Rawlins Family

Rawlins Family

Thursday, January 17, 2008



I know this is a weird post but I think it's so cool. I know I've talked about my budgeting/couponing in the past, but it's gotten to be a real obsession. Anyway, I've gotten pretty good at getting free stuff. Seriously - totally free. Lately I've gotten baby wipes, hand sanitizer, toothbrushes, toothpaste, chex mix, cookie mixes, peanut butter, 10 12-packs of soda, crackers and other snack foods; all free! And when I'm not getting it free I'm getting a really good deal on it. I can't believe I ever used to pay full price for anything! Here's an example from last night. I got $48 worth of food for $9. What's great is that I've been able to get lots of food for my food storage without having to spend extra money or budget extra money for it! Anyway, I'm a dork, I know. But I love a good deal.

And here's another pic of my darling princess. She's really been struggling with her reflux so we've had a lot of LONG, SLEEPLESS nights, but we love her and couldn't imagine life without her. She's a fabulous addition to our family.

9 comments:

Alyssa said...

HOW in the WORLD did you get it FREE? We cut coupons and get really good deals, too... but FREE?

Jeni, Brian & Natalie Rawlins said...

and she is soooooo cute. AND i am still waiting for the email with these coupons in it.

Sara Kilgore said...

I'm jealous. I've given up on coupons - they don't double 'em here, so it seems like what's the point. But your stash is pretty impressive. So is the darling girl. Sorry about the reflux - they do grow out of it once they become more vertical. Miss you.

Cook Family said...

Ok I am with the others....I want to know how you do it.
Nathan had reflux when he was little too. He spent a lot of time in the swing (exactly like the one you have it appears). He took most of his naps there. It gets better!

Anonymous said...

Have you tried this website below? It's $1.25 a week, but they do all the work for you and then you can plan ahead. Fun times! Enjoy your free stuff.

http://www.thegrocerygame.com/

Anonymous said...

Oops, that last message was from Kathryn. Sorry!

Kelly said...

alright...fill us in on how to get free stuff!

Mike and Rachael Hohmann said...

You leave me speechless. If you ever cough up your secret, let me in on it. I feel lucky when I save $2 on diapers. :)

Brandalyn Sprinkle said...

I'm with everyone else, what's the secret to shopping and paying so little? Like Rachael said, I'm happy just to save a few bucks, but it would be awesome to save as much as you do.