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Productive Day

July 31st, 2012 at 08:15 pm

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

$20K Update

July 31st, 2012 at 08:10 pm

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

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

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

CVS Deals Week of 7/29/12

July 29th, 2012 at 04:16 pm

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

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

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

Staples Deals Week of 7/29/12

July 29th, 2012 at 04:03 pm

All of this for just $3.18 OOP!!


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

More good sales on Sports Drinks

July 29th, 2012 at 11:37 am

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

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

$20K Update

July 29th, 2012 at 11:27 am

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

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

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

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

16 FREE Candy Bars!!

July 29th, 2012 at 10:46 am

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

August 2012 Mortgage Payment

July 23rd, 2012 at 08:23 pm

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

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

My $5 Stupid Tax for the Day

July 23rd, 2012 at 06:20 pm

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

Staples Deals Week of 7/23/12

July 23rd, 2012 at 06:04 pm

All this for $6.04 OOP!


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

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

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

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

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

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

Closet getting closer to finished and DH pitching in!

July 22nd, 2012 at 05:50 pm

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

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

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

CVS Deals week of 7/22/12

July 22nd, 2012 at 05:28 pm

CVS Deals week of 7/22/12!



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

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

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

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

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

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

AMP Energy Drinks

Used my $10 Shoe Carnival coupon

July 22nd, 2012 at 05:13 pm

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

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