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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Disregard that I said that the Shimmer Strips mascara duo was an awesome mail in rebate. Upon opening up the peely mail in rebate, the offer expired november 30 2010. Therefore I will be returning my un-opened Shimmer strips. Oh well.

The deal on the organic jumbo wear mascara is still a sweet deal and isn't expired.


Mail in Rebate Action

Hi everyone.

So the kids were at daycare today. Finn finally slept till 0500 instead of 0230 or 0330 so that was nice.

I cleaned and decluttered down in the scraproom in the basement all morning. Then picked up Logan at 1200 to go and catch his bus. Then came home and did more cleaning till just after 1400. Then I headed to Oh Spa for my third of my 3 monthly services. Today I got a brow shape/wax. I headed out to the hot tub for 10 minutes before the waxing. Was awesome. Then after the service I had 25 minutes to kill before I had to go and get Logan so I decided to pop over to Rexall to look for some tear pad coupons.

I managed to find a super sweet Main In Rebate score. Physicians Formula cosmetics has a whole bunch of awesome mail in rebates right now. I managed to pick up a Shimmer strips 2 in 1 mascara. It was $14.99 and has a full price mail in rebate tag attached to it so I will get all of my money back and I earned aeroplan points. There is also the reguilar mascara there too with the full price mail in rebate tags attached!!!! I also scored my free box of Oatmeal to go bars from that cereal box at the recycling centre and a pack of oatmeal clusters on for $1.87. I also grabbed a bottle of downy on for $3.99 and used my $1.00 off coupon. Great little trip.

Love Rae-Lynn, Paul, Logan and Finn

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Recent deals I have seen and update

Hi again everyone. Just updating with some wicked deals that I have seen.

Mrs. January told me about a book that you can get free at shoppers drugmart. I got mine at Comox Location right when you go in. It says Be Well Get Well on the front and has a green top. Chocked full of coupons. There is an awesome coupon for 10,000 bonus points if you buy a lifebrand digital thermometer which is as cheap as $14.99 or $16.99. Sweet deal.

also a note about the 40 caplets dayquil/nyquil pack that I bought on monday. these are $21.99 at the downtown Courtenay shoppers. So that was a great deal.

Other stuff I saw. Courtenay shoppers drugmart has Born Free nursing bottles. These are a 2 pack and the regular price is $24.99 on for $4.99 which is amazing. There was also Ritter chocolate bars on for $1.25. The Lays were not on for $1.79 at the courtenay location. Wish both stores would have the same deals.

At Liquidation world I picked up a Calgary flames sweatshirt and sweatpants for Logan for $10. I also saw that they had Coleman rain pants and rain jackets on for $12. Sweet deal. They had huge remote controlled cars on for $30 which was a good deal. I had initially grabbed one for Logan for his birthday but took it back because I found a remote controlled hummer for $16.99 at Winners. They have cinemax popcorn on for $1.50 for 3 bags. Good deal and has 3 pins in it for supposed $9 in discounts but i tried and they are expired. Oh well. Decent popcorn. I picked up these suction cupped Toy Story characters for $3.00 for part of Logan's gift as well. Grabbed these chimy toys for $5 for Finn and Rainbow links for $2.Pringles four cheese on for $1.00,

At Winners they had the RC truck, picked up some nice wall sayings for after we move, and new earphones for Logan.

Finn had his 6 month dr. appointment today. He will be 8 months in 3 days LOL. He weighed in at 21 lbs 12 ounces and 29.5 inches. He is 95th percentile for length and 90th for weight and head circumference.

Sunday I headed to car free Sunday in Courtenay with Logan and Finn. The weather was super crappy pouring rain in the morning but sunny and hot in the afternoon. we had a blast. At 1530 I went home and grabbed my bike and my carrier for Finn and Logan decided to stay with Daddy. Finn and I had sooooo much fun riding around up and down the streets of the loop. Ran into a whole bunch of friends too.

Finn has one of his top front teeth coming in too. So he has the bottom 2 which have been there for awhile and then one of his top 2 coming in and one beside the top one that isn't coming in.

I heard that Pharmasave is having double coupon days on friday and saturday so I have to check if our location is doing it. Apparently Victoria is. Super cool.

Friday night we bowl with Logan's school and that will be fun!

Love Rae-Lynn, Paul, Logan and Finn

Monday, September 26, 2011

Sept 26 Shopper's Drug mart shopping trip

Stopped at Shopper's Drugmart after dropping off Logan to catch his bus to school that he takes on Mondays and WEdnedsays. Was quite a few awesome deals.

Lays potato chips on for $1.79 each limit of 4.
Nyquil/dayquil pack 40 caplets total $9.99 on sale rack
Cottonelle wipes and refills on for $2.99 each (used three $1 off coupon and bought 3)
Post Cereal Honey nut crunch on for $2.49, used my $1 off and my .75 off.
Mr clean eraser on for $2.99 used my $.50 off
Physicians formula pack on for $6.99 and has a $6 MIR.
Tylenol body pain night on for $8.99 and had a $5 off coupon
Philly dill pickle dip on for $3.29 (not a great deal but still on sale)

I used $10.25 in coupons so my total came to $59.71 after tax and then on the bill it says I saved $61.50 today!!! The post cereal was supposed to give me a free t-shirt and magazine on each box but I didn't read the box to see that the deal expired in June. Crappy. But still a good price for a box of cereal. I got the almond crunch one.

I got home just before or around 1400 and Paul got home at the same time. The power is out all over town and at the base so he got to come home. We still have power at our house!!!!

Also Purex laundry soap and the 3 in 1's are on for $3.99 too. I have a $3 off coupon but all stocked up on laundry detergent right now and my coupon is good till december so I will wait till after we move. Not sure if the movers will move my laundry detergent. Hopefully since it is still sealed but you never know.

Did some awesome organizing, cleaning and decluttering in my scrapbook room this morning.
Love Rae-Lynn, Paul, Logan and Finn

Sunday, September 25, 2011

coupon give a way!!!


Friday, September 23, 2011

Sept 23 2011

Hello everyone.

I have been crazy busy doing some more massive decluttering/cleaning this week. Finn's, Logan's and the master bedroom are looking the best they have ever looked. Another few loads to Too Good to be threw and some more toiletries donated to Lilli House (the women's shelter). Too good to be threw is a thrift store that you can donate household goods to that raises money for the women's shelter as well. Feels good that all of my priceless "clutter" (read hoarding) can go to good use. And I am feeling way less stressed the more I get rid of and tidy up. The kids have been at daycare all week with me taking Logan to school in the afternoon. I feel like a taxi driver. It is alot of time spent driving taking him to school for 1245 and then going back downtown to pick him up at 1525. Oh well. That is life. Today they have been at daycare since 0930 and they will be there till 1600 so I have been making soooooooooooooooo much more headway. It is nice that I haven't had to run there and get Logan and take him to school.

Yesterday I went for my monthly spa services at Oh Spa. I had a body polish and a massage and it was wonderful. I took the kids to daycare at 0930, then at oh spa for 0945 for 1000 start. Out of there at 1210 rushing to pick up Logan out in Beckton estates, and then way back downtown for drop off. Then home. I then did some more tidying, and then went to town a little early to drop by shoppers drugmart. I picked up some good tearpad coupons. I redeemed my $6.00 off aspirin for a bottle on for $5.99 so that was free. I was also able to pick up some Alberto european styling putty on for 99 cents and use my $1.00 off coupon so that was also free. I grabbed some baby food on for 59 cents each too. A good score was some neocitran warming liquid cough/cold syrup. It was on sale for $6.99 and there was a tear pad there for $3.00 off. So it was only $3.99. Unfortunately there was only one coupon. I would have loved to buy 2 and get the bonus points. Oh well. I stopped by the Shoppers in comox on the way home from dropping off the kids and they didn't seem to have any tear pads of coupons and didn't have the same sale. The neocitran was $10.99 there.

After picking up Logan we stopped at Superstore for a few things. We got a brick of cheese, some cheese strings on sale with a contest on them, some 50% off bread and buns, some other bread, sour cream. They were out of mcCain's deep n delicious so I couldn't redeem our full price free coupon for it. But the awesome deal I got was tostitos and ruffles coupon for buy 2 and get a free con queso dip, salsa or spinach dip. I bought 2 tostitos lime and got the free spinach dip. The chips were on sale for $2.47 each. The spinach dip retails for $4.99 or $4.49.

Then we came home and Finn was very happy to see Mommy. Paul cooked up some delicious curried chicken for supper!!! Soooooooooooooooooooooooo yummy!!

Then we played some Wii Mario brothers with Logan. He is quite good at it. He calls it "mexico brothers" or Mexico because they say "It's a go" and he hears Mexico!!! Sooooo funny. Then bedtime for Logan at 2100. He stayed up later that normal so play Mexico. Then Paul and I and Finn watched the season premiere of Grey's Anatomy. I loved it. Man I missed it. Finn went to bed finally at 2200 without a fuss and slept till 0700. This was awesome because all week he has been waking up at 0430 or 0330. He even took some formula from me at 2100 no problem from the bottle.
He is such a great little man. Logan is wonderful too and dotes on his baby.

Last weekend Paul converted a pedal bike into a balance bike for Logan and he seems to like it and is getting the hang of it.

Oh yeah, this week I was able to redeem my coupon for the free kinder egg for Logan. He loved it. Was so funny,. I would pick him up and he would say "Did you get my free egg". I said it was mine. It is also hilarious when I get the mail and he goes "Did you get some coupons Mommy?" He is a broken record lately. He constantly says "Member Mommy, Member Daddy" as in Remember. But all the time. Also, Right Mommy, and Right Daddy constantly. And he always says " I said ......" Pretty sure he got that from us. he also said to me yesterday "I told you three times...." He didn't but it was too funny.

That's all for now. Lunch and then back to the cleaning. Counter of the island is almost bare!!! I know. Crazy eh?

House isn't up for sale yet and we don't know when our HHT is yet.

Oh yeah, Shoppers spend your points event is this saturday and sunday. Redeem 50,000 points for $100 or redeem 95000 points for $200.

Love Rae-Lynn, Paul, Logan and Finn

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

13 Sept 2011

Well, it has been a long time since my last post but things have been crazy around here.

We were off to Victoria on the 27th of July to catch our flight to Ontario to visit with Paul's family. We were on the red eye out of Victoria at 2355. We landed at 0700. Logan was up till 0200 BC time watching TV. Luckily Finn fell asleep!!!

Dad Hacker picked us up in Toronto. Needless to say I was exhausted by the time we got to their house. I went to bed straight away and had a nap.

Then Friday afternoon I headed to Ottawa. I went to my friend Nevenka's house and we had a nice steak supper with her and me and Michael. Then we picked Paul up at the airport at midnight. The next day we had lunch with Kevin and Karina and then we went to Julia and George's fabulous wedding!!!! Sunday we headed back to Mom and Dad's.

Monday was a holiday and Paul's sister Amy picked up Logan and took him to a birthday party with her and Steve.

Wednesday Dad and Logan went up to the hunting camp and Finn and I headed to Brighton to stay over at my friend Jen's house. Was a great visit. Friday I headed to Kingston to visit my friend Lesley. Was awesome. We went to see Crazy Stupid Love the movie and really enjoyed it. I got back to Mom and Dad's at 2200 or so.

We had a wonderful visit with Mom and Dad with lots of swimming at Chisholms Mills and Logan doing lots of fun things with Grandpa. Mom had a party to celebrate Finn's baptism on the Saturday before we went home and it was lovely to see all of the family.

Paul flew out on the 9th from Kingston and we left on the 10th to winnipeg.

The Manitoba trip highlights were seeing all of the extended family and spending a couple nights at a hotel with Robyn, Rolly and Quinlan and our swimming in the hotel and taking the kids to Tinker Town. We also had a crazy hot time at Mom's visiting her and Grandma. At the end of the trip we had a great party at Auntie Lindas house to welcome Uncle Dave's half brother that he never knew he had. Was such a great time.

Then my last 2 nights in Winnipeg I got to stay with Dino and Lynne and have a great visit and see Leonie!!!! We also took Logan to Assiniboine park to play in the new kids nature park.

Then I arrived in Victoria on the 22nd of August and we drove to Parksville and ended up sleeping over since I was soooo exhausted. Paul was away on a kayaking adventure training trip to the broken islands.

Soon after arriving home we learned that we may be posted to Ottawa and now it is official. We leave here around the 30th of November and I start work at the beginning of January so I will have to cut short my maternity leave by a month.

I finally was able to have my gall bladder surgery on the 7th of September and I am recovering well. Still a little sore. I can't wait to get the staples out tomorrow. They seem to be annoying me. We have been working like crazy to declutter our house. We have taken 2 truckloads of stuff down to "too good to be threw". This is a thrift store that uses the money it makes to support the battered women shelter in town. Still more to go but things are going pretty good so far. Hopefully we will be able to get our house on the market soon.

Logan is back at his Aboriginal headstart pre-school. He loves it again. Finn is growing like a weed still. He rolls both ways and manages to get everywhere he wants to go. Logan is hilarious and still loves being a big brother.

That's all for now.

Love Rae-Lynn, Paul, Logan and Finn