Book Reviews, Gifts/Purchases

Book Review! “Brides of Alaska” by Tracie Peterson

Goodread’s Synopsis:

My Review:

I received this book from my Mom for Christmas and I was super excited to read it! I have a soft spot in my heart for books with 3 novellas! I dove right in and immediately fell in love with the characters. I found myself reading this book on my lunch at work and basically anytime that I could find a spot to read, you would find me reading this book. You find out that Julie, August and Rita are all related which is awesome considering that the first novella starts off 40 years earlier. I really liked seeing how the roads evolved and how things were much different in Alaska in the first novella from the last. This book is a very easy read and you will fall in love with all of the characters!

I chose to review this book on my own and these are my own opinions. I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars!


Walmart Grocery Service: Save $10 Off Your First $50 Online Grocery Order

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Walmart Deals: Great Buys on Zing Sweetener, Grandma’s Cookies, Gerber Onesies & More

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This Week’s Best Online & In-Store Baby Deals

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Walmart: Nintendo Wii U Mario Maker Console Bundle ONLY $309 Shipped

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Shopping Trips, Walmart

How I saved about 68% of my grocery bill at Walmart! :)


I decided to go to Walmart Wednesday night after I got off work. It was after 815 and I was tired after working a 14 hour shift. Everything I have to say went pretty smoothly! The cashier that checked me out was awesome! She actually knew what she was doing and she was also training someone else! I also had 3 transactions which can make it hectic. I want to say thank you to anybody who has ever been the cashier when a couponer comes through! We might not say it enough, but when someone does something right we need to appreciate them!

Transaction 1:

4 7.5 oz Soft Soap hand soap $3.92 used 4 $1/1 coupons ($.08 moneymaker)

Total: $3.92 – $4.00 (coupons) – $.39 (associate discount) + $.32 (tax) = $.15 moneymaker!!

Transaction #2:

4 7.5 oz Soft Soap handsoap $3.23 used 4 $1/1 coupons ($.77 moneymaker)

3 of these must have been on clearance because they rang up at $.75 and not $.98!

1 Healthy Choice Steamer $2.74 used 1 $1/1 coupon and a $.75 ibotta offer ($.99)

1 Healthy Choice frozen greek yogurt $2.98 used 1 $1/1 coupon and a $.75 ibotta offer ($1.23)

1 Ore Ida easy fries $.98 used $1.00 ibotta offer (free)

Total: $9.93 – $6.00 (coupons) – $.10 (associate discount) + $.58 (tax) = $2.50 (ibotta) = $1.91

Transaction #3:

4 7.5 oz Soft Soap hand soap $3.92 used 4 $1/1 coupons ($.08 mm)

2 Benadryl topical insect cream $2.38 used 2 $2/1 coupons ($.76)

12 Yoplait light yogurt $7.09 used 2 $.40/6 coupons and endorse $.52 ($5.76)

1 Healthy Choice frozen greek yogurt $2.98 used 1 $1/1 coupon and $.75 ibotta offer ($1.23)

1 Healthy Choice steamer $2.74 used 1 $1/1 coupon and $.75 ibotta offer ($.99)

1 Banquet Chicken Nuggets $3.97 used 1 .75/1 coupon (3.22)

1 Tyson Chicken Nuggets $4.97 used 1 .75/1 coupon ($4.22)

1 Minute Maid apple juice (10 ct) $2.97 used 1 $1/1 coupon ($1.97)

1 Lysol disinfectant spray $3.98 used buy one get wipes free ($1.99)

1 Lysol dual action wipes $2.48 used buy one get wipes free ($1.99)

3 Poise feminine products $8.91 used 3 $3/1 coupons ($.09 mm)

1 Claritin Non Drowsy 30 ct $17.48 used 1 $7/1 coupon ($10.48)

1 Crystal Light Pink Lemonade $2.68 used $1.00 ibotta offer ($1.68)

1 Campbells go soup $2.48 used 1 $2.00 coupon ($2.48)

1 Smucker’s squeeze grape jelly $1.98 used 1 $.75/1 coupon and $1.00 ibotta offer ($.23)

1 Skinny Cow Chocolate Box $3.48 used free coupon (FREE)

1 Ore Ida Easy Fries $.98 used $1.00 ibotta offer (FREE)

1 Campbells Kettle Soup $3.48 used free coupon (FREE)

1 Kraft Homestyle Mac n Cheese $2.00 used $.75 ibotta offer ($1.25)

1 Mountain Dew Kick Start $.98 used 1 $1/1 coupon ($.02 mm)

1 Old Orchard Frozen Apple Juice $1.48 used free coupon (FREE)

1 Capri Sun 10 Ct. $1.98 used 1 $.30/1 coupon and $1.00 ibotta offer ($.68)

1 Koolaid Bursts $1.00 used $1.00 ibotta offer (FREE)

Total: $89.12 – $43.78 (coupons) – $5.70 (associate discount) + $5.45 (tax) – $.52 (endorse) – $7.25 (ibotta) = $37.32

I also earned an extra $1 on ibotta from using more than 8 of the offers!

Total Spent: $38.09 and 66.88% savings!

I used a total of $115 as how much everything would have cost because there were many items that were on rollback!

I also have to send off a mail in rebate for the Lysol Dual Action Wipes for 2.48 so I might get my total down to $35.61 for a total of 69.13% savings!