Monday, November 28, 2011

December 2011 DECA in Store Promotions

Coupon for free Coca-Cola Product
Holiday Recipe Contest
Through midnight Dec. 31st, Deca and AAFES are offering shoppers opportunities to win shopping sprees just by entering their favorite holiday recipes. There will be four winners for each category – 12 chances to win. First-place winners in each category receive a $500 Exchange gift card and a $500 commissary gift card.
Go HERE for more information.

Holiday Helping Recipe Book
ConAgra will offer a Holiday Helping recipe book with $10 in coupon savings. Plus there will be additional printable coupons on ConAgra's Website.

"Dear Santa"
J.M. Smucker Company will offer its 2nd annual “Dear Santa” promotion featuring savings on in-store product displays and a contest to win commissary gift cards.  These companies will also donate $5,000 in coffee to the troops deployed overseas!!!!!!!!!!

"Believe in Heroes"
 Acosta continues this event in support of the Wounded Warriors Project, offering flyers with high-value coupons. The Wounded Warrior Project raises awareness and enlists public aid to help severely injured service members. Go HERE for more information.

"Huddle to Fight Hunger"
Commissary shoppers will see in-store displays, flyers, recipe books and tear pads, special pricing and coupons on Kraft products related to the company’s “Huddle to Fight Hunger” campaign to help provide 25 million meals to families across America.

I found this information on  HERE is a pdf of the press release.

Cyber Monday Exchange/AAFES/BX Deals--some 90% off

Is anyone finding anything good on the Exchange site for Cyber Monday??

Found a couple:

I-Pod Nano 5th Generation Cover
was 14.95 now 1.98

13" Monitor/tv
was 139.99
now 69.99

Sony Bravia 40"  1080p 3d ready
was 1199 now 849


V Smile Motion Handy Mandy cartridge
Was $12.97 Now $6.49

V-tech V Smile Backyardigans
was 9.97
now 4.99

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Exchange BX Shopping Toy Trip

Battleship was 15.95
price match target $8
Used $5 q from toyland book

Monopoly Cars 2 was 19.95
price match target $8
Used $5 cars 2 coupon from toyland book

Cars 2 Operation was 19.95
price match target $8
Used $5 cars 2 coupon from toyland book

Twister was $15.95
price match Target $8
Used $5 toyland q

value of items $$52.80
total saved $40.80
total spent: $12.00

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Bath body works buy 1 get 3 free

Bath and Body Works is having an amazing sale right now. 

1. Head on over to Bath and Body Works.
2. Add  2 Signature items to your cart and 2 hand soaps.
3. Use code "FREEGIFT50" at checkout.  3 items will be free and all you are paying for is one!!!

For $13.52, I got:

2 Lavender Sleep Body Lotions ($13.00 each)

2 Peppermint Patty Gentle Foaming Hand Soap ($5.50 each)

Subtotal is $5.50
Shipping is $6.99
Tax $1.03

Total shipped: $13.52

Mini Wireless Bluetooth USB Adapter .99 shipped

Monday, November 7, 2011

FREE Veterans Day MP3 Album

Free MP3 Download from Amazon to honor those this Veterans day.

Exchange BX Shopping Trip All for $7

Price Matching is really a good thing at the BX!!!!  I took my Toys R Us Ad and Walmart Ad with me to the BX this morning. 

They have Toy Story Operation this week at Toys R Us for $1.  It is right on the front page of their ad. 

The Captain America Shield with Flying Discs is $15 in the Wal-mart Toyland ad.

Captain America Disc Launching Shield 19.95
Price Match Walmart ad=$15
Use $5/1 Exchange Toyland Coupon
Use $5/1 captain america printable coupon 
$5 each after both coupons!!!!

Here is what I got today for $7

Operation Buzz Light Year was 18.95
Price Matched to TRU at for $1
Saved 95%

Marvel Captain America Disc Launch 24.95
Price matched Wal-mart Toy land ad for 2000 for $15
Used $5 Captain america coupon found on page 1 of Exchange Toyland Coupon book
Stacked with $5/1 from HERE
Paid $5 Saved 80%

Total for transaction=$7. 
Total saved: 55.65 (89%)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

2011 Veterans Day FREEBIES

Golden Corral. The 485-unit chain is offering free buffet meals — including beverage and dessert — to current military and vets on Monday, Nov. 16, from 5 to 9 p.m. No military ID is required for its ninth annual Military Appreciation Monday, says Dolly Mercer, national events manager. The event is held on this date, she says, "so we don't interfere with Veterans Day activities." For more information visit Military :: Golden Corral.

Applebee's. Applebee's is offering a free entree on Wednesday to veterans and all active-duty military from 11 a.m. to midnight at all 1,900 locations. Although Applebee's requests some kind of military ID, "We're not going to argue with folks who might forget to bring it," says Sam Rothschild, senior vice president of operations.
There will be 7 entrées to choose from. Military ID or proof of service required. Find locations at Applebee's - There's No Place Like The Neighborhood.

Chili’s – free meal, Friday, Nov. 11. Chili’s is offering all military veterans past and present their choice of one of 6 meals. This offer is available during business hours on November 11, 2011 at participating Chili’s in the U.S. only. Dine-in from limited menu only; beverages and gratuity not included. Veterans and active duty military simply show proof of military service. Visit their website to find locations.There's also a reduced cost ($5) brownie sundae that can be purchased.

Texas Roadhouse will be giving away Veteran's Day free meals on Friday, November 11, 2011 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free entrees include your choice of steak, country fried chicken, country fried sirloin, pulled pork, pork chop, cheeseburger, BBQ chicken sandwich, pulled pork sandwich, grilled chicken salad, or chicken critter salad plus your choice of sides. You'll also get a free coca-cola product, tea, or coffee. You'll need to bring in military ID and this is for active, former, and retired military. Dine-in only.

Hooters – Free Meal, Friday, Nov. 11. Hooter’s is serving up a free meal to military veterans all day on Veterans Day. Offer good for all veterans and active duty military personnel. Get 10 Free Wings – Boneless or Regular, drink purchase required. Offer valid at participating Hooters only; open to all active duty and military veterans with valid military ID or proof of military service. For more information, visit,

Krispy Kreme – Free doughnut. Available only at participating Krispy Kreme stores. Offer available to all active-duty, retirees & veterans on Friday November 11th.

Outback Steakhouse – A week of Free Bloomin’ Onions and Cokes Monday Nov. 7 – Friday Nov. 11. Outback Steakhouse is honoring America’s military veterans by offering active duty military and veterans a free Bloomin’ Onion and a Coca-Cola product during the week leading up to Veteran’s Day. This offer is available to Military Personnel who have one of the following forms of identifications: U.S Uniform Services Identification Card, U.S Uniform Services Retired Identification Card, Current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), DD form 214 Veterans Organization Card (i.e., American Legion and VFW), Photograph in Uniform, Wearing Uniform. For more information, visit: Outback's Veterans appreciation event.

Subway – Free six inch subs offered to military veterans at participating Subway restaurants.

if you are in NC or VA or surrounding area this is a good day trip:
Colonial Williamsburg - offers free weekend-long admission tickets to active-duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans, and their immediate dependents from Friday, Nov. 11 through Sunday, Nov. 13th. The complimentary ticket incudes admission to Colonial Williamsburg exhibition sites, art museums, and most daytime programs, as well as free parking and use of the shuttle bus system. Tickets are only available at on-site ticket sales locations. Tickets are also available to families of deployed servicemembers. Tickets available on the following dates: Nov. 11-13.

Free Day at National Parks - areas managed by the National Park Service will not charge entrance fees for Veteran’s Day weekend – November 11-13, 2011. Over 100 national Parks will be participating in this event.

Free Car wash - Thousands of car washes around the country are offering vets a free car wash on Veterans Day. Find a list at Grace for Veterans <Grace For Vets - Honoring Veterans with a Free Car Wash> , which helped veterans receive 101,537 FREE Washes on Veterans Day in 2010.

Netflix is offering a free one month subscription for active duty members.

Sports Clips is offering free haircuts to active duty military and veterans at participating locations.

Denny’s Veterans Day Appreciation Event, Nov. 11. 2011. Free Grand Slam breakfast to any veteran from 6:00am – 10:00pm.

Knotts Berry Farm Military Tribute Days – Free Admission. Knott’s Berry Farm has an annual Military Tribute event in which they offer military members past and present by offering free park admission. This year the Military Tribute Days run from November 1 – 24 November (Thanksgiving Day). Veterans or current serving military personnel plus one guest get in FREE with proper ID presented at Knott’s turnstile (DD214, Veterans Administration Hospital ID or Active Military Service ID). Purchase up to six additional tickets for just $17 each.

Sam’s Club® locations nationwide will distribute 36,000 Hugo® canes free of charge on November 9th, 10th, 11th, 2011 to U.S. military veterans in need of mobility assistance. Limited quantities available, while supplies last. Sam’s Club® Membership is not required, but proof of military service may be required. For more information, visit

Dollar General. 10% discount on entire purchase on Veteran’s Day. Offer good for all active-duty military, retirees, veterans, Guard/Reserve, & immediate family members. The coupon can be found in the store circular, or by asking an employe. Also good online from Nov 11-13, use Coupon Code VETERANSDAY.

Seven-Eleven – Free small Slurpee on Friday, Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Offer good to all current and former military members. ID or proof of service required.

Foot Locker — Veterans, Service members (Active, Guard, and Reserve), and their immediate families with a Foot Locker Veterans Advantage Card receive a 20 percent discount every day of the year. That offer is good both online and at any store location, including Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Footaction and Champs Sports — even on sale items.

Sing a Ma Jigs $7.11 Shipped on Amazon

I found these yesterday on Amazon for $8.  Little did I know I would find an even cheaper price today!!!!!!  They are now $7.11 shipped with Amazon prime. These are on the "hot toy list" for 2011.

Sam's Club $15 gift card for Military when you join or renew membership

Wow Sam's Club is amazing.  You can renew or join Sam's club and receive a $15 Gift Card. This includes 2 membership cards.  So $25 for one year membership for military (retired and active duty and their spouses). 

Go HERE For coupon

Monday, October 31, 2011

Multitude Monday

Thank you Lord for all you do for me and my family. You are always so good to us.  Thank you for always being there.  Thank you for answering prayer.

1. KNOWLEDGE.  Thank you Lord.  I prayed for knowledge for Shawn last week.  You came through for us.  I happened to run across a paper about amantadine.  It said every so often you will need a break from taking this.  I remembered back to when he was in the hospital and they had given him a 2 day break.  This paper said to go 48 hours without medicine (amantadine).  We did that this weekend and boy was it tough but we made it through.  Shawn came home from school today a different child!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Lord you are AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2. KNOWLEDGE.  Thank you Lord.  I have been praying for some answers to healing for fibromyalgia symptoms.  I came across "clean eating".  Also known as cutting all processed foods,  sugars, and white flours from your diet. Eating clean is the practice of eating whole, natural foods such as fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and complex carbohydrates. I have been Type 1 diabetic my whole life and never realized how processed foods were and how much sugar was in EVERYTHING you put in your mouth.  Cleaning up a diet is hard to do.  It is one of the hardest challenges that someone is faced with when it comes to improving health.

3. Not eating ANY candy on Halloween!!!!!  NONE!!!

4. Heating Pads.

5. Oatmeal for breakfast.  I have been eating this for the past week and I can say I love my oatmeal!!!

6. .10¢ Summer clearance sale at Dollar General.  Spent $10 and got 100 items!!  NICE stuff too.  Wish I had pictures to share.  Got citronella candles, patio chairs, flower pots (the huge nice ones), kite string, july 4th decor (flag bows, flags, flag frames), small glass flower vases, bird feeders, bird houses, gardening tools, pink and dark pink plastic table covers, grill brushes.  ALL 10¢ each!!! Yes this was an advertised special in their weekly ad.

7.  Chris and Shawn going on a "man" date Saturday.  It was so nice to see them go out by themselves and bond.

8. Devin and his Air Force Coins. LOL.  He is so into those things.

9. My children's love for Christ.

10.  Your WORD.  If I ever question anything in life or anything that someone says or thinks I can always look in the word and see if it is real or not.  If it is not in your word Father, then it is FALSE and FAKE.  It is all laid out there for us.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

OPERATION GRATITUDE--Dentists buy back halloween candy to send to troops

Every kid loves Halloween! So do adults.

As responsible dentists, community members, and US citizens, Halloween Candy Buy Back dentists have found a way to keep the fun, while helping kids and our troops deployed overseas.

Operation Gratitude:
Operation Gratitude

Halloween candy buy back:
Halloween Candy Buy Back

Facebook page:

How does the program work?

  • Participating dentists "buy" back kids' Halloween candy at a scheduled event
  • "Buy" with cash, coupons, toothbrushes, creative exchanges - They can partner with local businesses to give away coupons for food, services, goods, etc. They can give away the Hygiene Kits, they can set up an Opportunity Prize--each kid gets a ticket per pound of candy for an opportunity drawing to win special prizes, etc.
  • Dentists send the candy to Operation Gratitude or other Military support groups
  • Operation Gratitude sends the candy to U.S. Military deployed in harm's way

I know when my husband is overseas, he loves nothing more than getting candy. I always send a ton so he shares with the rest of the guys. They all look forward to my packages.

Halloween Candy Deals Commissary

Mars Candy Variety Snack size 2.00
Use 1.50/1 from October ALL You magazine (buy at Wal-mart) =.50
Use 1.50/2 from Maxi Saver October=1.25

Hersheys Candy Variety 1.99
Use 1/1 from HERE =.99¢

also good for fall:
Marzetti Apple Dip 2.29
Use 1/1 from 9/18 Smart Source Insert=1.29

Monday, October 24, 2011

Multitude Monday

Thank you beautiful heavenly father.  I bow down to you.  Thank you for being there when I am crying out.  Thank you for never leaving my side.  Thank you for making it so I have no worries about anything.

1. cold water to drink
2. healing from pain/tiredness to work at church food bank Saturday
3. Patience
4. walking 1 1/2 miles today!!
5. my mama sending $ to buy the kids winter clothes/coats.  She has always put her children first ALWAYS. I appreciate her so much.  I was wondering how I was going to be able to afford coats/pants/long sleeve clothes for kids but she sent us $ without me even asking last week.
6. My Natalie.  That girl is so sweet.  She is so gentle with me always.
7. Celebration of Discipline book.  It is opening me up (in my own eyes) in ways I never imagined a book could.
8. My green thumb.  We got more flowers last week from the base and I planted them Saturday.  They are already looking beautiful.  My flowers from last spring are still beautiful as can be too.  Thank you Lord.
9.  Your word.  Lord you have it all laid out in front of us.  Everything we need to know is right there in your word. EVERYTHING.
10.  Christopher carving out the pumpkins for us Saturday.  He did Foofa, I did Brobee, and Devin did Green lantern symbol.  Shawn is still thinking of his design.

Muno treat box (for trunk or treat night)

Devin and his huge muscles.

 AAWWW. Natalie sleeping on Nathan.

Christopher and Natalie.  She has a star rainbow painted on her face from school carnival.

Friday, October 21, 2011

10/23 Sunday Inserts + Commissary Coupon Matchup

10/23 Redplum

Bar-S Save $.75/2 1lb Frank or Bologna (12/4)
Newman’s Own Save $.50/1 pasta sauce, salsa, lemonade, marinade or popcorn (12/3)

10/23Smart Source
Land o Lakes Butter Save $.50/2 (12/31)
Barilla Plus Save $1/2 any barilla plus (12/18)
Equal Saccharin Save $1/1 100 count or larger (1/23/12)
Equal Sucralose or Equal Classic Save $2/1 100 ct o larger (1/23/12)
AXE Buy 1 Get 1 FREE buy any AXE shower gel or detailer and get one AXE shower gel or detailer FREE maximum value Save $5.99 (11/13)

Bar S Franks .79
use .75/2 from 10/23RP=.42 each

Newman's Own Pasta Sauce 1.50
Use .50/1 from 10/23RP=1.00

Land O Lakes Butter .99
Use .50/2 from 10/23ss=.74

Axe shampoo, body washes 2.69
use b1g1 free from 10/23ss=1.35 each

Monday, October 17, 2011

Invisible Illness

30 things about my invisible illnesses you may not know.........

1. The illness I live with is:
not just one illness; fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, migraines, depression, TYPE 1 Diabetes Mellitus

2. I was diagnosed with it in the year:
fibromyalgia=2010, chronic fatigue syndrome=2010, migraines=2010, depression=2007, TYPE 1 Diabetes Mellitus=1984

3. But I had symptoms since:
fibromyalgia=2007, chronic fatigue syndrome=2007, migraines=2010, depression=2007, TYPE 1 Diabetes Mellitus=1984

4. The biggest adjustment I’ve had to make is:
taking breaks

5. Most people assume:
I am normal

6. The hardest part about mornings are:
neck pain.  body is sore EVERYWHERE. 

7. My favorite medical TV show is:
Greys Anatomy DUH

8. A gadget I couldn’t live without is:
cell phone. 

9. The hardest part about nights are:
falling asleep is hard sometimes. PAIN

10. Each day I take __ pills & vitamins.
4 Pills, 2 Vitamins plus pain meds/headache meds if needed

11. Regarding alternative treatments I:
Get heat therapy/massage weekly. Helps a ton. 

12. If I had to choose between an invisible illness or visible I would choose:
invisible.  I have always had diabetes TYPE 1 and it has never kept me from doing anything.

13. Regarding working and career:
I have 4 young kids. Enough said.

14. People would be surprised to know:
How much pain I am in and how little energy I have DAILY.

15. The hardest thing to accept about my new reality has been:
not being able to do things I used to do like spending the day with the family having fun, because I’m in so much pain, because I don’t have the energy,because I am so sleepy. 

16. Something I never thought I could do with my illness that I did was:
Exercise.  I am currently walking when I feel well.  Going to work up to a run one of these days.

17. The commercials about my illness:
are fake.  You cannot take a special pill and be all better. 

18. Something I really miss doing since I was diagnosed is:
Having energy from sun up to sun down taking care of my family.

19. It was really hard to have to give up:
Having the energy to do all the mom and wife stuff I would like to do.

20. A new hobby I have taken up since my diagnosis is:
EVERYTHING.  I have made so many wonderful creations in the past year.  When I am having a hard day instead of sulking about it I sit here and create things.

21. If I could have one day of feeling normal again I would:
Family fun day

22. My illness has taught me:
positive self talk

23. Want to know a secret? One thing people say that gets under my skin is:
nothing..................Jesus thinks I am OKAY!!!!!!!!  I am a GEM in his eyes.

24. But I love it when people:
ask how I am.

25. My favorite motto, scripture, quote that gets me through tough times is:
Romans 10:13 Everyone who calls "help God," gets help

26. When someone is diagnosed I’d like to tell them:
It will be okay.  This illness will make you grow in faith.

27. Something that has surprised me about living with an illness is:
fibromyalgia= How hard I can push myself.  Some days I just want to rest but that is not possible with 4 youngins.

28. The nicest thing someone did for me when I wasn’t feeling well was:
Leaving me in peace and quiet.

29. I’m involved with Invisible Illness Week because:
People need to know

30. The fact that you read this list makes me feel:
thankful that you care.

Multitude Monday

Thank you Lord.  Thank you Lord.  Thank you Lord. YOu are amazing.  You are beautiful.  You are wonderful.  You give me everything I need.  You are my backbone.  You are always there for me.  You know me inside and out and know whats best for me.  You believe in me.  You are my master!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1. Pastor Ron and his Sunday Message.  That man can preach.  He never bores anyone.  He preached yesterday about how some people do not let go of sin after accepting Jesus.  John 8:36 and Romans 6.  He said when you are in "trouble" say Jesus Christ out loud a few times and the scene will change. I tried this a couple of times this week and boy did it work. 

2. Church bake sale.  I have never stood at the front of church to say hello to everyone as they enter. This past Sunday, we had a Girlfriends In God Bake Sale to Raise money for Womens Missions.  I got there early to help sale those cakes.  It was neat to be able to say hello and smile at everyone as they entered church.  (Wish I would have taken a picture of my cake I made.  it was pretty!!!!!!)

3. Ability to talk about you Lord anytime anywhere to anyone who will listen.

4. Shawn's friend Christopher that lives a few doors down from us!!!!!!!!  Devin tags along as well.

5. Fire Safety Day at Sheppard AFB.  We really LOVED the parade in base housing and all the celebration at the BX from our local firefighters and rescue people!!!  They always go above and beyond for the military members and their families.

6.  My imagination and craftiness/artistic nature.  I love creating things.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

NEW Coupon Overage/freebie items for Commissary

Equal 100ct 1.50-1/1 peelie=.50¢
Planters Peanut bars are still 1.50-1/1 insert or .75/1 insert=.50-.75
Kellogg Fruit snacks 1.50-.50/2 military tp=1.25
Welch's Juices 2.50-1/1 insert=1.50
Skittles Large bags 1.99-1/1 IP on
Folgers 2.89-1/1 insert=1.89!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BEST PRICE I HAVE SEEN IN MONTHS!!!!!!!
Kraft sliced cheese -----I got a home mailer from Kraft Military for one FREE kraft sliced cheese item up to $2.12.
Ore Ida Fries 1.99-1.50/3 insert=1.49
Vitamin D Sundown 1.16-1/1 insert=.16
Sundown Folic acid .87-1/1 insert=.13 OVERAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!
Schick Quattro Razors are still 3.00 so if you still have your IP's they are still free with the $6/2.
Schick Hydro 3 is still 4.00 so free + 1.00 OVERAGE with IP $5/1!!!!!!
Dial Body Wash travel .56-.50/1 military booklet=.06
Gold Bond Travel .51-.50/1 mil tp=.01

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Multitude Monday

Thank you Lord for another week.
thank you father for:
1. Hanging out with my Devin. He is my sweet sweet son. He is always so goofy and fun to be around and hang out with. I have found myself lately not spending as much time with him as I would like so yesterday we went and hung out. It was a wonderful refresher. That boy always holds a sweet spot in my heart.

2. Third Day and Newsboys in concert Friday. It was so neat to be in a building full of screaming christian fans all praising JESUS!!!!!!!!!!!My type of place to go.

3. Being able to give bags of food to those in need.

4. Rescheduling of the doctors appointment I had Friday at 11am. I did NOT want to go because I was saving my energy for the concert Friday night (Third Day). I prayed for it to go well at the doctor. At 9am Friday, the secretary called and said we had to reschedule for Monday because the Doctor had an emergency surgery. How cool is that??? That is God answering a small but very important to me prayer.

5. Shawn finding a VERY good friend. Shawn has often struggled with finding and keeping friends. He finally has a good friend named Chris whom lives a couple of streets down from us. Chris is the type of person I would want any of my children to be friends with. Thank you LORD!!!!!!!!!!!

6. NEW sewing machine!!!!! I do not know how to sew but I am learning. I am very confident in anything and I know I can conquer sewing. The first thing I sewed was some curtains for the kitchen. Now I am working on the childrens costumes for Trunk or Treat at church on the 31st.

7. Thank you for changing me Lord. I am giving it all to you. Holding nothing back. Hiding nothing. So many people pick and choose what they give to Father but I am trying my hardest to give him it ALL. He is the only one who can move those mountains.

8. Thank you for allowing me to see potential in everyone. Even those people who look like garbage or worthless to most. God sees us as wonderful so we should look at everyone that way. God can change them and restore them.

9. Thank you for allowing me to fill my head with positive thoughts and get rid of all the negative self talk. Most people do talk to theirselves in a negative manner but I am trying to break that. Satan will not condemn me with negative thoughts anymore. Even on my worst days Father sees me as a jewel.

10. Thank you for putting the hunger to live in your word and worship 24/7. I am hungry Lord. Thank you.

Pictures of my joy:

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Amazon Magazine Subscriptions for $5

This is the time of year to buy magazines.  Well now until the end of the year.  Keep your eyes open and they will put out tons of good deals. 

Here are a few that are 90% off.
*these prices are for auto-renewal but you can cancel after first magazine arrives.
All $5 until October 11th:

Thursday, October 6, 2011


20% off all New Balance Shoes
25% off all Armitron, casio, timex watches
CD-R 50 pack reg $11.95 now $6.95
Plaid Fleece Throw 50"x60" $2.89

Coupon deals:
Mars Fun Size $2.50
Use 1.50/2 coupon in Maxi Saver=1.75

Fisher Fusions $1.50
Use 1.00/1 from 10/9SS=.50

Gillette Fusion Gel $1.85
Use 1/1 from October PG insert=.85

Zest Bar soap 3pk 1.99
Use 1/1 from 9/11ss=.99 (.33¢ per bar)

Zest Body Wash $2.50
Use 1/1 from 9/11ss=$1.50

Bounty Single Rolls $1.50
Use $1/2 from 10/2PG=1.00 each

Downy 40 oz $3.00
Use $2.00/3 From October PG=$2.33 each

$3 off $15 Petals and Blooms Purchase
25% off Timberland Shoe purchase when you use Star card

Sunday Coupon Inserts + Commissary deals

Sunday coupons this week:

smart source:
John Frieda Product Save $2/1 exclude trial size, radiant red or luminous color glaze (12/3)
these usually drop to $3.25 when q comes out. $1.25 is stock up price for myself.
Smart Balance Cooking Oil or spray Save $1/1 (11/23)
Fisher Snack Nut Save $1/1 4oz + (12/9)
Schick Razor Save $2/1 disposable pack not valid on 2 count (11/20)
There is a $3 pack of disposable razors on sale now. Makes it $1 after q
Glade Fabric air odor eliminator product Save $1.25/1 (11/19) think these are 1.99 now??? maybe???
Northland Dark Fruit Juices Save $1/2 (12/31) $1.89 now so 1.39 after q. Bought 2 weeks ago at this price. Price may have went up since.??

Save $1.00/1 20 oz la looks product (1-9-12) 1.59-1/1=.59
save $.50/1 minute rice (12-31)
save $2.00/1 listerine TOTAL CARE ZERO (12-31)

Okay where are all the GOOD HOT qs???????

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Multitude Monday 9/26

Thank you Lord for another week.

I got sick at the beginning of the week with a common cold but to someone with Fibromyalgia, it is not common.  I missed Ladies Bible Study at church, Moms & Munchkins, and Homeworks (like Sunday school but on Wednesday night).

Thank goodness Father God blessed me with feeling well by the end of the week.  I did one of my Extreme Coupon Classes at Church Saturday.  It took hours of preparation but it was worth it to share my knowledge of coupon shopping with others.  I also set up a "store" to raise money for Women's Ministry!!

thank you Lord for:
1. Knowledge of your word
2. Ability to tell others about you
3. New christian Tees from Mardel's
4. Nathan asking me why is there Jesus and God?  That boy loves to pray and loves going to church!!
5. Shawn not having any of his episodes last week.
6. Ability to kick satan where it hurts when I need to.  Jesus always makes sure we are taken care of.
7. Rain!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
8. Blessing of being broke.  It makes me appreciate what we have.  We have been broke since last week due to a month overloaded with bills and extra expenses but it has not been bad.  We have plenty to eat and everything we need. So yes being broke has been a blessing in that it made me appreciate what we have and has pushed me even farther to bless as many as I am able.
9. Shawn and Devin working at food distribution at church. I was sad I could not help but I had to do the Coupon Class.
10.  Christian music.  I love listening to Modern Christian music 24/7.  Helps me push myself  by staying focused plus the kids love listening to it. 

AAFES BX PX NEX Exchange coupon matchup 9/30-10/6

Non coupon deals:

Scan Disk 4GB Micro USB Flash Drive was 12.95
now 7.95

2TB External Hard Drive USB 2.0 Was 129.95
Now 89.95

Sharpie 2pk Pink Ribbon Fine Tip Marker was 2.50
Now 1.59

Coupon Matchup Deals:
Pepsi 12pk 3.67

Monster Energy Drinks 1.67
Use .50/1 tearpad found at Exchange=1.17

Kettle Brand Chips 2.50
Use 1/1 from 9/25RP=1.50
Use 1/1 from 9/11ss=1.50

Gain Fabric Softener Sheets 2.25
use 1/1 Exchange Peelie
stack with .50/1 from 8/14RP=.75

Oral B Floss .99
Use .75/1 from 8/28PG=.24
Use 1/1 from 8/28PG=FREE

Vicks Cough Drops .65
Use $1/1 from 8/31PG=FREE
Use $3/2 from 8/31PG=FREE

VIcks 4 Pack Dayquil and Nightquil pills 1.49
Use 1/1 from 8/31PG=.49
Use $3/2 from 8/31PG=FREE

Friday, September 23, 2011

Commissary Operation In Touch Printable Coupons

All are MILITARY STORE COUPONS.  All have rolling expiration dates 30 days from date printed.   You have to sign in to operationintouch to get qs!!

Save $1.00 on any AXE Shampoo, Conditioner or Styler  Not Valid On Trial or Travel Sizes
Save $1.00 on any Hellmann’s® or Best Foods® Mayonnaise 
Save 50¢ on any one (1) 3-pack of Magnum® Ice Cream Bars
Save $1.00 on any one(1) Bertolli® Frozen Meal 

Save 50¢ on any one (1) pint of Starbucks® Ice Cream
Save 50¢ on any Dove® Body Wash or 4-Bar pack or larger Not Valid On Trial or Travel Sizes
Save $1.00 on any Slim-Fast® Ready to Drink multipack (6 pack or larger)
Save 35¢ on any I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® product
Save $1.00 on any Lever 2000® 8-bar pack or larger or Body Wash Not Valid On Trial or Travel Sizes.
Save 50¢ on any two (2) Suave® Body Wash products Not Valid On Trial or Travel Sizes
 Save 50¢ on any Skippy® Peanut Butter, 28-oz or larger
Save 75¢ on any two (2) Wish-Bone® Dressings, 16-oz or larger

Thursday, September 22, 2011

AAFES BX PX NEX Exchange coupons up 9/23-9/29

AAFES allows stacking of coupons.  That means you can use their store coupon along with a manufacturer coupon.

Go HERE for the link to print these coupons.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Exchange AAFES PX PX MEX Coupon matchup 9/23-9/29

Exchange Ad for September 23-September 29

DVD-R or +R 50 pack was $18.95 now $7.96. 
WONDERFUL DEAL!!!!!!!!!  I use these for my pictures I take.

All DVD titles priced under $5 now 97¢!!!!!!!!!!  WOW!!!!!!!!!

Seattle’s Best Coffee 12oz. $5.99
Use 1.50/1 from 8/14ss=$4.49

Keebler Fudge Shoppe Cookies $2.50
Use $1/2 from 9/18RP=$2.00

Glade Tough Odor Solutions Premium Spray $1.95
Use .55/1 from =1.40

Charmin Big 4 Roll bath tissue $2.00
Use 1/1 home mailer =1.00
Use $1/2 from 8/28PG=1.50

Page 3 The Cleaners: Clean 2 like items and get the 3rd free. Expires 9/29

$10 off Standard Oil change now thru October 15th

Please share what you find!!!!!!!!!

Exchange Mobile Marketing . Promotions and Coupons via text

Neat.  I wonder if they are doing like Target does with their coupons.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Multitude Monday

This week has been a very hard week.  Satan and his angels SUCK!!!!!!!!!  I hate when he tries to get involved with my feelings/emotions.  I am a very laid back person and usually do not pay too much attention to how others treat me.  He tried to get me this weekend when I was overloaded and "busy" with life.  But boy did he LOSE!!!!!!  HE is a LOOSER!!!!!!!!! 

Epesians 4:26-27
26-27Go ahead and be angry. You do well to be angry—but don't use your anger as fuel for revenge. And don't stay angry. Don't go to bed angry. Don't give the Devil that kind of foothold in your life. 

Last night I was so angry and the house just was not peaceful.  I put on my earphones and blasted out to KLOVE for 2 hours while reading the bible and bible lesson books.  I can tell you what I felt much better after giving those 2 hours to Christ instead of watching the newest show on TV or playing on the internet.

2 Samuel 24:24
 24I'm not going to offer God, my God, sacrifices that are no sacrifice." 
Why do people always give to God last.  After all bills are paid and all the entertainment money is gone???  You have to give to God first and he will give you back ten fold.  You have to give him your BEST.  He gave you his best: Jesus Christ.  

Worship takes effort and energy.  It is not always convienent or comfortable, sometimes worship is a sacrifice. 
This is so true in my life sometimes.

Psalm 113:3 MSG
 Hallelujah! You who serve God, praise God!
      Just to speak his name is praise!
   Just to remember God is a blessing—
      now and tomorrow and always.
   From east to west, from dawn to dusk,
      keep lifting all your praises to God

Worship is not a part of your life, it is your life.  Every activity can be transformed into an act of worship when you do it for the praise, glory, and pleasure of God. DONT wake up in the morning asking God for me this and me that.  Ask him how you can praise his name or how you can serve him.  You cannot exalt God and yourself at the same time.

So many believers or people who look at believers think that God is all Good.  Our perception of God does not allow us to talk about bad things.  Satan realizes that he does not have much time left until Jesus comes back for his people so he is trying as hard as he can to get God's most prized possessions: his children.  Satan CANNOT mess with the blood of the lamb but he surely can send his angels to try and mess with your feelings.

You will not always feel close to God.  The deepest level of worship is praising God in spite of pain, thanking God during a Trial, trusting God when Tempted, Surrendering when suffering, and loving God when he seems distant. 

God will sometimes seem distant but he will never leave us.  You have to thank God when things are at their worst.  You have to be confident that things will be okay.  This is all a normal part of the testing and maturing of your friendship with God.  Every Christian experiences this. 

Matthew 23: 8-10
 Don't set people up as experts over your life, letting them tell you what to do. Save that authority for God; let him tell you what to do. No one else should carry the title of 'Father'; you have only one Father, and he's in heaven. And don't let people maneuver you into taking charge of them. There is only one Life-Leader for you and them—Christ. 

Eph 2:16-18 Christ brought us together through his death on the cross. The Cross got us to embrace, and that was the end of the hostility. Christ came and preached peace to you outsiders and peace to us insiders. He treated us as equals, and so made us equals. Through him we both share the same Spirit and have equal access to the Father.

Don't let one Believer rule over your life.  You have to follow what Christ has told you to do.  So often we are so hooked on what the Pastor or Elders of the church say.  You cannot get to Christ through them.  You have to go to Christ on your own.  We are all the same in God's eyes. 

matthew 23: 11-12
Do you want to stand out? Then step down. Be a servant. 
We have to pray with a servant heart rather than a selfish heart.  This is so hard to do sometimes because we want God to bless me me me.  Instead of asking him what his plans are for us.  

The Lord tells us to pray like this: very simply:
matthew 6: 7-13
 7-13"The world is full of so-called prayer warriors who are prayer-ignorant. They're full of formulas and programs and advice, peddling techniques for getting what you want from God. Don't fall for that nonsense. This is your Father you are dealing with, and he knows better than you what you need. With a God like this loving you, you can pray very simply. Like this:

   Our Father in heaven,
   Reveal who you are.
   Set the world right;
   Do what's best— as above, so below.
   Keep us alive with three square meals.
   Keep us forgiven with you and forgiving others.
   Keep us safe from ourselves and the Devil.
   You're in charge!
   You can do anything you want!
   You're ablaze in beauty!
      Yes. Yes. Yes.

Friday, September 16, 2011

New fibromyalgia drug DROXIPODA in FDA phases now

NEWSBRIEF: The U.S. Patent Office has issued a new patent to Chelsea Therapeutics for its drug droxidopa as a fibromyalgia treatment, according to the company. The patent is based on positive results of previous trials and would give Chelsea exclusive rights to produce the drug for a certain period of time, if it receives FDA approval.
Chelsea says it is gearing up to start its second phase 2 trial of droxidopa and has enrolled 120 fibromyalgia patients. The company expects to release preliminary results by the end of 2011.

What is Droxidopa?
Droxidopa is a synthetic version of a substance your body uses to make the neurotransmitter/hormone norepinephrine. Norepinephrine performs several important functions, and your body also uses it to produce dopamine, another important neurotransmitter. Studies have shown that this drug can improve fatigue, weakness, concentration, and orthostatic hypotension (blood pressure drop upon standing, which causes dizziness) in several conditions.

The drug is not yet approved in the U.S. for any use. However, it is currently in phase 2 trials for chronic fatigue syndrome and phase 3 trials for orthostatic hypotension in Parkinson's disease.

Based on typical timelines for drug testing and approval, this drug could be on the market in 3 to 5 years, if current trials are successful.

It is wonderful that they are researching new drugs for fibromyalgia treatment.  As someone who has had an autoimmune disease their whole life it is always promising to see new drugs come on the market.  I have had Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes Mellitus my whole life. I always get so excited when I hear of new treatments or new trials for Type 1 Diabetes.  Like Humalog Insulin, or The insulin pump, or insulin pump sensor.  So to hear of new drugs or treatments about Fibromyalgia or CFS is amazing.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Positive outlook on Fibromyalgia

I am writing this blog post to get the word out about Fibromyalgia in a POSITIVE way.  I have looked everywhere online and am yet to find a POSITIVE group for fibromyalgia support.  Positive as in I am going to learn to control this beast.  I will get it under control.  Not I am doomed for life and all I can do is sleep all day.  A lot of people will probably have a problem with me saying that but it is the truth.  YES I am in flare up mode right now (if you have fibro or know about it you know what flare up is). 

A little bit of my history:
I have had fibromyalgia for two years now. Maybe 4 years total but 2 years very bad. I think the epidural they MADE me get during birthing my twins triggered it.  I wanted to birth them without pain medicines but the doctors were afraid Twin B (Nathan) would turn after I delivered Twin a (Natalie) even though both were heads down before labor and delivery began. I have had depression problems as well as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome since their birth.  The fibro kicked in after changing Depression Meds.  That is a whole other blog post!! 

I do not like to tell others that I have fibromyalgia.  People always look at you so strange when you say you have that and feel so sorry for you.  Society has made fibromyalgia such a negative, nasty disease to have.  3% of the general population have this disease.

Yes I have pain every day,  take tons of pills, have depression problems, anxiety, tension and migraine headaches, dizziness, nauceous, trouble breathing, weight gain, neck pain, muscle aches, eye twitching, muscle spasms, leg cramps, decreased energy, insomnia, fatigued, fibro fog (but this could just be ADHD I had growing up), numbness in hands and feet (yes i have dropped quite a few things including a laptop which shattered),  Menstral periods that last for 6 weeks at a time, extremely dry skin,and the list goes on.

Most days it takes every bit of what I have to get through the day which includes taking care of my four children, two of which have special needs.

But I do know several things :
1. Love your down time.  EVERY blog and facebook group I see talks so bad about this horrible fibromyalgia that keeps them down all the time.  I use this time to read my bible, pray, sit in the silence of the HOLY SPIRIT.  It is amazing.  Or I will get some craft work finished.  It is amazing what crafty items I have made in the last year during my "down time".

2. Create your NEW self ASAP.  If you are living in your past life and dwell on it daily, then you will HATE fibromyalgia.  You will always hate fibro as long as you are living in what you used to be.  Example is "I didn't need any sleep, I never felt bad, I could do anything." 

3.  Life is still GOOD!!!!  There are still good parts of life like worship, passions, family, social activities that still exist.  If we look at these we will still see the family that loves us, the things we still enjoy doing, and the accomplishments we have made.

4. Keep hope!!!!!! Even though there is not a cure or special drug to take to cure or make fibro better we do know the important roles of exercise, medication, stretching, pacing.  There is medical research being done currently on fibro and there will be better therapies as the years pass.

5. You have to respect and care for those around you!! Yes you need someone to lean on when the fibro is at its worst but you are not always at your worst.  You still need to love and respect those around you.  You still need to be good friends to those you care about.  You still have lots to give them.  You need to be open with family members but at the same time you need to be supportive of their needs. 

6. Think Positive Fibromyalgia does not kill you. It is frustrating and painful, but not life threatening.  Its important that you practice positive thinking and affirmations on a daily basis.  Our thoughts are connected to our bodies and health so if you constantly think negative thoughts about yourself and your illness then you will experience a surge of negative symptoms and your condition won't improve.  Humor therapy has been proven to increase the positive outlook for patients with fibromyalgia.  Laughing also boosts the immune system as it increases the antibodies. When you laugh, you improve your lung capacity and this helps in increasing the levels of oxygen in the blood. Most people do not even know I have fibromyalgia because I do not dwell on this horrible disease. 

7.  You have to put forth effort towards controlling this disease.  If your doctor says to not eat certain foods, then dont eat them.  If you are told to exercise when you have good days then do it.  If you are told to appreciate the simple things in life then do so. If you just are lazy about it and sit around and do not push yourself then it will NEVER be under control.  You will NEVER accomplish anything.  It will not happen magically.  You must put forth effort.

8. Pace yourself. You have to pace yourself to avoid fatigue and eliminate as much stress from your life as you can.  You can't do everything and some days will be better than others. Don't cram too much into your day.  Save energy for the things you want to do and you'll feel better.  I have to take care of my 4 kids but if I have church that night I make sure I rest when my husband gets home so I am able to go to church. If you are feeling strong and energetic that day, DO NOT overdo it.  You will pay later. So pace yourself so you will not crash. 

9.  Have adequate sleep.   No I am not saying sleep 15 hours a day.  That is wasting your time on earth.  I am saying set a routine or schedule for yourself.  This will help your internal rhythm as well.  This will take some time and effort to establish but it is a must. 

10.  Exercise.   Yes there are some days it is all I can do to keep my kids fed and out of the street but on the good or okay days it is important to get some aerobic exercise in.  It provides symptom reduction in fibromyalgia because it strengthens the muscles and eliminates muscle weakness over time.  Aerobic exercise also provides a good supply of oxygen to muscles and help them to become less stiff.  Other proven benefits of aerobics include: reduction of injuries to the muscle, reduction of pain due to the release of endorphins, and reduction of other cardiovascular diseases.

11. Massage therapy. Massage offers fibromyalgia patients a lot of benefits. Massage increases flexibility, blood circulation, range of motion, and muscle repair. The natural pain killers that are released (endorphins) during massage decreases pain associated in fibromyalgia. Massage additionally reduces stiffness and improves sleep. In fact, massage should be included in the physical therapy for fibromyalgia patients.

12. Learn to relax This is still one I am struggling with.  I am learning about Christian Meditation.  It is unlike the meditation most are accustomed to. Instead of letting it all out, you let Christ all IN.  Prayer also helps me relax.  Enjoy nature walks or sitting in the sunshine in your yard.