Christmas just around the corner?!?!

2 thoughts on “Super Hero Weekend

  1. Jess

    This is great! My printer is going right now–can’t wait to see what the savings add up to this week since our cupboards are empty and I can no longer put off grocery shopping. Thanks, Meg.

  2. Meg

    That’s great Jess!

    I went grocery shopping yesterday and saved over 30 bucks.

    Another great tip: (could be hard to explain in type) is that some stores when they have a buy one get one or BOGO charge you full price for one and the second is free. Other stores charge you half price for each the items so you don’t technically have to buy two. If the later is the case, then you are able to use two manufacture coupons. Thus, saving the value of both coupons AND the BOGO deal. I saved loads because of that.

    ALSO find out if and when your grocery store offers double coupon days. My store does it on Wednesdays…

    Happy Shopping!

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