Monday, September 1, 2014


I am linking up with  Farley from Oh' Boy 4th Grade for the first time!  I am so excited to be joining the great teaching blogging community out there.

Listening:  I love watching tennis and I am so enjoying watching the U.S. Open.  I am a huge Federer fan! :)

Loving:  I just completed my first TPT product and it is free!  It is 17 pages of journal prompts.  Please check it out at my store Run Teach Save.  Don't forget to leave feedback.  Thanks!

Thinking:  Now that I have created one TPT product.  I am ready to create some more.  I can't wait to learn how to create banners.

Wanting:  While in Seattle visiting my sister, I fell pretty hard during one of my runs and hurt my hand and knee pretty bad.  I am so frustrated that it is taking forever to heal.  Doesn't it know that I need to run!?  UGH!!!

Needing:  I am procrastinating planning my meals for the week and going grocery shopping.  Oh how I wish someone could do this for me.  Anyone?

3 Trips:  I would love to go anywhere in Europe, but my top two choices are Holland and Ireland.  I even have family there.  I also want to take my husband to Santa Cruz.  He has never been there before and Pizza My Heart and Maryanne's Ice cream is calling my name!

That's it for now.  Thanks for checking out my blog.  I would love to have you follow it while you are here and please check out my new product on TPT.

Enjoy your labor day!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

CVS Scenario for August 24-30

All of this for $6.91 plus tax!!

Transaction #1:

Buy 1 Bausch+Lomb Renu Fresh or Sensitive Multi-Purpose Solution, 12 oz $7.99, sale price 8/24-8/30
Buy 1, Receive $5.00 ExtraBucks 8/24-8/30, Limit 1
Pay $5.99, Receive $5.00 ExtraBucks
Total: $5.99
Use $2.00 Extra Bucks from last week
Pay $3.99
Receive:  $5.00 Extra Bucks

Transaction #2:

Buy 2 Colgate Max Toothpaste, 6 oz $3.00, sale price 8/24-8/30
Or Colgate Total Toothpaste, 4-4.2 oz $3.00, sale price 8/24-8/30
Or Colgate Optic White Toothpaste, 3.5 oz $3.00, sale price 8/24-8/30

Buy 1, Receive $2.00 ExtraBucks 8/24-8/30, Limit 2
Use two $1.00/1Colgate Enamel Health, Total, Optic White, Max Fresh or Sensitive Toothpaste, 3.4 oz or larger from SS 8/24
Pay $4.00, Receive $4.00 ExtraBucks
Buy 1 Stayfree Pads, 14-24 ct $2.99, sale price through 8/30
Buy 1, Receive $1.00 ExtraBucks through 8/30, Limit 1
Use $1.00/1Stayfree Product from SS 8/24
Or $1.00/1Stayfree Product from SS 7/27
Pay $1.99, Receive $1.00 ExtraBucks
Total:  $5.99
Use:  $5.00 Extra Bucks from Transaction #1
Pay: .99
Receive:  $4.00 and $1.00 Extra Bucks
Transaction #3:
Buy 1 Tide or Gain Liquid Detergent, 19-32 loads (excludes Simply Clean & Fresh) $4.94, sale price 8/24-8/30
Buy 1, Receive $1.00 ExtraBucks 8/24-8/30, Limit 1
Use one $2.00/1Tide Detergent from PG 7/27
Or $2.50/2Gain Detergents or Fabric Enhancers from RP 8/10
Or $1.00/1Gain Detergent or Fabric Enhancer from RP 8/10
Or $0.50/1Gain Detergent or Fabric Enhancer or Era or Cheer Detergent, 25 oz or larger from RP 7/13
Or $1.00/2Gain Detergents or Fabric Enhancers or Era or Cheer Detergents, 25 oz or larger from RP 7/13
Pay $2.94, Receive $1.00 ExtraBucks

Buy 1 CVS Bandages $3.99 (I needed this!)

Total:  $6.93
Use:  $4.00 and $1.00 Extra Bucks from Transaction #2
Pay:  1.93
Receive:  $1.00 Extra Bucks

Grand Total: $6.91 with $1.00 Extra Bucks remaining, so $5.91 for $25.91 of product!

If you don't need the bandages, it would be $2.92 with $6 Extra bucks remaining, so a Money Maker transaction!!!!

This is why I love CVS!!!

Friday, August 15, 2014

4 Easy Ways to Save at Target

Target is truly a couponer's dream!  You can easily get 50% or more off an item by pairing a Target sale with a store coupon, cartwheel, and a manufacture coupon.

1. Target Store Coupons

Target store coupons can be found in Sunday inserts and coupons printed from  Usually, identical store coupons can only be used once per person per shopping trip.  A Target coupon can be combined with a manufacture coupon.
2. Mobile Coupons

Target sends out mobile coupons to your phone about twice a month.  If you want to sign up for Target mobile coupons, you can do so here.  Once Target sends you the coupons, you need to click on the link in the text message and the Target coupons will show up in a new window.  You must show the barcode at check to use the Target coupon.  Since this is a Target coupon, you can stack it with a manufacture coupon, but not with a Target store coupon.

3. Cartwheel
The Target Cartwheel program is one of my favorite ways to save at Target!  It is so easy and involves clipping no coupons! 
Cartwheel is an app on your phone in which you can save anywhere from 5-50% on the items your purchase. 
Here are the steps you need to follow to Use Cartwheel:

1. Download cartwheel app on your smartphone.
2. Sign up with a username and password.
3. Add items to your cart.
4. Purchase those items at Target.
5. Show barcode at checkout after cashier has scanned all other target and manufacture coupons.
4. Manufacture Coupons
These coupons are put out by the manufacture and may be used anywhere.  Your best sources for these coupons are the Sunday paper,, red, and smart

Remember a Target coupon can be combined with a manufacture coupon and cartwheel for maximum savings.  Here is an example of that:
Buy 2 Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaner at $2.75
Use (1) $1.25/2 Target Web Coupon
Use (2) 1.00/1 Manufacture Coupon found here.
Use 5% off cartwheel coupon.
Pay $1.61 for both or $.80 each
Happy Saving! 
Would you be interested in me posting Target deals for the week on my blog?  Please let me know.