Wednesday, July 23, 2008

We've been working nonstop our entire "vacation" on the new tile floor in the kitchen. What an exhausting project!! Tomorrow we both return to work and guess what? It's still not completed! I'll be without my kitchen until this upcoming weekend. No cooking, no laundry, no downstairs bathroom. Very inconvenient! We purchased around 400 sq. ft. of ceramic tile several months ago for around $40.00 - you cannot beat that deal. However, we didn't realize how much it would cost us in other materials/tools just to install it, so we definitely blew our budget on it. It does look fabulous so far...



Every piece of tile has been put down as of 9:35pm this evening. Now it'll set for 24 hours and the next step is to grout everything, let that set and move everything back in. I learned we cannot seal the grout/tile for about two weeks, which means we'll have to move everything out of the kitchen again. How fun!

Around the time we finished laying the tile, I remembered the Hershey's syrup coupons I had to use at Publix tonight! We rushed to shower, change and get to Publix by 10pm. Since we had to go to the one next to our house, we each checked out separately and hoped to avoid any problems. Thankfully we succeeded.



Hershey's Chocolate Syrup - $1.99/ea. x 4
Hershey's Strawberry Syrup - $1.99/ea. x 2

Subtotal: $11.94

- $5.97 Publix B1G1F Sale
- $0.99 Hershey's B2G1F Coupon
- $0.99 Hershey's B2G1F Coupon

New Subtotal: $3.99

Rinse and repeat...



Hershey's Chocolate Syrup - $1.99/ea. x 2
Hershey's Chocolate Syrup w/Calcium - $1.99/ea. x 2
Hershey's Strawberry Syrup - $1.99/ea. x 2

Subtotal: $11.94

- $5.97 Publix B1G1F Sale
- $0.99 Hershey's B2G1F Coupon
- $0.99 Hershey's B2G1F Coupon

New Subtotal: $3.99

So a total of $7.98 for 12 bottles of Hershey's Syrup - which have a shelf life of two years. I think we're all set for those two years!!

I ran to WalMart to find some specific baby wipes I had coupons for, but of course they didn't have any. I didn't leave empty handed though...



Always Pads 32 Ct. - $4.97/ea. x 2
Always Pads 16 Ct. - $3.17/ea. x 2
Kotex Pantyliners 16 Ct. - $1.00/ea. x 2
Cascade Crystal Clear - $3.47
Iams 8lb Dog Food - $10.96 (not pictured)

Subtotal: $29.24

- $3.17 Always Coupon
- $3.17 Always Coupon
- $0.75 Kotex Coupon
- $0.75 Kotex Coupon
- $3.47 Cascade Crystal Coupon (FREE)
- $10.96 Iams Dog Food Coupon (FREE)

New Subtotal: $6.97

Not bad for Walmart savings; I never have much luck finding cheap items there. I did forget to pick up a copy of All You magazine though. Didn't encounter any problems using the coupons, the cashier was just very slow and read every coupon about 5 times, but she was nice and everything went smoothly. I wish more places were coupon-friendly.

2 comments:

NicoleakaMama said...

I've been looking for the Cascade rinse.. I have a coupon for it that I've had for several months now! Where did you get the always coupon??

ShopGirlStar said...

I've found that Cascade rinse at Publix, Kroger and Walmart. Right by the dish soap. :) The Always coupon is from the July P&G insert, expires the 31st.