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Dog Clipper Purchase- Puppy Pictures!

March 23rd, 2017 at 04:58 pm

We have 2 English Springer Spaniel girls, they are our babies! Here are a couple pics of their unbelievable cuteness!

Reigny and Suneigh Nap Time!


Suneigh Bunny!

Spa day for the girls is $100+ each which includes a bath, haircut, nail trim, etc. MO decided to buy a pet trimmer and try to do the haircuts himself, which would save us a LOT of money. The trimmer was $65 + $15 for a two year warranty. Hoping it works for him to do the trimming as that would save us about $800 a year! We shall see how it goes. Smile

After Christmas Shopping to keep

December 31st, 2016 at 03:07 am

My Mom and I did some SERIOUS after Christmas shopping the last few days and got TONS of stuff for our rummage sale inventory. I will post my deals for resale over the next few days, but here are the items I scooped up for personal use.



Target

McCormick Pumpkin Spice
Regular Price $4.69 Each
Clearance 50% off to $2.34

Dog Toys (Bought 5)
Regular Price $6.99 Each
Clearance 70% off to $2.09 Each

Gift Wrap 4pks (Bought 2)
Regular Price $6.00 Each
Clearance 70% off to $1.80 Each

Gift Wrap Single Roll
Regular Price $3.00
Clearance 70% off to .90

Bags of Bows (Bought 2)
Regular Price $5.00 Each
Clearance 70% off to $1.50 Each


JCPenney

JCP had soooooo many super clearance deals PLUS I got an extra 32% off for signing up for a Penneys card, AND I've already earned $20 in rewards on my card!!!

Dockers Belt Set (Present for my Dad)
Regular Price $60.00
-$42.01 Clearance Price
-$5.76 New Card Discounts
Final Price = $12.23

AZ Boys Tee (Present for my nephew)
Regular Price $14.00
-$12.03 Clearance Price
-$.63 New Card Discounts
Final Price = $1.34

AZ Boys Cargo Shorts (Present for my nephew)
Regular Price $34.00
-$32.03 Clearance Price
-$.63 New Card Discounts
Final Price = $1.34

Belt (For myself)
Regular Price $26.00
-$7.80 Sale Discount
-$5.82 New Card Discounts
Final Price = $12.38

Gildan Boxer Brief 4pk (Bought 2pks for hubs)
Regular Price $26.00
-$11.71 Clearance Price
-$4.57 New Card Discounts
Final Price = $9.72 per pack

Awesome Deal on Scott Products this week at CVS!

December 30th, 2016 at 11:01 pm



Since I moved to my small town in 2014 I have been living off my stockpile and have not had to buy any TP or paper towels (amongst other stockpile items). We finally ran out of paper towels this week and are on our last pack of TP....so time to find a deal!

I found this great deal at CVS, paired with an additional $4 back from Checkout 51 app and final price is only .25 per double roll of TP and .58 per mega roll of paper towels. This deal is only good until closing on Saturday so hurry in!!

Also I used a CVS giftcard that I received free from my Discover Cashback Rewards, so it was all actually FREE!!!!!

Scott Toilet Paper - 18 Double Rolls(Bought 5)
Regular Price $11.29 each
-$4.30 Sale Price Each
*Received $10 EB for spending $30 on Scott Products
*Received $2 credit with Checkout 51
*Received .50 credit for first purchase with Checkout 51
Final Price = $4.49 per pack (.25 per double roll or .13 per single roll)

Scott Paper Towels - 6 Mega Rolls (Bought 6)
Regular Price $7.79
-$2.30 Sale Price Each
*Received $10 EB for spending $30 on Scott Products
*Received $2 credit with Checkout 51
Final Price = $3.49 per pack (.58 per mega roll)



Checkout 51 and Raise Apps!

December 30th, 2016 at 09:54 pm

I just started using two new (to me) money saving apps!

Checkout 51

Checkout 51 offers you cash back when you purchase specific grocery and household items, even beer! I downloaded the app a few days ago, and already made $4.50 on items I was purchasing anyways! Once you earn $20 in your online account, you can then cash out either via paper check or Paypal account. I am loving it so far! By stacking this with existing sales and coupons you can get some crazy good deals!!


Raise

Raise is an app to buy and sell giftcards. At this time I don't have any giftcards that I want to sell, but they offer GC discounted up to 17.2% for purchase right now! I am not sure how deep the discounts go, but this is a GREAT way to get instant savings if you know you are shopping at a specific store, you can save money before you even hit the aisles! Tons of popular shopping and eating destinations including CVS, Target and McDonalds!!! I have not made a purchase from them yet, but plan to soon!!

52 Week Savings Challenge 2016/2017

December 26th, 2016 at 04:51 am

Today is the last Sunday of the year, so for those of us that did the 52 Week Challenge, that means your last $52 deposit for the year! We finished ours pretty early this year, so had the $1378 sitting waiting for a plan. We still don't have any plans for this money, so we added a bit more to it to get it to a nice even amount of $1400 and for now are just setting it aside. We also had a good stash of cash to start the 2017 Challenge. We were able to pay weeks 1-8 plus 50-52, $188 already! So a very good start for next year!

If you did the 52 Week Challenge what are you using your final pot for????

Food Wasting Challenge

January 27th, 2016 at 10:20 pm

I made a goal for this year to write down whenever we throw away any food to see how many dollars we are throwing in the garbage. Today is day 27 and I haven't thrown away anything yet!

That means we ate the leftovers of some soup I made that was supposed to be Beer Cheese Soup, but tasted ONLY of onion (YUCK!). I put my turning brown bananas into my daily Shakeology even when they are D E A D. I have also been putting in some skim milk to try to use it up as well as 0% Greek Yogurt, both past the expiration dates.

I have never been one to follow expiration dates much, but I do use common sense to make sure me or my family doesn't get sick.

I think I can use the rest of the Greek Yogurt up in the next week or so in my shakes. The skim milk is probably ready to be dumped so I will have to jot that one down.

The goal of not wanting to have to write anything down has really helped with making sure that things get used up. I know if we weren't doing this there would have been a LOT more waste, so I am super happy with how it is going so far!

*ETA - Today I ate the last of our celery for a snack. Tonight I noticed that a lot of salad supplies were looking pretty close to the end of their days, so I made 4 salads. One for me, one for MO and two I put in tupperwares for tomorrow. This finished off an expired bag of salad, an expired bag of spinach, and a bag of snowpeas. Also put a good dent in our peppers and carrots.

I just spent $200 on dog food!

January 25th, 2016 at 08:57 pm

Oh my that is a LOT! The good news is I saved almost $70!

The cost for the food for our dog is $16.24 for a 15.5lb bag at our local store (there is only a grocery store and a hardware store to buy dog food in our small town).

I just ordered (8) 31.1lb bags from jet.com, total was $237.44, I got $10.64 off for ordering a larger quantity, and then 15% off ($34.08) for placing a new order today (I assume this is for everyone?). No shipping and no tax! So total for 248.8lbs of dog food was $192.72! (Instead of $260 at the grocery store!) Plus MO will be happy he doesn't have to lug the bags of dog food home all the time. Smile I believe this will last us about 10 months.

I don't think jet.com is always the cheapest option, but it is working good for us for dog food!

Athletic Pass = Huge Savings for Me!

December 18th, 2015 at 12:41 am

My husband coaches girls basketball and I love going to games. We live in a small community and it's a great way to get out of the house and see everyone and Class B towns have so much energy and love for their teams! So I go to every home game and a lot of the away ones too. What stinks is it costs $6 for admission, even for the B and C games. As someone from a Class A school growing up, they never charged admission and still don't and I think $6 EVERY game is pretty steep when you go to 2-3 games a week. Sometime I would like to get a drink or snack but can't bear to spend more after admission. They also have fund raising activities at most games, bingo, raffles etc so more $$ there too. I had asked about getting an athletic pass but they only sell ones for the entire sports season (boys and girls bball, football, etc.) so it doesn't pay if you are only using it for one sport. I had asked MO a few times about getting a pass since we are married now and he even asked the athletic director but they said no one gets free passes, not even spouses of coaches. Well today I showed up at the game and the head coach somehow got me a pass! Yeah!!! So now I will save $6 every time I go to a game! I am going to put the $6 aside every game I go to and put it in our local savings account!😄

VistaPrint - 60% off!

December 4th, 2015 at 03:53 am

VistaPrint is running a special for 60% off right now! Just enter "Cyberweek" as your promo code at checkout! I assume this runs for just the rest of this week, but if you want to put in an order later, you can use the promo code "bright" for 50% off, that one is good until 12/31/15! I saved more then I spent!

Awesome Restaurant.com deal!

December 1st, 2015 at 09:23 pm

They are running an awesome deal at restaurant.com right now, $25 gift certificates for just $3! Just find a restaurant of your liking that offers the $25 GC, use promo code "cyber" and the cost is just $3! I just downloaded the app on my phone, so now I don't even have to worry about the paper gift certificate, I can just use it right off of my phone, sweet! I bought 4 so for just $12 I have $100 worth of gift certificates!

Jet.com

October 7th, 2015 at 12:10 am

Has anyone else checked out jet.com? It is supposed to be a site where you can get big savings on everything from toilet paper to TVs. I had seen commercials for it, but didn't check it out till today when I got a flyer in the mail for $15 off a $50 purchase. I browsed the site, mostly for the kinds of items I resell (HBA) since I am most familiar with price points for those items. Everything seemed to be about the same as Target prices....has anyone else used this site or had thoughts on their prices? The only item I found for cheaper then I could get buying locally was Beneful Dry Dog Food. MO is the one that buys that, and he said he pays $15+ per bag, it was $13.35 on the website. On the site, the more you buy, the more you save (I am not sure what the equation is for that), so I got an extra $1+ off for buying 4 bags, I used the $15 off $50, and also got free shipping. So for 4 bags of 15.5lb Beneful it came to $37.05, $9.26 per bag! So we saved over $6 per bag which is a great deal for a product we need, but without the flyer/coupon prob wouldn't have ordered from them.

My first week EVER without cable

June 8th, 2014 at 11:10 pm

Today is one week without cable, and it went great!

I am not home too much between work, OT and softball. When I am home I have lots of cleaning, reorganizing and yard work to do, and I prefer to listen to music rather then watch TV. I did watch 4 movies this week, and season 1 of The Office(I have all of The Office, Friends and Sex and the City on DVD, so just those would keep me occupied). I have Netflix still but didn't watch it much other then a few episodes of Frasier before bed. But that will for sure keep me busy when I do feel like watching TV shows.

I also have finally been getting to read more which is nice too. Smile

I am super happy I decided to cancel it, this will save me $50 a month!

Top 1% Shopper at CVS?! COOL!

May 8th, 2014 at 05:18 pm

Well this made me happy!

Got an email from CVS that said I am in the TOP 1% of savers at CVS! And it listed my savings from sales, coupons, and CRTs! COOL!

So that is my trophy for the day. Smile

Checking in on Eleven Day No Spend Challenge

December 26th, 2013 at 10:48 pm

Today is day 4 of my Eleven Day No Spend Challenge. I haven't spent a penny! YEAH! I will have to fill gas before the eleven days are up, I have about 1/4 of a tank left and 7 days to go. Otherwise doing great, not eating out and been entertaining myself at home with internet, cleaning the house and a puzzle!

52 Week Dollar Challenge

December 22nd, 2013 at 06:10 pm

I have seen many on the blogs and on FB talking about the 52 Week Dollar Challenge. If you have never heard of it, it is a pretty simple concept to help you save a little money at a time and have a nice chunk at the end. Every week you save the amount of that week in dollars. So week 1 you save $1, week 2 you add $2, and continue on till week 52, you add $52. If you complete each week all year, you will have $1378 at the end of the year. I would like to try this with DH, and then use the funds at the end of the year to make a large principle payment at the beginning of 2015.
I love little games/strategies to help save money!!

Killing it on my $10 off $10 purchase coupons!

December 14th, 2013 at 05:13 pm

I got 3 separate coupons for $10 off a $10 purchase, one for Kohls, one for Aeropostale, and one for Herbergers! Between Christmas sales and the $10 coupon I killed it!

My total spent out of pocket was $12.72, and I got $106.50 worth of merchandise!!

1) Aeropostale

Moccasins
Regular Price $24.50
One day only sale price = $12.00!
-$10.00 Coupon
Final Price = $2.00!!

2) Kohls (Christmas presents for my brand new niece!)

"Sweetest of them All" Bodysuit
Regular Price $12.00
-$6.01 Sale Price (50% off)
-$5.00 Coupon
Final Price = .99!!

Baby Girl Jeans
Regular Price $12.00
-$6.01 Sale Price (50% off)
-$5.00 Coupon
Final Price = .99!!

White Flower Dress
Regular Price $30.00
-$27.00 Clearance (90% off)
Final Price = $3.00

Got $54.00 worth of clothes at Kohls for only $4.98!! Saved $49.02!!

3)Herbergers

Relativity Lacy Teal Tank
Regular Price $28.00
-$7.01 Marked Down Price
-$5.25 Additional 25% off
-$10.00 Coupon
Final Price = $5.74!!

3 minutes of my time = $5 from Discover!

November 18th, 2013 at 04:49 pm

I got a mailer from Discover advertising their mortgage services. It said just for calling in and speaking with a Discover Mortgage Officer you get $5. I was pretty sure they wouldn't be able to beat our rate, since we are in a 10 year loan for 2.75%, but figured I would check it out and get the free $5. I called them, it took 3 minutes total for him to verify that they wouldn't be able to beat that rate and the free $5 is on it's way to me! Once I get that I will put it in the mortgage checking!
They also asked if we needed to consolidate any debt (don't have any) or if we needed any money for home improvements or major purchases (that is what savings is for). Smile Bet he doesn't hear those answers too often. Smile

$250 in FREE Giftcards!!

November 16th, 2013 at 05:08 pm

I went and redeemed my Discover Card rewards, which were quite high since I paid our home insurance on it for the year. I redeemed $90 in cashback rewards for $100 in CVS giftcards!

Also I recently got a Citi Thank You card that was offering a promotion of 12 months 0% interest and 15,000 bonus points for spending $1000 in the first 3 months.

My lil bro needed to pay his tuition for school and needed a credit card, so I paid the tuition on this card ($3745.00), and he gave me a check for the total. The 15,000 in pts I got equals $150 in giftcards, so I got another $150 in CVS giftcards (thought about getting different stores/restaurants, but wasn't seeing anything I really liked and I know I will eventually use the CVS ones). Also since the card is 12 months no interest, I will put the $3745 in savings for 12 months and make interest on it and then pay it off before the 0% expires!

Always thinking of a way to save a buck!! Smile

Huge Savings on Home and Auto Insurance!

November 3rd, 2013 at 05:16 pm

I recently posted about how I had paid our Home Insurance for the first time on our own rather then through an Escrow Account. That went well, we had saved much more then enough to make the payment, however I found out through some great commentors on here and through my mother, that I was paying way too much for Home Insurance.
This week I called my parents home insurance guy and was able to get a much, much lower quote for the same coverage! He also offered to give me a quote on car insurance, which I was skeptical about since we had a very low rate through Geico, however with the bundling discount from having our home insurance with him, the car insurance came out cheaper too!
So the auto went from $75 a month, to $64 a month (full coverage on 2 cars). And the home insurance went from $1875 a year to $1200 a year!
So I am super excited to be saving about $700 a year between the 2 switches.
I paid the new bills on the Discover, so getting cash back rewards again (which is sweet since I just paid the $1875 last month on the Discover and got the cash back on that) and now just waiting for the refund on the home insurance. Once I get that refund check, we will use it to pay the Discover bill for the new insurance premium and then put the difference back into savings. Smile Good day on the financial front!

Red Sox Winner!!

October 22nd, 2013 at 07:12 pm

So my husband is a huge Red Sox fan and when we were in Vegas back in August he bet $20.00 that they would go to the World Series. Well here we are in October and they made it! So the ticket pays out $100! I mailed it in a few days ago and DH said I can put that money into savings since that is what we did with the rest of the winners from our trip. So as soon as the check gets here that is where it will go. Wink

Verizon Discount

August 1st, 2013 at 07:01 pm

I received a mailer yesterday from Verizon advising that I need to re-validate my employement status to keep my discount on the account. I went on to their website and completed the validation to keep my 21% discount! Smile If you have Verizon be sure to check with them if your employer offers any kind of discount through them, I believe they have 100's of businesses that they give discounts to (discount varies by employer), and all you have to do is validate your employement with them occasionally (I think the last time I had to do this was at least 2-3 years ago).

Made it through January without buying groceries!

January 30th, 2013 at 10:26 pm

We made it through January without buying any groceries! Well I did buy 2 gallons of milk, but that is it. We got rid of so much food in our pantry and freezer. Out of the pantry, tons of soup, boxes of rice-a-roni, macaroni and cheese, dry noodle mixes, chicken helper, pasta sauces, oatmeal, cereal, and canned fruit. And out of the freezer, lots of chicken breasts, pot pies, TV dinners, shredded cheese and bags of veggies.
DH is making the call on what we will buy for February. He would like to go another whole month without buying anything except for milk. I think this is a great idea as we did find a lot of things that needed to be used up before they went bad, but it is very hard for me to pass up the super deals I see at the grocery store. I am not much of a "grocery" shopper. I normally keep the house pretty well stocked and then just go buy things when they are on super good sale and don't have to worry about ever making a $100+ shopping trip or buying things when they aren't on sale or I don't have coupons for. But DH knows what he is doing, so I will follow his lead on this one, so far it's working great. Smile

Just realized we could go this whole month only paying for gas and utilities..

January 9th, 2013 at 09:25 pm

So I just realized that we could go through all of January with only paying for gas and utilities! That would be fabulouso!

Food - DH mentioned yesterday that he would like to not buy any groceries this month (except for milk). We have tons of food in the cupboards and freezer, and he wants to try to use some of that up. Good plan hubby! Also we have giftcards for TGIFridays, Applebees, and Ruby Tuesdays that we got from Christmas, so our weekly eating out would easily be covered with those.

Toiletries/Misc - We are well stocked on everything, but if something did come up, I have my $100 CVS giftcard I got for Christmas, and also $30 in Target giftcards.

Gifts - We have no babies, weddings, BDs or gift holidays in January, whoo hoo!

Entertainment - We are pretty busy all month and have been going to the gym a lot, so other then the normal bills or netflix, cable and internet, nothing else should be needed.

Can't wait to see a nice tiny Discover bill for January!

"Sweet" Deal at CVS!

December 27th, 2012 at 03:06 pm

I went to CVS and stumbled on this great candy deal! They had the 11.18oz bag (the regular size bags for Halloween) of Fun Size Snickers and Fun Size Peanut Butter Snickers on sale for $1.00! I was just going to get about 10 bags for myself, but I called my Mom to let her in on the deal and she was with my Dad and bro and they both requested 10 bags a piece. So I picked up 30 bags for me, 10 for Dad, and 10 for bro.
I also used a $10 off a $50 purchase coupon making them even cheaper! So after my dad and bro pay me back for their candy, I got 30 bags for $20, which is .66 per bag!

Snickers - Bought 30 Bags
Regular Price $4.39 per bag
-$3.39 Sale Price per bag
-$10.00 CVS Coupon
Final Price $20, just .66 per bag!!
Plus I used a free

I saved over $190!! So I will leave one bag out for DH to munch on and throw the rest in the freezer for Halloween Candy for next year!! Sweet!! Smile

Coupon Book Update

December 19th, 2012 at 09:04 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
12/19/12 Simonsons - .05 off per gallon .55
12/19/12 Simonsons - Free Fountain Pop $1.49
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Total Saved $54.96

End of year this and thats

December 11th, 2012 at 01:19 pm

Time to get in all of those things that need to be turned in by the end of the year!

My work gives $200 for "fitness" expenses (gym fees, workout equipment, DVDs, a whole lot of options). I filled out the form and submitted our last 4 months of gym charges ($25 per month per person for 2 people). So September, October, November and December were free gym months for me and DH! Smile

Also been on the hubby to get me his workout and healthy eating points, we also get money put in our HSA for doing this, up to $600 per member, or $1200 per family just for entering your healthy choices! I have already earned all of my incentives for the year, but still need the last few months of tracking from DH.

Down to just 2 presents left to buy for Christmas! YEAH!

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

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....)

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

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


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