Saturday, June 28, 2008

Just Sippin' Starbucks

Ahh, my readers and lurkers...have you missed the blog updates?
Are you weary of looking at the same old grocery pictures??
Well, forget the BonBon's - I've been living a leisurely life - just sippin' Starbucks all day long.

Yeah -- And then she wakes up!

Actually, since we're on the Starbucks subject, the one pictured above was FREE!
A VENTI Mint Chip Mocha Light - Free -- worth $4.80!
(Well, not really worth that much but COST that much!)

Recently I was given a card from the Starbuck's company for purchasing a bag of their coffee at Meijer. You know how it works, purchase the bag, go on-line and register a number on the print-out paper, and receive a $5.00 gift certificate. This I did and received the card in the mail which I promptly lost in the vast domains of my book bag. Then I found it just in time for the promotion going on at the store which includes registering your card and getting a free drink. This I did and received a postcard in the mail stating that I had a free drink on them.
Soo...I took it to the Starbucks nearest me in the wonderful land of KY and found the priciest frapp on the board and enjoyed every sip and swallow!

I received a Starbucks gift card for my birthday, which I also registered but have yet to receive the postcard - I think it was stolen by some other Starbuck's lovin' person.

I have one more card to register (Dave got one at church for a Father's Day gift. Being the dear, sweet man that he is, he promptly laid it on my van seat before leaving the parking lot) and now I will await the third free drink.

All that to say - register your gift cards - it really works deliciously!

Soo...where have I been?
Well, I completed a VBS at the Afton Wesleyan Church last week.
A friend of the family had an emergency on Sunday and ended Monday with a stent (stint?) in a very critical place of his heart. I was honored (and I do mean that) to take care of their girls for a few days.
The Goodwill had a great sale on skirts - $.99 - and my girls benefited in a very nice way. We Goodwill hopped.
On Tuesday I did my coupons, shopping and we welcomed new next door neighbors with a cook-out.
Wednesday was full of errands, cleaning, and church.
Thursday - I actually started to scrapbook again!!! It's my personal vacation.
Friday - it was yesterday but I have no clue.
Saturday -- more errands and a special project that I'm undertaking.

That's about it...some of you are really making headway with the Grocery Game. Just today I talked with two different ones about it.
Some of my freebies for the last two weeks include:
3 boxes of Totino's Pizza Rolls
2 Powerade's 32 oz.
24 ct. Excedrin
Lawry's Lemon Pepper marinade (delicious on grilled chicken!)
2 containers of Kroger's Chocolate "cake for two"
and a few other things I can't even remember.
I also purchased quite a few items for less than $.75.
My new goal is to save 75% on my groceries instead of 45-50%.
I've stock piled quite a few items - we'll see.


Keith said...

It's like drinking money.

Dorcas said...

I hope I get to talk to you about your Grocery Game and shopping experiences while at AYC. I'm really interested.