Dating Dime: How to spend 1 day in St. Louis (or, how we did it)

how to spend 1 day in St. Louis

So, Monday evening we decided to take a spontaneous trip to St. Louis all day Wednesday because my husband’s FAVORITE BAND EVER was going to be there (birthday gift from me). Then, we used our anniversary money to make this our anniversary trip for this year! And we only had 1 day to plan!

 

 

So, we were a little CRAZY. My husband worked both Tuesday and Thursday so we had 1 day in which to drive to St. Louis, enjoy it, and drive back. Since St. Louis is an almost 5 hour drive for us, we planned to leave at 5:30am!!

 

This picture reminds me of my favorite song, “We’ll Make it Someday” by Vocal Few“Through all the wreckage and the messes we’ve been throughI’ve been your navigator, calmly guiding, sitting next to youSo don’t you

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Best Deals for Walgreens and CVS this week!

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I haven’t really been shopping at Walgreens lately, so I need to get back into it, especially since there are so many great deals this week!! I’ve never been to CVS and shopped deals, but I DEFINITELY am this week (for some Gillette Venus cartridges)!!!

 

Walgreens Deals!

 

Select Scunci hair accessories $2.99 – $2 in Register Rewards (RR) Final cost $0.99! 

 

Welch’s sparkling grape juice 25.4 oz 2/$6 Use 2 $0.75/1 coupons found here (watch video) Or use the $1/2 coupon found here Plus, use the $1/2 Walgreens coupon found in the November Coupon Booklet Final cost as low as $1.75 each!

 

Ocean Spray Jellied Cranberry Sauce 14 oz $0.99 with in ad coupon Use the $1/2 coupon found here Final cost only $0.49 per can!

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Printable Pennies + My Publisher 10 FREE Christmas cards!!

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Printable Pennies is back – every Thursday!! (I just took a break for the month of October for my 31 Days of New Uses for Old Things.) Is your printer ready??

Grocery Coupons

 

 

Hurry on over to the Peanut Butter & Co. Facebook page, “like” them, then click on the “Get Your Coupon” tab (left side) to print a coupon good for $1 off any one Peanut Butter & Co. 16 oz. jar! I’ve heard rave reviews about this peanut butter, so I am definitely printing this coupon!

 

Head on over to the CLIF Bar Facebook page, “like” them and then click on the Offer tab to snag a Bricks coupon valid for Buy 1 CLIF Builder’s Bar and Get 1 Free. Pair this up with a Buy 1 Get 1 Free store sale and you should be able to snag

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Couponing 101: Lingo

Last time in my Cutting Your Grocery Bill series, I talked about where to get coupons. Starting in November, I will be regularly posting about printable coupons again every Thursday and some Sundays. Onto Week Two: Coupon Lingo and a Few Tips & Tricks As coupon inserts in the newspaper are one of the main sources for coupons, I wanted to go over abbreviations for these categories.

Sunday Newspaper abbreviations:

GM = General Mills PG = Procter & Gamble RP = Red Plum SS = SmartSource

*Date for insert is typically in very small print on the spine of the insert.

 

CVS and Walgreens lingo:

ECB = Extra Care Bucks – CVS in-store credit/money  RR = Register Reward – Walgreens in-store credit/money IVC = Instant Value Coupon – found in the monthly Walgreens Easy Saver booklet (you can find those in store)

 

Other Money Saving terms:

B1G1 or BOGO =

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Couponing 101: Beginnings

Three weeks ago I started this new series with 5 tips on How to Cut your Grocery Bill. I also showed you this awesome app I found that makes menu planning and grocery list making so much easier!! Last week we talked about knowing your local sale prices.

This week, I wanted to address coupons. Few disclaimers:

– I am no coupon expert. Though I am new to couponing, that means the learning process is still fresh to me, so I can share baby steps to couponing. – I don’t have all the answers or the perfect system, but I can show you what I’ve learned works for me and refer you to some “coupon experts.”

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High Value Hasbro Game coupons!

There are over $80 in Hasbro Game coupons available!  Many of these coupons will make very cheap Hasbro card and travel games! Walmart has Monopoly Deal card games for $5.24. Pay just $1.24 after the $4 Monopoly coupon. There are also several travel versions of these games that sell for around $5.24 each!

Printable "Pennies"

Just printed off many of these coupons from the CouponNetwork.com

75¢ off when you buy any ONE BOX select Chex® cerealsPrintable "Pennies"

Printable "Pennies" and *HOT* Snapfish Deal!!

Coupons.com

Target is always a good source of printable coupons! What is awesome about Target coupons is that since most of them are store coupons, you can stack them with manufacturer’s coupons to get better deals! Check out Coupons.com to see Target coupons for Kraft products (using the zip code below)!! Printable Coupon tip: When looking at printable coupons (from Coupons.com, or any other source) you can change what zip code you are searching under. Since I live in a smaller city, I will often change the zip code to see a wider range of coupons! For example, today when I logged on to Coupons.com, I saw 89 coupons available today but

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Printable "Pennies" and Picking your own FREE Green Beans!

Print a $0.50/1 Duncan Hines Brownie Mix coupon from SmartSource. If you’ve printed it before, you should be able to print it again.

Printable "Pennies" and Picking your own FREE Green Beans!

Free Sample Friday & Printable Pennies!

Go to Red Monkey Facebook page, “like” them and then click on the Sweepstakes tab to enter to win a deluxe gas grill and a spice cabinet makeover. The sweepstakes entry form will give you the option to select to have 2 FREE samples of Red Monkey Seasonings and Spices mailed to your house. (Thanks, Hip2Save)Sign up for a free Nivea Touch of Cashmere

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