Monday, March 9, 2009

More shopping? Am I crazy?

I was just as the stores on Friday, so I didn't really feel like going out today. But when I heard that Walgreens was having a diaper deal that actually started yesterday, I knew the diapers weren't going to last long. So I went and decided to price a few things for this year's Cousin Camp while I was out (you know, to save gas!). :)

Some people have done even better on the diaper deal, but I only got what I could use, and I'm very happy with my deal. Huggies diapers that are cheaper than my usual Wal-Mart brand? I'll take them! Here's what I ended up with:
  • 2 Jumbo packs (30 diapers each) Huggies Natural Fit diapers - $3.67 each after sale, coupon and Register Reward
  • 20 rolls Scott toilet paper - $3.67 after sale and Register Reward (RR deal combined with the diapers)
  • 3 packs (14 sticks each) Orbit gum - $0.34 each after clearance markdown and store coupon

TOTAL: $12.03 (And if I can get enough receipts to make 5 packs of diapers, I can submit them to Caregivers Marketplace and get an additional $0.75 off each pack of diapers.)


  • 2 bird houses on "bent and dent" clearance - $1.25 each (for Cousin Camp - now I have enough for everyone!)
  • 3-panel wood frame set on "bent and dent" clearance - $1.25 (I just had to screw the hooks back in - easy!!)
  • plastic canvas to perfectly space my brads and eyelets - $0.10 on "bent and dent" clearance
  • 8.5x11" value pack cardstock (50 sheets) - $1.99 on red-tag clearance

TOTAL: $6.19

Dollar Tree (mostly Cousin Camp supplies - all $1 each)

  • 2 lanterns for my kids
  • 6 headbands (1 pack) for the "prize store"
  • 6 crazy straws (1 pack) for the "prize store"
  • 8 wiffle balls (2 packs, 4/pack) for crafts and games
  • clothesline rope for crafts and games

TOTAL: $7.00

I've been doing a lot of Cousin Camp planning over the last few days, so I'll probably post more about that over the next few days. We're having it at my house this year, and I'm excited! I have all kinds of fun things in mind, and I'm hoping to make it the best ever.