Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.

Blessed are the pure in spirit, for they shall see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake.

Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Matthew 5:3-12

Oh Lord,

Teach me to seek You and reveal yourself to me when I seek You.

For I cannot seek You unless You first teach me, nor find You unless You first reveal yourself to me.

Let me seek You in longing, and long for You in seeking.

Let me find You in love, and love You in finding.

~Saint Ambrose of Milan

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Name: Erin Yonke

Location: Aurora, IL

Info: I'm happily married to my husband and champion pro-life activist, Matt. I stay home with my three small boys; Ambrose (11/06), Peter (3/08), and Joseph (9/10).

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Super Coupon (or, actually productive coupon-clipping)

So, my mom recently introduced me to this site:

Essentially, it's a site that lists the current specials and deals at your local grocery stores, and offers links or other information about additional coupons to use alongside those deals in order to get some really. good. values.

At first I was skeptical and fairly sure that things like this would only lead me to purchase things that I don't need for the sake of "saving" (spending) money. Some of the deals were just so good, though, that I couldn't *not* give it a whirl, especially with a $4 off an $8 package of diapers coupon.

Additionally, there was a sale on bacon-wrapped fillet mignon steaks (yeah, yeah, they're not *top notch*, but even BAD fillet mignon is still just bad fillet, right? I thought they'd be nice to have around for Easter-tide.) Anyway, the deal was buy 1 package, get 1 free at $7.99/package of two fillets. THEN, I printed two coupons from the manufacturer's website, one for $3.00 off of one package, and another for buy three, get the fourth free. So, in the end, I got three packages for free, and got $3.00 knocked off the one that I did pay for--adding up to a grand total of $5 for 8 bacon-wrapped fillet mignon steaks. Not bad, eh? I figure, even if they're not great, we can find a way to eat them at that price!

All in all, the steaks were the only thing I bought that would not have been on my grocery list originally, and as I'm marveling at my receipt right now, I'm estimating that this grocery bill would have been roughly $22 more than it was if it hadn't been for all the clipping.

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