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SURPRISE - You made $40!!

November 30th, 2014 at 07:57 pm

I knew that you usually get a "referral bonus" when you refer someone to open a Capitol 360 account, but I thought it was usually $10...I was pleasantly surprised today to see my bonus for referring BF was $40!! Awesome!! Must have been part of their Black Friday sale! SWEET! So between his opening bonus and my referral bonus we made $140 in FREE money to add to savings!

Current Balance $24,935.00
+$40.00 Referral Bonus
+$25.00 To get to $25K!
Balance $25,000.00

Local Savings $1,125.00
Capitol 360 Savings $23,500.00
Joint Capitol 360 Savings $375.00
Total Savings = $25,000.00

Excited to be back at $25K! I have a lot of bills coming up including Christmas so will need to take some out again soon. But I also have a lot of FB sales from this weekend and hopefully next weekend too!

CVS Thanksgiving Sale

November 30th, 2014 at 12:02 am

Some more great CVS Deals!



Progresso Soup (Bought 12)
Regular Price $2.99 each
-$1.74 Sale Price Each
*Received $1.00 EB for every 4 you buy
Final Price $1.00 Each!
(Keeping these, they are great for warm lunches at work on these cold blustery days!)

Dawn Dish Soap 9oz (Bought 6)
Regular Price $1.57
-.57 Sale Price Each
*Received $1.00 EB for every 2 I bought
Final Price = .50 Each!
(Keeping these and took some to BFs house)

Hershey Candy Bars (Bought 3)
Regular Price $1.19 Each
-.40 Sale Price Each
*Received .79 EB on Each!
Final Price = 3 Candy Bars Free!!
(Keeping these and sent them to BFs house)

Lady Speed Stick 2.3oz (Bought 3)
Regular Price $3.79 Each
-.91 Sale Price Each
*Received $2.00 EB on each
Final Price = .88 Each!!
(Keeping these)

CVS Brand Batteries 4pk(Bought 3)
Regular Price $4.99 Each
-.80 Sale Price Each
*Received $4.19 EB on each
Final Price = 3 Packs of Batteries Free!!
(Keeping these)

Xtra Laundry Detergent 45oz (Bought 3)
Regular Price $2.99 Each
-$1.00 Sale Price Each
-$1.00 CVS Coupon Machine Coupon
Final Price = .99 Each!!
(Keeping these and sent one to BFs)

Orbit Gum 14ct (Bought 3)
Regular Price $1.37 Each
-.37 Sale Price Each
*Received $1.00 EB on Each
Final Price = 3 Packs of Gum Free!!
(Keeping these)

BumbleBee Tuna (Bought 18)
Regular Price $1.87
-$1.21 Sale Price Each
Final Price = .66 per can!
(Keeping these, I am not a huge meat eater, so tuna is a good staple for me, and I haven't seen it for sale for under $1.00 a can for some time)

Wet N Wild Nail Polish Kit (Bought 3)
Regular Price $4.99 Each
-$1.11 Sale Price Each
*Received $3.00 EB Each
Final Price = .88 Each
(Marked $3.00 for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 1 for $4.00 on FB on 12/20/14
*ETA - Sold 1 for $4.00 on FB on 12/20/14 (separate sale)

Multigrain Cheerios 12oz (Bought 3)
Regular Price $4.19 each
-$2.31 Sale Price Each
*Received 1.00 EB Each
Final Price = .88 Per Box!!
(Keeping these)

GUM Toothbrush 2pks (Bought 3)
Regular Price $3.99 Each
-$1.99 Sale Price Each
*Received $2.00 EB Each
Final Price = 3 Free Packs of Toothbrushes!!
(Marked $2.50 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 2 for $2.50 each at 9/23/16 rummage sale

Viva Papertowels (Bought 3)
Regular Price $1.99
*Received $1.99 EB on Each
Final Price = 3 Free Rolls!!
(Keeping these)

NYX Lip Cream (Bought 3)
Regular Price $5.99
-$2.11 Sale Price
*Received $3.00 EB Each
Final Price = .88 Each!
(Marked $3.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 1 for $3.00 at 10/1/16 rummage sale
*ETA - Sold 1 for $3.00 at 5/5/17 rummage sale

Focus Group Giftcard Challenge:
3 Just the Basics Papertowels $3.42
3 Rescue Pearls $29.97
3 Conair Curling Irons $29.97
3 CVS Brand Glucose Tablets $5.31
2 Acne Free Brand Terminator Cream $13.98
1 Acne Free Brand Acne Cleanser $6.49
6 Colgate Total 4pk Travel Packs $20.34
4 Softsoap Body Wash $17.96
1 Softsoap Hand Soap $1.67
4 Nivea Lip Products $11.96
5 Skippy Peanut Butter $18.95
28 Cadbury Scream Eggs $27.72
3 Hershey Candy Bars $3.57
3 Mars Candy Bars $3.57
3 CVS Panty Liners $3.81
3 Combos $8.01
1 Chex Mix $3.39
2 Kraft Parmesan Cheese $11.98
2 Gardhettos $7.18
3 Kraft Mac & Cheese $4.11
3 5 Gum $4.71
6 Green Giant Vegetables $11.22
3 Starbucks Doubleshots $8.01
3 Vitamin Water $4.71
3 Advil 4ct $3.57
3 CVS Trial Pack Pull-ups $2.98
3 Rescue Gum $17.97
3 Just the Basics Laundry Detergent $7.47
3 CVS Wipes $3.57
2 Colgate Max $7.38
1 Colgate Optic White $4.59
3 Migralex $2.98
3 Sour Patch Kids Gum $4.71
6 Robitussin 4ct $8.94
6 Listerine 500ml $29.94
2 CVS Brand Mouthwash $8.78
12 Progresso Soups $35.88
6 Dawn Dish Soap $9.42
3 Hershey Candy Bars $3.57
3 Lady Speed Stick $11.37
3 CVS Battery Packs $14.97
3 Xtra Laundry Detergent $8.97
3 Orbit Gum $4.11
18 BumbleBee Tuna $33.66
3 Wet N Wild Nail Kits $14.97
3 Multigrain Cheerios $12.57
3 GUM Toothbrushes 2pks $11.97
3 Viva Paper Towel Rolls $5.97
3 NYX Lip Cream $17.97

Total merchandise = $587.21
Total Used on GC = $93.20
Total Remaining on GC = $6.80

Black Friday Sale at Capitol 360 Savings

November 28th, 2014 at 10:31 pm

BF and I have been planning on opening a savings account together for awhile, but hadn't gotten around to it yet, and had just been setting our money aside together in an envelope for now. We finally got it opened today, and what a good day to get around to it! They were having a Black Friday sale, $100 bonus for new savers! Since BF has never had a savings account with them he qualified! You do have to open it with a $1000 deposit to get that, but we just opened it with the $1000 and once it is available will transfer it back out. Our opening deposit was $235, + $100.00 bonus, so we already have $335! YEAH!

We also set up auto deposits on each of our paydays of $25. So our account will go up $100 a month. Smile

Current Balance $24,600.00
+$235.00 Opening Deposit for Joint Savings
+$100.00 Account Opening Deposit
Balance $24,935.00

Local Savings $1,100.00
ING Savings $23,500.00
Joint ING savings $335.00
Total Savings = $24,935.00

More Curb Side Freebies!

November 26th, 2014 at 09:42 pm

My neighbors had a rummage sale in Sept and they put these items out on the curb as giveaway from stuff that didn't sell. Probably not too much for profit margin here, but I don't mind trying! Plus 2 free laundry baskets is a score! I am getting everything washed up and marked. Already sold the Mickey Mouse plate set for $2.00!

*ETA - Sold Mickey Mouse plate set for $2.00 on FB on 11/26/14
*ETA - Sold Billy Goat Doll for $3.00 on FB on 12/20/14
*ETA - Sold Women's Cherokee Shoes for $2.50 at 5/5/17 rummage sale

Tons of freebies at CVS!!

November 24th, 2014 at 11:03 pm

Love this time of year at CVS! Check out all my goodies!!

Most I am keeping (gave a lot of the candy and snack items to BF), but a few items to sell:

PLUS I used my Focus Group gift card, so the small amount I had to pay for tax or on the few items that weren't free, was also FREE!

Got $182.34 worth of merchandise and got paid $4.83 to buy it!!! Smile GOOD DAY! Also BF came with me and helped both me and my Ma get our booty!

Hershey Candy Bars (Bought 3)
Regular Price $1.19
-.40 Sale Price Each
*Received .79 EB each
Final Price = 3 Free Candy Bars!!
(Keeping these)

Mars Candy Bars (Bought 3)
Regular Price $1.19
-.40 Sale Price Each
*Received .79 EB each
Final Price = 3 Free Candy Bars!!
(Keeping these)

5 Gum (Bought 3)
Regular Price $1.57
-.57 Sale Price Each
*Received $1.00 EB each
Final Price = 3 Free Packs of Gum!!
(Keeping these)

Sour Patch Kids Gum(Bought 3)
Regular Price $1.57
-.28 Sale Price Each
*Received $1.28 EB each
Final Price = 3 Free Packs of Gum!!
(Keeping these)

Sour Patch Theater Box Candy (Bought 3)
Regular Price $1.67
-.17 Sale Price
*Received $1.50 EB Each
Final Price = 3 Boxes of Candy Free!
(Keeping these)

Combos 6.3oz Bags(Bought 3)
Regular Price $2.67
-$1.17 Sale Price Each
*Received $1.50 EB each
Final Price = 3 Free Bags of Combos!!
(Keeping these)

Kraft Parmesan Cheese (Bought 2)
Regular Price $5.99
-$2.00 Sale Price Each
*Received $3.00 EB each
Final Price = .99 each!!
(Keeping these)

Gardhettos 5.5oz Bags (Bought 2)
Chex Mix 8.75oz Bag (Bought 1)
Regular Price $3.59
-$1.60 Sale Price Each
*Received $1.00 EB each
Final Price = .99 each!!
(Keeping these)

Kraft Mac&Cheese(Bought 3)
Regular Price $1.37
-.38 Sale Price Each
*Received .99 EB each
Final Price = 3 Boxes Free!!
(Keeping these)

Green Giant Canned Vegetables (Bought 6)
Regular Price $1.87
-.88 Sale Price Each
*Received .99 EB each
Final Price = 6 Cans of veggies Free!!
(Keeping these)

Starbucks Double Shots(Bought 3)
Regular Price $2.67
-$1.17 Sale Price Each
*Received $1.50 EB each
Final Price = 3 Free Starbucks!!
(Keeping these)

Vitamin Water (Bought 3)
Regular Price $1.57
-.07 Sale Price Each
*Received $1.50 EB each
Final Price = 3 Free Vitamin Waters!!
(Keeping these)

Advil 4ct (Bought 3)
Regular Price $1.19
-.20 Sale Price Each
-$1.00 CVC CMC Coupon
*Received .99 EB each
Final Price = 2 for free and 1 Money Maker of $1.00!!
(Marked $1.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Two of these did not sell and they expired in Dec 2015 so I kept them for personal use.

Migralex 4ct (Bought 3)
Regular Price $.99
*Received .99 EB each
Final Price = 3 Migralex!!
(Marked $1.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 1 for $1.00 on FB on 11/19/17

Robitussin 4ct (Bought 6)
Regular Price $1.49
-$1.00 Mfr Coupon (5)
*Received $1.49 EB Each
Final Price = 1 Free, and 5 Money Makers of $1.00 each!!
(Marked $1.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - 4 of these expired before they sold so I kept them for personal use.

Rescue Gum(Bought 3)
Regular Price $5.99
-.20 Sale Price Each
*Received $5.79 EB each
Final Price = 3 Free Packs of Rescue Gum!!
(Keeping these)

Listerine 500mL(Bought 4)
Regular Price $4.99
-$2.00 Sale Price Each
-.61 CMC Coupon($5.00 off $10.00 Mouthwash Purchase)
-.61 CMC Coupon($5.00 off $10.00 Mouthwash Purchase)
-$5.00 Beauty Club EB
-$5.00 Beauty Club EB
*Received $2.00 EB each
Final Price = $1.82 Money Maker Each!!
(Marked $2.50 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 1 for $2.50 on FB on 7/4/15

CVS Brand Mouthwash 1 Liter Bottles (Bought 2)
Regular Price $4.39 Each
-$4.39 CMC Coupon($5.00 off $10.00 Mouthwash Purchase)
-$4.39 CMC Coupon($5.00 off $10.00 Mouthwash Purchase)
Final Price = 2 Free Mouthwash!!
(Marked $2.50 each for rummage sale

CVS Trial Pack Pull-ups(Bought 3)
Regular Price .99
*Received .99 EB each
Final Price = 3 Free Pull-Up Packs!!
(Marked $1.00 for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 1 for $1.00 at 9/23/16 rummage sale

CVS Brand Wipes(Bought 3)
Regular Price $1.19
-.20 Sale Price Each
*Received .99 EB each
Final Price = 3 Free Packs of Wipes!!
(Giving these to my bro, he has a baby in diapers)

CVS Panty Liners 20ct (Bought 3)
Regular Price $1.27
-.28 Sale Price Each
*Received .99 EB each
Final Price = 3 Free Packs Panty Liners!!
(Marked $1.00 each for rummage sale)

Colgate Max White 6.0oz (Bought 2)
Colgate Optic White 3.5oz (Bought 1)
Regular Price $3.69 or 4.59
-$1.60 or .70 Sale Price Each
-$2.49 CMC Coupon Each
Final Price = .50 each!!
(Marked $2.50 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 1 Colgate Max White on FB for $2.50 on 12/1/14
*ETA - Sold Colgate Optic White on FB for $2.50 on 12/1/14

Just the Basics Laundry Detergent 20oz(Bought 3)
Regular Price $2.49
-.70 Sale Price Each
*Received $1.79 EB each
Final Price = 3 Free Laundry Detergent!!
(Keeping these)

Focus Group Giftcard Challenge:
3 Just the Basics Papertowels $3.42
3 Rescue Pearls $29.97
3 Conair Curling Irons $29.97
3 CVS Brand Glucose Tablets $5.31
2 Acne Free Brand Terminator Cream $13.98
1 Acne Free Brand Acne Cleanser $6.49
6 Colgate Total 4pk Travel Packs $20.34
4 Softsoap Body Wash $17.96
1 Softsoap Hand Soap $1.67
4 Nivea Lip Products $11.96
5 Skippy Peanut Butter $18.95
28 Cadbury Scream Eggs $27.72
3 Hershey Candy Bars $3.57
3 Mars Candy Bars $3.57
3 CVS Panty Liners $3.81
3 Combos $8.01
1 Chex Mix $3.39
2 Kraft Parmesan Cheese $11.98
2 Gardhettos $7.18
3 Kraft Mac & Cheese $4.11
3 5 Gum $4.71
6 Green Giant Vegetables $11.22
3 Starbucks Doubleshots $8.01
3 Vitamin Water $4.71
3 Advil 4ct $3.57
3 CVS Trial Pack Pull-ups $2.98
3 Rescue Gum $17.97
3 Just the Basics Laundry Detergent $7.47
3 CVS Wipes $3.57
2 Colgate Max $7.38
1 Colgate Optic White $4.59
3 Migralex $2.98
3 Sour Patch Kids Gum $4.71
6 Robitussin 4ct $8.94
6 Listerine 500ml $29.94
2 CVS Brand Mouthwash $8.78


Total merchandise = $401.81
Total Used on GC = $83.49
Total Remaining on GC = $16.51

Super Target Deals!!

November 19th, 2014 at 08:59 pm

I found these great deals at Target this week!

Nivea Lotions 16oz bottles (Bought 12)
Regular Price $5.99
-$2.00 Mfr Coupon on Each
*Received $5.00 Target Giftcard for every 2 you buy
Final Price = $1.50 per bottle!!

******BUT! I found BONUS size bottles that have 25% more, so they are 21oz bottles for the same price PLUS some of them had Nivea chapsticks, and Nivea 2.5oz lotions attached for FREE! So I got 60oz (12 bottles x 5 bonus ozs per bottle) FREE! That is like getting 3.75 bottles for FREE! Plus (2) 2.5oz bottles and 1 chapstick for FREE!

Nivea Lotions 21oz bottles (12) - Marked $4.00 each
*ETA - Sold 5 for $4.00 each on FB on 4/27/15
*ETA - Sold 3 for $4.00 each on FB on 7/4/15
*ETA - Sold 1 for $4.00 each on FB on 11/30/15
*ETA - Sold 3 for $4.00 each on FB on 7/4/16
I am a little confused because I show I sold all of these, but I still have a few more to sell, so I will just keep logging them here until I have time to go through my blog more thoroughly.
*ETA - Sold 2 for $4.00 each on FB on 1/15/17
*ETA - Sold 1 for $4.00 at 5/5/17 rummage sale

Nivea Lotions 2.5oz bottles (2) - Marked $1.00 each
*ETA - Sold both for $1.00 each to coworker on 1/10/15


Nivea Chapstick (1) - Marked $2.00
*ETA - Sold on FB for $2.00 on 12/1/14

Potential profit of $34.00!!

Also got all these cereal bars (love these for my desk at work, they are great for breakfast or a health snack!) for just $1.25 per box! They sell upwards of $4.00 at the grocery store, so this was a super deal and great time to stock up!

Special K and Nutrigrain Bars (Bought 12)
On sale for $2.50 per box (which is already a good price)
*Receive $5.00 Target Giftcard for every 4 you buy
Final Price $1.25 per box! Less then .25 per breakfast!

Lot of little finds at CVS this week!

November 19th, 2014 at 06:44 pm



CVS Glucose Tablets 10ct (Bought 3)
Regular Price $1.77 Each
-.27 Sale Price Each
*Received $1.50 EB Each
Final Price = 3 Free!
(Marked $1.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - 2 did not sell, and I am cleaning up my inventory, so I donated them to a friend that can use them.

Acne Free Brand Terminator Cream (Bought 2)
Regular Price $6.99 Each
-$4.00 Sale Price Each
*Received $2.00 EB Each
Final Price = .99 Each!
(Marked $3.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - This did not sell and it expired in Nov 2015 so I am going to keep it for myself.

Acne Free Brand Acne Cleanser (Bought 1)
Regular Price $6.49
-$4.00 Sale Price
*Received $2.00 EB
Final Price = .49!
(Marked $3.00 for rummage sale)
*ETA - This did not sell and it expired in Nov 2015 so I am going to keep it for myself.

Colgate Total 4 Pack Travel Packs (Bought 6)
Regular Price $3.39
*Received $3.00 EB Each
Final Price = .39 Each!
(Marked $2.00 per 4pk or .50 per tube for rummage sale)
*ETA - These did not sell and expired in 2015 so I am keeping them for personal use.

Softsoap Body Wash 15oz (Bought 4)
Regular Price $4.49 Each
-$8.98 from BOGO Free Sale
-$2.00 CVS CMC Coupon
-$.33 CVS CMC Coupon
Final Price = $1.66 Each!
(Marked $3.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 2 for $2.50 each on FB on 4/27/15
*ETA - Sold 2 for $3.00 each on FB on 7/4/15
Profit = $4.36

Softsoap Hand Soap (Bought 1)
Regular Price $1.67
-$1.67 CVS CMC Coupon
Final Price = Free!
(Marked $1.00 for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold for $1.00 on FB on 12/20/14

Nivea Lip Products – Milk & Honey only (Bought 4)
Regular Price $2.99 Each
-.24 Sale Price
*Recevied $5.00 EB for buying 2 Nivea Products
Final Price = .25 Each
(Marked $2.00 each for rummage sale)

Skippy Peanut Butter 16.3oz (Bought 5)
Regular Price $3.79 Each
-$1.79 Each Sale Price
-.75 Mfr Coupon
-.75 Mfr Coupn
*Received $3.00 EB for spending $10 on Skippy
Final Price = $1.10 Each!!
(My Dad goes through PB like madness, so I will toss these in with his BD/Christmas presents next month  )

Cadbury Scream Eggs (Bought 28!!)
Regular Price .99 Each
Clearance Price to .09 each!!
(Keeping these! Me and my Momma love em!)


Focus Group Giftcard Challenge:
3 Just the Basics Papertowels $3.42
3 Rescue Pearls $29.97
3 Conair Curling Irons $29.97
3 CVS Brand Glucose Tablets $5.31
2 Acne Free Brand Terminator Cream $13.98
1 Acne Free Brand Acne Cleanser $6.49
6 Colgate Total 4pk Travel Packs $20.34
4 Softsoap Body Wash $17.96
1 Softsoap Hand Soap $1.67
4 Nivea Lip Products $11.96
5 Skippy Peanut Butter $18.95
28 Cadbury Scream Eggs $27.72

Total merchandise = $187.74
Total Used on GC = $30.12
Total Remaining on GC = $69.88

$20K Update

November 18th, 2014 at 02:32 pm

Alright, please don't flame me for this...but I decided to give BF $500 for his deductible for his truck. He did not ask me to, or hint at this in any way, it was my decision. My reasoning was he does so much for me (emotionally, financially, physically, everything!) and is always totally selfless. I am the one that hit the deer, I understand that could have happened to anyone, and that I am in no way obligated to pay his deductible, but it is what I want to do. I am also in a much better position financially then he is. The truck was his grandpa's (who passed away a few years ago) and it had a lot of sentimental value to him. We still don't know if the truck will be totaled out or not, but I feel good about this decision and if he decides to not accept it, or give it back after everything is figured out with the insurance then that is fine too, and I can just put it back in savings then. I gave him the check already, he said he didn't want me to do that, but I left it at his house so he can do what he wants to with it.

Current Balance $25,075.00
-$500.00 BF Auto Deductible
+$5.00 FB Sales
+$15.98 Dad owed me
+$4.02 Even Out Amount
Balance $24,600.00

Local Savings $1,100.00
ING Savings $23,500.00

FB Sale

November 18th, 2014 at 02:12 pm

Sold a Culturelle Probiotic that I got in Feb to a former coworker. I had it marked for $6.00, but it expires 06/15, so I def needed to move it, so when she offered me $5 I took it!

Sale #60 (CN) - $5.00
Free Items from CVS
Culturelle Probiotic
Sold on FB for $5.00 each
Profit = $5.00

Lots of great deals and freebies at Menards!

November 18th, 2014 at 02:20 am

Wow! Look at all this loot!

I won't have to buy TP for awhile!!

Charmin Basic TP 24 Double Rolls (Bought 12)
Regular Price $9.97 Each
-$3.00 Mail in Rebate Each
-$1.50 Mfr Coupon on 3 (4)
Final Price = $6.47 per 24 pack, just .27 per double roll or .13 per regular roll!
(Keeping these and gave some to BF for his place too!)

Crest 3D White 5.8oz (Bought 8)
Regular Price $3.47 Each
-$2.50 Mail in Rebate Each
-$1.00 Mfr Coupon Each (8)
Final Price = .03 Money Maker per tube!!
(Marked $2.50 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold all 8 for $2.50 each on FB on 12/20/14
Profit = $20.24


And then all of these freebies!!!
Grime Boss 360 Duster Kit (12) - Marked $2.00 each
*ETA - Sold 2 for $2.00 each at 9/23/16 rummage sale
*ETA - Sold 1 for $2.00 at 5/5/17 rummage sale

All Purpose Toolbag (4) - Marked $8.00 each
*ETA - Sold 1 on FB for $8.00 on 12/20/14
*ETA - Sold 1 on FB for $8.00 on 12/20/14 (separate sale)

Mason Cups (16) - Marked $2.50 each
*ETA - Sold 4 on FB for $2.50 each on 12/1/14
*ETA - Sold 1 on FB for $2.50 on 12/20/14
*ETA - Sold 7 on FB for $2.50 each on 12/20/14 (separate sale)

Gel Cups (16) - Marked $2.50 each
*ETA - Sold 6 on FB for $2.50 each on 12/20/14

Skil Fast Ratchet Wrench (4) - Marked $10.00 each
*ETA - Sold 1 for $10.00 at 9/23/16 rummage sale

Waste Baskets (4) - Marked $2.00 each
*ETA - Sold 2 for $2.00 each at 5/5/17 rummage sale

Safety Glasses (4) - Marked $1.50 each
*ETA - Sold 1 for $1.50 at 5/5/17 rummage sale

I hit/demolished a deer and other unfortunate events... :(

November 16th, 2014 at 10:34 pm

BF and I have hit a series of unfortunate events.....

Last week I was up visiting BF and my Dad needed me to run an errand for him, he has a rental in a town jut 10 mins from BF and I needed to run a tool from one town to the other for him...while doing this I ran over a cat. Frown I have never hit anything (car, animal, etc.) before. It just ran straight into the road (I was in a business area, not residential) and I slammed on the brakes when it ran into the road, but wasn't able to stop on time...I was pretty hysterical and went straight to BFs work and he went to check on the cat, but sadly it was already dead. It did not have a collar and BF said they have a problem with stray cats in the area, so I am hoping at least that it wasn't someone's pet...but was still terrible and emotionally draining on me. Poor kitty. Frown

Then last weekend BF got hit was $750 in fees when he was hunting. This was his fault....but he was trying to get deer to help feed his family. He shot a deer for his sister, she wasn't with (she was on the way, she does have a hunting license, and a deer tag)and the game warden came. The game warden was nice about it as BF has never had any other infractions, and he is working with the county commissioner to see if there is anyway to get the fees reduced. On the plus side of that, they did let him keep the deer, his guns, his truck and his hunting priveleges...so it could have been A LOT worse. Also his sister felt really bad about the whole thing and gave him $300 to help with the fees. In the end it was his decision to shoot the deer when she wasn't there, and he has learned his (very expensive) lesson. He definitely won't be shooting deer for his sisters again, they will have to get their own.


Then last night we were driving home from out of town, his Mom lives about 2 hrs away and we went up to help her insulate and winterize. On the way home BF was very tired so I said I would drive his truck so he could nap (2:30am) about 20 mins from home a deer jumped out of the ditch and I had no chance to stop. I slammed the brakes but we hit the deer pretty squarely. BF has a big truck, so the deer had no chance, it went under the vehicle and I am sure died instantly. The truck was still drivable, so BF took over and drove for about 5 mins, but then the safety features on the vehicle kicked in and it wouldn't keep driving anymore because it was leaking fluids. BF thinks the transmission is done for. Luckily for us a trucker stopped and took us and BFs dog home...who knows how long we would have been out in sub zero temps if he hadn't come along. This was in a very rural area so there isn't anyone to call except friends/family. The tow truck came today and brought the truck home (the closest tow truck company is over an hr away, luckily BF has road side assistance so he didn't have to pay anything for that). He has a deductible of $500, we will have to see if the truck is totaled out or not. It is a 2000 Ford F150 and already some other damage to the windshield and passenger door, so it might actually be a good thing if it is totaled, but we shall see....either way....I am ready for this series of unfortunate events to be over!!

Couple of nice Freebies at CVS this week!

November 13th, 2014 at 03:55 pm

I am using my $100 Mastercard Giftcard that I got from the focus group for a new CVS Challenge! Let's see how far I can stretch that free $100!

Just the Basics Single Papertowels Roll (Bought 3)
Regular Price $1.19 Each
-.40 Sale Price Each
-.79 CVS CMC Coupon
Final Price = Free!!
(Keeping these)

Rescue Pearls (Bought 3)
Regular Price $9.99 Each
-.50 Sale Price Each
*Received $9.49 EB on each
Final Price = Free!!
(Keeping these)

Conair Curling Irons (Bought 3)
Regular Price $9.99 Each
-$15.00 Beauty Club EBs
*Received $10.00 EB on Each
Final Price = $5.01 Money Maker on Each!!
(Marked $6.00 each for rummage sale)

Focus Group Giftcard Challenge:
3 Just the Basics Papertowels $3.42
3 Rescue Pearls $29.97
3 Conair Curling Irons $29.97

Total merchandise = $63.36
Total Used on GC = $11.76
Total Remaining on GC = $88.24

November 2014 Mortgage Payment

November 10th, 2014 at 09:20 pm

November 2014 Mortgage Payment

Balance $167,900.00
+$507.20 Interest
-$768.45 Regular Payment
-$238.75 Principle Payment
New Balance $167,400.00

Plugging along slowly.

Bubbles 2.0!

November 8th, 2014 at 02:14 am



I got bubbles on clearance again! Last time I got them I sold all 72 bottles!

This time I got (16) 6 packs, 96 bottles!

They are $3.99 per 6 pack. I got them for .99 each. I will open them up and sell them for .50 each.

Potential Profit of $32.16!!

*ETA - Sold 10 for .50 each on FB on 7/24/16
*ETA - Sold 19 for .50 each on FB on 7/24/16
*ETA - Sold 18 for .50 each at 9/23/16 rummage sale

I lost 7.8lbs and won $52.08!!

November 7th, 2014 at 10:40 pm

I won my diet bet! YEAH! BF and I were both doing diet bets through dietbetter.com. I lost 7.8lbs and he lost 12.6 and we each won $52.08! SWEET!

I will probably just leave my money on the site for now as I want to do another diet bet since this worked well for me. The next one starts in 4 days, so I have a few days to chill out, but don't want to gain back, so trying to still be good. Smile

$20K Update

November 3rd, 2014 at 05:42 pm

Current Balance $25,030.00
+$38.00 FB Sales
+$2.00 Even Out Amount
+$5.00 To get to next even $100 on ING
Balance $25,075.00

Local Savings $1575.00
ING Savings $23,500.00
My Total Savings $25,075.00

FB Sales

November 3rd, 2014 at 05:33 pm

Had a few more FB sales this last week...another $38!

For the Softsoap Bodywash....I used to be able to get that a lot cheaper, so I would sell it on FB for $3.00 each for 4 for $10, cause I had a ton of them, so then I could get rid of a lot fast. Since I don't get it as cheap anymore, I don't advertise the deal anymore, just the $3.00 each, but I have 3 people that buy from me regularily and one of them came over last week and spent almost $30, so I was ok with still giving her the deal.

Also the Skintimate was not for sale, but my shopper saw it on my personal stockpile shelf and asked if she could buy it, so I said sure as I still have at least 5 cans.


Sale #58 (KW) - $28.50
Discounted Items from CVS
Covergirl Lashblast Mascara - I paid $1.17
Sold on FB for $4.50 each
Profit = $3.33

Nivea Lip Products - I paid $1.00
Sold on FB for $2.00
Profit = $1.00

Pantene Shampoo/Conditioner 12.6oz (4) - I paid $1.00 each
Sold on FB for $2.50 each
Profit = $6.00

Softsoap Bodywash (4) - I paid $1.96 each
Sold on FB for $2.50 each
Profit = $2.16

Skintimate Shave Foam - I paid $1.79 (Free on CVS GC)
Sold on FB for $2.00
Profit = $2.00

Sale #59 (BW) - $4.50
Free Items from Menards
Pink Caulk (3) - Sold on FB for $1.50 each = $4.50 profit

Sale #60 (KM) - $5.00
Discounted Items from CVS
Markerboard with markers - I paid $1.62
Sold on FB for $5.00
Profit = $3.38

$115.00 in Free Giftcards!

November 1st, 2014 at 09:33 pm

I completed a focus group for my bank last week. It was only an hour long and they had drinks and snacks provided as well. My reward was a $100 MasterCard Giftcard that I can use anywhere! I plan on doing a CVS Challenge with this giftcard.

Discover Card sent me a $5 Starbucks card in the mail for no reason! YEAH! I don't drink coffee, and Starbucks is too expensive for my tastes, but I do enjoy a Frappuccino as a treat, so I will use that fo a Frap next week!

BF got some winners on Monopoly pieces from McDonalds. A free fry and a free $10 Target giftcard! I have to redeem it online which I have not done yet, but will do this week.

YEAH for free giftcards!!

$20K Update - ING Interest

November 1st, 2014 at 08:44 pm

Current Balance $25,010.00
+$15.50 ING Interest
+$4.50 Even Out Amount
Balance $25,030.00

Local Savings $1575.00
ING Savings $23,455.00
My Total Savings $25,030.00