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CVS Deals Week of 3/30/14 - Round II

April 1st, 2014 at 01:24 am

Thanks to WildforCVS for these two deals!
Great shopping day! $58.26 worth of merchandise....
My cost = Got paid $6.01!! LOVE getting paid to shop!

Nexcare Flexible Clear Tape (Bought 5)
Regular Price $4.59 Each
-$1.00 (5)Peelie Coupons on Each!
*Received $5.00 EB on Each
Final Price = -1.41 Each!! $7.05 Money Maker on 5!!
(Marked $2.50 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 1 for $2.50 at 9/4/14 rummage sale
4 left to sell

Nexcare No Hurt Wrap
Regular Price $4.99
*Received $5.00 EB
Final Price = .01 Money Maker!!
(Marked $2.50 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold for $2.50 at 9/4/14 rummage sale
Profit = $2.51

Covergirl Glosstinis Nail Polish(Bought 8)
Regular Price $3.79 each
(Sale for $3.33 if you buy 3 or more)
-BOGO 50% off sale on Covergirl
(So 4 were $3.33 and 4 were $1.66)
-$3.00 (3) $3.00 off 2 Covergirl Mfr Coupon
-$1.00 (2) $1.00 off 1 Covergirl Mfr Coupon
-$3.00 CVS Coupon ($3.00 off $15 Makeup Purchase)
*Received $5.00 EB for purchasing $20 in P&G
Final Price .96!! Just .12 per polish!!! (Free on CVS GC)
*ETA - Sold 1 for $2.50 on FB on 7/25/14.
*ETA - Sold 3 in a deal(3 for $5.00) at 5/5/17 rummage sale.

Free Bingo Daubers!

April 1st, 2014 at 01:09 am



The bar where we play bingo was throwing away all of these daubers! Apparently the glitter in the daubers makes it hard for them to read the cards...score for me! Got 13 daubers for free! Marked for $1.00 each for rummage sale. Smile
*ETA - Sold 12 daubers for $1.00 each at 9/4/14 rummage sale
1 left to sell

CVS Deals Week of 3/30/14

March 31st, 2014 at 02:39 am



Venus Embrace Razors (Bought 2)
Regular Price $13.79
-$3.80 Sale Price Each
-$4.00 Mfr Coupon
-$3.00 Mfr Coupon
-$3.00 (2) CM Coupon ($3 off $10 Shaving Purchase)
*Received $2.00 EB on Each
Final Price $1.49 Each!! (Free on CVS GC)
(Marked $7.00 each for the rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 1 on FB on 4/1/14 for $7.00
*ETA - Sold 1 on FB on 4/1/14 for $7.00 (separate sale)

Dove Candy Bars (Bought 5)
Regular Price $1.19
-.20 Sale Price Each
-.74 (5)CM Coupon
Final price .25 Each! (Free on CVS GC)
(Keeping these, they are DHs fav to keep in the freezer)

CVS Deals from last week and some grocery deals

March 31st, 2014 at 02:14 am



Tweezerman LTD Callus Shaver Blades (Bought 2)
Regular Price $6.99
-$6.30 90% off bin provide
Final Price .69 each! (Free on CVS GC)
So....super random item...but it was in the 90% off bin at CVS and I get a lot of old ladies at the rummage sale, so maybe they will need these...lol.
(Marked $2.50 each for rummage sale)

Wet N Wild Mega Rocks Nail Polish (Bought 4)
Regular Price $2.99 each
-$1.00 Sale Price Each
-$1.00 Peely Mfr Coupon on each!
Final Price .99 each!! (Free on CVS GC)
(Marked $3.00 each for rummage sale)

Just the Basics Paper Towels
Regular Price $1.19
-.49 Sale Price
-.79 CVS CM Coupon
Final Price - Free!!
(Keeping these)

Then got another toothpaste deal at a local grocery store.



Colgate Triple Action Toothpaste 6.0oz (Bought 4)
Regular Price $2.79 each
-$1.88 Sale Price
Final Price .91 each!!
(Marked $2.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 1 for $2.00 at 9/4/14 rummage sale
3 left to sell

April 2014 Mortgage Payment

March 30th, 2014 at 05:31 pm

April 2014 Mortgage Payment

Balance $94,000.00
+$215.42 Interest
-$1218.88 Regular Payment
-$151.54 Principle Payment
-$345.00 Mortgage Checking Principle Payment
New Balance $92,500.00

Escrow Savings Account
=$1430.00

Trying to focus most extra money on savings for now, so only paid the $151.54 extra, but then had all the sale money from FB in the Mortgage Checking account, so still ended up with a great paydown for the month.

$20K Update! Casino Win and up to $31K!

March 28th, 2014 at 10:31 pm

Well my personal life might be rough lately, but I am still one lucky duck! Dh and I usually play bingo a few nights a week after work, it's just at the bar and cost $2 a card, takes about an hr to play 3 sets of games. It's a nice little unwind time after work (especially with all this OT) to relax and visit. I have just been on fire lately at bingo and on Wednesday night I won twice, about $80 total, and then last night we went to the casino to watch March Madness and I won $566 on a penny slot machine! I was only betting .60 so that a NICE SURPRISE!! (If I was betting max (which is scary) at $3.00 a spin that would have been about $2500....trying not to dwell on that...lol). So I was going to put $400 of that in savings, but I see that puts me only $75 away from $6000 in the Home Improvements Account, so I added another $75.00 to make it to $6K! Smile

New Focus = Home Maintenance $6000/$7000

Current Balance $30,655.00
+$400.00 Casino Winning
+$75.00 Even Out Amount
Balance $31,130.00

ING $27,390.00
Home Improvements(cash)$440.00
HSBC $3300.00
Total = $31,130.00

$20K Update

March 27th, 2014 at 05:21 pm

New Focus = Home Maintenance $5525/$7000

Current Balance $30,355.00
-$28.00 to Roth IRA
+$3.00 Even Out Amount
+$100.00 to Retirment Hold Account
+$225.00 to Home Improvements
Balance $30,655.00

ING $26,915.00
Home Improvements(cash)$440.00
HSBC $3300.00
Total = $30,655.00

Have a monster Discover Card billing coming in next month, have our bi-yearly car insurance bill ($345) and our yearly lawn care bill(get a discount for paying all at once $389), DHs BD present - Red Sox tickets ($375), plus TONS of overspending for eating out and drinks since we are both so depressed. I know eating out and drinking does not help that (not gonna feel better when I'm fat, broke and drunk...lol) but sometimes you just do what makes you happy for that minute to get by. We did go buy a lot of groceries this last week, so hopefully that will help curb it some, but we are just in a bad rut with that right now, much worse then normal. So will probably have to take some money out of savings next month to cover that large bill. I have been working a lot (about 10 hrs per week) of OT at work, so that will help some.

Mortgage Checking Deposit - 2 more sales and a coin deposit!

March 24th, 2014 at 08:45 pm

I had two separate young ladies come shop my stockpile and 2 decent sales out of it! They both told me when I get new/more stuff to message them to come shop again! Smile

Sale #4 - $20.00

Mom - Maybelline Nail Polish $2.00 x 2 = $4.00

Free Items from CVS
Maybelline Nailpolish - Sold for $2.00 = $2.00 Profit

Discounted items from CVS
Carmex Lip Gloss - I paid .24 each
Sold for $1.50 each = $1.26 Profit

Crest 3D White Toothpaste - I paid .99 (Free on CVS GC)
Sold for $2.50 = $2.50 Profit

Softsoap Bodywash 18oz (2) - I paid $1.50 each (Free on CVS GC)
Nivea Bodywash 16.9oz (2) - I paid $1.49 each (Free on CVS GC)
*Sold these as a package deal for 4 for $10.00 = $10.00 Profit


Sale #5 - $34.50

Mom - Cherry Carmex $1.00

Free Items from CVS
Maybelline Nailpolish - Sold for $2.00 = $2.00 Profit
Revlon Glitter File (MM of .73!) - Sold for $1.50 = $2.23 Profit!!
SpeedStick Deoderant (2) - I bought these to keep as this is the kind DH uses, but I threw some tags on them when the girls came over to shop and they ended up buying them, so why not?! Sold for $2.00 each = $4.00 Profit!!

Discounted items from CVS
Crest 3D White Toothpaste - I paid .99 (Free on CVS GC)
Sold for $2.50 = $2.50 Profit

Crest 3D White Brilliance - I paid .24 (Free on CVS GC)
Sold for $2.50 = $2.50 Profit

Crest Toothpaste 8oz - I bought this to keep, not sure when or where, but marked $3.00 when they came to shop. I assume I made money on this, but since I really have no record of it I am not sure and won't be marking down any profit for this. Sold for $3.00.

Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear Polish (6) - I paid $1.54 each (Free on CVS GC)
Essie Nail Polish (2) - I paid .83 each (One was free on GC, one I paid cash for)
*Sold these as a package deal for 4 for $10.00 x (2) = $19.17 Profit

Mortgage Checking Balance
$250.00 Balance
+$16.00 Sale #1
+$4.00 Even Out Amount
+$33.50 Sale #2
+$2.50 Even Out Amount
+$40.00 Coin
+$4.00 Even Out Amount
$350.00 New Balance!!

CVS Deals Week of 3/23/14

March 24th, 2014 at 12:08 am



Lots of good deals again this week! I also earned my $5 EB from the Beauty Club so I was able to use that towards my purchases today! I ran out of CVS GC now(I still have EBs for other cards to use, but am out for the cards I used today) but 2 new $50 ones are on their way from my Discover Rewards so should be here this week!

Just the Basics Papertowels (Bought 2)
Regular Price $1.19
-.49 Sale Price
-.79 CVS CM Coupon
Final Price - 2 Rolls of Papertowels Free!!
(Keeping these)

Suave Bodywash 12oz (Bought 6)
Regular Price $2.87 each
-.87 Each Sale Price
-$2.00 CMC ($2.00 off $8.00 Bodywash Purchase)
-$1.00 Mfr Coupon from All You Magazine (2)
*Received $4.00 EB on $12 Suave Purchase
Final Price $4.00 for 6 Bodywashes = .67 Each!! (Free on CVS GC)
(Marked $2.00 each or 4 for $6.00 for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 4 (Did a deal for her for 4 for $6.00) for $1.50 each on FB on 4/14/14.
*ETA - Sold 2 for $2.00 each at 9/4/14 rummage sale
Profit = $10.00

Listerine Mouthwash 1 Liter (Bought 4)
Regular Price $5.49
-$1.70 Sale Price Each
-$2.00 CMC ($2.00 off $8.00 Oral Care Purchase)
-$1.00 Online Mfr Coupon
*Received $1.00 EB on each (4)
Final Price $2.04 each!! (Free on CVS GC)
(Marked $4.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 1 for $4.00 on FB on 4/1/14
*ETA - Sold 1 for $4.00 on FB on 4/1/14(separate sale)
*ETA - Sold 2 for $4.00 each at 9/4/14 rummage sale
Profit = $16.00

Dove Bodywash 24oz (Bought 2)
Regular Price $8.99
-$1.49 Sale Price
-$1.00 Mfr Coupon from All You Magazine (2)
-$2.00 CMC ($2.00 off Dove $8.00 Purchase)
*Received $5.00 EB for spending $15 on Dove
Final Price $6.00 for two Bodywashes, $3.00 Each! (Free on CVS GC)
(Marked $5.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 1 for $5.00 on FB on 6/10/14
*ETA - Sold 1 for $5.00 at 9/4/14 rummage sale
Profit = $10.00

TRESemme Keratin Smooth (Bought 2)Regular Price $5.79
TRESemme Deep Conditioning Treatment Reg Price $6.99
-.79 Sale Price (2) (Keratin)
-$1.99 Sale Price (1) (DCT)
-$3.00 CMC ($3.00 off $15.00 Hair Care Purchase)
-$4.00 CMC ($4.00 off 2 TRESemme Products)
*Received $5.00 EB for purchasing $15 in TRESemme
Final Price $3.00 for 3 items!! Just $1.00 Each!! (Free on CVS GC)
(Marked $3.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold the Keratin Smooth for $3.00 each at 9/4/14 rummage sale
Still have Conditioning Treatment to sell

Skintimate Shave Foam 7oz (Bought 2)
Regular Price $3.79
*Received $2.00 EB
Final Price $1.79 (Free on CVS GC)
(Keeping these)
*ETA - Sold 1 to a FB shopper on 10/29/14 for $2.00

CVS Deals Week of 3/16/14 - Part Three

March 22nd, 2014 at 03:19 am


(Not everything is pictured...I made some sales before I could even get it up on the blog!)
Softsoap Bodywash 18oz (Bought 6)
Regular Price $4.79 Each
-$1.29 Sale Price Each
*Received $2.00 EB on Each
Final Price $1.50 Each!! (Free on CVS GC)
(Marked $3.00 each for rummage sale or 4 for $10.00 on FB)
*ETA - Sold 2 for $2.50 each (in a 4 for 10 deal) on 4/25/14 on FB.
*ETA - Sold 4 for $2.50 each (in a 4 for 10 deal) on 4/26/14 on FB.
Profit of $15.00 on Softsoap!

Dial Bodywash 16oz(Bought 2)
Regular Price $5.99 Each
-$5.99 BOGO Free Sale!
-$1.00 Mfr Coupon
-$2.00 CVS CMC $2.00 off $8.00 Bodywash Purchase
Final Price $1.50 each! (Free on CVS GC)
(Marked $3.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 2 for $2.50 each (in a 4 for $10 deal) on 6/10/14 on FB.
Profit of $5.00 on Dial!

Right Guard Bodywash (Bought 2)
Regular Price $5.49 Each
-$5.49 BOGO Free Sale
-$1.50 Mfr Coupon
Final Price $2.00 each! (Free on CVS GC)
(Marked $3.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 2 for $2.50 each (in a 4 for $10 deal) on 6/10/14 on FB.
Profit of $5.00 on Right Guard!

Crest Be Inspired Toothpaste 4.5oz(Bought 2)
Regular Price $5.99 Each
-$1.00 Sale Price Each
-$1.00 Mfr Coupon
-$1.00 CVS CMC $1.00 off any $3.00 Toothpaste Purchase
*Received $4.00 EB on each
Final Price -.01 Each!! (Free on CVS GC)
(Marked $2.50 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 1 for $2.50 at 9/4/14 rummage sale
*ETA - 1 did not sell and expired in Nov 2015 so I am keeping this for personal use.

Crest 3D White Toothpaste 4.0 oz (Bought 2)
Regular Price $4.39 Each
-$1.40 Sale Price Each
-.75 Mfr Coupon
*Received $2.00 EB Each
Final Price .24 for one and .99 for one!! (Free on CVS GC)
(Marked $2.50 Each for rummage sale)

Crest 3D Brilliance Toothpaste 4.1oz (Bought 2)
Regular Price $6.99 Each
-$2.00 Sale Price Each
-.75 (2) Mfr Coupons
*Received $4.00 EB on each
Final Price .24 Each!! (Free on CVS GC)
(Marked $2.50 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 1 for $2.50 on 3/20/14 on FB
*ETA - Sold 1 for $2.50 at 9/4/14 rummage sale
Profit = $5.00

Progresso Soup (Bought 3)
Regular Price $2.99 Each
-$1.50 Each Sale Price
-.50 CVS Coupon Machine Coupon Each
Final Price .99 per can!! (Free on CVS GC)
(Keeping these)


Wet n Wild Mega Rocks Nail Polish (Bought 6)
Regular Price $2.99 Each
-.75 each for Buy 1 get 1 at 50% off
-$1.00 (6) Peely coupons on every bottle!
-$3.00 CVS CMC $3.00 off $10.00 Make-up Purchase
Final Price = $.74 Each!! (Free on CVS GC)
(Marked $3.00 each or 4 for $10.00 for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 4 for $3.00 each at 9/4/14 rummage sale
2 left to sell

CVS Deals Week of 3/16/14 - Part Two

March 21st, 2014 at 10:41 pm



I did a LOT of shopping at CVS this week. I already posted some deals earlier this week and will have one more post to do cause I had a lot of trips and don't have everything all together but trying to get it figured out, organized and put away!

Here is today's shopping!

Purex 50oz (Bought 3)
Regular Price $6.29 Each
Buy 1 get 2 Free Sale!
-$1.50 off 1 Mfr Coupon
-$3.00 off 2 Mfr Coupon
Final Price $1.79 for 3!! Just .60 each!!

Right Guard Total Defense 5 (Bought 2)
Regular Price $4.79 Each
-$1.79 Sale Price Each
-$1.50 Mfr Coupon
-$1.00 CVS CM Coupon $1 off $4 Deoderant Purchase
*Received $1.00 EB
Final Price $2.50 for 2, $1.25 each!!
(Marked $2.50 each for rummage sale)

Wet n Wild Mega Rocks Nail Polish (Bought 4)
Regular Price $2.99 Each
-.75 each for Buy 1 get 1 at 50% off
-$1.00 (4) Peely coupons on every bottle!
Final Price - $1.25 Each!
(Marked $3.00 each or 4 for $10.00 for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 3 for $2.50 each as part of 4 for $10 deal to a coworker on 4/7/14
*ETA - Sold 1 for $2.50 (4 for $10 deal) to BF coworker on 7/28/14
Profit on Wet N Wild = $10.00!!



Mortgage Checking Update - WHOPPER of a sale!!

March 20th, 2014 at 08:29 pm

I have been posting items on FB for sale, and a coworker recently saw my posts and asked me to bring her some items to buy. She told me a bunch of the brands she uses and asked me put together a box of things worth about $60-$80 for her to buy! I was super excited! I wasn't sure if I would have $60-$80 worth of stuff that she would want to buy, but I just packed up a box with a bunch of different items, mostly CVS purchases, a few things from my personal stockpile that I thought she might be interested in, and the movies that I just bought from someone else on FB.....she ended up buying $202 worth of merchandise!!! ($8.50 of it was items that my Mom and Bro had mixed with my rummage sale stuff) So in less then a week I have made $240.50!! I have 2 more potential buyers on bodywash I am waiting for pick up on!

The best part was that I sold all of the DVDs that I just bought this weekend and I made a $64 profit on those! Nice, quick turnaround! Selling on FB is turning into a nice little supplemental income for me! Now I just need to restock because my inventory is bare!!

Sale #3
Here is what I sold to my coworker:

Brother - Gillette Razor $4.00
Mom - Carmex Lime $1.00, Carmex Vanilla $1.00, Carmex Cherry $1.00, Carmex Balm and Cream Set $1.50 = Total $4.50


Free Items from CVS
Culturelle ProBiotic (2) - Sold 2 for $6.00 each = $12.00 Profit
Curel Lotion 1oz (6) - Sold for .50 each = $3.00 Profit
CVS Brand Pain Reliever (3) - Sold for $2.50 each = $7.50 Profit
St. Josephs Aspirin (2) (Money Maker of .25 each) sold for $3.00 each = $6.50 Profit
Revlon Nail Clipper (Money Maker of .31) Sold for $1.50 = $1.81 Profit
Themacare Heat Wrap - Sold for $3.00 = $3.00 Profit
Youtheory Collagen - Sold for $5.00 = $5.00 Profit

Discounted items from CVS
Carmex Lip Gloss (3) - I paid .24 each
Sold for $1.50 each = $3.78 Profit

Crest Prohealth Mouthwash - I paid .99 each (Free on CVS GC)
Sold for $3.50 = $3.50 Profit

CVS Brand Lotion 3oz - I paid .12
Sold for $1.00 = .88 Profit

Olay Bodywash (I had bought this to keep for myself, not to resell) - I paid $2.99
Sold for $5.00 = $2.01 Profit

Softsoap Bodywash 18oz (5) - I paid $1.50 each (Free on CVS GC, except one when I ran out of GC, and paid .34 OOP as I ran out of GC that day)
Sold for $2.50 each since she bought more than 4 = $12.16 Profit

Venus Spa Breeze - I paid $2.99 (Free on CVS GC)
Sold for $6.00 = $6.00 Profit

Wet n Wild Nail Kit (I had bought this to keep for a gift, not to resell) - I paid .88
Sold for $3.00 = $2.12 profit

Discounted Items from JCPenney
Mens Flipflops - I paid .14
Sold for $3.00 = $2.86 Profit

Free Item from Grocery Store
Suave Lotion - Sold for $2.50 = $2.50 Profit

Free Items from Menards
Eyewear Care Kit - Sold for $2.50 = $2.50 Profit
Lint Rollers 3pk - Sold for $2.50 = $2.50 Profit

Free Items from Target
Gillette Fusion Proglide (Money Maker of $2.53) sold for $6.00 = $8.53 Profit
Venus Embrace Razor (Money Maker of $2.53) sold for $6.00 = $8.53 Profit

Discounted Items I bought from Facebook
28 DVDs - I paid $20 for the whole lot (.71 per DVD)
Sold for $3.00 each = $64.00 Profit!!

$50.00 Balance
+$193.50 Sales to coworker
+$6.50 Even Out Amount
$250.00 New Balance!!

Mortgage Checking Deposit - Sold some more bodywash!

March 17th, 2014 at 12:42 am

A girl just came and bought 4 more bodywashes from me! She was super nice and asked how I got so much brand new stuff to sell, I told her I coupon and she thought that was so cool. Smile Made me very happy! She told me I must be so smart and said she will probably see me on TV some day! Smile Lil things make me smile! Smile

Sale #2
Softsoap Bodywash (Sold 4)
I paid $1.00 each for these ones (Free on CVS GC)
I had marked for $3.00 each for 4 for $10.00
Sold 4 for $10.00 = $10.00 Profit

$50.00 Balance
+$10.00 Sold 4 Softsoap
$60.00 New Balance

CVS Deals Week of 3/16/14

March 16th, 2014 at 11:42 pm


$99.99 were of merchandise for $23.85!!

Been selling TONS of Bodywash on FB the last few days! Sold 11 bottles yesterday (to one person!) and have another 12 bottles sale pending with 3 other people!
Last night and this morning were rough with DH. Went to bed very upset and accepting defeat. Woke up this morning depressed, crying and resolved to not get out of bed. DH texted me to come downstairs and talk to him....I did, it didn't go well. I went back upstairs to stay in bed as much of day as possible. DH came in and cuddled me and suddenly was new person again...brought me breakfast in bed...and said "Do you want me to take you to CVS?" (he really knows the way to my heart..lol)... DH does NOT like going on my shopping expeditions so this was very surprising and sweet as I know he does not care for that. But he took me and since I hadn't had a chance to look at the add it took me 45 mins to get out of there and he didn't complain at all. Smile Still very up and down, but we are still moving...not sure what direction...but we are still moving. Talked to another friend today and they gave me some more determination to not give up. Thanks Friend. Smile
Rest of the day DH has been awesome, cheering me on selling stuff on FB, doing laundry, dishes, making lunch and cleaning out the fridge. Smile

Ok well here are the deals...

Softsoap Bodywash 18oz (Bought 6)
Regular Price $4.79 Each
-$1.29 Sale Price Each
*Received $2.00 EB on Each
Final Price $1.50 Each!! (Free on CVS GC)
(Marked $3.00 each for rummage sale or 4 for $10.00 on FB)
*ETA - Sold 1 on 3/17/14 for $2.50 (in a 4 for $10 deal) to a coworker = $2.50 Profit!
*ETA - Sold 2 on 3/20/14 for $2.50 (in a 4 for $10 deal) on FB.
*ETA - Sold 3 on 4/25/14 for $2.50 (in a 4 for $10 deal) on FB.

Crest Sensi-Relief Toothpaste 4.1oz (Bought 6)
Regular Price $5.99 Each
-$1.00 Sale Price Each
*Received $4.00 EB on each
Final Price .99 Each!! (Free on CVS GC)
(Marked $2.50 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 1 for $2.50 at 9/4/14 rummage sale
*ETA - Sold 3 for $2.50 each on FB on 12/1/14
*ETA - Sold 2 for $2.50 each on FB on 12/20/14
Profit = $15.00

Crest 3D White Toothpaste 4.0 oz (Bought 6)
Regular Price $4.39 Each
-$1.40 Sale Price Each
*Received $2.00 EB Each
Final Price .99 Each!! (Free on CVS GC)
(Marked $2.50 Each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 1 for $2.50 on 3/20/14 on FB
*ETA - Sold 1 for $2.50 on 3/20/14 on FB (separate buyer)
*ETA - Sold 4 for $2.50 at 9/22/14 rummage sale
Profit = $15.00

Progresso Soup (Bought 3)
Regular Price $2.99 Each
-$1.50 Each Sale Price
-.50 CVS Coupon Machine Coupon Each
Final Price .99 per can!! (Free on CVS GC)
(Keeping these)

Total Price of merchandise $99.99!
My cost $23.85!
Total Savings $76.14!

If I sold everything for the prices listed I would make $45.00, all profit since it was all free on my CVS GC!

Mortgage Checking Deposit - Sold some items on FB!

March 16th, 2014 at 08:39 pm

I have shopped on a FB page for my local area that is a "rummage sale" type community, but never tried to sell anything till recently. Well I put some stuff up on there this weekend and have been selling like crazy!

Here is what I sold so far ($37.00 yesterday!), and I have 3 more sales pending pickup!

Sale #1 (PRN) - $37.00
Maybelline Color Show Fashion Prints Nail Stickers
I paid .83 (Free on CVS GC)
Sold for $3.00 = $3.00 Profit

Right Guard Bodywash 16oz (Sold 4)
I paid $1.00 each (Free on CVS GC)
I had marked $3.00 each or 4 for $10.00
Sold for 4 for $10.00 = $10.00 Profit

Crest Prohealth Mouthwash (Sold 2)
I paid .99 each (Free on CVS GC)
Sold 1 for $3.00 and 1 for $3.50 = $6.50 Profit

Softsoap Bodywash (Sold 7)
I paid $1.50 each (.34 each OOP as I ran out of GC that day)
I had marked for $3.00 each for 4 for $10.00
Sold 7 for 4 for $10.00 in a deal with the Mouthwash, so (7 x $2.50 = $17.50) - $2.38 paid OOP = $15.12 Profit

$5.00 Balance
+$37.00 FB Sales
+$3.00 Even Out Amount
+$5.00 Nielsen Survery
$50.00 New Balance

My Deal of the Day!

March 15th, 2014 at 07:01 pm

I found these movies on my local FB garage sale page!
They were asking $25 for the 28 movies, which is a great deal....but I offered $20 and she took it!
That's only .71 per movie!! Sweet! Don't plan on keeping any of them right now...there are about 10 we haven't seen, so we will watch those and then planning on putting all of them in the rummage sale for $3 each. If I sold them all that would be a profit of $64!!
*ETA - Sold all 28 movies to a coworker for $3.00 a piece on 3/17/14! Profit = $64.00!

$20K Update

March 15th, 2014 at 02:08 am

Hard to note the deposit in the Anniversary Account with everything that is going on. But now is more important then ever to save. So might as well leave the auto deposits on and keep socking away until things are set..either way.

Today he was so nice....I mean he is always nice...but I could tell he was really making an extra effort to make me feel better. Offered to bring me lunch at work, take me to Red Lobster for dinner, cuddles after work (I love to nap and cuddle, he is not much of a napper at all), told me I am the skinniest since he has over known me (really getting out the big guns one the compliment train)....lol. But I'm not falling for the upside of the rollercoaster again...I can't...it hurts to bad when I realize I'm falling down the hill again. So I enjoyed the day, but am not looking at it as anything more then that...a nice day.


New Focus = Home Maintenance $5300/$7000

Current Balance $30,125.00
+$140.00 to Home Maintenance
-$112.00 to Roth IRA
+$100.00 to Retirement hold account
+$2.00 Even Out Amounts
+$100.00 Anniversary Cruise
Balance $30,355.00

ING $26,615.00
Home Improvements(cash)$440.00
HSBC $3300.00
Total = $30,355.00

CVS Deals Week of 3/6/14

March 13th, 2014 at 10:42 pm



Cadbury Egg
Regular Price .99
-.25 Sale Price
*Received .74 EB
Final Price = Free!!
(Keeping this)

Cadbury Mini Eggs 1.5oz Bags (Bought 2)
Regular Price .99 Each
-.25 Sale Price Each
*Received .74 EB on Each
Final Price = 2 Bags for Free!
(Keeping this)

Gold Emblem Jelly Beans 13oz Bag (Bought 3)
Regular Price $1.99
-$1.00 Sale Price Each
*Received .99 EB Each
Final Price = 3 Bags for Free!!
(Keeping this)

Glade Spray 8oz (Bought 9)
Regular Price $1.99 Each
-.99 Sale Price Each
-$1.00 (3) CVS Coupon off 3
-.55 Mfr Coupon
Final Price .67 Each for 8 Sprays (Free on CVS GC)
Final Price .12 for 1 Spray!! (Free on CVS GC)
(Marked $1.50 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 4 in a 4 for $4.00 deal on 4/1/14 on FB
*ETA - Sold 4 in a 4 for $4.00 deal on 4/1/14 on FB (separate sale)
*ETA - Kept 1
Profit = $8.00

Curel Hand Lotion 1oz (Bought 4)
Regular Price .99 Each
-$2.00 (2) off any 2 Lotion CVS CMC
Final Price – 4 Lotions Free!!
(Marked .50 each for the rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 4 for .50 each on 3/17/14 to coworker = Profit = $2.00

Nivea Bodywash 16.9 oz (Bought 2)
Regular Price $5.49 Each
-$3.00 Mfr Coupon on 2
*Received $5.00 EB for buying 2 Nivea
Final Price $1.49 Each!! (Free on CVS GC)
(Marked $3.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 1 for $2.50 (4 for $10 deal) on FB on 3/20/14
*ETA - Sold 1 for $3.00 on FB on 7/25/14
Profit = $5.50

Fixodent 2.4oz (Bought 3)
Regular Price $5.99 Each
-$1.00 Sale Price Each
-$2.50 (3) Mfr Coupon
*Receive $2.49 EB on Each
Final Price – All 3 Free!!
(Marked $2.50 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 3 for $2.50 each at 9/4/14 rummage sale
Profit = $7.50

Crest Sensi-Relief 4.1oz (Bought 3)
Regular Price $5.99
-$1.00 Sale Price
-$1.00 (3) Mfr Coupon
*Received $3.00 EB on each
Final Price .99 Each!! (Free on CVS GC)
(Marked $2.50 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 3 for $2.50 each at 9/4/14 rummage sale
Profit = $7.50

Crest Be Inspired Toothpaste 4.5oz
Regular Price $5.99
-$1.00 Sale Price
-$1.00 Mfr Coupon
*Received $3.25 EB
Final Price .74!! (Free on CVS GC)
(Marked $2.50 for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold for $2.50 to coworker on 4/18/14.
Profit = $2.50

Crest Pro-Health Rinse 1 Liter (Bought 3)
Regular Price $6.99 Each
-$2.00 Sale Price Each
-.75 (3) Mfr Coupon Each
*Received $3.25 EB on Each
Final Price .99 Each!! (Free on CVS GC)
(Marked $3.50 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 1 on 3/16/14 on FB for $3.00
*ETA - Sold 1 on 3/16/14 on FB for $3.50
*ETA - Sold 1 on 3/17/14 to coworker for $3.50
Profit = $10.00

Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear Polish(Bought 8)
Regular Price $3.29 Each
-$2.00 (2) CVS CMC off $10 Sally Hansen Purchase
*Received $5.00 EB (2) for spending $10 on Sally Hansen
Final Price $1.54 each! (Free on CVS GC)
(Marked $3.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 6 for $2.50 each (4 for $10 deals) on 3/20/14 on FB
*ETA - Sold 2 to BF coworkers for $2.50 each (4 for $10 deal) on 7/28/14
Profit = $20.00

Zegerid OTC 42ct
Regular Price $30.99
-$6.00 Sale Price
-$10.00 Mfr Coupon
*Received $8.00 EB
Final Price $6.99!!
(Marked $15.00 for rummage sale)
*ETA - I lowered the price on this, but it still didn't sell and it expired in July 2016, so I gave it away on FB and took the loss.


Total Merchandise $162.00
Total on CVS GC $34.45

Potential Profit $87.00

March 2014 Savings Update

March 8th, 2014 at 02:13 am

March 2014 Savings Update

Regular Savings:
Home Maintenance ING $5160
Cushion $3240
HSA $10,800
New Patio Door (cash) $440
Escrow $1435
September 2014 $1805
Short Term Emergency Fund $1005 - Complete
Long Term Emergency Fund $2000 - Complete
New Car $10,280 - Complete
Vacation $3130 - Complete
Anniversary Cruise $3200
Total Regular Savings = $42,495.00

Retirement Savings:
Retirement Hold Account $1655
Roth IRA $8675
Rollover IRA $815
401K $33,000
403B $24,400 (est)
Total Retirement Savings = $68,545.00

Total Savings $111,040

Up $1795 from last month!

$20K Update - ING Interest

March 3rd, 2014 at 08:04 pm

New Focus = Home Maintenance $5150/$7000

Current Balance $30,075.00
+$17.01 ING Interest
+$32.99 Even Out Amounts
Balance $30,125.00

ING $26,485.00
Home Improvements(cash)$440.00
HSBC $3200.00
Total = $30,125.00