Great Shopping Trip. $120 worth of Clothing for only $1.30

I love a good deal. I got six new item of clothing for my 16 year old and 11 year old with a retail value of $120 for only $1.30. How did I do it?

1. I Bought discounted gift cards to Old Navy with rewards points.
2. I shopped the sales and clearance racks
3. I shopped on a Monday to receive a 10% Military Discount.

Blaze Pizza for only $3.14 on 3-14-18 Pie Day

Great deal on pizza 3-14-18. You can build your own pizza at Blaze Pizza for only $3.14 on 3-14-18. The best treat for gluten free eaters like me, there is no extra charge for gluten free crust that day.

Lexington Public Library Read Off Your Fines

"Read Off Your Fines" is back through December 31.Each hour of reading forgives $8.00 in overdue fines.  Please contact a Library staff member for more details and to register.

I am not an Extreme Couponer but Sometimes I get an Extremely Good Deal

Today I got $70 worth of goods and got paid $7.04 to take these goods home. How did I do that?

At Sephora I used my birthday coupon and got a Tarte makeup kit as a free birthday gift. Price $0 value $20

At CVS I bought $50 worth of vitamins for only $2.96 out of pocket but earned a $10 reward to use next time I go to CVS so I ended up making $7.04. 

How did I do that?
Buy one get One Sale on CVS Brand Vitamins
$10 Reward for buying two Radiance Vitiamns
$6 CVS Rewards from last time I went to CVS
$5 CVS Rewards from last time I went to CVS
$3 CVS Rewards from last time I went to CVS
CVS 40% off one item coupon
CVS 20% off health care coupon
CVS 20% off your total purchase coupon

I did not spend a lot of time or clipping a lot of coupons to make this great deal happen. I just shopped smart and saved my coupons until I could get the best deals matched up with sales. I encourage my readers to look for ways to save. The more money you save the less time you have to stress about your family's budget. I enjoying SMASH Saving Money And Staying Home with my kids.

Summer is my Happy Place

I blog to help families Save Money And Stay Home with their kids. Time with my kids is worth so much more than money could ever buy me. Today is not the last day of Summer according to the calendar but school starts tomorrow so the pace of Summer will change. We will still go to the pool, have dinner on the deck, go see the eclipse, have cookouts and so on but the part of Summer I love the most is coming to an end. I love spending time with my kids in the Summer.

I will always be thankful for Summer. Summer has always been my happy place. Some of my best memories in life have happen in Summer. My birthday is in the Summer, I met Logan at a pool in the Summer of 1988, easy days at my grandparents pool growing up, fun swim team times at Spring Lake, road trips, fishing and skiing at the lake, Kings Island, watching the Summer Olympics, stepping foot on the campus of EKU as a freshman on a hot Summer day, tons of trips to the beach, getting married, and no school in the Summer.

As an adult Summer is extra special because my kids are free from the worries of school and I have made choices in my life that have given me the time to enjoy Summer with my kids. Summer of 2010 when Logan IV was in the hospital fighting cancer makes every Summer past 2010 an extra special. I am thankful for time. I am thankful for motherhood. I am thankful that God has seen my through every season of life. I am thankful that Summer will also come again.