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Grocery Deals

February 25th, 2007 at 05:53 pm

I just thought of another good deal I got today, We stopped at a gas station to put air in my tire and they had 1 liter Mt Dews 2/1.00. I bought DH 6 of them. He is going to take them to work and bring the empty bottles home. I will wash them out and refill them from Mt Dew from 2 liters we got on sale today for 1.00. This will save us a ton in money he has been spending on canned drinks.

OK on with some of the grocery deals I got today:

Rice-a-Roni and Pasta Roni: 0.50/box
Success Wild Rice Mix: FREE
Nestle Treasure Candy Bars: 0.09/each
Jolly Time Healthy Pop Popcorn: 1.00/box
Keebler E.L. Fudge Cookies .85/pack (I think)
Pop Tarts: 1.00/box
Lipton Tea Bags: FREE
Campbell's Chicken Noodle Soup: 0.60/each
Zataran's Mix: 0.35 each (I think)
Right Guard Deoderant: 0.50/each
Hungry Man Dinners: 0.29/each
Split Chicken Breast: .99/lb
Garden Fresh Salad Mix: FREE (I think)
New York Strips: 5.99/lb

Some stuff I might be a little off on. I can see how much it cost on the receipt but can't remember exactly how much the coupon would be.

A good day :D

February 25th, 2007 at 05:36 pm

(If you should happen to read on the frugalvillage boards, this a copy of what I posted there.)

I had the BEST day today. LOL I shopped at two Goodwills and got some pretty good deals.

First store in Mooresville: (This store is brand new and was WAY overpriced on a lot of stuff. Some stuff was the same price or higher than it would be new. And then there cookbooks were $3 each.
- 3 Road Sign Adhesive Hooks. These match the road sign curtains I got at another Goodwill on Monday perfect. I have a pair of curtains I didn't list on ebay that I may hang in my son's room and use these hooks.
- A new with tags t-shirt for me that says "Trust me. I'm a lawyer."
- An Adidas t-shirt for me
- A new with tags shirt for DD with The Beatles on it
- Two more shirts for DD, one from The Children's Place (Other is Sonoma. I think that is Target??)
- A very nice pair of dress shoes for DD
- A like new pair of pants for DS with an adjustable waist and cargo pockets
- A Starter Athletics pullover for DS

Total: $19.22

Second Store in Cornelius:
- Pokemon book for DS
- Book for DD
- A cute set of magnets my DD wanted
- An adorable black and white skirt from Oshkosh for DD
- A really pretty Healthtex shirt for DD
- A Hulk shirt for DS
- A Batman shirt for DS
- A Guinness shirt for DH
- A really funny shirt for myself, looks new. I won't write what it says LOL
- A reed diffuser from Pier 1 (smells so good)
- (SO proud of this!) A BEAUTIFUL Easter dress for my daughter. Nicer than the one I bought at Wal Mart for $20. I will take that one back and put the money in my savings.
- And my favorite thing, a wooden folding TV tray that is the prefect size and height to hold my laptop while I am on the couch

Total: $27.02

On top of these great deals I did great on my grocery shopping. My total was $289.56. With my bonus card and stack of coupons I spent $158.24 (before taxes). I got a TON of stuff too. (I will list in another post some of the deals I got.)

Then as if it could get better (LOL) we had been searching at Goodwill for a nighstand table for my side of the bed. We had just got home and were putting up our groceries when my MIL called and asked us if we wanted a nighstand table she had! It has a magazine holder on one side, a little slide out table, and plenty of room to hold my junk.

Days don't get much better than this one. LOL

YAY! More money!

February 23rd, 2007 at 07:06 pm

Long story short - my DH ordered me flowers for V-Day and I didn't get them. They tried to send them a day late and I refused them. I fought with the floral company for hours until I finally ended up with a free bouquet, and a full refund for what he spent. This was credited to my account today so I am going to send it to savings. The total for that is $74.98.



I also have another $23.16 to add that I transferred from my paypal account to my checking account. This was $19.75 from cashing out from CashDuck, and a few dollars for some pajamas I sold on ebay.

Previous total: 626.55
Money today: 98.14
New total: 724.69 (WOW!)

Good Mail Day, More Money

February 23rd, 2007 at 06:45 pm

I had a great mail day today. I got a check for $10 from a research company for sending them a copy of my ID to prove I am 21 and can do cigarette surveys; a $7.15 check from Cash Crate for completing offers; and The Tightwad Gazette III. I orderd I, II, and III on half.com for $4.00 each. And that is with shipping.

I have the two checks to add to the challenge, plus $20 from DH's uncle for gas money, $5 DH gave me leftover from his spending money last week, and 7 dollar bills.

Previous total: 577.40
Money today: 49.15
New total: 626.55

Adding Dollars and Coins

February 20th, 2007 at 08:35 pm

I went through my pocketbook and I had 10 dollar bills and enough change to make another roll of quarters and another roll of pennies.

Previous total: 556.90
Money today: 20.50
New total: 577.40

Amazon Payment

February 20th, 2007 at 08:12 pm

When I checked my bank account just now there was money transferred into it for a textbook I sold on Amazon. I transferred it into my ING account.

Previous total: 496.10
Money today: 60.80
New total: 556.90

Yay! I made it to $500. Blew right past it in fact. LOL

Ebay

February 20th, 2007 at 07:29 pm

I spent just about all day listing stuff on ebay today. I started everything at .99 hoping that this will cause more bids, and also this made the insertion fees a little lower. Wish me luck!

My Ebay Auctions

Adding Money

February 16th, 2007 at 04:50 pm

I have $20 to add for DH's gas money from his uncle for this week and last week. (He owes us 6 more.) Then I added up the ones I have saved.

Previous total: 469.10
Money today: 27.00
New total: 496.10

I am getting close to 500. Can't believe it!

More money

February 13th, 2007 at 12:46 pm

This past weekend we spent in the mountains with some of our friend's who just had a baby on Friday. The trip was unplanned b/c we didn't know the baby was coming. We kind of spent a lot of money but I had got a check for going to school and working in daycare. They give you so much money for every class you take. My check was for 360. I loaned my sister 60 and I guess we spent the rest in the mountains. I have some ones left but not much else to show for it.

I got another check in the mail yesterday for 500.25. It is also for school. I have a grant and I use it to buy my books and tuition and then they mail me a check for the rest. I would love to throw the whole check in savings but I need to pay a couple of bills. I took 8 dollar bills out of my pocketbook and put them in the savings money. I also rolled up a good bit of change.

Previous total: 443.60
Money today: 25.50
New total: 469.10

Quick Update

February 13th, 2007 at 09:47 am

I have been without internet for a week while we switched over to a cheaper company. I am back now and have more to add to my savings. I sold some books on Amazon and just transferred the money over to my ING account. I am thinking once I go through some stuff here I will have a little more to add so hopefully I will be back later. Big Grin

Previous total: 381.50
Money today: 62.10
New total: 443.60

Challenge Money, ING

February 2nd, 2007 at 06:35 pm

I opened an ING account today Big Grin I deposited the money from the challenge so far and got a $25 bonus for signing up. I also got a $65 emergency fund check. My Dh was out of work for a period of time last year b/c he broke his arm and had surgery and we were getting food stamps. They automatically send a check to people on food stamps to help with heating costs. My DH's uncle gave him $10 in gas money this week. He owed him $16 for some tool so that's why he didn't get the money last week or the full $13 this week. Anyway, I am rambling. I have a good bit to add to my savings account this week. Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin

Previous total: 281.50
Money today: 100.00
New total: 381.50

Oh one more thing...

February 1st, 2007 at 08:12 pm

We got our insurance cards in the mail today. Big Grin I haven't had insurance since I was on my parents. LOL Well, other than pregnancy medicaid. The copays seemed kind of high to me but what do I know? It feels great to know that I can go to the doctor without having to make payments on it. Or if something happened and I had to I could go to the ER. It might cost me $150 but that's better than it would cost without insurance.

Turbotax says.....

February 1st, 2007 at 08:08 pm

I entered all of my info at turbotax.com and it says I should get back $5242 from federal and $670 from state. I was going to go ahead and file with them but I am afraid that I may have messed something up. When we go to file our taxes tomorrow if they tell us something much lower than that I am not sure I will get it done there.

Challenge Money, Snow

February 1st, 2007 at 04:46 pm

The snow came but didn't last very long.





It is all gone now. I took a nap and when I woke up it had all melted. We may get freezing rain tonight but I don't know.

We tried to go file our taxes this evening and they were closed due to the bad weather. We will go file them tomorrow. We will use our federal check for furniture and some other things. I plan to put the state check into savings. We usually get a good bit back. Last year we got around $6,000.

Tomorrow is payday. I put the money I had left from last weeks spending money into the challenge money and asked my husband for his. He gave me all but 2.00 of his.

Previous total: 264.50
Money today: 17.00
New total: 281.50