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Week of 5/27/12 Menards Deals

May 28th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

Super Clean Car Wash $4.49 - Limit 2
Free after Mail in Rebate
*ETA - Sold 1 for $3.00 at 8/23/13 rummage sale

Love, Peace, and the Planet Hair Products $9.00 - Limit 10
Free after Mail in Rebate
*ETA - Sold 1 for $3.00 at 8/24/12 rummage sale
*ETA - Sold 9 for $3.00 at 9/7/12 rummage sale
Profit of $30.00 on the Hair Products!!


Marked everything for $3.00 each and already put away for the next rummage sale in August.

Also got an extra 11% rebate, I have 4 receipts to send in for this, just on this purchase I will get $10.89.

So if I sell them all that would be $36.00 plus the $10.89 rebate, so that would be a profit of $46.89!

Clearance at Claires

May 28th, 2012 at 10:04 pm

Took DH to the mall to get his haircut today. While I was waiting for him to get done I was browsing around Claires and found some great clearance deals.

All of their clearance with a starting price of $10 or less was buy 10 for $10.
So I bought:
5 Pearl/Flower headband - Regular Price $9.50 each
3 Pink Feather Earrings - Regular Price $9.50 each
1 White Father Earrings - Regular Price $8.50 each
1 Black Father Earrings - Regular Price $10.00 each
Total regular price = $94.50
My price = $1.00 each, $10.00 Total
Marked each for $2.00
*ETA - Sold 1 headband (profit $1.00), 1 pink earring (profit $1.00), 1 black earring (profit $1.00) and 1 white earring (profit $1.00) for $2.00 each at 8/24/12 rummage sale
*ETA - Sold 4 headbands (profit $4.00), 2 pink earrings for $2.00 each (profit $2.00) at 9/7/12 rummage sale



I don't think these will be hard to sell especially since they still have their price tags on, but I could always put them in gifts if I couldn't sell them.


I also got a bunch of bellybutton rings on clearance.
2 5pk of Colored Gems - Regular Price $20.00
-Clearance to $5.00
2 5pk of Roses - Regular Price $16.00 each
-Clearance to $4.00
2 Dangly Stars - Regular Price $14.00
-Clearance to $3.50
4 Butterfly - Regular Price $10.00
Clearance to $1.00!!

Regular Price for 10 bellybuttons rings = $140.00
My price $30.00
*ETA - Sold a dangly star pack for $5.00 (profit $1.50) and a 5pk of gems for $7.00 (profit $2.00) at 8/24/12 rummage sale.
*ETA - Sold 2 butterfly packs for $3.00 (profit $4.00) each at the 9/7/12 rummage sale.
*ETA - Sold 1 butterfly pack for $4.00 (profit $3.00) and 1 5pk Roses for $8.00 (profit $4.00) at the 8/23/13 rummage sale
*ETA - Sold 1 butterfly pack for $4.00 on FB on 9/27/14
- I had pulled out several packs to give as a present to my SIL, but then she ended up being preggers so no longer a practical gift, so I put them back in the rummage sale now. Just 1 Butterfly pack left to sell and I will have sold everything on this page, other then 3 packs for naval rings that I kept for myself.
*Profit as of 8/23/13 on this page is $24.50!!
*ETA - I have now sold everything on this page and made a profit of $27.50!!!!

Free ice pops at Kmart

May 28th, 2012 at 04:46 pm

Free Ice Pops (24 count) at Kmart this week.

Regular Price $2.00
$2.00 mail in rebate

I bought 3 bags and will mark them for the rummage sale.

Week of 5/27/12 - CVS Deals

May 28th, 2012 at 04:43 pm

Used my card and DHs card to get some deals twice.

My card:

Mitchum Smart Solid Clinical Performance Deoderant
Regular Price $4.99
-$3.00 Sale Price
-$1.00 mfr coupon
Final Price .99!

Snickers Bar
Regular Price $1.19
-.44 Sale Price
Price = .75
Received .75 EB
Final Price - FREE!

Depend Real Fit for Men
Regular Price $4.49
-.50 Sale Price
-$1.50 mfr coupon
Price = $2.49
Received $2.00 EB
Final Price .49! (Marked this for $2.50 for the rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold for $3.00 at 9/7/12 rummage sale - $2.51 profit

Colgate 360 Optic White Toothbrush
Regular Price $5.49
-$2.50 Sale Price
-$1.00 CVS Coupon
Price $1.99
Received $2.00 EB
Final Price +.01 - Money Maker!! (Marked for $2.00 for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 1 for $2.00 at 8/24/12 rummage sale
*ETA - Sold 1 for $2.00 at 9/7/12 rummage sale = Profit of $4.02!!
Then I used DHs card and got all the same deals again except for the deoderant.

Menards Deals!

May 26th, 2012 at 02:52 am

Lots of great deals at Menards this last week!

2PC Grip Wrench Set - Limit of 2
Regular Price $9.98
Sale Price $6.99
Rebate $6.00
Final Price .99
*Sold both at the 5/18/12 rummage sale for $5.00 each
Profit of $8.02!!

Comfort Patches - Limit 10
Regular Price $5.00
Rebate $5.00
Final Price - FREE
*ETA - Sold 2 for $3.00 each at 9/5/13 rummage sale
*ETA - Sold 1 for $2.00 at 9/4/14 rummage sale
*ETA - 6 of these expired before they were sold so I donated them on FB.

25' Tape Measure - Limit 2
Sale Price $8.99
Rebate $8.00
Final Price - .99
*Marked for $4.00 for the rummage sale.
*ETA - Sold 2 for $4.00 each at 9/7/12 rummage sale
Profit = $6.02

12' Flat Pry Bar - Limit 2
Sale Price $2.49
Rebate $2.00
Final Price .49
*ETA - Sold 1 for $3.00 at 5/18/12 rummage sale
*ETA - Sold 1 for $3.00 at 9/7/12 rummage sale - Profit = $5.02

Folding Utility Knife - Limit 2
Sale Price $6.99
Rebate $6.00
Final Price .99
*ETA - Sold one for $4.00 at our 5/18/12 rummage sale
*ETA - Sold one for $4.00 at our 6/23/12 rummage sale
Profit = $6.02

Citronella Candles - Limit 4
Sale Price $4.99
Rebate $4.99
Final Price - FREE
*ETA - Sold 1 for $3.00 at 5/18/12 rummage sale
*ETA - Sold 1 for $3.00 at 9/7/12 rummage sale
*ETA - Sold 2 for $3.00 each at 6/15/13 rummage sale
Profit = $12.00

Bio-Degrable Lubricants - Limit 8
Sale Price $4.99
Rebate $4.00
Final Price .99
*Marked for $2.50 each for the rummage sale. I didn't sell any yet.

I already sent in all of the rebates, so now just waiting for $142 in rebates which will go into the home improvements savings jar. Smile

If I sold everything for the price I currently have them marked I would make a profit of $64.00 on these purchases!

Biggest Loser - Finale - I won!

May 26th, 2012 at 02:40 am

We had our final weigh in for the Biggest Loser and I won! I did so good this time losing 10lbs during the contest and am down 26lbs total.
I won $50 which I added to the $50 I won from a previous BL and don't know what I'm going to use it for yet.
Gotta a lot of "eating" things coming up...graduations, vacations etc..need to keep my head in the game so I don't gain back any weight and keep going in the right direction.

$20K Update

May 26th, 2012 at 02:32 am

Current Balance $22,885.00
+$85.00 to retirement hold account
+$70.00 to EF (DH work reimbursements)
+$100.00 to Anniversary Cruise
-$28.00 to ROTH IRA
+$8.00 Even Out Amount
-$1000.00 Home Improvements cash transferred to ING
+$1000.00 to ING Home Improvements
+$25.00 Menards rebate into Home Improvements Jar
New Balance $23,145.00

Bingo Money (cash) $1620.00
ING $19,250.00 ($4000.00 Bingo Money)
Mortgage Payoff $130.00
Home Improvements(cash)$120.00
HSBC $2,025.00
Total = $23,145.00

Bingo Money
Tips total - $2006.61
Wage total - $3617.32
Total Bingo Money - $5623.93

$20K Update - Payday

May 15th, 2012 at 02:39 am

Current Balance $22,535.00
+$100.00 to September 2012
+$250.00 to Home Improvements
New Balance $22,885.00

Bingo Money (cash) $1620.00
ING $18,115.00 ($4000.00 Bingo Money)
Mortgage Payoff $130.00
Home Improvements(cash)$1095.00
HSBC $1,925.00
Total = $22,885.00

Bingo Money
Tips total - $2006.61
Wage total - $3617.32
Total Bingo Money - $5623.93

May 2012 Savings Update

May 14th, 2012 at 02:56 am

May 2012 Savings Update
As of May 1, 2012:

Regular Savings:
Bingo Money $4950
Home Maintanence $600
Mortgage Payoff Account (cash) $130
Cushion $2200
HSA $7750
New Patio Door(cash) $1620
September 2012 $1560
Emergency Fund $1355
New Car $3835 - Complete
Vacation - $2820 - Complete
Anniversary Cruise $1910 - Complete
Total Regular Savings = $28,730.00

Retirement Savings:
Retirement Hold Account $1770
Roth IRA $5300
Rollover IRA $890
401K $19,000
403B $13,600 (est)
Total Retirement Savings = $40,560.00

Total Savings = $69,290! So close to the $70K mark!

Took in recycling and marked more stuff for rummage sale

May 14th, 2012 at 02:44 am

We took in our pop cans...30lbs at .50 per lb = $15.00. So we will put that $15 towards the mortgage principle for June.

DH brought a bunch of misc science supplies from his classroom that are outdated and no longer needed. I marked those up for the rummage sale. They were all little old things (thermometers, funnels etc.) so only marked for .10 to $1.00. DH is happy to be getting things cleaned out.

My Dad's wife gave me a bunch of clothes that she was planning on taking to goodwill and said I could mark them and keep the profit if I wanted. So I will try to get them marked sometime this week.

Health Savings Account reached 8K! And I just jinxed the crap out of us....

May 14th, 2012 at 01:28 am

So with Friday's paycheck our HSA reached $8K! Wow! So I was sooo excited that we had $8K just sitting there....JUST IN CASE something happened we can be comfortable that between insurance and the money in the HSA we wouldn't have to pay anything OOP for medical expenses. I have been very diligently putting $125 every single paycheck into the HSA. I was so happy that I texted DH and my Mom that we had reached this great number. So that was Friday....Saturday night we were at a BBQ with some friends and DH ends up hurting his knee so bad that I have to take him to the ER! Frown I was inside the house when it happened, so I didn't see it, but apparently he was joking around and pretended to kick something and when he planted his left foot and kicked with his right, he lost his balance and fell...only his left leg which was planted didn't give out...it was locked in place and so when he fell it didn't fall with him and got all twisted up. UGH. So his knee bone is literally poking out the side of his leg....not out of the skin, but it's a huge knob on the side of his leg where it shouldn't be. So we went to the ER and got xrays..nothing broken, but they want to do an MRI cause they think some of the tendons/ligaments are no longer attached. Tomorrow he goes in to see the orthopedic surgeon and see about the MRI, and then see about surgery. We are on a HDHP (High Deductible Health Plan) so we have to meet a $3K deductible before the plan kicks in...and with what we've heard so far sounds like we will meet the whole thing. SIGH....oh well that is what we saved for so I guess we just have to feel lucky it is there when we need it and hope DH feels better soon.

$20K Update - New Car Account - Goal Met!

May 14th, 2012 at 01:06 am

Got my last Bingo paycheck....made $5623.93 working there for about 7 months. Never spent a penny of it! Smile All in savings for whatever we may need it for. I'm proud that I was able to do what I said I was gonna do with that money and not let that extra work go to waste. Sometime this week I will try to get the last $1620.00 ready to take to the bank and will transfer it to ING.
Also transferred enough extra to the New Car Account to get it to $5K! Yeah another goal met! New goal is the EF!

Current Balance $22,020.00
+$265.00 Bingo Wages (last paycheck)
+$85.00 to Retirement Hold Account
+$30.00 School Reimbursement to New Car Account
+$135.00 to get New Car Account to $5K
New Balance $22,535.00

Bingo Money (cash) $1620.00
ING $18,015.00 ($4000.00 Bingo Money)
Mortgage Payoff $130.00
Home Improvements(cash)$845.00
HSBC $1,925.00
Total = $22,535.00

Added $265.35 to Bingo Wages
Tips total - $2006.61
Wage total - $3617.32
Total Bingo Money - $5623.93

$20K Update

May 10th, 2012 at 03:36 am

Got a surprise refund from our previous mortgage carrier of $990! YEAH! So I rounded it up to $1000 and tossed it into the New Car fund...almost got that puppy up to $5K! Also got the Bingo money over $5K...I will get my last paycheck from Bingo on Friday and then I will transfer it all into ING.

Current Balance $20,305.00
+$155.00 Bingo Tips
+$255.00 Bingo Wages
+$35.00 Overtime pay to EF
+$30.00 Chase CC Rewards Check
+$1000.00 Mortgage Refund
+$100.00 ING Sept 2012
+$250.00 Home Maintenance
-$140.00 to ROTH IRA
+$9.39 ING Interest
+$22.61 Even Out Amount
New Balance $22,020.00

Bingo Money (cash) $1355.00
ING $17,765.00 ($4000.00 Bingo Money)
Mortgage Payoff $130.00
Home Improvements(cash)$845.00
HSBC $1,925.00
Total = $22,020.00

Added $252.42 to Bingo Wages, $69.50 and $87.25 to Bingo Tips
Tips total - $2006.61
Wage total - $3351.97
Total Bingo Money - $5358.58

Biggest Loser Update

May 10th, 2012 at 01:55 am

Couple weeks behind on the BL....but I am doing awesome! Hope to be down 8 more lbs before we go on our cruise in mid June. Smile

Spring 2012 Biggest Loser

Week Six - Weigh In
Pounds Lost this week = .2
Total pounds lost = 10
% weight loss = 5.95%
Place = 1st out of 5 people

Total weight lost since Sept 2011 = 25.4lbs

I am crushing the competition, so I should have an extra $50 in my pocket to enjoy on the cruise!

Getting ready for another rummage sale

May 10th, 2012 at 01:45 am

We are having a rummage sale in 2 weeks. My Mom came over and helped me clean up and sweep the garage today. Feels good to have it cleaned. Smile Also got all of our aluminum cans bagged up and ready to take in for recycling. Tomorrow my Mom is going to spray out the garage and start bring boxes over. I think I have mostly everything of ours marked, I like to mark things as I find them so that I don't have a ton to mark at one time. I need to do an inventory of our snacks and drinks to see what we have for my little snack shack.
Should be interesting to see how all of the deals I have been getting at CVS, Menards and JCPenney sell at the sale. Hoping to make a nice profit.

CVS and Menards Deals

May 10th, 2012 at 01:40 am

Wow I can't believe it's May and I haven't posted any CVS deals in 2012! Now that I am done working at Bingo I should have lots more time to get back to posting the deals!

CVS Deals Week of 4/30/12

100 ct Puffs Kleenex (Bought 2)
Regular Price $3.98 ($1.99 each)
-$2.00 Sale Price ($1.00 each)
-$1.00 mfr coupon
Final Price .49 each!

Dawn Hand Renewal Dish Soap 9oz
Regular Price $1.99
-$1.00 Sale Price
-.50 mfr coupon
Final Price .49!

Special K Snacks (Bought 3) - I love these!
Regular Price $13.20 ($4.40 each)
-$2.40 Sale Price
*Received $3.00 EB
Final Price $2.34 each!

Colgate MaxClean SmartFoam 6.0oz
Regular Price $3.69
-$.70 Sale Price
-$1.00 mfr coupon
-$1.00 CVS coupon
(scanned my card and got a coupon for $1.00 off any toothpaste!)
*Received $2.49 EB
Final Price $1.50 Money Maker!!

Got such a good deal on the toothpaste that I did the same thing again with DH's CVS card!

CVS Deals Week of 5/6/12

Mitchum Clinical Performance Deoderant 2.5oz
Regular Price $4.99
-$3.00 Sale Price
-$1.00 mfr coupon
-$1.00 CVS coupon
(scanned my card and got a coupon for $1.00 off any deoderant!)
Final Price - .01 Money Maker!!

Mars Candy Bar
Regular Price $1.19
-.44 Sale Price
*Received $.75 EB
Final Price - FREE!

Menards

Sunglasses
Regular Price $29.99
-$25.50 Sale Price
-$4.00 Rebate
Final Price .49!!

I haven't decided yet if I want to keep these sunglasses or sell them. I don't need anymore sunglasses right now, but I tend to lose and or break sunglasses frequently, so I always but $10 - $20 pairs.....can't beat .49! But they still have the tag on them for $29.99, so I think I could sell them for $10 or so and make a nice profit.