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Exhausted

November 30th, 2012 at 05:44 pm

Been a money making machine this week. Got in a little over 8 hours of OT (time and a half $$$$) plus worked 2 hrs at the rents rental. Just a little bit (I think) of mudding left then will move on to the next thing. I think my Dad wants me to start on the extensive cleaning that will need to be done. Once the mudding is done then they can bring in the texture guy to texture the whole place, then we will have to primer and paint every room. UGH. I believe the texture guy is the only person my Dad is hiring. The rest of the work is all being done by my family (Dad, Mom, myself and older bro, little bro lives a few hrs away). So far my Dad and bro have built a deck on the front, ripped out a closet, built a new closet, put in some new windows, and sheetrocked another closet (it was under the stairs and the stairs had never been closed off, so looked terrible in the closet). They are obviously very handy guys....me and Mom pretty much just do what we can to help out with things like cleaning, painting, going to buy supplies etc.

Coupon Book Update

November 29th, 2012 at 03:38 pm

10/9/12 Brunos Pizza - Free Calzone $6.99
10/9/12 Brunos Pizza - Free Pop $2.29
10/16/12 Pita Pit - BOGO Free Pita $6.79
10/24/12 Gloria Jeans - BOGO Free Drink $5.09
10/27/12 Bonanza - Discount on meal $3.00
10/27/12 Cold Stone Creamery - Discount on 2 $3.34
10/30/12 Brunos Pizza - Free Med Pizza $10.99
11/2/12 Bonanza - Discount on meal $3.00
11/2/12 Bowling - BOGO Free Game of Bowling $4.50
11/19/12 Space Aliens - Free cup of soup $2.99
11/28/12 Brunos Pizza - Free dessert $3.99
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Total Saved $52.97

CVS Deals Week of 11/25/12

November 27th, 2012 at 10:23 pm

Gotta a couple of good deals this week. Also really, really needed a new hair brush, so was excited to buy something for me. Smile



Suave Naturals Shampoo and Conditioner (Bought 2)
Regular Price $1.77 each
-$1.00 CVS Coupon Machine Coupon
Final Price .77 each (Free on CVS GC)
(Marked $1.50 for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 2 for $1.50 each at 9/4/14 rummage sale
Profit = $3.00

Carmex Healing Cream/Carmex Lotion (Bought 2)
Regular Price $5.99 each
-$1.00 Sale Price each
-$1.00 Mfr Coupon (Found on Carmex lip products)each
*Received $3.00 EB each
Final Price .99 each! - Free on CVS GC
(Marked for $2.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 2 for $2.00 each at 6/15/13 rummage sale
Profit = $4.00

Blistex Five Star Lip Protection
Regular Price $2.87
-.87 Sale Price
-.55 Mfr Coupon
*Received $1.00 EB
Final Price .45!!

Conair Hair Brush $6.99
Scunci Hair Ties $3.49(Bought bonus back with 36 ties)
-EB Deal (Spend $10 on Conair and Scunci, get $5 EB)
So got a new hairbrush and 36 hair ties for $5.48

*ETA - Sold everything that I bought to resell in this entry, profit of $7.00!

Mudding at parent's rental

November 26th, 2012 at 02:59 am

I finally got some time to go help at my parent's rental. I need to keep track of my hours and they will pay me at the end, so I figured I would track on my blog so I can see where I am at.

11/25/12 2hrs 10 min Mudding Basement

It is really depressing walking into the rental cause every single floor covering needs to be replaced and every single wall needs to be painted. Hopefully we will see progress soon so we fell like we are getting somewhere. Once all the mudding is done then we can texture, primer and paint.

$20K Update

November 26th, 2012 at 02:53 am

Current Balance $23,065.00
+$85.00 to Retirement hold account
New Balance $23,150.00

Bingo Money (cash) $1620.00
ING $18,455.00 ($4000.00 Bingo Money)
Home Improvements(cash)$1600.00
HSBC $1475.00
Total = $23,150.00

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

Menards Deals Week of 11/22/12 and FREE GIFT!

November 24th, 2012 at 08:36 pm

Got a couple of things on Black Friday. I waited till later in the day to avoid most of the crazy crowds. I had a few more things I wanted to get, but didn't want to deal too much with all the hysteria. LOL. I also referred a friend for a checking account at my bank so got a free gift, I chose this Rubbermaid Bowl Set, it was 4 bowls and also a set of measuring spoons inside it.



Broom and Dust Pan Sets (Bought 2)
.99 After Rebate!

Christmas Gift Bags (Bought 10)
Free After Rebate!

Christmas Mini Lights (Bought 2)
On sale for $2.00 per box!

Dupont Water Pitcher (Bought 2)
Free After Rebate!
(Marked for $6.00 each at rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 1 for $6.00 at 6/15/13 rummage sale
*ETA - Sold 1 for $6.00 on FB on 11/30/15
Profit = $12.00

Always love a long weekend!

November 24th, 2012 at 08:29 pm

Thanks to a LOT of help from the hubby, got all the Christmas stuff up including the tree! All that is left is the outside (have a few little lighted trees and a penguin guy to stick in the front yard). Plus got the 2 presents that I have on hand wrapped and under the tree, and organized all of the Christmas wrap scraps and bags again. While I was going through the Christmas wrap I found a pile of BD, wedding and baby cards in one of the Christmas bags, so moved those to the rest of the card pile.

I have been working slowly on the "study". Can't see a ton of progress yet, but I have cleaned out several binders of old checking statements, got those all shredded and disposed of. Also filled a whole garbage bag already with misc junk and papers. Hope to see some "real" progress soon! Now that all the Christmas is up and good to go, I can redirect my focus to that organization.

Going to eat for by bro's BD dinner tonight so that will be nice. Smile

December 2012 Mortgage

November 24th, 2012 at 07:23 pm

December 2012 Mortgage Payment

Balance $118,650.00
+$271.91 Interest
+$319.07 Escrow
-$1537.95 Regular Payment
-$553.03 Principle Payment
New Balance $117,150.00

I used the $40 I won from the Biggest Loser plus $90 in change to add to the principle payment.

Can't wait to see the progress we will make on the mortgage in 2013!

Thanksgiving Day - CVS Shopping

November 23rd, 2012 at 02:54 am

Happy Thanksgiving! I got up and did my CVS shopping them took a nap, then ate, then took another nap! Smile



Again I got most deals twice since I used my card and DH's card.

Milkyway Dark Candy Bars (Bought 6)
Regular Price $1.19
-.44 Sale Price each
-.75 Buy 2 get 1 Free Mars Bars (had 2 coupons)
*Received .75 EB on 4 of the candy bars
Final Price - 6 Candy Bars for FREE! (Keeping)

CVS AA Batteries 4pk (Bought 2)
Regular Price $4.39
-$.74 Sale Price
*Received $3.65 EB on each
Final Price - 2 Packs of batteries - FREE!

CVS Mint Flossers (Bought 4)
Regular Price $2.57
-.57 Sale Price
*Received $2.00 EB on each
Final Price - 4 Packs of flossers FREE!
(Marked for $1.50 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 1 for $1.50 at 6/15/13 rummage sale
*ETA - Sold 3 for $1.50 at 8/23/13 rummage sale
Profit = $6.00

GUM 2pk Toothbrushes (Bought 4)
Regular Price $3.99
-$1.49 Sale Price
*Received $2.50 EB on each
Final Price - (4) 2pks of toothbrushes for FREE!
(Marked for $2.50 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 1 for $2.50 at 8/23/13 rummage sale
*ETA - Sold 1 for $2.50 at 9/5/13 rummage sale
*ETA - Sold 2 for $2.50 each at 9/4/14 rummage sale
Profit = $10.00

Phillips Earbuds (Bought 2)
Regular Price $9.99
-$3.00 Sale Price each
*Received $6.99 EB on each
Final Price - 2 sets of Earbuds for FREE! (Keeping)

Cheerios 8.9 oz box (Bought 2)
Regular Price $2.99
-.12 Sale Price each
-.50 Mfr coupon on each
*Received $2.00 EB per box
Final Price .37 per box!! (Keeping)

Wet N Wild Nail Polish Kit (Bought 2)
Regular Price $4.99
-$2.00 Sale Price each
*Received $2.00 EB each
Final Price - .99 each!!
(Marked for $3.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 2 for $3.00 each at 6/15/13 rummage sale
Profit = $4.02

A little shopping

November 21st, 2012 at 03:11 am

I picked up a few things for Thanksgiving dessert and went to use some coupons I got in the mail.

$10 off $10 purchase at JCP
-When I get these I usually try to find something for $10 so I get it for free, but after doing the clothes inventory of my room, I have sooooo much socks and gloves and things that would be $10 or so. I tried on a few shirts, and ended up finding some yoga capris. I go through these pretty frequently cause I wear them working out and can also wear them to work. I found a pair for $20, and then had my $10 coupon so that was a good price. Then when I checked out, they rang up on clearance for $14! So after my coupon got them for $4! YEAH!

I also had a coupon for a free sample of See's Candy. I went to the stand in the mall and got 2 for free, one for me and one for DH.

I needed a gift bag for my bro's BD present, so stopped at the Dollar Store and got 9 bags, 2 Wedding, 2 Baby, and 5 BD. That way I will be stocked up for awhile.

$20K Down-Date

November 20th, 2012 at 05:31 pm

I borrowed $1500 from my Mom about a month ago. It was only supposed to be till payday because I was short in checking and needed the money asap so that I wouldn't overdraw my checking when my credit card payment came out. It was my fault for not paying enough attention to the due date. So she borrowed me the money, payday came and went and I had not paid her back yet....thought I would have enough in checking to pay her back, but it's just not happening with Christmas presents etc, so had to come out of savings.

Current Balance $24,565.00
-$1500.00 Payback Mom
New Balance $23,065.00

Bingo Money (cash) $1620.00
ING $18,370.00 ($4000.00 Bingo Money)
Home Improvements(cash)$1600.00
HSBC $1475.00
Total = $23,065.00

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

Coupon Book Update

November 20th, 2012 at 05:27 pm

10/9/12 Brunos Pizza - Free Calzone $6.99
10/9/12 Brunos Pizza - Free Pop $2.29
10/16/12 Pita Pit - BOGO Free Pita $6.79
10/24/12 Gloria Jeans - BOGO Free Drink $5.09
10/27/12 Bonanza - Discount on meal $3.00
10/27/12 Cold Stone Creamery - Discount on 2 $3.34
10/30/12 Brunos Pizza - Free Med Pizza $10.99
11/2/12 Bonanza - Discount on meal $3.00
11/2/12 Bowling - BOGO Free Game of Bowling $4.50
11/19/12 Space Aliens - Free cup of soup $2.99
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Total Saved $48.98

The coupon I used yesterday was actually for Space Aliens BBQ Pit, which is no longer in business, but KUDOS to Space Aliens Bar and Grill for letting me use those coupons there even though it was technically not for their establishment. (I did not get the same service with a Donut Hole coupon at BearScat Bakery....)

CVS Deals Week of 11/18/12! YEAH!

November 19th, 2012 at 12:31 am

It's my favorite week at CVS! Tons of Free stuff and even a few moneymakers! 60 items for Free or Money Makers! Plus I had 2, $10 off $50 coupons that I used. I got $261.79 worth of merchandise and came out $20.77 ahead! So I got paid $20.77 to take it all home!! Smile
Most things I got 2 of because I used my card and DHs card.


Thermacare Heatwraps (Bought 2)
Regular Price $3.99
-.50 Sale Price
*Received $3.49 EB
Final Price - 2 Boxes for FREE!
(Marked both for $3.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 2 for $3.00 each at 9/5/13 rummage sale
=$6.00 Profit on Heatwraps!!

PurAbsorb Iron Supplement (Bought 2)
Regular Price $19.99
-$3.00 Sale Price
-$10.00 CVS Coupon $10 off $50 purchase
*Received $16.99 EB
Final Price - 1 Box for FREE and 1 $6.99 Money Maker! (Keeping)

South Beach Diet Snack Bars (Bought 2)
Regular Price $5.99
-$1.00 Sale Price
*Received $4.99 EB
Final Price - 2 Boxes for FREE! (Keeping)

Nasal Ease Allergy Reliever (Bought 2)
Regular Price $13.29
-$3.30 Sale Price
*Received $9.99 EB
Final Price - 2 Boxes FREE!
(Marked $4.00 each for rummage sale)

Youtheory Collagen (Bought 2)
Regular Price $9.99
-.50 Sale Price
*Received $9.49 EB
Final Price - 2 Boxes FREE!
(Marked $5.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 1 for $5.00 at 6/15/13 rummage sale
*ETA - Sold 1 for $5.00 on 3/17/14 to a coworker
=$10.00 Profit on Collagen

Scooby Doo Fruit Snacks 10pk (Bought 2)
Regular Price $3.29
-$1.29 Sale Price
*Received $2.00 EB
Final Price - 2 Boxes FREE (Keeping)

Philips Universal Remote (Bought 2)
Regular Price $12.99
-$6.00 Sale Price
*Received $6.99 EB
Final price - 2 Remotes for FREE!
(Marked $5.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 1 for $5.00 at 9/4/14 rummage sale
1 left to sell

Nips Candy (Bought 2)
Regular Price $1.27
-.39 Sale Price
*Received .88 EB
Final Price - 2 Boxes FREE! (Keeping)

Kraft Mac & Cheese (Bought 2)
Regular Price $1.27
-.28 Sale Price
*Received .99 EB
Final Price - 2 Boxes for FREE! (Keeping)

Powerade 32oz (Bought 2)
Regular Price $1.49
-.49 Sale Price
*Received $1.00 EB
Final Price - 2 Bottles for FREE! (Keeping)

Easyfeet, feet cleaner thingy.. (Bought 2)
Regular Price $9.99
-$5.00 Sale Price
*Received $4.99 EB
Final Price - 2 for FREE!
(Marked for $4.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 1 for $4.00 at 6/15/13 rummage sale
*ETA - Sold 1 for $4.00 at 9/5/13 rummage sale
=$8.00 Profit on Easyfeet!!

Starbucks Doubleshot Expresso (Bought 2)
Regular Price $1.37
-.38 Sale Price
*Received .99 EB
Final Price - 2 for FREE! (Keeping for my Moms Xmas)

Advil 10ct (Bought 2)
Regular Price 3.29
-.30 Sale Price
*Received $2.99 EB
Final Price - 2 for FREE!
(Marked $1.50 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 1 for $1.50 at 6/15/13 rummage sale

Children's Advil (Bought 2)
Regular Price $2.57
-.20 Sale Price
-$1.50 Mfr Coupon (Only had 1 coupon)
*Received $2.37 EB
Final Price - 1 for FREE, 1 $1.50 Money Maker!!
(Marked $1.50 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold for $1.50 each at rummage sale
Profit = $4.50

U by Kotex (Bought 1)
Regular Price $1.49
-.25 Mfr Coupon
*Received $1.00 EB
Final Price .24 - (Free on CVS GC)
(Marked for $1.00 for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold for $1.00 at 8/23/13 rummage sale
Profit = $1.00

Coca Cola 1.25 Liter (Bought 2)
Regular Price .99
*Received .99 EB
Final Price - 2 Bottles for FREE! (Keeping)

SK Energy Shots (Bought 2)
Regular Price $4.99
-$1.00 Sale Price
*Received $3.99 EB
Final Price - FREE! (Gave to my Mom)

Bayer Contour Next EZ Meter
Regular Price $19.99
-$9.99 Sale Price
-$10.00 CVS Coupon ($10.00 off $50.00 Purchase)
*Received $10.00 EB
Final Price $10.00 Money Maker
(Marked for $7.00 for rummage sale)

Carmex Chapstick (Bought 2)
Regular Price $1.67
-.67 Sale Price
*Received $1.00 EB
Final Price - 2 for FREE! (Keeping)

Cepacol Sensations (Bought 2)
Regular Price $1.00
*Received $1.00 EB
Final Price - 2 for FREE! (Keeping)

AirWick Scented Oil Warmer (Bought 2)
Regular Price $1.49
-.50 Sale Price
*Received .99 EB
Final Price - 2 for FREE!
(Marked for $1.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 2 for $1.00 each at 9/5/13 rummage sale
=$2.00 Profit on AirWick!!

Kleenex Slim Pack (Bought 2)
Regular Price $1.99
-.99 Sale Price
*Received $1.00 EB
Final Price - 2 for FREE! (Keeping)

Right Guard Deoderant (Bought 2)
Regular Price $4.59
-$1.60 Sale Price
-$2.00 off 2 Mfr Coupon
*Received $4.00 EB
Final Price .01 Money Maker! (Gave both to my Dad)

Charmin Basic Single Roll (Bought 2)
Regular Price $1.49
-.50 Sale Price
-.25 Mfr Coupon (Only had 1 coupon)
*Received .99 EB
Final Price - 1 Roll for FREE, 1 .25 Money Maker! (Keeping)

Glade Scented Oil Warmer (Bought 2)
Regular Price $2.37
-$1.12 Sale Price
-$1.00 Mfr Coupon (Only had 1 coupon)
*Received $1.25 EB
Final Price - 1 FREE and 1 $1.00 Money Maker
(Marked for $1.00 for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 2 for $1.00 each at 9/5/13 rummage sale
=$2.00 Profit on Glade!!

Command Utility Hook (Bought 2)
Regular Price $1.99
-$1.00 Sale Price
-$1.00 Mfr Coupon (Only had 1 coupon)
*Received .99 EB
Final Price - 1 Free and 1 $1.00 Money Maker (Keeping)

Gillette Shave Fusion (Bought 2)
Regular Price $2.37
-$1.00 Mfr Coupon (Only had 1 coupon)
*Received $2.00 EB
Final Price - 1 for .37 and 1 for .63 Money Maker
(Marked for $1.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 2 for $1.00 each at 9/5/13 rummage sale
=$2.26 Profit on Gillette!!

Somnapure Natural Sleep Aid (Bought 2)
Regular Price $1.99
*Received $1.99 EB
Final Price - 2 packs for FREE! (Keeping)

Play-Doh (Bought 1, they were sold out)
Regular Price $1.69
-.69 Sale Price
*Received $1.00 EB
Final Price - FREE!
(Marked for $1.00 for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold for $1.00 each at 6/15/13 rummage sale
Profit = $1.00

Hot Wheels Cars (Bought 2)
Regular Price - $3.29
-$2.29 Sale Price
*Received $1.00 EB
Final Price - Both Free
*ETA - Sold 2 for $1.00 each at 6/15/13 rummage sale
Profit = $2.00

$20K Update - Payday!

November 15th, 2012 at 05:56 pm

Payday for Hubby!

Current Balance $24,015.00
+$100.00 to EF
+$100.00 to Sept 2013
+$100.00 to Anniversary Cruise
+$250.00 to Home Improvements
New Balance $24,565.00

Bingo Money (cash) $1620.00
ING $19,870.00 ($4000.00 Bingo Money)
Home Improvements(cash)$1600.00
HSBC $1475.00
Total = $24,565.00

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

CVS Shopping

November 14th, 2012 at 05:30 pm

I didn't see much in the add that I had to have this week, but I had a $10 EB I needed to use up this week, so I did my best to make it stretch! I think I did a good job, got $35.51 in merchandise for my $10 EB!


Tampax Radiant Purse Packs (Bought 2)
Regular Price $1.99 each
Clearance Price .99 each
-$2.00 Always Radiant Mfr Coupon
Final Price .02 Money Maker!!
(Marked $1.25 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - These did not sell at the rummage sale so I moved them to my personal stockpile in May 2017.

V05 Shampoo and Conditioner (Bought 1 of each)
Regular Price $1.09 each
Marked down to .75 each
-$1.50 off any shampoo coupon from coupon machine
Final Price - Free for both bottles!!
(Marked for $1.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 1 for $1.00 at 8/23/13 rummage sale
*ETA - Sold 1 for $1.00 at 9/4/14 rummage sale

Kellogs Crunchy Nut Cereal 14.1oz box (Bought 2)
Regular Price $3.99 each
-$1.49 Sale Price Each
-$1.00 off Mfr coupon
Final Price $2.00 per box

Honey Nut and Banana Nut Cheeries 12.2oz (Bought 3)
Regular Price $3.79 each
-$1.82 Sale Price Each
Final Price $1.97 per box

So I got 5 boxes of cereal, 1 bottle shampoo, 1 conditioner and 2 purse packs for my $10.00 EB. I had to pay .21 OOP for the tax. Smile

Wish me luck.....oh my

November 12th, 2012 at 03:18 am

Well the Cleaning/Purging/Organizing has been going very well. I have gone through my entire bedroom, bathroom, and my toiletry closet. I have gotten rid of over 170 items already (151 to rummage sale, 16 thrown, 4 give away) and going full steam ahead!
But now I am starting on the disaster area (ok one of the disaster areas) in my home. The "Extra room"!! SCARY! I am honestly embarrassed to post this pic, but it's the truth so I am going to face it head on!
Since it is such a mess, I am going to try to do it in pieces (closet, desk, bookshelf, floor etc) to keep me motivated.
Can't wait to post the after pics!


Toiletry Closet

November 11th, 2012 at 03:29 am

Normally I keep this closet very neat, but it was too full and starting to get messy. Plus it was next on my list of cleaning/purging/organizing! So I used my snowday wisely and attacked it!

Before Full Closet:

After Full Closet:


Before Top Shelves:

After Top Shelves:


Here is the inventory:
Keep:
5 Boxes Kleenex
30 Bar Soaps
3 Bottles Contact Solution
16 Womens Replacement Razor Heads (4 more in bathroom)
1 Venus Embrace Razor with 2 spare heads
3 Bottles Hair Gel (2 more in bathroom)
1 Hairspray
7 Bodywashes
8 Lotions (Many more in bathroom)
4 Mens Shaving Foams (My 8 are on the storage shelf)
2 Bottles of Handsoap
2 Bodysprays (8 more in bathroom)
1 Foot Spa Kit
3 Nail Polish Sets (these are for gifts)
12 Nail Polish (38 more in bathroom)
2 Bottles Febreze
8 Jar Candles
7 Bottles Shampoo (4 more on storage shelf)
16 Bottles Conditioner (4 more on storage shelf)
Waxing Pot and Supplies

Travel Size Bottles:
70 Shampoo/Conditioner
27 Bar Soap
34 Lotion
5 BathGel
*I organized these in their ziploc bags, tossed the ones that were leaking, and sent a few of the lotions to work with DH.

Toss:
4 Travel Size Bottles that were leaking

Sell:
Pirates of the Carribean Bath Fizzies
3 Suave Conditioners (I don't use this kind)

Give:
Halle Berry Perfume Set - to SIL for her BD

Productive Snowday

November 11th, 2012 at 03:05 am

Last night we had freezing rain and then today it snowed alllllllll day here. Not sure how many inches yet, but I know it was a lot. My FB friends were all talking about sliding down their icy driveways and apparently all the fastfood joints are closed due to the weather. The only time I left the house was around noon and the roads were ok, but the visibility was horrible. The driveway is so full of snow you can't even see the tracks where we left, so tomorrow will be a fun day of shoveling.
But today was productive. I counted our change, $90.00! So that will go with my BL money ($40) to be added to the Dec mortgage payment. I went to the gym (first time in months-ugh), bought a few groceries, and cleaned out my toiletries closet! We also watched like 4 movies on Netflix, this made DH happy cause he feels like he is productive when he gets things out of our instant que...lol, and DH tried a new recipe, cauliflower mac'n'cheese. Waiting to eat some now. Smile

Menards Deals Week of 11/10/12

November 10th, 2012 at 06:15 pm



Mentos Gum 50pk (Limit 4)
Regular Price $2.99
-$2.00 Mail in Rebate
-$1.00 off 2 Mfr Coupons (Used 2)
Final Price .49 per container! Less then a penny per piece of gum!

I was really excited about this find because DH has to have gum when he plays sports, and basketball is starting soon. Usually pay around $1.89 for a 15 pack at Target. Great deal on this Mentos Gum!

Clear packing tape (Bought 3)
Regular Price ?
Sale Price 3/.99! Just .33 each!

Safety Glasses (Limit 2)
Regular Price $2.48
-$2.48 Mail in Rebate
Final Price - Free!
(Marked for $2.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 1 for $2.00 at 9/4/14 rummage sale

Safety Box Cutter (Limit 2)
Regular Price $1.98
-$1.98 Mail in rebate
Final Price - Free!
(Marked for $1.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 1 for $1.00 at 9/23/16 rummage sale

Tape Measure (Limit 2)
Regular Price ?
Sale Price $3.99
-$3.00 Mail in Rebate
Final Price .99 each!
(Marked for $4.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 2 for $4.00 each at 9/5/13 rummage sale
Profit = $6.02

$20K Update

November 10th, 2012 at 04:21 am

Payday for me! Paycheck was sweet with OT! Just a normal deposit for now, but glad to have a little extra cushion in the checking account.

Current Balance $23,930.00
+$85.00 to Retirement Hold Account
New Balance $24,015.00

Bingo Money (cash) $1620.00
ING $19,670.00 ($4000.00 Bingo Money)
Home Improvements(cash)$1350.00
HSBC $1375.00
Total = $24,015.00

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

$20K Update - Just Because

November 7th, 2012 at 05:31 pm

Threw $20 in the EF, just because.

Current Balance $23,910.00
+$20.00 to EF
New Balance $23,930.00

Bingo Money (cash) $1620.00
ING $19,585.00 ($4000.00 Bingo Money)
Home Improvements(cash)$1350.00
HSBC $1375.00
Total = $23,930.00

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

Won the Biggest Loser! Plus some great OT hours!

November 7th, 2012 at 05:25 pm

I won the Biggest Loser today! YEAH! I won $40. Normally I would post how I was doing on here, but I didn't do good at all....and neither did anyone else that was doing it. We all had a rough time...I think it is that transition from warm weather time to indoor cuddling time and no one had any ambition. I know I sure didn't! But I did end up winning, so that was awesome. I am going to add the $40 to the mortgage payment for December 2012. I also have a ton of change I need to get cashed in to add to the mortgage payment.
Today is the day I get to see my paystub, but I don't get my paycheck till Friday. I have been working my booty off with OT and my paycheck was $360.00 more then usual! WHOOHOO! I already have 5 hrs of OT in this week too. It can be exausting, but really trying to keep it up as that can help make huge dents in the mortgage and help me from having to take out of savings for the holidays. Smile

$20K Update

November 5th, 2012 at 05:30 pm

Current Balance $24,115.00
-$240.00 to Roth IRA
+$19.47 ING Interest
+$15.53 ING Even Out Amount
New Balance $23,910.00

Bingo Money (cash) $1620.00
ING $19,565.00 ($4000.00 Bingo Money)
Home Improvements(cash)$1350.00
HSBC $1375.00
Total = $23,910.00

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

Coupon Book Update

November 5th, 2012 at 05:25 pm

10/9/12 Brunos Pizza - Free Calzone $6.99
10/9/12 Brunos Pizza - Free Pop $2.29
10/16/12 Pita Pit - BOGO Free Pita $6.79
10/24/12 Gloria Jeans - BOGO Free Drink $5.09
10/27/12 Bonanza - Discount on meal $3.00
10/27/12 Cold Stone Creamery - Discount on 2 $3.34
10/30/12 Brunos Pizza - Free Med Pizza $10.99
11/2/12 Bonanza - Discount on meal $3.00
11/2/12 Bowling - BOGO Free Game of Bowling $4.50
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Total Saved $45.99

November 2012 Savings Update

November 3rd, 2012 at 02:41 pm

November 2012 Savings Update

Regular Savings:
Bingo Money $5660
Home Maintanence ING $3455
Cushion $2460
HSA $6395
New Patio Door(cash) $1350
September 2012 $430
Emergency Fund $1630
New Car $5030 - Complete
Vacation - $3010 - Complete
Anniversary Cruise $1375 - Complete
Total Regular Savings = $30,795.00

Retirement Savings:
Retirement Hold Account $2080
Roth IRA $6205
Rollover IRA $890
401K $21,985
403B $17,800 (est)
Total Retirement Savings = $48,960.00

Total Savings - $79,755.00

Closing in on $50K for retirement savings, and nearly to $80K for the total savings. Smile