I have had trouble finding time to sit down the last couple of days to write. There are a lot of things that I want to tell you about so I hope I have time to get it all in before I hear my name being called...again.
First, I want to tell you about the great hotel deal I got for our JBQ (Junior Bible Quiz) team. We are headed to Districts in Murfreesboro, TN on March 20. We needed 4 rooms but we have learned not to stay at the hotel that everyone else is staying at. An entire state full of JBQ kids K-6th grade make for a very loud hotel. Anyway, I started doing my research to find a hotel that was (1) nice, (2) no exterior doors, (3) indoor pool, (4) free, hot breakfast. I finally decided on the Fairfield Inn in Smyrna. I called to see if I could get a deal on 4 rooms and they said it would be $110 per night. I checked online through Marriot (the parent company) and got a rate for $89 + a price guarantee. They guarantee to match any lower price found online PLUS reduce the price by 25%! So, I booked all 4 rooms at $89 then I filed the paperwork showing that I found an online rate for their hotel for $80 per night. They quickly approved my claim and advised that our rooms were now $60 each. They also had a deal where if you pay with a VISA you get a $15 gift card back per room....so...the bottom line.... We are getting 4 - $110 rooms for $45 each! yea!
I also got some great deals yesterday at Walgreens and CVS. I purchased 5 12-packs of Pepsi, 2 Tostitos, 1 Starbucks Frappuccino and 1 2-liter Pepsi for $2.33! Yes, that is two dollars and thirty-three cents! I also received a $10 register reward on top of that!
CVS has their Hellmann's Mayo BOGO. I got 4 and used 4 coupons for $.50 off. Then I used $4.50 in CVS rewards. The final price was $6.43 for 4. I saved $18.48. If you are a Mayo person you know that Hellmann's is the BEST!
Well, I got most of what I had to say in and now I am being paged to the other end of the house. I have a pot of turkey vegetable soup on cooking that needs to be stirred too. I hope to have the menu for next week posted tomorrow. Let me know if you are starting your family menus or beginning to use coupons a little more.