So yesterday was Feb 29th! Weird. And today is March--thank GOD-- and we can start maybe allowing ourselves to think about spring a little bit?? Not much though, because we're still getting dumped on. Another 6-8 inches today, 15 hours of snow. This has to let up at some point. And even after it stops snowing, there is the long and arduous process of melting all the snow which we figure may take until July by our best estimations.
Did you all get your free McSkillet burrito this week? I sure did! It was yummy. I got coffee with it, and did not specify how they make it (dumb!) so they ended up putting cream in it and it did not set well with me. I was to' up from the flo' up. Gross.
So I've been working on a new hobby: couponing! And I don't mean clipping a few here and there. I want to be one of those crazy coupon ladies who gets a $100 cartful of stuff for like $12 bucks. Hee hee. I've been studying websites and blogs, and there is a serious artform to all of this. These people are hardcore. It also takes a lot of time and planning which I'm trying to work out the kinks for, and also I need to get organized. Too many coupons and sales flyers to keep up with. But I will make it work.
My first decent deal was at PetSmart. I signed up for the Pet Perks rewards card (I used to be against any and all loyalty cards on basic principle, but when you're a couponer, you are not above such high falutin' ideals. You're just after the best price.) I bought a 20 lb bag of Science Diet Light cat food regularly $31.49 and saved $6.00 with my card, and also used a $10 coupon that came in our last bag of food, which brought it down to $15.49, a savings of 51%. Darn cats are such pigs.
Um, so I need $2100 bucks. Any ideas how a SAHM can make some money? I signed up for a few survey websites before deciding that's pretty much a waste of time. Buying 1 lottery ticket per week isn't paying out either. <sigh> If I can get this coupon ball rolling, this may be more lucrative in SAVING money rather than actually making cash.
Lastly, a good weekend breakfast: I made these Breakfast Pies today and they are delish!! Anything involving sausage, eggs, cheese and biscuits are ranked very highly in my book.