Thursday, July 31, 2008
First, I filled a prescription for ear drops for Emmaline. I had a coupon that earned me a $25 gift card because it was a new prescription.
Second, I purchased:
2 colgate toothbrushes on sale for 2/$3 and used a $1 off coupon
2 tubes of colgate total on sale for 2/$3 and used 2 $1 off coupons
3 pkgs. adult benadryl on sale for $4.99 each and used 3 $1 off coupons
2 pkgs. kids benadryl on sale for $4.99 each and used a $1 off coupon
3 pkgs. hershey's snack-size milk chocolate bars $1 each
2 pkgs. snack-size kit-kats $1 each
2 pkgs. trident gum $2 each
1 pkg. snack-size york peppermint patties $1
2 CVS sunscreen (B1G1 50% off) $11.98 used $2/$10 CVS products coupon
1 Aleve gelcaps for $8.99 used $1 off couon
1 4-pk CVS toilet paper
used $5 in ECBs and $25 gift card and paid $32.63 out of pocket. I also earned $4 ECBs for the Aleve, and $5 ECBs for the candy and gum. I should have earned $10 for completing the Benadryl deal, but the computer didn't print it out, so they gave me back $10 in cash instead.
Transaction #3 is when CVS paid me to shop. I bought two 3-drawer carts to store our homeschool supplies in. They were B1G1 free (normally $15.99 each), then I used $9 in ECBs, and a $2/$10 CVS coupon. My total came to $5.34. I used the $10 bill that CVS gave me (when the computer didn't print my ECBs) to pay for this, and made $4.66.
In all, I got the above items for a grand total (after coupons, gift card, and ECBs) for $27.97. The carts alone would normally have cost me $31.98, so I think I did pretty well!
Moral of the Story:
This is the second time that I've earned ECBs and the register hasn't printed them out. Always make sure to check your receipts before leaving the store. The Benadryl was part of the Johnsons and Johnsons deal where if you spent $20 you earned $10 in ECBS. When the register didn't print the ECBs, I asked the cashier why. She said that Benadryl wasn't made by Johnsons because the pkg. said Pfizer (apparently they are part of the same company though). I had to go get the tags for both Benadryl items off the shelf to prove that I had indeed purchased the items needed to earn the ECBs. So, always check your receipts and always make sure you can prove you earned your ECBs. By the way, the cashier, Lori, was really great and very apologetic about the problems I had that day. If you're ever at the CVS on Dorothy La/Wilmington Pk., make sure you tell Lori "Hi!"
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Ellie liked covering the bones up
The alligator snapping turtle takes a breath. You don't see this very often because they can stay under water for 2 hours at a time.
Daddy and Emmaline look at the Stegosaurus
Jacob and Daddy by an Allosaurus
Jacob, Mommy, and Emmaline
Ready for the planetarium show
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Emmaline - back to her smiley self 1 day after surgery
Ellie waits her turn
Normally, she is scared to go into the bouncy houses, but she was really excited to try this one with an obstacle course.
Jacob is ready to go
I think it helped that big brother was there with her
I love the look on Jacob's face in this picture. You can tell he loved it!
Monday, July 28, 2008
Daddy reading a book to Emmy
Trying out the bed
Emmaline loved riding this car up and down the hallways. She was quite the little ham waving and smiling at everyone she met. This car was such a hit that we might have to get one for home too!
Nurse Melissa puts on Emmy's ID bracelet
Getting dressed for surgery
Mommy and Emmaline snuggle after the procedure
Enjoying Cheerios and apple juice before heading home
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Jacob and Grandma
Gabrielle and Jacob
Emmaline and Hayden (David's girlfriend's baby)
Nathan and Jen
Mema and Granddaddy
Emmaline gives Uncle David a hug
Ellie loves to eat the icing off of birthday cake
Emmaline likes it too
Jacob sports a do-rag fashioned by Uncle David out of a napkin
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
They saw a snake exhibit at the nature center
Chillin' to some tunes as they get ready to head home
Camping really wore him out