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Giftcard Inventory

January 21st, 2019 at 09:27 am

Wow our giftcard balance is crazy! We used several since last year and still the total went up $600 since last January. I really want to get some of these used up, I hate to think of losing any from getting lost, stolen or destroyed. I do have them all together for safe keeping.

I have a day off next week to have a bunch of apts, including a massage so that will use a $60 massage giftcard. I also plan on going shopping that day in between my apts and possibly using up the JCP, Target and Kohls cards, as well as picking up dinner somewhere that we have a giftcard for.

The Visa cards expire in June, we had planned to use those for car seats for the twins. Now we are going to use those to pay the deductible for the truck repair, and maybe also for our rental car when we go to Laughlin in March.

The Scheels cards are MO's and he has been saving those up to get a new gun.

Anheuser-Busch Rebate Card $15.00
Applebees $2.00
Applebees $25.00
Applebees $25.00
Applebees $25.00
Applebees $25.00
Applebees $25.00
Applebees $25.00
Buffalo Wild Wings $25.00
Buffalo Wild Wings $25.00
Buffalo Wild Wings $25.00
Chili’s $50.00
Cracker Barrel $10.00
Discover Cashback Rewards $963.13
Famous Dave’s $30.00
Hobby Lobby $25.00
JCPenney $9.24
Jimmy Johns $30.00
Kohls $25.00
Landry’s Restaurants $32.00
Massage $50.00
Massage $60.00
Medora $100.00
Medora $1000.00
Olive Garden $10.00
Olive Garden $10.00
Olive Garden $10.00
Outback Steakhouse $25.00
Outback Steakhouse $50.00
Papa Johns $10.00
Papa Johns $10.00
Pizza Ranch $12.00
Scheels $5.00
Scheels $25.00
Scheels $25.00
Scheels $25.00
Scheels $25.00
Scheels $25.00
Scheels $25.00
Scheels $25.00
Scheels $25.00
Scheels $75.00
Seize the Deal (Doggie Daycare) $75.00
Starbucks $10.00
Target $5.00
Texas Roadhouse $25.00
Texas Roadhouse $50.00
TGIFridays $25.00
Visa $25.00
Visa $100.00
Visa $100.00
Visa $100.00
Total $3558.37

$20K Update

January 21st, 2019 at 09:09 am

I had to transfer $300 from savings to checking from going out (we have had some awesome friends that are trying to get us out of the house more and trying to get back some normalcy) and to cover the Discover bill. Should be able to make that back up next payday.

Normally we have taxes filed by now, but we haven't received a Social Security Card or birth certificate for Ember yet, or death certificates for either of the twins yet. We were supposed to receive them within a few weeks, but it's been over 2 months and nothing has come yet. MO tried called the SS office many times already but after hrs of hold he has yet to get ahold of anyone. So we will have to drive over an hr away to the nearest office to try to get their info so we can file our taxes. Terrible that we have to go through that with all the emotions already.

Current Balance $14,345.00
+$20.00 FB Sales
+$50.00 MO Payday to Our Savings (1/18)
-$300.00 Temp transfer to checking to cover going out and Discover bill
Balance $14,115.00

Local Savings $6750.00
GC Savings $715.00
Capital 360 Savings (US) $3150.00
Capital 360 Savings (Mom Loan Payback Account)$1150.00
Capital 360 Savings (Rental Deposit Account #1)$850.00
Capital 360 Savings (Rental Deposit Account #2)$1500.00
Total Savings = $14,115.00

52 Week Challenge
2019 Total = $190 (Weeks 1-19 are paid)

FB Sales Week of 1/13/19

January 21st, 2019 at 08:47 am

I still have a lot of items that need to be picked up, the weather here has been terribly cold and lots of snow so people aren't out and about as much as usual. Hopefully people can get in here soon.

Sale #1121 (AN) $6.00
NDSU Binder (Joint with my FIL) - We paid $1.07
Sold for $4.00
Profit = $2.93

NDSU Pencils (Joint with my FIL) - We paid $.80
Sold for $2.00
Profit = $1.20

Sale #1122 (KL) $30.00
Magic Bullet (Joint with my FIL) - We paid $21.36
Sold for $30.00
Profit = $8.64

Debt Update as of 1/18/19

January 21st, 2019 at 08:35 am

So glad the blogs are back up!


$1069.91 paid off in the last 2 weeks!!!

Celebrations for this update:
-$1069.91 paid off in the last 2 weeks!!
-Total Debt went under the next $1000 mark for the 5th 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 $3,841.89
Mom Loan #2/#3 $36,001.96
MO Mortgage $81,210.00
My Mortgage $145,200.00
Our Mortgage $241,444.10
Total = $507,697.95

Down $1069.91 in the last two weeks!

Starting total was $613,351.27
$105,653.32 paid off since 6/19/15 (including downpayment on house and adding new truck loan)!!!!!

$20K Update

January 14th, 2019 at 11:23 am

Current Balance $14,165.00
+$30.00 FB Sales
+$50.00 My Payday to Our Savings (1/11)
+$75.00 My Payday to Mom Loan Savings (1/11)
+$23.25 Checkout51 Rebate Check
+$1.75 Even Out Amount
Balance $14,345.00

Local Savings $7030.00
GC Savings $715.00
Capital 360 Savings (US) $3100.00
Capital 360 Savings (Mom Loan Payback Account)$1150.00
Capital 360 Savings (Rental Deposit Account #1)$850.00
Capital 360 Savings (Rental Deposit Account #2)$1500.00
Total Savings = $14,345.00

52 Week Challenge
2019 Total = $190 (Weeks 1-19 are paid)

FB Sales Week of 1/6/19

January 14th, 2019 at 08:40 am

Sales were a bit slower this week, but still good extra $$!! I do have a lot of orders that need to be picked up. Moving new and old inventory which is nice! I've also been working on an inventory spreadsheet so I can see what my oldest items are and get them moving or donated.

Total sales were $43.00.

Sale #1117 (LS) $8.00
Girls Athletica Tennies (Joint with my FIL) - We paid $3.20
Sold for $8.00
Profit = $4.80

Sale #1118 (DI) $10.00
Steam Iron (Cleaning out house)
Sold for $10.00
Profit = $10.00

Sale #1119 (SSB) $5.00
Ivory Free and Gentle Body Wash - I paid $2.64
Sold for $5.00
Profit = $2.36

Sale #1120 (KD) $20.00
Pantene Shampoo and Conditioner (8) (Joint with my Mom) - We made $1.14 each when purchasing!!
Sold for $2.50 each
Profit = $29.12

Hit a deer (again) and hubby grabs some after Christmas deals

January 10th, 2019 at 11:21 am

Coming home from one of our family Christmas celebrations we hit (well actually we were hit by) a deer. It was just a grazing blow from the deer hitting the front driver side corner and also along the door. No major damage and there wasn't even any blood, so I think the deer actually survived as it just kept running after the impact. Of course it was on our new truck, which we only bought so we would have enough room for the twins and the dogs, or we wouldn't even have such a nice vehicle.....we had taken it down to town since we were going to Christmas and were bringing down presents and the dogs...etc. So anyways the truck is in the shop to get fixed...even that little bit of damage is almost $5000 in repairs. Our deductible for hitting a deer is only $250 thank goodness, but still stinks as we had just hit a deer in a different vehicle, on a different road back in Aug-Sept, and at that time it had totaled out our Jeep. We really watch for those buggers but they seem to be everywhere....neither MO or I had ever hit a deer till we started dating. Then I hit 1 in 2015ish and MO hit 2 in 2018. Hopefully we are done with that now!

When MO took the truck back to town to get it into the shop his Dad had to bring him back, so they had lunch together and then stopped into Walmart and grabbed some after Christmas deals for me! Since they picked them up together I will split with FIL. Some items to keep till next Christmas and some to resell now.



Axe Gift Set (Bought 1)
Regular Price $9.88
Our Price + Tax = $2.65
(I may open this up and sell in pieces or I may sell as a pack)

Color and Activity Books (Bought 35)
Regular Price $4.74 Each
Our Price + Tax = $1.27
(Marked $3.00 each for rummage sale)

Kids Holiday Water Bottles (Bought 31)
Regular Price .98
Our Price + Tax = $.26
(Marked $1.00 each for rummage sale)

Llama Beanie (Bought 1)
Regular Price $6.97
Our Price + Tax = $1.87
(Marked $4.00 for rummage sale)

Points of Light Projector (Bought 10, not pictured)
Regular Price $24.88
Our Price + Tax = $6.67 Each
(Marked $15.00 each for rummage sale)

Projection Plus Whirl-A-Motion + Static 2in1 Projector (Bought 6)
Regular Price $18.88 Each
Our Price + Tax = $5.06 Each
(Marked $10.00 each for rummage sale)

Smile Sets (Bought 12)
Regular Price $4.88 Each
Our Price + Tax = $1.31 Each
(Marked $3.00 each for rummage sale)

Soap and Scrub 4pc Bath Sets (Bought 2)
Regular Price $4.88 Each
Our Price + Tax = $1.31 Each
(Marked $3.00 each for rummage sale)

Famous Footwear BOGO 50% Clearance Sale

January 8th, 2019 at 02:19 pm

Famous Footwear was having a BOGO 50% off sale on their clearance. I was hoping to find a lot of good deals, but there really wasn't much there that was in the price range I like. I find so many good deals there most of the time that I hate to pay more then $5 a pair. We did find two pairs of shoes for hubby and then I got these 2 for selling.



Circus by Sam Edelman Tan Sandals
Regular Price $54.99
Clearance to $10.00
Final Price + Tax = $10.70
(Marked $25.00 for rummage sale)

Steve Madden Smiley Face Sandals
Regular Price $34.99
Clearance to $5.00
-$2.50 BOGO 50% off Sale
Final Price + Tax = $2.61
(Marked $15.00 for rummage sale)

Quick CVS Grabs

January 8th, 2019 at 11:13 am

I haven't been to CVS in months but I stopped in and scanned my extra care cards. I got a few good coupons and grabbed a few body washes.



Ivory Free and Gentle Body Wash (Bought 1)
Regular Price $6.49
-$1.72 Sale Price
-$.76 $2.00 off $6 Body Wash
Final Price + Tax = $2.64
(Marked $5.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold for $5.00 on FB on 1/6/19
Profit = $2.36

Old Spice Body Wash (Bought 2)
Regular Price $5.29
-$2.65 50% Off Clearance Each
-$1.24 $2.00 off $6 Body Wash
Final Price + Tax = $2.15 Each
(Marked $3.00 each for rummage sale)

$20K Update - Rent and Casino Win! Hit $14K!

January 8th, 2019 at 07:39 am

We got rent for January and also added in FB sales. MO also won big at the casino and we came home $700 ahead! We put $500 of it into savings, $100 into the 52 Week Challenge and $50 each for fun money. We are already paid into May for the 52 Week Challenge!

Current Balance $13,045.00
+$95.00 FB Sales
+$400.00 January Rent
+$500.00 Casino Win
Balance $14,165.00

Local Savings $6975.00
GC Savings $715.00
Capital 360 Savings (US) $3050.00
Capital 360 Savings (Mom Loan Payback Account)$1075.00
Capital 360 Savings (Rental Deposit Account #1)$850.00
Capital 360 Savings (Rental Deposit Account #2)$1500.00
Total Savings = $14,165.00

52 Week Challenge
2019 Total = $190 (Weeks 1-19 are paid)