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We have a winner!!!

One person came within seven cents of my total from the Hy-Vee shopping trip. Denise wins the $10 Walmart gift card with her guess of $10.00. I actually paid $10.07  for $68.57 in groceries. This shopping trip was done without the benefit of double coupons but did include two $3 catalina coupons from last week.  Eveything except the candy had a coupon associated with the purchase. The Kashi cereal was on sale for $3.29 and I had a $3 coupon from Vocalpoint. The olive oil was on sale and had a $1 coupon attached to it. The Smucker’s preserves are expensive everywhere but I wanted to try it before my $1 coupons expired. The Ortega products were on sale for 3/$2 and I had $1.00 off coupons, which essentially means that I was paid $1  for every three of the Ortega products I took out of the store. (except the seasoning packets, which were only 50-cents coupons) I would have paid only $4 if I’d left the candy out of my cart since the 3-Musketeers mini’s were 99-cents each and the M&M guys were 50-cents. My mother-guilt at being gone all morning prompted the M&M purchase and we won’t say who I bought the 3-Musketeers for. Suffice it to say, that person did not eat them all since the children discovered the hidden stash that was supposed to have been doled out by her husband in increments of four mini candy bars per day.

 Congratulations, Denise! I will mail your gift card this week.


Author, public speaker, and workshop presenter for community colleges, libraries, women's groups and for grief support groups, Hospice and retreats. Certified grief counselor and Senior Service librarian for the James Kennedy Public library. Popular public speaker and workshop presenter on the topics of writing, couponing, utilizing your creativity in everyday life, and finding hope in grief. "Coupon Crazy: The Science, the Savings, and the Stories Behind America's Extreme Obsession" was published by Familius Publishing in 2014. "Chemo-Therapist: How Cancer Cured a Marriage" and "Refined By Fire: A Journey of Grief and Grace" were released by Familius in 2014. "Mary & Me: A Lasting Link Through Ink," co-written with Mary Jedlicka Humston of Iowa City, was published in September 2015. Grief journal to be released in 2018.

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