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2014 With My Blog

Just me. My little girl took this photo. :)

Just me. My little girl took this photo. 🙂

WordPress sends out a yearly review with interesting random facts about your blog, and I also researched a few things in my statistics because their review didn’t list them and made me curious. 🙂 If y’all wanna know about my year in the wonderful world of blogging, here’s a quick overview:

My top eight most viewed posts were:

https://pennypinchingpeach.com/2014/10/21/dinner-for-a-dollar/

https://pennypinchingpeach.com/2014/09/26/international-coffee-day/

https://pennypinchingpeach.com/2014/11/12/what-lung-cancer-cant-do/

https://pennypinchingpeach.com/2013/06/11/grandmas-sunday-special-ritz-cracker-chicken/

https://pennypinchingpeach.com/2013/10/10/completely-healthy-cookies-yes-please/

https://pennypinchingpeach.com/2014/03/17/cloud-dough/

https://pennypinchingpeach.com/2014/11/17/tyndale-rewards/

https://pennypinchingpeach.com/2014/09/16/creative-comfort/

Grandma's Sunday Special Ritz Cracker Chicken

Grandma’s Sunday Special Ritz Cracker Chicken

By the way, the post about my great-grandma’s Ritz cracker chicken https://pennypinchingpeach.com/2013/06/11/grandmas-sunday-special-ritz-cracker-chicken/ was the number 2 post for 2013, barely dropping to number 4 a year and a half after it was first published! If that doesn’t convince you it’s a doggone good recipe, it has held a special place in the hearts and tummies of at least five generations I’ve personally witnessed gobbling it down in my family. Y’all miiiiiiight wanna try it! 😉

My most commented upon post, not surprisingly for me, was What Lung Cancer Can’t Do https://pennypinchingpeach.com/2014/11/12/what-lung-cancer-cant-do/ It wasn’t surprising for me because it was one of the most deeply heartfelt posts I wrote in this past year, and cancer touches so many lives.

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My Facebook page was barely a blip until midway through 2014, when I finally actually started utilizing it for more than just auto-publishing my posts. I now also use my Facebook page to share related posts of interest, extra awesome deals I don’t want to flood my actual blog with, one day flash giveaways I stumble across and more. If you’re not a follower, it’s definitely worth becoming one! I limit my posts so that it doesn’t become too spammy, so no worries about my flooding your feed with a bunch of junk! 😉 http://facebook.com/pennypinchingpeachpage

Thanks to all of you who read, share and comment here at Penny Pinching Peach! You make this possible and worthwhile! Are there any topics or issues you’d like me to talk about this year? What kind of content would you like to see more of? Suggestions are welcome! Don’t forget, y’all matter! 🙂

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Another Great Diaper Deal!

Diapers and stuff

Diapers and stuff

If you have munchkins who are still diaper bottoms, this is a great deal for you! I’m surprised to have deals this great so close together! Also, if you’ve not yet done the Kimberly Clark Rebate, this is a great opportunity to take advantage of that. (See my previous post about it here: https://pennypinchingpeach.com/2013/05/24/fantastic-diaper-deal-rebate-and-more/ ) You could get diapers and wipes for nearly nothing after rebate if you buy three packs of Huggies and $5 worth of Huggies wipes and haven’t done the rebate yet! 🙂

I did two transactions during a quick trip to CVS today. My main purposes for going in there was to take advantage of the diaper deal I’d put together and to get some ibuprofen we needed. There was also a good sale on Pepsi products. I went in with no Extra Care Bucks to spend. I spent $21.49 out of pocket and saved $36.60, with a less-than-impressive savings percentage of 63%. I don’t feel bad about that, though, because I had to get the Ibuprofen since we’d actually ran out, for once, and I bought a couple of extra sodas just to be able to use my Extra Care Bucks from the diapers so I wouldn’t have to use my money.

Pay attention here! :)The deal I’d recommend you going to get before the stores close Saturday is the one on Huggies diapers. I had a couple of coupons from Sunday papers for $1.50 off and printed one for $3.00 off (which you can find for at least $2.00 off on my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pennypinchingpeachpage , where I sometimes share “bonus deals” that I don’t write entire blog posts about). CVS is running a deal where you get $10 in Extra Care Bucks when you buy $30 in select items. Huggies and Pull-ups are two of those items, and they are $10 a pack. They also have a coupon printing off for alot of people at the magical coupon machine in the store for $5 off a $25 baby purchase. After my coupons and the ECB, they only cost me $3 a pack!! Now, that is a diapering deal to dance about, y’all! 🙂

CVS shopping tip: When you scan your card at those lovely red coupon machines in the stores, don’t just do it once. Keep scanning it again until it tells you there are no more coupons available, which is usually after two or three scans. That makes you more likely to get all of their current special coupons, but it’s not something they’re going to tell you. Try it! You’ll see. It keeps printing new coupons for at least two scans! 🙂

Which items do you search for bargains on? For me, it’s obviously diapers and wipes, but also grocery items that we use consistently.