So, first the deals. I am grateful for the Money Saving Mom blog which has made going to Walgreens and Rite Aid a little less scary, since I know there are good deals to be had there. So, today:
1. They have Clear Care free with a rebate. I use clear care a for my contacts anyway, so I thought that was a good deal, and most likely worth the hassle of turning in the rebate (word on the street they'll do Internet rebates soon).
2. Chapstick "lip butter" is 2 dollars and you get a 2 dollar register receipt (which you can't use til' your next shopping trip) but if you frequent Walgreens (as I will now) that's a good deal.
3. Kleenex is 89 cents/box (including the lotion ones, which is what I ended-up buying) -- and if you use the 50 cents/3 coupon that was in your paper on Sunday it makes it $2.17 for the 3 boxes, just about 72 cents/box. Fairly good.
4. Word on the street, Excedrin's on clearance and with a coupon from
http://www.smartsource.com/ you can get a box for under a dollar. They were out at the store I was at.
Chex mix is only 88 cents/bag this week. If you use a coupon from http://www.coupon.com/ you can get the bags for only 38 cents. I stocked-up for our trip to Disneyland, where we'll probably eat a bag a day.
Anyway, this obviously only works if you have a little time to spare, but I did today.... just thought I'd share.
NOW, to the problems.
We have some problems at our house. Nothing big, but since my readership is increasing I thought I'd ask and see if anyone has good solutions.
First off, my oldest is ALWAYS off his chair during dinner. He's eating standing up, he's eating on one foot, he's always up. It drives me insane. Obviously, I could bungee cord him to the chair but I am constantly asking him to sit on his chair. He also eats everything with his fingers (yes he's 7 -- fyi). I have a good idea on how to fix that (thanks Becky!) but I keep forgetting. It does involve giving him baby finger food next time it's an issue. I mentioned that last time and he's doing better.
Anyway, that's the only problem I can think of now. IF you do well, I will spill more of our dreadful secrets. :)