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Couple Menards Freebies!

October 16th, 2017 at 04:09 pm

Couple free grabs at Menards! The adult coloring books sold really well last year, so hoping for success with them again this year!



Adult Coloring Books(Bought 48 Joint with my Mom)
Free After Mail in Rebate
(Marked $4.00 each for rummage sale)

Corkscrew(Bought 4)
Free After Mail in Rebate
(Marked $2.00 each for rummage sale)

Framing Squares (Not pictured)(Bought 2)
Free After Mail in Rebate
(Marked ? each for rummage sale)

Kitchen Knife Set (Bought 2)
$1.99 Each After Mail in Rebate
(Marked $5.00 each for rummage sale)

Oven Liners(Bought 2)
Free After Mail in Rebate
(Marked $2.50 each for rummage sale)

Sodering Iron (Bought 2)
$.99 Each After Mail in Rebate
(Marked $4.00 each for rummage sale)

Debt Update - 10/13/17

October 13th, 2017 at 06:30 pm

$1414.56 paid off in the last 2 weeks!!!

Celebrations for this update:
-$1414.56 paid off in the last 2 weeks!
-Mom Loan went under the next $1000 mark!
-Total Debt went under the next $1000 mark for the third update in a row!

Student Loan $0
Payback Savings $0
David's Bridal $0
Scheel's Card $0
Total Rewards $0
LOC - US Bank $0
Ring Iddeal $0
Best Buy $0
HELOC $0
Store Loan $7,693.42
Mom Loan #2 $18,466.86
MO Mortgage $84,292.75
My Mortgage $150,650.00
Our Mortgage $247,474.44
Total = $508,577.47

Down $1414.56 in the last 2 weeks!!

Starting total was $587,351.27
$78,773.80 paid off since 6/19/15 (including downpayment on house)!!!!!

We have $2415 in a savings account to pay off the Mom Loan, so the amount we still owe that is $16,620.13.

$20K Update - Football Winners!

October 12th, 2017 at 07:30 pm

MO and I are in a football pics group, he won $60 last week and I won $60 this week! YEAH!

Current Balance $16,350.00
+$50.00 MO Payday to Our Savings (10/13)
+$60.00 Football Winner
+$10.00 Mortgage Savings
Balance $16,470.00

Local Savings $5970.00
GC Savings $1470.00
Capital 360 Savings (US) $3765.00
Capital 360 Savings (Mom Loan Payback Account)$2500.00
Capital 360 Savings (Rental Deposit Account #1)$1265.00
Capital 360 Savings (Rental Deposit Account #2)$1500.00
Total Savings = $16,470.00

52 Week Challenge
2017 Total = $892.00(We have paid weeks 1-28 and 44-52)

$20K Update

October 9th, 2017 at 06:45 pm

Here is our post-Vegas update.

Current Balance $18,405.00
-$2360.00 Vegas Vacation
+$50.00 My Payday to Our Savings (10/6)
+$75.00 My Payday to Mom Loan Savings (10/6)
+$100.00 FB Sales
+$60.00 Football Winner
+$.13 GC Interest
+$4.87 Even Out Amount
+$7.06 Cap 360 Interest
+$7.94 Even Out Amount
Balance $16,350.00

Local Savings $5910.00
GC Savings $1460.00
Capital 360 Savings (US) $3715.00
Capital 360 Savings (Mom Loan Payback Account)$2500.00
Capital 360 Savings (Rental Deposit Account #1)$1265.00
Capital 360 Savings (Rental Deposit Account #2)$1500.00
Total Savings = $16,350.00

52 Week Challenge
2017 Total = $892.00(We have paid weeks 1-28 and 44-52)

FB Sales Week of 10/1/17

October 9th, 2017 at 03:33 pm

A lot of orders are being picked up now that I am back from Vegas. Total sales this week were $178.00!!!


Sale #730 (JZ) $2.00
Mens Flip Flops - I paid .14 each
Sold for $2.00 each
Profit = $1.86

Sale #731 (JF) $12.00
Clorox Wipes 35ct 4pk (2) - We paid $2.13 per pack
Sold for $6.00
Profit = $7.74

Sale #732 (SH) $5.00
Basketball Set - We paid $2.37
Sold for $5.00
Profit = $2.63

Sale #733 (KHW) $27.00
Kids 7pc Golf Sets(3) - We paid $1.86 each
Sold for $4.00 each
Profit = $6.42

Disney Princess Dresses (3) - We paid $1.06 each
Sold for $5.00 each
Profit = $11.82

Sale #734 (BH) $10.00
Crayola Crayon Block Tube - We paid $3.99 each
Sold for $7.00 each
Profit = $3.01

Beauty360 Hairbrush - We paid $1.06
Sold for $3.00
Profit = $1.94

Sale #735 (KG) $7.00
Girls Marled Hat and Glove Set - We paid $2.77 each
Sold for $7.00 each
Profit = $4.23

Sale #736 (NC) $51.00
Clorox Wipes 35ct 4pk - We paid $2.13 per pack
Sold for $6.00
Profit = $3.87

Basketball Set (2) - We paid $2.37 each
Sold for $5.00 each
Profit = $5.26

Watermelon Mason Jar Cup - We paid .22 each
Sold for $2.00 each
Profit = $1.78

Bubble Blower Guns (2) - We paid $1.86 each
Sold for $4.00 each
Profit = $4.28

Beauty360 Hairbrush - We paid $1.06
Sold for $3.00
Profit = $1.94

ELF Makeup (3) - We paid .07 each
Sold for $1.00 each
Profit = $2.79

For my Mom: Men's FOTL Socks $5.00

Sale #737 (CS) $64.00
Air Freshner 2pk (3) (Me) - Free After Rebate
Sold for $1.00 each
Profit = $3.00

Dog Leashes (2) (Me) - Free After Rebate
Sold for $4.00 each
Profit = $8.00

BIC Soleil Glow Razor 3pk+1 (3) - We paid $1.60 each
Sold for $4.00 each
Profit = $7.20

Clorox Wipes 35ct 4pk (2) - We paid $2.13 per pack
Sold for $6.00
Profit = $7.74

Old Spice Body Wash (3) - We paid $1.68 each
Sold for $3.00 each
Profit = $3.96

DUO Cleanser (4) - We paid $1.44 each
Sold for $5.00 each
Profit = $14.24


Back from Vegas - We are safe!

October 6th, 2017 at 03:22 pm

We are back and we are ok!

We got to Vegas on the afternoon of 10/1/17, that evening was the attack.

When we got there in the afternoon, we checked into our hotel at The Linq and started walking down the strip to meet some friends to do some gambling at Planet Hollywood. We got to PH many hrs before we were planning to meet up, so we were gambling and drinking, typical Vegas for us. I was sitting at a machine and I just had this awful feeling of dread. I told MO I feel awful anxiety right now. I feel terrible in my stomach, like a ball of stress. I think I am having a panic attack. This made no sense to either of us, as we are on vaca, and a slot machine with a beer is one of my favorite places to be! I felt like I was going to puke, and like I was going to a job interview, or to give a speech. A terrible panicked feeling. But no reason???

I tried to shake it off and thought I just need a few drinks to relax. So we had some beers and met some friends and I started to have a lot of fun and let go of the worrisome feelings I was having.

Hours later we left our friends and started back in the direction of the The Linq (heading away from Mandalay Bay). At some point in time (I can't remember when), we did hear that there was a shooting at Mandalay Bay. That was the only information we heard. I assumed it was some type of a domestic shooting situation, plus we were about a mile down the strip from Mandalay Bay so we didn't think much of it at the time since we had no details.

MO was hungry so we went past our hotel, and through Harrah's (which was absolutely packed with people) to Casino Royale and got some food and were gambling there a bit more. Casino Royale is a very tiny place, it is nothing like the big resort/casinos. We were standing together in the middle of the casino talking about heading to bed. All of the sudden everyone started screaming and running towards the back of the building. I screamed for my husband to run and I ran towards the back of the building. There isn't really anywhere to go in that small casino so I ended up hiding behind a partition wall that separates the food court area from the casino. Many people ran past me and hid in a cleaning closet. I remember thinking the shooter will open the door and shoot them all and they will have no where to go! While I was hiding I called 911, but no one answered, obviously by that time the entire strip was in a panic and I am sure they were getting thousands of calls. I was sitting behind the wall trying to be as quiet as possible and thinking the shooter would walk around the corner and I would be done. It was so terrifying! Then my husband walked around the wall. Instead of running he had gone towards the panic to see what had happened and how he could help. I am glad he is brave and wants to help people, but wow that was so scary! He said he didn't know what scared everyone that caused them to run, but no shooter was in the casino.

We ran out the back door into an alley trying to get back to our hotel without going onto the strip. We went through a parking garage and got to the back side (non-Strip side) of Harrahs. We walked in and the entire casino was a ghost town. Not 20 mins before there had been thousands of people when we walked through, now there was no one but a few security officers. We walked all the way to the front of the casino, we wanted to go quickly to our hotel next door, but to do so we had to go out on the strip for about 40ft. The entrance was blocked off by security and a women was there arguing with them to let her leave. Security said they still did not know where the shooters were and that no one was allowed in or out.

We turned around and went back through the casino thinking we could get to our hotel by the monorail walkway. When we got there, another security guard was blocking that entrance and said the monorail is closed due to the security issues. We let him know we just want to go across to our hotel. He allowed us to go across the walkway and have our room keys ready to show security to let us in to get to our rooms. A little old lady was behind us and she said she was staying at The Linq too but she didn't know where her husband was and she wasn't sure if she had a room key. We took her with us and got to our hotel.

The elevators were a mess with people trying to get to the safety of their rooms. We go in an elevator full of people. There were 2 girls in there with us, I would say in there late twenties and they clearly had a lot to drink. They said people were shot by Mandalay Bay and had died. They said they were on the strip and saw someone run by with a gun and police were chasing them. We assumed that was why everyone had panicked and run when we were in Casino Royale.

We finally got back to our room and turned on the news. Since we were in Vegas we had all of the local news channels and everything was crazy with coverage of the shootings. At that time they were reporting 2 people killed, 24 injured. We sat in bed in shock watching everything and messaging family and friends that we were ok.

We went to bed late and woke up early. We turned on the news, the deceased count had gone from 2 to 50, then 58, then 59. Injured over 500+.

We talked to other friends in Vegas and found out what had happened at Casino Royale had also happened at many other casinos on the strip as many false reports had come out of shooters in other casinos, so it was a wide spread panic that went like a wave down The Strip.

We stayed in our room most of that day and near our hotel. The next day our reservations were down on Fremont St. so we moved down there for the rest of the strip. Police presence was much more prominent everywhere, which makes you feel safer, but also made you worry more. Everytime there was a scream you wondered if it was someone winning or if something bad was happening again. We came home yesterday and I am so happy to be home and safe.

Thank you to everyone who "checked" on us!
Prayers to everyone effected in Vegas and all across the US.

$20K Update

September 29th, 2017 at 04:22 pm

A little update before we head back to Vegas!

Current Balance $18,355.00
+$50.00 Mo Payday to Our Savings (9/29)
Balance $18,405.00

Local Savings $7040.00
GC Savings $2525.00
Capital 360 Savings (US) $3660.00
Capital 360 Savings (Mom Loan Payback Account)$2415.00
Capital 360 Savings (Rental Deposit Account #1)$1265.00
Capital 360 Savings (Rental Deposit Account #2)$1500.00
Total Savings = $18,405.00

52 Week Challenge
2017 Total = $892.00(We have paid weeks 1-28 and 44-52)

Debt Update - 9/29/17

September 28th, 2017 at 08:23 pm

$307.11 paid off in the last 2 weeks!!!

It was a small update this 2 weeks as the only payments were to our 2 smallest payment debts. We were $8 away from getting under the next $1000 mark for total debt, so I threw $10 at My Mortgage, which also got that under the next $1000 mark. Even $10 feels good when it's going in the right direction! Next update 4 out of our 5 debts will go down so it will be a nice one!

Celebrations for this update:
-$307.11 paid off in the last 2 weeks!
-Race #1/My Mortgage went under the next $1000 mark!
-Total Debt went under the next $1000 mark for the second update in a row!


Student Loan $0
Payback Savings $0
David's Bridal $0
Scheel's Card $0
Total Rewards $0
LOC - US Bank $0
Ring Iddeal $0
Best Buy $0
HELOC $0
Store Loan $7,808.62
Mom Loan #2 $19,035.13
MO Mortgage $84,292.75
My Mortgage $150,990.00
Our Mortgage $247,865.53
Total = $509,992.03

Down $307.11 in the last 2 weeks!!

Starting total was $587,351.27
$77,359.24 paid off since 6/19/15 (including downpayment on house)!!!!!

We have $2415 in a savings account to pay off the Mom Loan, so the amount we still owe that is $16,620.13.

Walmart Dollar Deals!

September 27th, 2017 at 07:12 pm

Couple Walmart grabs! Can't beat $1.00!!



Disney Princess Beauty and the Beast or Minnie Dress (Bought 24)
Regular Price $12.92
-11.92 Clearance Price Each
Final Price + Tax = $1.06
(Marked $5.00 for rummage sale)
*ETA - Kept 1 for my niece
*ETA - Sold 3 for $5.00 each on FB on 10/1/17

Faded Glory Bermuda Shorts (Bought 1)
Regular Price $6.96
-$5.96 Clearance Price Each
Final Price + Tax = $1.06
(Marked $3.00 for rummage sale)

Faded Glory Midi Shorts (Bought 1)
Regular Price $6.96
-$5.96 Clearance Price Each
Final Price + Tax = $1.06
(Marked $3.00 for rummage sale)
*ETA - Kept for my neice

Kohls Clearance Flipflops

September 27th, 2017 at 05:23 pm

Couple of sparkly grabs at Kohls! Since we are fully into fall here in the Midwest, these will be marked and packed away for selling next spring. One of the keys to us being able to coupon and clearance find effectively is being able to buy "off-season" items at rock bottom prices and store them till they are in demand.



Girls Flip Flops (Bought 6)
Regular Price $8.00 each
-$6.88 Clearance Price + Kohls Charge 30% Savings
Final Price + Tax = $1.19 each!!
(Marked $3.00 (?) for rummage sale)

$20K Update

September 25th, 2017 at 02:29 pm

I received an unexpected rebate on one of my medications. It was only $10.45, but it was nice to get something!

Current Balance $18,300.00
+$10.45 Rx Rebate
+$44.00 FB Sales
+$.55 Even Out Amount
Balance $18,355.00

Local Savings $7040.00
GC Savings $2525.00
Capital 360 Savings (US) $3610.00
Capital 360 Savings (Mom Loan Payback Account)$2415.00
Capital 360 Savings (Rental Deposit Account #1)$1265.00
Capital 360 Savings (Rental Deposit Account #2)$1500.00
Total Savings = $18,355.00

52 Week Challenge
2017 Total = $892.00(We have paid weeks 1-28 and 44-52)

FB Sales Week of 9/17/17

September 25th, 2017 at 02:11 pm

Another good week! Clorox Wipes are all sold PPU, which is great as they take up too much room! Hopefully they are all picked up soon! Total Sales this week = $68.00!!

Sale #725 (SS) $5.00
Girls "Pretty Sweet" Dress - We paid $1.00 at rummage sale
Sold for $5.00
Profit = $4.00

Sale #726 (BH) $6.00
Clorox Wipes 35ct 4pk - We paid $2.13 per pack
Sold for $6.00
Profit = $3.87

Sale #727 (KD) $33.00
Clorox Wipes 35ct 4pk (5 pks and 2 loose canisters) - We paid $2.13 per pack
Sold for $6.00 per pack/$1.50 each for the loose
Profit = $21.29

Sale #728 (CC) $13.00
Clorox Wipes 35ct 4pk - We paid $2.13 per pack
Sold for $6.00
Profit = $3.87

Baby Onesie 7pc Set - We paid $2.99
Sold for $7.00
Profit = $4.01

Sale #729 (AVB) $11.00
Loreal Shampoo/Conditioner (2) - We paid .88 each
Sold for $3.00 each
Profit = $4.24

For my Mom: 3pk socks $5.00

CVS 75% off Summer Clearance

September 23rd, 2017 at 02:42 pm

My Mom grabbed all of these great deals for us! Everything was 75% off, plus we had some CVS Coupons ($10.00 off of $40.00, and $10.00 off of $50.00).
Already selling like hot cakes!



All Purpose Wipes (Bought 2)
Regular Price $1.00 each
Clearance Price + Tax = .+.01 Money Maker each
(Marked $1.00 each for rummage sale)

Basketball Sets (Bought 4)
Regular Price $9.99 each
Clearance Price + Tax = $2.37 each
(Marked $5.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 3 for $5.00 each on FB on 10/1/17

BBQ Brush (Bought 2)
Regular Price $2.00 each
Clearance Price + Tax = $.22 each
(Marked $1.50 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Kept 1 for us

Bubble Blower Guns (Bought 7)
Regular Price $6.99 each
Clearance Price + Tax = $1.86 each (3) and $1.56 each (4)
(Marked $4.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 2 for $4.00 each on FB on 10/1/17

Bubble Refill Station (Bought 1)
Regular Price $6.99 each
Clearance Price + Tax = $1.86 each
(Marked $4.00 each for rummage sale)

Clip Sets (Bought 5)
Regular Price $1.00 each
Clearance Price + Tax = .+.01 Money Maker each
(Marked $1.00 each for rummage sale)

Combs 12pk Sets (Bought 5)
Regular Price $1.00 each
Clearance Price + Tax = .27 each
(Marked $1.00 each for rummage sale)

Crayola Crayon Block Tube (Bought 3)
Regular Price $14.99 each
Clearance Price + Tax = $3.99 each
(Marked $7.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 3 for $7.00 each on FB on 10/1/17
Profit = $9.03

Crayola Sidewalk Paint (Bought 4)
Regular Price $4.99 each
Clearance Price + Tax = $1.33 each
(Marked $2.50 each for rummage sale)

Fun Bubble 5-in-1 Sets (Bought 7)
Regular Price $2.99 each
Clearance Price + Tax = .80 each
(Marked $2.00 each for rummage sale)

Glow in the Dark Saucer Set (Bought 2)
Regular Price $2.99 each
Clearance Price + Tax = .80 each
(Marked $2.00 each for rummage sale)

Golf Set 7pc (Bought 8)
Regular Price $6.99 each
Clearance Price + Tax = $1.86 each (4) and $1.58 each (4)
(Marked $4.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 3 for $4.00 each on FB on 10/1/17

Key Finder (Bought 4)
Regular Price $2.00 each
Clearance Price + Tax = $.22 each
(Marked $1.50 each for rummage sale)

Kitchen Towel (Bought 1)
Regular Price $1.00 each
Clearance Price + Tax = .+.01 Money Maker each
(Marked $1.00 each for rummage sale)

Licensed Dip-n-Blow Bubble Sets (Bought 8)
Regular Price $4.99 each
Clearance Price + Tax = $1.33 each
(Marked $3.00 each for rummage sale)

Magnetic Clips (Bought 2)
Regular Price $3.00 each
Clearance Price + Tax = .52 each
(Marked $1.50 each for rummage sale)

Measuring Set 8pc (Bought 1)
Regular Price $2.00 each
Clearance Price + Tax = .22 each
(Marked $2.00 each for rummage sale)

Netted Sponges (Bought 7)
Regular Price $1.00 each
Clearance Price + Tax = +.01 Money Maker each!!
(Marked $1.00 each for rummage sale)

Scouring Pads (Bought 5)
Regular Price $1.00 each
Clearance Price + Tax = +.01 Money Maker each!!
(Marked $1.00 each for rummage sale)

Smashball Toy (Bought 8)
Regular Price $4.99 each
Clearance Price + Tax = $1.33 each
(Marked $3.00 each for rummage sale)

Snorkel Mask Set (Bought 4)
Regular Price $8.99 each
Clearance Price + Tax = $2.12 each
(Marked $5.00 each for rummage sale)

Straws (Bought 2)
Regular Price $1.00 each
Clearance Price + Tax = .27 each
(Marked $1.00 each for rummage sale)

Super Water Blaster Water Guns (Bought 11)
Regular Price $9.99 each
Clearance Price + Tax = $2.37 each (3) and $2.35 each (8)
(Marked $5.00 each for rummage sale)

Water Balloon Pumper(Bought 5)
Regular Price $9.99 each
Clearance Price + Tax = $2.37 each (1) and $2.35 each (4)
(Marked $5.00 each for rummage sale)

Watermelon Mason Jar (Bought 1)
Regular Price $2.00 each
Clearance Price + Tax = .22 each
(Marked $2.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold for $2.00 on FB on 10/1/17
Profit = $1.78

Misc Deals (Family Dollar, Walmart, Target)

September 23rd, 2017 at 01:32 pm

Here are a couple misc. deals we got in the last few weeks.



Family Dollar
Pamper Wipes 56ct (Bought 2)
Regular Price $2.15 each
-.30 Each Sale Price
-$2.00 Pampers Coupon (2)
Final Price = Free!!!
(Marked $1.50 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold both for $1.50 each on FB on 9/10/17
Profit = $3.00

Target
BIC Soleil Glow Razor 3pk + 1 (Bought 6)
Regular Price $5.99 each
-$3.00 Mfr Coupon (6)
*Received $5.00 Target GC for every 3 purchased (2)
Final Price + tax = $1.60 per pack
(Marked $4.00 per pack for rummage sale)
*Mom kept 1 pack
*ETA - Sold 3 for $4.00 each on FB on 10/1/17

Walmart
Disney Princess Sleeping Bag (Bought 1)
Regular Price $19.99
-$14.99 Clearance Price
Final Price + tax = $5.33
(Marked $10.00 for rummage sale)

Sam's Club
Baby Onesie 7pc Sets (Bought 4)
Regular Price $?
Final Price + tax = $2.99 per pack
(Marked $7.00 per pack for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 1 for $7.00 on FB on 9/17/17

$20K Update

September 22nd, 2017 at 03:34 pm

We had to take my car in AGAIN and I was worried that this would be the end of the road for my car as we don't want to put anymore money into repairs on it....MO went to pick it up and the mechanic said it was a minor part repair and he fixed it for free! He didn't even charge us for the part! I guess our loyal business finally paid off...lol! Just a little bump to savings here.

Also we were going to go to Laughlin next week, but our trip ended up getting cancelled as the flight was not full. This was disappointing since the flights, hotel, etc were all free. We decided to book Vegas instead since we already had the time off of work. We have to pay for flights to Vegas, but it was only $200 total for both of us, there and back. So that's not bad. Hotels will still be free. Plus we have $675.00 in free casino play in Vegas, so we should be able to turn the free play into enough real money to cover the flight cost. This was a spur of the moment trip and will be the last one till at least March since MO start bball coaching in a few weeks.

Current Balance $18,175.00
+$50.00 My Payday to Our Savings
+$75.00 My Payday to Mom Loan Savings
Balance $18,300.00

Local Savings $6985.00
GC Savings $2525.00
Capital 360 Savings (US) $3610.00
Capital 360 Savings (Mom Loan Payback Account)$2415.00
Capital 360 Savings (Rental Deposit Account #1)$1265.00
Capital 360 Savings (Rental Deposit Account #2)$1500.00
Total Savings = $18,300.00

52 Week Challenge
2017 Total = $892.00(We have paid weeks 1-28 and 44-52)

$20K Update

September 18th, 2017 at 08:28 pm

Current Balance $18,090.00
+$50.00 MO Payday
+$35.00 FB Sales
Balance $18,175.00

Local Savings $6985.00
GC Savings $2525.00
Capital 360 Savings (US) $3560.00
Capital 360 Savings (Mom Loan Payback Account)$2340.00
Capital 360 Savings (Rental Deposit Account #1)$1265.00
Capital 360 Savings (Rental Deposit Account #2)$1500.00
Total Savings = $18,175.00

52 Week Challenge
2017 Total = $892.00(We have paid weeks 1-28 and 44-52)

FB Sales Week of 9/10/17

September 18th, 2017 at 08:04 pm

Good week for sales!! Sales were $96.50!! And I sold a lot of the new items we just got when we went rummaging last weekend, $53.00 worth of rummage sale pickups, and $49.00 of that was profit! Love a quick turnaround!


Sale #721 (IM) $12.00
3 Backpacks @ $4.00 = $12.00 for my Mom

Sale #722 (SR) $20.00
(3) 3 Piece Outfits (New) - We paid $1.00 each at rummage sale
Sold all 3 as a bundle for $20.00
Profit = $17.00

Sale #723 (JC) $4.00
Dart Board - We paid .50 at rummage sale
Sold for $4.00
Profit = $3.50

Sale #724 (NC) $60.50
Tape Measure (Me) - Free After Rebate
Sold for $4.00
Profit = $4.00

Men's Fruit of the Loom Socks (Me) - I paid .99
Sold for $5.00
Profit = $4.01

Bath & Body Set (4 pieces) - Free at rummage sale
Sold for $10.00
Profit = $10.00

Bath & Body Set (4 travel pieces) - Free at rummage sale
Sold for $5.00
Profit = $5.00

Bath & Body Set (2 pieces) - Free at rummage sale
Sold for $4.00
Profit = $4.00

Victoria Secret Perfumes (2 pieces) - Free at rummage sale
Sold for $8.00
Profit = $8.00

Board Books (5 Books) - We paid .10 each
Sold for $2.00 for the bundle
Profit = $1.50

Pampers Wipes 56ct (2) - Free
Sold for $1.50 each
Profit = $3.00

Tape Measures (2) for $4.00 each, Fruit of the Loom Socks (2) for $5.00 each, and a set of Halloween Handtowels for $1.50 for my Mom ($19.50).

Clorox Wipes Deal - Run to Staples!

September 18th, 2017 at 03:46 pm

Clorox Wipes 35ct 4pks are on clearance at select Staples for only $2.00 per 4pk! My Mom was able to grab up 15 packs!

Total for 15 packs + tax = $31.95!!! ($2.163 per 4pk)
(Marked $6.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 7 4pks ($6.00 each) and 2 indiv canisters ($1.50 each) on FB on 9/17/17.
*ETA - Sold 4 4pks ($6.00 each) on FB on 10/1/17

Debt Update - 9/15/17

September 15th, 2017 at 09:28 pm

$904.77 paid off in the last 2 weeks!!!

So happy that getting under $500K for total debt is getting more and more achievable! Savings is going good and payments are rolling us down quickly! So many great celebrations on this update!

In not so fun news - My car (the vehicle we both try to use the most for low gas mileage) that we just spent something like $1000 on in repairs is down again. We just drove it out of town, 4 hrs each way, all in one day, and it ran great and was totally fine. Then two days later we get in to go to dinner and the power steering is out (again) and smoking. We just had that repaired about 4 weeks ago. MO is going to talk to the mechanic and see if we can get it fixed for free since their repair wasn't satisfactory. If not I think it's time to say goodbye for good. We have 3 other vehicles, so we won't need to deal with any replacement costs, but still sad to see my car of 9 years bite the dust.

Also we decided to do an impromptu trip to Laughlin at the end of Sept. MO starts coaching in October and that takes up all of his time till March, so we decided to get in one more trip this year. We go on a lot of group and family trips, this time it's just going to be the two of us, so that will be nice.


Celebrations for this update:
-$904.77 paid off in the last 2 weeks!
-Bad Debt went under the next $1000 mark!
-Store Loan went under the next $1000 mark!
-Our Mortgage went under the next $1000 mark!
-Total Debt went under the next $1000 mark!

Student Loan $0
Payback Savings $0
David's Bridal $0
Scheel's Card $0
Total Rewards $0
LOC - US Bank $0
Ring Iddeal $0
Best Buy $0
HELOC $0
Store Loan $7,923.73
Mom Loan #2 $19,035.13
MO Mortgage $84,474.75
My Mortgage $151,000.00
Our Mortgage $247,865.53
Total = $510,299.14

Down $904.77 in the last 2 weeks!!

Starting total was $587,351.27
$77,052.13 paid off since 6/19/15 (including downpayment on house)!!!!!

We have $2340 in a savings account to pay off the Mom Loan, so the amount we still owe that is $16,695.13.

Flipping and Dipping some rummage sale finds!

September 11th, 2017 at 09:17 pm

This last weekend was the weekend we would normally have the BIG rummage sale in my old town. Since we have renters in my old house we aren't have a sale, so we actually got to go shopping this year instead of working the sale!

Lots of great finds to keep including some clothes and kitchen items for me and many to sell. I have already sold a lot of items for nice profits!

Since there were so many items I separate the pics by price (only items bought to resell are pictured).

Here are the Free items (Yes these were all in the free box!!!)

Free

Gerber 4 pack mittens
Wilson Youth Baseball Pants
Halloween Onesie
Kids Socks (2 Bags)
Kids Cookie Cutter Set
Star Wars Washcloth

Victoria Secret Perfume (2)
*ETA - Sold as a set of 2 for $8.00 on FB on 9/10/17
Profit = $8.00

Bath & Body Travel Bottles (4)
*ETA - Sold as a set of 4 for $5.00 on FB on 9/10/17
Profit = $5.00

Bath & Body Full Sz Bottles (9)
*ETA - Sold for as 2 sets, one for $10.00 and one for $4.00 on FB on 9/10/17
Profit = $14.00


.10 Items
Board Books (5)
*ETA - Sold as a bundle of 5 books for $2.00 on FB on 9/10/17
Profit = $1.50

.25 Items

New Puzzles (4)
Open Puzzle
Little House on the Praire Books (2)
Nicholas Sparks Book
OPI Girls Swimsuits (2)
Girls Daisy Print Jean Shorts
Girls Old Navy Jean Skirt
Bath & Body Lotion
Speedo Swimsuit
Old Navy Swimsuit
Carters Dress

.50 Items

Large Ceramic Bowls (2)
Lizbeth Salander Novels (3)

Dart Board
*ETA - Sold for $4.00 on FB on 9/10/17
Profit = $3.50

Under Armour Shorts (2)
Sleepers (13)
Long Sleeve/Pant Jammie Sets (4)
Swimsuits (2)
Minnie Tutu Outfit
Top/Skirt Pink Outfit
Dress/Bloomers Outfit
Halloween Witch Womsie

.75 Items
Frozen Jammies

$1.00 Items

AZ Leggings
Swimshirt and Bottoms

3 Piece Outfits (New) (3)
*ETA - Sold as a bundle for $20.00 on FB on 9/10/17
Profit = $17.00

Arianna Grande Water Bottle and Shorts

Dresses (11)
*ETA - Sold 1 dress for $5.00 on FB on 9/17/17

2 Piece Outfit

$2.00 Items

Victoria Secret Clutch (Brand New and retails for $58!!)
Adidas Dress
Boys 3 Piece Puma Outfit
Dora Rider Toy
Black Cherry Candle Set
$3.00 Items
Blue Merona Purse (Brand New)

$20K Update

September 11th, 2017 at 06:46 pm

Current Balance $18,000.00
+$10.00 Mortgage Savings
+$80.00 FB Sales
Balance $18,090.00

Local Savings $6950.00
GC Savings $2525.00
Capital 360 Savings (US) $3510.00
Capital 360 Savings (Mom Loan Payback Account)$2340.00
Capital 360 Savings (Rental Deposit Account #1)$1265.00
Capital 360 Savings (Rental Deposit Account #2)$1500.00
Total Savings = $18,090.00

52 Week Challenge
2017 Total = $892.00(We have paid weeks 1-28 and 44-52)

FB Sales Week of 9/3/17

September 11th, 2017 at 03:19 pm

FB Sales are going awesome right now! $165.00 is sales this week!!

Sale #715 (JCT) $3.00
Roll of Rags for my Mom $3.00

Sale #716 (CC) $9.00
Salt and Pepper Shaker Set (Me) - Free After Rebate
Sold for $2.00
Profit = $2.00

Steig Larson Books (Me) - I paid .50 each
Sold for $1.50 each
Profit = $2.00

10 notebooks for my Mom $3.00

Sale #717 (NC) $43.00
EOS Lipbalm (2) - We paid $1.78 each
Sold for $2.50 each
Profit = $1.44

Softlips Lipbalm (2) - We paid $1.68 each
Sold for $2.50 each
Profit = $1.64

Fruit of the Loom Socks (Me) - I paid .99 each
Sold for $5.00 each
Profit = $4.01

Earbuds (2) - We paid $1.33 each
Sold for $4.00 each
Profit = $5.34

Outdoor Drink Holders (4) (Me) - I paid .88 each
Sold for $5.00 each
Profit = $8.48

Utility Baskets (2) (Me) - Free After Rebate
Sold for $1.50 each
Profit = $3.00

Fruit of the Loom Socks for my Mom $5.00

Sale #718 (CK) $36.00
Mens 3pk Socks (2) (Me) - I paid .99 each
Sold for $5.00 each
Profit = $8.02

Roll of Rags (4) (Me) - Free After Rebate
Sold for $3.00 each
Profit = $12.00

Auto Cloths 8pk (2) (Me) - I paid .99 each
Sold for $4.00 each
Profit = $6.02

Outdoor Drink Holders (2) at $3.00 for my Mom $6.00

Sale #719 (HL) $35.00
Jordache Tan Leggings - We paid $1.06
Sold for $5.00 each
Profit = $3.94

Outdoor Drink Holders (2) at $3.00 each, Backpacks (4) for $4.00 each, Small Backpacks (2) for $2.00 each and Dishmatic $4.00, for my Mom ($30.00).

Sale #720 (DC) $39.00
Matches (Me) - Free After Rebate
Sold for $2.00
Profit = $2.00

Dish Mat (Me) - I paid .99 each
Sold for $2.50
Profit = $1.51

Salt and Pepper Shaker Set (Me) - Free After Rebate
Sold for $2.00
Profit = $2.00

Knee Pads (Me) - Free After Rebate
Sold for $2.00
Profit = $2.00

Curad Bandaids - We paid .53
Sold for $1.00
Profit = $.47

Goggles (2) - We paid $1.59
Sold for $4.00 each
Profit = $4.82

Dish Mat $2.50, Folding Knife $4, Popcorn Popper $15.00, for my Mom ($21.50).

Walmart Dollar Deals

September 7th, 2017 at 03:00 pm



My Mom found these awesome $1 deals at Walmart! Potential profits of $26!!

Avia Moisture Wick Shirt - Regular Price $7.74
(Marked 4.00 for rummage sale)

Faded Glory Bermuda Shorts - Regular Price $6.96
(Marked $3.00 for rummage sale)

Healthtex Boys Winter Coat - Regular Price $14.97
(Marked $8.00 for rummage sale)

Jordache Jeggings (2) Regular Price $9.94 each
(Marked $4.00 for rummage sale)

Jordache Tan Leggings (2) Regular Price $11.94 each
(Marked $5.00 for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 1 for $5.00 on FB on 9/3/17


$20K Update - Back up to $18K!

September 7th, 2017 at 01:28 pm

We got rent for Sept, and I got my paystub for payday tomorrow so I was able to see how much my bonus will be for. What a great jump up!

Current Balance $16,155.00
+$50.00 My Payday to Our Savings (9/8)
+$75.00 My Payday to Mom Loan Savings (9/8)
+$1300.00 Sept Rent - Rental #2
+$370.00 Work Bonus
+$50.00 To get to $18K
Balance $18,000.00

Local Savings $6870.00
GC Savings $2515.00
Capital 360 Savings (US) $3510.00
Capital 360 Savings (Mom Loan Payback Account)$2340.00
Capital 360 Savings (Rental Deposit Account #1)$1265.00
Capital 360 Savings (Rental Deposit Account #2)$1500.00
Total Savings = $18,000.00

52 Week Challenge
2017 Total = $892.00(We have paid weeks 1-28 and 44-52)

Menards Deals!

September 5th, 2017 at 04:57 pm

My Mom picked up some great deals again at Menards. Love free stuff!!



Air Freshner 2pk (Bought 4)
Free After Mail in Rebate
(Marked $1.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 3 for $1.00 each on FB on 10/1/17

Dog Leash (Bought 4)
Free After Mail in Rebate
(Kept 2 for our puppy girls, marked the other 2 $4.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 2 for $4.00 each on FB on 10/1/17
Profit = $8.00

Finish Dishwasher Detergent (Bought 4)
.99 Each After Mail in Rebate
(Keeping these)

Kitchen Shears (Bought 4)
.01 Money Maker Each After Mail in Rebate
(Marked $3.00 each for rummage sale)

Men's No Show Socks 3pks (Bought 3)
.99 Each After Mail in Rebate
(Marked $5.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 2 for $5.00 each on FB on 9/3/17

Outdoor Drink Holders (Bought 4)
.88 Each After Mail in Rebate
(Marked set of 4 for $12.00 for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 4/$12 on FB on 9/3/17
Profit = $8.48

Roll of Rags (Bought 4)
Free After Mail in Rebate
(Marked $3.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 4 for $3.00 each on FB on 9/3/17
Profit = $12.00

Utility Baskets (Bought 6)
Free After Mail in Rebate
(Marked $1.50 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 2 for $1.50 each on FB on 9/3/17

$20K Update

September 5th, 2017 at 04:16 pm

We are waiting for the rent check from Rental #2 and also one more $30 reimbursement for softball and that should get us back over $17K! I also have a few good FB Sales lined up for the week so I can add some to savings once those are picked up.

Current Balance $15,850.00
+$50.00 MO Payday to Our Savings (9/1)
+$15.00 Recycling Pop Cans
+$240.00 Coed Softball Fees Reimbursement
Balance $16,155.00

Local Savings $6870.00
GC Savings $795.00
Capital 360 Savings (US) $3460.00
Capital 360 Savings (Mom Loan Payback Account)$2265.00
Capital 360 Savings (Rental Deposit Account #1)$1265.00
Capital 360 Savings (Rental Deposit Account #2)$1500.00
Total Savings = $16,155.00

52 Week Challenge
2017 Total = $892.00(We have paid weeks 1-28 and 44-52)

Debt Update - 9/1/17

August 31st, 2017 at 05:31 pm

Celebrations for this update:
-$682.26 paid off in the last 2 weeks!

We were only $203.91 from going under the next $1000 mark, and this would be the 6th update in a row, so I considered just throwing the extra $205 against my mortgage (the only debt we can easily make extra payments on), but decided since that isn't our focus right now to just hold onto it and stick with the plan.

I'm receiving a $600 bonus next payday so hoping to put that whole amount in savings as cash flow finally seems to be leveling out after vaca.


Student Loan $0
Payback Savings $0
David's Bridal $0
Scheel's Card $0
Total Rewards $0
LOC - US Bank $0
Ring Iddeal $0
Best Buy $0
HELOC $0
Store Loan $8,038.75
Mom Loan #2 $19,035.13
MO Mortgage $84,474.75
My Mortgage $151,400.00
Our Mortgage $248,255.28
Total = $511,203.91

Down $682.26 in the last 2 weeks!!

Starting total was $587,351.27
$76,147.36 paid off since 6/19/15 (including downpayment on house)!!!!!

We have $2265 in a savings account to pay off the Mom Loan, so the amount we still owe that is $16,770.13.

Blog Issues for anyone else?

August 29th, 2017 at 09:18 pm

Im having issues with being able to load pics again on my blog, and also with getting some weird errors where it thinks I am not a human......anyone else having issues??

Great Deals at Target this week with P&G Coupons!

August 29th, 2017 at 09:08 pm

Target has several Health & Beauty items on sale this week where you receive a $5 Giftcard when you buy 4 of like items. Some of the brands include Pantene, Herbal Essences, Olay, Old Spice and Venus. I stopped in and grabbed hubby some Old Spice Deodorant. Hoping my Mom can stop in find some other deals for us to add to the rummage sale inventory.



Old Spice Deodorant (Bought 4)
Regular Price $5.49
-$.50 Sale Price Each
-$4.00 Mfr Coupons ($2.00 off 2 Old Spice) x 2
*Received $5.00 Target Giftcard
Final Price after tax = $2.98 Each!!

CVS Deals Week of 8/27/17

August 29th, 2017 at 08:35 pm

It's been awhile since I have been doing much for CVS deals, I am trying to get back into couponing.
Found some good deals at CVS!



Calendula Cream (Bought 1)
Regular Price $9.29
-.80 Sale Price
*Received $6.00 EB
*Received $3.00 Ibotta Rebate
Final Price after tax = $.04!!

Calendula Burn (Bought 1)
Regular Price $9.29
-.80 Sale Price
*Received $6.00 EB
*Received $3.00 Ibotta Rebate
Final Price after tax = $.04!!

Arnicare Bruise (Bought 1)
Regular Price $9.29
-.80 Sale Price
*Received $6.00 EB
*Received $3.00 Ibotta Rebate
Final Price after tax = $.04!!

Lemon Lemon Drinks (Bought 2)
Regular Price $1.79
-.98 for 2/$3 Sale
*Received $1.00 Ibotta Rebate
Final Price after tax = $1.07 each

Puffs Tissue (Bought 1)
Regular Price $2.49
-$2.04 Cashier Discounted down because it wasn't ringing up the CVS App Price correctly.
-.25 Mfr Coupon
*Received $1.00 Checkout21 Rebate
Final Price after tax = $.73 Money Maker!!

Pantene Shampoo/Conditioner (Bought 6)
Pantene 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner (Bought 2)
Regular Price $4.99 each
-$6.34 for 3/$12 Sale x 2
-$10.00 Mfr Coupons ($5.00 off 3 Pantene x 2)
-$7.98 Mfr Coupons (Free 3 Minute Miracle up to $3.99 x 2)
-$4.00 CVS CMC Coupon ($4.00 off $14.00 Pantene)
*Received $5.00 EB for spending $20 on select products
Final Price after tax = .83 each for 8 bottles!!


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