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Productive Day

July 31st, 2012 at 08:15 pm

Felt very productive today:
-Re-ordered my mail order rx
-Made an eye apt so I can use my yearly eyewear allowance
-Paid DH's Medical bills for his knee injury(will post more on that later)
-Entered Staples rebate online

$20K Update

July 31st, 2012 at 08:10 pm

Current Balance $23,065.00
+$200.00 Paying back ING Savings
New Balance $23,265.00

Bingo Money (cash) $1620.00
ING $20,300.00 ($4000.00 Bingo Money)
Mortgage Payoff $130.00
Home Improvements(cash)$345.00
HSBC $870.00
Total = $23,265.00

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

CVS Deals Week of 7/29/12

July 29th, 2012 at 04:16 pm

Coke 12pk - 4 for $14
-$2 Extra Buck
Final Price 4 for $12 (Just .25 per can)!!

Aussie Products - 2 for $6
-$1.00/2 off coupon from coupon machine
-$1.00/2 off mfr coupon
Final Price 2 for $3 ($1.50 each)

Accu-Chek Nano SmartView Blood Glucose Monitor
Sale Price $9.99
-$10.00 Mfr coupon
Final cost FREE!
(I had to get a raincheck for this)

Staples Deals Week of 7/29/12

July 29th, 2012 at 04:03 pm

All of this for just $3.18 OOP!!


Staples 100ct Paperclips(Limit 2)
Regular Price $1.99 to $2.99
-$1.98 to $2.98 Sale Price(With $5 Minimum Purchase)
Final Price .01!!
(Kept 1 and put 1 in the rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 1 for $1.00 at 6/15/13 rummage sale
Profit = .99

Home Select Pocket Tissue(Limit 6)
Regular Price .49
-.48 Sale Price (With $5 Minimum Purchase)
Final Price .01!!

2 Pocket Paper Folder (Limit 10)
Regular Price .20
-.19 Sale Price (With $5 Minimum Purchase)
Final Price .01!!
(Marked for .10 each for the rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 8 for .10 each at 9/7/12 rummage sale
*ETA - Sold 2 for .10 each at 6/15/13 rummage sale
Profit = .90

Staples Photo Paper (Limit 4)
(They only had 1 when I was there)
Regular Price $14.99
-$13.99 Easy Rebate
Final Price $1.00!
(Marked for $5.00 for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold for $5.00 at 8/23/13 rummage sale = $4.00 Profit

Avery Easy Peel Address Labels (Limit 1)
Regular Price $4.99
-$4.99 Easy Rebate
Final Price - FREE!!
(Marked for $2.50 for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold for $2.50 at 5/5/17 rummage sale
Profit = $2.50

BIC 5pk Mechanical Pencils (Limit 4)
Regular Price $2.49
-$2.24 Sale Price
Final Price - .25
(Marked for $1.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 1 for $1.50 at 9/7/12 rummage sale
*ETA - Sold 1 for $1.50 at 6/15/13 rummage sale, 2 left to sell

Hygenia Assorted Chalk (Limit 4)
Regular Price .99
-.74 Sale Price
Final Price .25
(Marked for $1.00 for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 2 for $1.00 each at 9/7/12 rummage sale
*ETA - Sold 1 for $1.00 at 6/15/13 rummage sale, 1 left to sell

More good sales on Sports Drinks

July 29th, 2012 at 11:37 am

I have been stalking up on Sports Drinks since they seem to have much better sale prices in the summer for these and we drink a lot of them with softball, volleyball, basketball etc. If we don't have any at home that we got on sale then we just drink water...we DO NOT pay more then $1 for them! Smile

I got 15 Powerades for $10 at Cashwise Foods(.67 each.) Also got 5 Gatorades at CVS for .88 each.
(Some of my free candy bars are also in the pic.)

$20K Update

July 29th, 2012 at 11:27 am

Sometimes if I need to "borrow" from savings I just keep track of it on my own and pay it back asap without updating it on here. But once it starts to get to be too much to easily pay back then I need to update it to keep myself honest and my totals correct. I had actually borrowed $800 more then this, but was able to put $800 back already. $25K was short lived, but I know once school starts we will really be able to go up a lot again.

Current Balance $25,005.00
+$85.00 ING Retirement Hold Account
-$28.00 to ING ROTH IRA
+$3.00 Even Out Amount
-$2000.00 from savings to checking
New Balance $23,065.00

Bingo Money (cash) $1620.00
ING $20,100.00 ($4000.00 Bingo Money)
Mortgage Payoff $130.00
Home Improvements(cash)$345.00
HSBC $870.00
Total = $23,065.00

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

16 FREE Candy Bars!!

July 29th, 2012 at 10:46 am

Sorry I am posting this deal too late, I just didn't have time to get on here this week. At CVS the coupon machine was printing off coupons for $1 off 2 Mars Candy Bars. Mars Candy Bars were on sale for 2 for $1 this week. So that means 2 free candy bars! My Mom realized that this coupon was printing out everyday! So I used my card and my DH card on 4 different days this week and ended up with 16 FREE candy bars!! WHOOHOO!!

August 2012 Mortgage Payment

July 23rd, 2012 at 08:23 pm

Balance $125,300.00
+$287.15 Interest
+$319.07 Escrow
-$1537.95 Regular Payment
-$368.27 Principle Payment($40 change)
New Balance $124,000.00

Yeah back under $125K!! I'm going to try to increase my principle reducuction each month by $10. Last month we went down $1250. This month our principle reduction is $1300, so next month I will try for $1310, then $1320 etc. That way I will feel like I am getting to go down a little more without taking funds from savings.

My $5 Stupid Tax for the Day

July 23rd, 2012 at 06:20 pm

Before we went on our cruise I took a bunch of cards out of my wallet so I wouldn't have to worry about losing them when I was out of the country. Now when I came back I can not find my HSA card anywhere. I've been looking for about a week. I'm sure it's around here somewhere and will turn up sooner then later, but we need to pay DH's bills from his leg injury (bills have finally started coming in) so I had to call and get a replacement one and they charged me $5 for that....booo! My fault and I feel stupid cause I bet it will turn up before that new one even gets here....blah.....

Staples Deals Week of 7/23/12

July 23rd, 2012 at 06:04 pm

All this for $6.04 OOP!


Staples Cap Erasers(Limit 2)
Regular Price $1.29
-1.28 Sale Price (With $5 Minimum Purchase)
Final Price .01!!
(Marked for .50 for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 2 for .50 each at 9/7/12 rummage sale = .98 profit

Staples 3 x 5 Notecards 100pk(Limit 2)
Regular Price $1.00
-.99 Sale Price (With $5 Minimum Purchase)
Final Price .01!!
(Marked for .50 for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 1 for .50 at 9/7/12 rummage sale
*ETA - Sold 1 for .50 at 8/23/13 rummage sale
=.98 Profit

HP Everyday Photo Paper (Limit 4)
Regular Price $9.99
-$8.99 Easy Rebate
Final Price $1.00!
(Marked for $5.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 2 for $5.00 each at 9/7/12 rummage sale
*ETA - Sold 2 for $5.00 each at 6/15/13 rummage sale
Profit = $16.00!

Zebra #2 Mechanical Pencils (Limit 1)
Regular Price $4.00
-$4.00 Easy Rebate
Final Price - FREE!!
(Marked for $2.00 for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold for $2.00 at 9/7/12 rummage sale = $2.00 profit

Pentel 5pk Pens (Limit 1)
Regular Price $4.00
-$4.00 Easy Rebate
Final Price - FREE!!
*ETA - Sold for $1.50 at 9/7/12 rummage sale = $1.50 profit

Sharpie 5pk Highlighters (Limit 4)
Regular Price $4.00
-$3.50 Sale Price
Final Price .50!
(Marked for $1.50 for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 4 for $1.50 each at 8/24/12 rummage sale - $4.00 profit

Closet getting closer to finished and DH pitching in!

July 22nd, 2012 at 05:50 pm

I was hoping to finish my closet this weekend, but I spent too much time getting sunburnt at the river...lol. All that I have left is my tshirts, sweaters, sweatshirts, sweatpants and socks. Then I can finally move on to my dressers.

Here is what I ended up with so far from my closet:
-------------Keep---Sell-----------------------------
Tanktops------96-----12------------------------------
Shirts--------61-----23------------------------------
Shorts--------41------7------------------------------
Skirts--------21------1------------------------------
Jeans---------12------1------------------------------
Khakis---------2------3------------------------------
Dress Pants---11------2------------------------------
Dress Tops----36------2------------------------------
Dresses-------11------2------------------------------
Belts---------6-------4------------------------------
Totals--------297-----57-----------------------------

Also DH has been working on his sports room which can get some misc stuff piled up in it from time to time. He brought a bunch of random art supplies up for me to mark for the rummage sale and also cleaned out the fridge, so that was a nice surprise!! Smile

CVS Deals week of 7/22/12

July 22nd, 2012 at 05:28 pm

CVS Deals week of 7/22/12!



32oz Gatorades (Limit 5)
Regular Price $1.99
-$1.11 Sale Price
Final Price .88 each!!

24oz Gatorade
Regular Price $1.87
-$1.79 CVS Coupon (from coupon machine)
Final Price .08!!

AMP Energy Drink 16oz (Limit 2)
Regular Price $1.99
-.49 Sale Price
Price $1.50
*Received $1.50 EB
Final Price - FREE!!

Bausch & Lomb Sooth Lubricant Eye Drops
Regular Price $12.29
-$4.30 Sale Price
-$3.00 Mfr Coupon
Price $4.99
*Received $4.00 EB
Final Price .99
(Marked for $3.00 for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold for $3.00 at 9/5/13 rummage sale

Cremo Shave Cream
Regular Price $7.99
Sticky tag rebate on product to mail in for full rebate
Final Price - FREE!!

There is also Stayfree Sanitary Pads on sale for $2.00 and a $2.00 coupon to get them free, but I don't have that coupon yet so I wasn't able to get them. Maybe I will be able to get the coupon at work or from my Mom.

AMP Energy Drinks

Used my $10 Shoe Carnival coupon

July 22nd, 2012 at 05:13 pm

I used my $10 coupon that I got in the mail from Shoe Carnival. I found a pair of cute silver sequin little girl shoes on clearance for $10, so I took them up to the counter to get them for FREE! I was very happy with my find, and then the cashier told me the clearance was an extra 50% off! So the shoes were only $5! So I hurried back and grabbed another pair...got 2 pairs of shoes ($24.99 each - reg price) for FREE!!! AWESOME!

I marked them for $7 each for the rummage sale. Smile
*ETA - Sold both for $7.00 each at 9/7/12 rummage sale = $14.00 profit

Menards Deals Week of 7/22/12

July 22nd, 2012 at 09:31 am

Tons of great deals on school supplies and other misc. this week at Menards!


Calculator (Limit 10)
.39 After rebate
Marked $1.50 each for rummage sale
*ETA - Sold 2 for $1.50 at 8/24/12 rummage sale
*ETA - Sold 2 for $1.50 at 9/7/12 rummage sale
*ETA - Sold 1 for $1.50 at 6/15/13 rummage sale
*ETA - Sold 2 for $1.50 each at 9/4/14 rummage sale
*ETA - Sold 2 for $1.50 at 5/5/17 rummage sale

Pizza Cutters (Limit 4)
Free after rebate!
Marked for $3.00 each for rummage sale (Marked down)
*ETA - Sold 1 for $2.00 at 9/5/13 rummage sale
*ETA - Sold 2 for $2.00 each at 9/4/14 rummage sale
*ETA - Sold 1 for $3.00 at 9/4/14 rummage sale
Profit = $9.00

Hand Sanitizer Kits (Limit 5)
Free after rebate!
Marked $1.00 each for rummage sale
*ETA - Sold 1 for $1.00 at 9/7/12 rummage sale
*ETA - Sold 2 for $1.00 at 6/15/13 rummage sale
*ETA - Sold 2 for $1.00 each at 9/5/13 rummage sale
Profit = $5.00

3pk Lint Rollers (Limit 3)
Free after rebate!
Marked $3.00 each for rummage sale
*ETA - Sold 1 for $3.00 at 9/5/13 rummage sale
*ETA - Sold 1 for $2.50 at 3/17/14 to coworker
*ETA - Sold 1 for $3.00 at 9/4/14 rummage sale
Profit = $8.50

24 Tooth Carbide Tipped Saw Blade (Limit 2)
Free after rebate!
Marked $2.00 each for rummage sale
*ETA - Sold 2 for $2.00 each at 8/24/12 rummage sale
Profit = $4.00

8pk Furniture Sliders (Limit 2)
Free after rebate!
Marked for $3.00 each for rummage sale
*ETA - Sold 2 for $3.00 each at 8/24/12 rummage sale
Profit = $6.00

Contain It Storage Tubes (Limit 2)
.29 after rebate!
Marked for $1.00 each for rummage sale
*ETA - Sold 1 for $1.00 at 9/7/12 rummage sale, 1 left to sell

Stanley Protective Eyewear (Limit 2)
Free after rebate!
Marked for $4.00 each for rummage sale
*ETA - Sold 2 for $4.00 each at 9/5/13 rummage sale
Profit = $8.00

7 Pocket Expanding File Folder (Limit 10)
.69 after rebate
Marked for $2.00 each for rummage sale
*ETA - Sold 4 for $2.00 each at 8/24/12 rummage sale
*ETA - Sold 4 for $2.00 each at 9/7/12 rummage sale
*ETA - Sold 1 for $2.00 each at 9/5/13 rummage sale
*ETA - Donated 1 after the 9/4/14 rummage sale as the snap on the front was broken
Profit = $7.86

100pk Notecards (Limit 10)
.19 after rebate
Marked for .50 each for rummage sale
*ETA - Sold 6 for .50 each at 8/24/12 rummage sale
*ETA - Sold 4 for .50 each at 9/7/12 rummage sale = Profit = $3.10

Strap Wrench Set (Limit 2)
$1.99 after rebate
Marked for $5.00 each for rummage sale
*ETA - Sold 2 for $5.00 each at 9/7/12 rummage sale = Profit = $6.02

12pk Ballpoint Pens (Limit 10)
Free after rebate!
Marked for $1.00 each for rummage sale
*ETA - Sold 3 for $1.00 each at 8/24/12 rummage sale
*ETA - Sold 5 for $1.00 each at 9/7/12 rummage sale
*ETA - Sold 2 for $1.00 each at 8/23/13 rummage sale
Profit = $10.00

Magnetic Marker Boards (Limit 10)
.99 after rebate
Marked for $2.50 each for rummage sale
*ETA - Sold 6 for $2.50 each at 8/24/12 rummage sale
*ETA - Sold 4 for $2.50 each at 9/7/12 rummage sale = Profit = $14.10

LED Precision Screwdriver
Free with Birthday coupon from Menards
(reg price was $8.99)
Marked for $5.00 for rummage sale
*ETA - Sold for $5.00 at 9/7/12 rummage sale
Profit = $5.00

Would make a really nice profit for this trip once we sell everything! Now to get started marking and filling out my rebates!

Grocery Shopping

July 19th, 2012 at 08:45 pm

I ran around grocery shopping today and got some super deals!

**Central Market**

8pk Fun Dog Hotdogs - Sale Price .79 each (Bought 3)

Ore-Ida Grillers - Sale Price 2.69 (Bought 4)
I had 2 coupons for BOGO FREE and 2 $1.00 off coupons. So I got 4 bags for $3.38, just .85 each!! The regular price on these is over $4!!



**Dan's Supermarket**

Dole Iceberg Lettuce .89 per bag

Banquet Potpies .79 (Bought 7)

12pk Coke $4.29 - .35 per can, much better then the .75 per can that I pay at work when I need a caffeine fix.


**Cashwise Foods**

32oz Powerades 10 for $10
Mfr coupon for 5 FREE
Final Price .67 each for 15 Powerades!!

Betty Crocker Specialty Potatoes 5 for $5

Pizza Rolls 15ct - 10 for $10 (Bought 10)

Tony's Pizzas - 10 for $10 (Bought 10)

Hunts Ketchup 24oz - .88 (Bought 2)

Ramen Noodles - 6 for $1 (Bought box of 10)

Lynden Farms Frozen Potatoes 2lb bag - BOGO Free

Food Club Cottage Cheese 24oz - $1.98

Secret Deoderant - Sale Price $1.98
-$1.00 mfr coupon
Final Price .98!!

Cashwise Resteraunt Style Buns 12 ct - Free with $30 purchase


So now we have a lot of frozen snack and meals that will be nice for this hot hot summer, so we can just toss something in the microwave instead of having the oven on. Also have a hefty supply of Powerades to keep us cool on these hot days! Smile

Loving these FREE coupons from Target...also got a good coupon for Shoe Carnival

July 19th, 2012 at 08:08 pm

Our Target recently remodeled and added a much larger produce section. I got another FREE coupon in the mail today. This one was for a FREE 24oz Market Pantry Sandwich Bread. I have previously gotten a free 2 liter Pepsi product coupon and a free dozen large eggs coupon. I hope they keep sending them!

I also got a $10 off coupon from Shoe Carnival. There is no minimum purchase, so I will try to find some shoes on clearance for around $10, or if not just get some socks as I don't need any new shoes.

Another minor car repair.....but at least I'm not car shopping yet

July 19th, 2012 at 08:04 pm

My car had been doing this horrible jerking. It would jerk so hard when I backed up that I would think I hit something! Kept giving me a heartattack...and my check engine light came on. So I took it in today and was worried it was my transmission and that it wouldn't be worth it to fix if it was over $1K in repairs. (I drive a 2002 Malibu...I bought it for $4K in 2008 and it is almost to 150K miles.)
But YEAH for me the repair man called and it was just a wire (something about the intake air temperature sensor) and the repair is only $136! Whoo hoo! I was really worried that my car would be done so I am very excited to keep on rolling with this car!

Staples Deals Week of 7/15/12

July 16th, 2012 at 07:48 pm

All this for $5.04 OOP!


Staples Writing Pad(Limit 2)
Regular Price $1.49
-1.48 Sale Price (With $5 Minimum Purchase)
Final Price .01!!
*ETA - Sold 2 at 6/15/13 rummage sale for .25 each = .48 Profit

Avery 5 Tab Dividers (Limit 2)
Regular Price $1.49
-1.48 Sale Price (With $5 Minimum Purchase)
Final Price .01!!
*ETA - Sold 1 at 6/15/13 rummage sale for .50
*ETA - Sold 1 at 9/5/13 rummage sale for .50

Staples Multipurpose Paper 500ct (Limit 2)
Regular Price $6.99
-$5.99 Easy Rebate
Final Price $1.00!!

Staples Photo Supreme Paper (Limit 4)
(They only had 3 when I was there)
Regular Price $14.99
-$13.99 Easy Rebate
Final Price $1.00!
(Marked for $5.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 3 for $5.00 each at 9/7/12 rummage sale = $12.00 profit

Bicmatic Grip Pencils 5pk (Limit 1)
Regular Price $4.29
-$4.29 Easy Rebate
Final Price - FREE!!

Continueing to make progress on my closet

July 15th, 2012 at 05:55 pm

Went through my shorts, skirts, jeans, khakis, dress pants and hanging dress shirts. Making progress little by little! Can't wait to get done with my closet so I can move on to the drawers in my room. The sheer amount of stuff we are going to have for the rummage sale is insane. But this project makes me happy and gives me a sense of accomplishment when I need a pick me up. Smile


Here is what I ended up with so far
-------------Keep---Sell------------------------------
Tanktops------96-----12-------------------------------
Shirts--------61-----23-------------------------------
Shorts--------41------7-------------------------------
Skirts--------21------1-------------------------------
Jeans---------12------1-------------------------------
Khakis---------2------3-------------------------------
Dress Pants---11------2-------------------------------
Totals--------244-----49------------------------------

Oh I also organized my tupperware cupboard. I didn't get rid of anything in there, but just got it all organized so everything fits and everything has it's matching lid.

Gonna keep saving for now

July 15th, 2012 at 02:52 pm

Last week I asked for opinions on if I should keep saving or put more towards the mortgage. I appreciate everyone's opinions so I could make a good decision. For now I decided to keep savings, mostly because my car has been acting up (taking it in on Wed) and we have so many home improvements/repairs that will need to be done in the next year or two. I will keep paying about $300 extra on the mortgage each month and maybe throw some extra now and then. But will mostly be focusing on savings still. Someday I will be comfortable putting all the extra towards the mortgage, just not there yet.

CVS Deals week of 7/15/12

July 15th, 2012 at 02:19 pm

Nature Made Fish Oil 100ct
Regular Price $9.99
-$2.00 Sale Price
-$2.00 CVS Coupone
Price $5.99
*Received $4.00 EB
Final Price $1.99
I haven't decided if I am going to keep this or sell it....I have heard lots of good things about fish oil...we will see.

Unreal Bars
Regular Price $1.19
-.44 Sale Price
Price .75
*Received .75 EB
Final Price FREE!!

There was also a Schick Razor that I was planning on getting, but the CVS I usually go to was out. I may check the other CVS in town later this week as they seem to have more of the sale items in stock.

I also got a coupon for $4.00 off a $20.00 purchase. May try to figure out a deal for this later this week.

Air Conditioning is fixed!

July 15th, 2012 at 01:55 pm

I don't think I mentioned on here but when we came home from our trips our central air was not working. It was blowing air, but not cold enough to keep our house cool. We suffered through it for a few weeks, but it's been in the 90's here so I finally had to call to get it repaired. I was happy to find out it only cost $127 and I am so comfortable now! Before I was miserable to even be in the house. Unfortunatley they told DH that both the central air and furnace would need to be replaced in the near future (a few months to a few years). They are both very old. So that was bad news, but at least we got a warning so we can watch for sales and save up for them.

Skintimate

July 14th, 2012 at 06:58 am

I never seem to find sales or coupons for Skintimate Shave foam. I've tried to use generics, but they make my skin to dry and rough. I finally got some coupons for .55 off one, so I got as many as I could (found 4 coupons) and I think I did good.

The regular price at Target for one can is $2.44. But you can get the twin pack for $3.99 ($2.00 per can) plus I then used the (4) coupons I had for .55 off. So I got 8 cans for $13.76, only $1.72 per can! Saved $5.76! So now I will be set for a long time...lol.

$20K Update - $25K!!

July 14th, 2012 at 06:44 am

Wow I can't believe we are at $25K!! What a milestone!

Current Balance $24,815.00
+$190.00 To get to $25K
New Balance $25,005.00

Bingo Money (cash) $1620.00
ING $22,040.00 ($4000.00 Bingo Money)
Mortgage Payoff $130.00
Home Improvements(cash)$345.00
HSBC $870.00
Total = $25,005.00

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

Discover and Coke Rewards

July 14th, 2012 at 06:29 am

I haven't cashed in my Discover Rewards for awhile. I checked my balance and had $188.00 available! So I used $45 to get a $50 CVS giftcard. I think I will see if DH wants to pick something for himself for some of the rest of the balance.

Also got my free Olympic Tshirt from Coke. I just entered my points a few days ago....That was fast!

Cleaning/Purging/Organizing - Starting the bedroom closet

July 9th, 2012 at 07:39 pm

I added a new catagory to my blog today. "Cleaning/Purging/Organizing"

Lately I have been spending a lot of time at a friends house that runs a very small daycare from home. The house is crazyness. Every inch is packed with toys, clothes, craft/art supplies and misc everything. It drives me NUTS when I am there cause I just want to organize the crap out of it....it's near hoarders status (without the dirtyness of it). So it has really got it in my head about organizing and having too much stuff. I normally do pretty good with purging things as I like to constantly be weeding out for the rummage sale and throw things away pretty quickly once their worth is gone. But I could always do better and have been feeling overwhelmed with the amount of stuff in our house lately. So I am going to try to go room by room, drawer by drawer, closet by closet to get rid of things, rediscover the forgotten, and organize and clean my home!

I actually tried to start this a few weeks ago, but I already know it's going to be a very long process as I want to do it right and completely. So I started with one of the fullest places in the house...My closet. I took all of my tank tops out of my closet and tried on every single one....then a few weeks later I did this with my nice shirts. Very exhausting!! Once I had gone through them all I folded them all neatly and put them back in color coded rows (DORK ALERT!). I already have a whole shelf cleared off just from doing those.

Here is what I ended up with so far
-------------Keep---Sell------------------------------
Tanktops------96-----12-------------------------------
Shirts--------61-----23-------------------------------
Totals-----157-----35--------------------------

Sick how much clothes I have...and that doesn't count the T-shirts, long sleeves, cardigans, hoodies, sweaters, or any of my hanging clothes..etc
So that is where I am at. Already have 35 items to get rid of at the next rummage sale.

Next I am going to tackle my shorts since it is hot as heck here and I need to see what I have to wear!

Staples Deals Week of 7/8/12

July 9th, 2012 at 06:04 pm

Got lots of great deals at Staples today! Some things to keep and some to sell. ALLLL of this for only $2.56 OOP!!!!



RoseArt Crayons 24pk (Limit 2)
Regular Price $1.00
-.99 Sale Price (With $5 Minimum Purchase)
Final Price .01!! (Marked .50 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 2 for .50 each at 8/24/12 rummage sale

Staples Washable School Glue (Limit 2)
Regular Price .75
-.74 Sale Price (With $5 Minimum Purchase)
Finale Price .01!! (Marked .25 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold both for .25 each at 9/7/12 rummage sale = .48 profit

Bic Roundstick Pens 8ct (Limit 2)
Regular Price $1.99
-$1.98 Sale Price (With $5 Minimum Purchase)
Finale Price .01!!(Marked $1.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 2 for $1.00 each at 8/24/12 rummage sale

Scotch Super Glue (Limit 1)
Regular Price $4.29
-$1.30 Sale Price
-$2.99 Easy Rebate
Final Price - FREE!! (Marked $2.00 for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold for $2.00 at 9/4/14 rummage sale
Profit = $2.00

Sharpie Markers 5pk (Limit 4)
Regular Price $4.79
-$3.79 Sale Price
Final Price $1.00!! (Marked $3.00 each rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 2 for $3.00 each at 8/24/12 rummage sale
*ETA - Sold 2 for $3.00 each at 9/7/12 rummage sale = $8.00 profit

Staples 2013 Desktop Calenders (Limit 2)
Regular Price $4.99
-$4.99 Easy Rebate
Final Price-FREE!!(Marked $2.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 2 for $2.50 each at 9/7/12 rummage sale = $5.00 profit

PaperMate Mechanical Pencils 5pk (Bought 4)
Regular Price $3.49
-$3.24 Sale Price
Final Price .25!! (Marked $1.50 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 2 for $1.50 each at 8/24/12 rummage sale
*ETA - Sold 2 for $1.50 each at 9/7/12 rummage sale = $5.00 profit

Staples Multipurpose Paper 500ct (Limit 2)
Regular Price $6.99
-$6.74 Easy Rebate
Final Price .25!!

Really Useful Boxes (Bought 4)
Regular Price $1.00
-.75 Sale Price
Final Price .25!!

HP Photo Paper 50 sheets (Limit 4)
Regular Price $9.99
-.50 Sale Price
-$8.99 Easy Rebate
Final Price .50!! (Marked $5.00 for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 4 for $5.00 each at 9/7/12 rummage sale = $18.00 profit


I also had a $5 coupon off a purchase of $30 or more, so after all of the rebates (which I already did online) I only spent $2.56 and got $112.71 worth of merchandise!!!! One of my best shopping trips yet!!

The only things I am keeping is the printer paper and the really useful boxes. I also splurged and bought myself a cute notebook that was on clearance for $1.00. Smile

Coke Rewards

July 8th, 2012 at 09:12 pm

I haven't entered my coke rewards points online in a long time. I finally got around to entering them today and have 117 pts to spend. I also had a promo code and got a free Coca-Cola Olympic Games T-shirt. I didn't realize before that I could also enter the codes from Powerades, and we drink those a lot, so I will have to start entering those codes as well. If I'm gonna drink the stuff regardless I might as well get a little something back!

If you have coke points you want to enter for free or reduced products go to mycokerewards.com.

Target shopping

July 8th, 2012 at 07:36 pm

I am way behind on my Target/Menards/CVS posts since we had those vacations. Trying to get caught up.
Last week I had a coupon from Target for FREE Dozen Eggs...so I redeemed that. Smile

Today I had a coupon for FREE Liter of Pepsi product and also a coupon for $2.00 off a $5.00 purchase of any Up and Up products.

So I got a 2 liter of Mt Dew, a box of 100 sandwich bags, and a box of 40 gallon storage bags, all for $5.50!

They recently remodeled my local Target and now have a lot more produce and groceries. Hopefully they keep sending out these great "FREE" coupons!

July 2012 Savings Update

July 8th, 2012 at 03:45 pm

Regular Savings:
Bingo Money $5620
Home Maintanence ING $3430
Mortgage Payoff Account (cash) $130
Cushion $2270
HSA $8400
New Patio Door(cash) $370
September 2012 $1810
Emergency Fund $3025
New Car $5010 - Complete
Vacation - $2830 - Complete
Anniversary Cruise $870 - Complete
Total Regular Savings = $33,765.00

Retirement Savings:
Retirement Hold Account $1735
Roth IRA $5600
Rollover IRA $890
401K $19,000
403B $13,800 (est)
Total Retirement Savings = $41,025.00

Total Savings = $74,790.00
Up $2,050 from last month!! Pretty amazing considering we went on a 7 day cruise and a 4 day vacation to Nevada! YEAH! Smile


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