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And some MORE Menards Freebies!

August 31st, 2014 at 02:11 pm

Everything listed below was FREE after rebate!



Knee Pads (Bought 4)
(Marked $12.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 3 for $12.00 each at 9/4/14 rummage sale
1 left to sell

Water Bottles (Bought 8)
(Marked $2.50 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 8 for $4.00 each at 9/4/14 rummage sale
Profit = $32.00

Cricut Tool Kits (Bought 4)
(Marked $4.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 4 for $5.00 each at 9/4/14 rummage sale
Profit = $20.00

Nitrile Gloves (Bought 8)
(Marked $1.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 8 for $1.00 each at 9/4/14 rummage sale
Profit = $8.00

HDMI Cords (Bought 8)
(Marked $4.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 1 for $4.00 on 9/2/14 on FB
*ETA - Sold 6 for $4.00 each at 9/4/14 rummage sale
1 left to sell

Womens 6pk Socks (Bought 8)
(Marked $3.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 8 for $4.00 each at 9/4/14 rummage sale
Profit = $32.00

Flexible Chopping Mats (Bought 4)
(Marked $2.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 4 for $2.00 each at 9/4/14 rummage sale
Profit = $8.00

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Sawblades (Bought 4)
(Marked $2.50 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold all 4 on FB on 9/2/14 for $2.50 each
Profit = $10.00

Oven Liners (Bought 2)
(Marked $2.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 2 for $2.00 at 9/4/14 rummage sale
Profit = $4.00

Magnifying Glasses (Bought 2)
(Marked $3.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 2 for $3.00 each at 9/4/14 rummage sale
Profit = $6.00

Mini Flashlights (Bought 2)
(Marked $3.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 1 for $3.00 at 9/4/14 rummage sale
*ETA - Sold 1 for $3.00 at 10/1/16 rummage sale

Menards Freebies!

August 31st, 2014 at 01:57 pm

Everything listed below was FREE after rebate!



Party Cups (Bought 20)
(Marked $1.50 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 17 for $1.50 each at 9/4/14 rummage sale
*ETA - 1 is chipped so keeping that one
2 left to sell

Athletic Tops (Bought 4)
(Marked $4.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 3 for $4.00 at 9/4/14 rummage sale
*ETA - Kept 1 for me
Profit = $12.00
*ETA - Sold 1 for $3.00 pm FB on 8/25/19

Scoop Neck Tops 2pks (Bought 4)
(Marked $4.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 2 for $4.00 each at 9/4/14 rummage sale
*ETA - Sold 1 for $4.00 at 9/23/16 rummage sale
1 left to sell

Pot Holder Sets (Bought 12)
*These were actually a $1.00 Money Maker for everyone I bought!! They were $1.49 each and the rebate on each was $2.49!!
(Marked $1.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 12 for $1.00 each at 9/4/14 rummage sale
Profit = $24.00

Spic and Span Cleaning Supplies (Bought 6)
(Marked $1.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 5 for $1.00 each at 9/4/14 rummage sale
*ETA - Sold 1 for $1.00 at 9/23/16 rummage sale

CVS Deals from last week

August 30th, 2014 at 03:41 pm

Got a couple little gems in clearance lately!


(No Giftcards for this transaction)

Luster Pro Light Teeth Whitening System
Regular Price $41.99
-$31.50 Clearance Price 75% off
-$5.00 Mfr Coupon
Final Price = $5.49!!
(Marked $20.00 for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold for $20.00 at 9/4/14 rummage sale
Profit = $14.51

Nexium 24hr 42ct (Bougt 1)(Not pictured)
Regular Price $28.99
-$5.06 Sale Price
-$5.00 Mfr Coupon
-$10.00 CVS CMC Coupon
*Received $5.00 EB
Final Price = $3.93!!
*ETA - Sold to coworker for $12.00 on 9/3/14
Profit = $8.07

Renu Contact Solution (Bought 2)
Regular Price $10.79 Each
-$2.80 Sale Price Each
-$2.00 Mfr Coupon Each
*Receive $5.00 EB for Eac
Final Price = .99 Each!!
(Marked $4.00 Each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 2 for $5.00 each at 9/4/14 rummage sale
*I decided after looking at the store prices (ranging from $8-$10 a bottle) that I could ask $5, instead of $4 and they all sold!
Profit = $8.02

Dial 16oz or 18oz Bodywash (Bought 4)
Regular Price $5.99 Each
-$2.49 Sale Price Each
-$2.00 Mfr Coupon for each set (2)
-$2.00 CVS CMC $2 off $8 Bodywash Purchase
*Received $2.00 EB for each set (2)
Final Price = $1.00 Each!!
(Marked $3.00 Each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 4 for $3.00 each at rummage sale
Profit = $8.00

Dial Mens Bodywash (Bought 2)
Regular Price $5.99 Each
-$2.49 Sale Price Each
-$2.00 Mfr Coupon
*Received $2.00 EB
Final Price $1.50 Each!!
(Marked $3.00 Each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 2 for $3.00 each
Profit = $3.00

Ronson Butane (Bought 4)
Regular Price $4.19
-$3.77 Clearance Price 90% off
Final Price = .42 Price
(Marked $2.00 Each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 4 for $2.00 each at 9/4/14 rummage sale
Profit = $6.32

Everything in this entry is SOLD! Made a profit of $47.92!! Smile

$20K Update

August 30th, 2014 at 10:25 am

Yesterday was payday. Since I don't have to pay my mortgage till October I had a nice chunk extra to toss in savings.

Current Balance $22,215.00
+$400.00 Payday
Balance $22,615.00

Local Savings $1380.00
ING Savings $21,235.00
My Total Savings $22,615.00

$700 Win at the Casino!

August 27th, 2014 at 02:19 pm

BF and I and a few of his family members made an impromptu trip to the casino last night....and I came home $700 ahead! YEAH!

Normally I would stick that into savings or the mortgage, but since we are going on that trip to Laughlin in the beginning of October I will keep it aside for that and now I won't have to take any money out of savings for my gambling money, so unless I lose the bet and have to pay for food, I am going to have 5 free days in Laughlin! SCORE!

August Spending Tracking

August 25th, 2014 at 12:31 pm

8/1 Coke .75
8/1 A&B Pizza $4.98
8/1 Electric Bill $94.38

Out of town for BFs state softball
8/1 Blackjack $50.00
8/2 Strawberry Pop $1.06
8/2 Gordmans $21.01
8/2 Scheel's Earplugs $3.21
8/2 Long Horn Steakhouse $49.37
8/2 Hotel Room/Fuel $100.00

8/3 - NO SPEND DAY!!
8/4 - NO SPEND DAY!!
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8/5 Groceries $35.25 (Milk, bread, eggs, yogurt, cottage cheese, frozen pizzas, 4 carton of juice, salad dressing, Miracle Whip, Capri Sun for rummage sale)

8/6 Ice Cream Treat $1.00
8/6 Fuel $40.31
8/6 Red Lobster $66.44

8/7 - NO SPEND DAY!!

8/8 Taco Johns $6.16
8/8 Pat Benetar Tickets (2) $40.00
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Out of town for state softball
8/9 - NO SPEND DAY!!
8/10 Fuel $38.31

8/10 CVS $12.29
8/10 CVS $2.15
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8/11 DressBarn $62.54
8/11 Ground Round $20.00
8/11 CVS $15.85
8/12 McDonalds $3.40
8/12 CVS $17.96
8/13 Fuel $39.91
8/14 McDonalds $4.69
8/14 Cookies for softball potluck $7.98

Out of town for wedding
8/15 - NO SPEND DAY!
8/16 - NO SPEND DAY!
8/17 Fuel $42.00
8/17 Wedding Gift $25.00

8/17 Pop for rummage sale $32.02
8/17 Coed softball fees $25.00
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8/18 Breakfast $5.10
8/18 Hooters $27.00

8/19 - NO SPEND DAY!

8/20 Space Aliens $49.00

8/21 - NO SPEND DAY!

8/22 CVS $3.55
8/22 Fuel $36.75
8/22 Taco Johns $5.23

Out of town for Pat Benatar Concert
8/23 - NO SPEND DAY!

8/24 Chinese $25.00


Monthly total so far = $1014.65

Eating out is crazy....any of the bills for food that are over $10 is cause it was me and BF eating together....and he pays for a lot of our meals (though I have been pushing to pay for more)...so we are eating out way too much. I challenged us to just eat out once a week in September, it will help our weight loss challenge, plus give us some cushion for the Laughlin trip. Hopefully we can help each other and pull it off! Smile Other then the eating out everything is ok with me for spending. Fuel bill is high since we were out of town so much. That should go down some now that all of the out of town "trips" are done, however since BF lives out of town my fuel bill will continue to be higher then I would like it to be....but it is definitely worth it to have my rock. Smile

I did have to go to the Dr and get almost $200 in RX on Friday for a surprise eye infection...but since that was paid for out of my HSA I am not counting that towards my monthly expenses.

Week One Weightloss Check-In

August 25th, 2014 at 12:20 pm

Only down 1 lb this week..shoot! Was down 2.5lbs at one time,but the weekend out of town for the Pat Benatar concert didn't help things with "grab what you can when you can" food and too many drinks in the diet. Oh well at least I am going in the right direction.


Me - Down 1 lb, .56% lost
BF - Even, 0% lost

Goal for the week, be down 3lbs total. NO SWEETS.
Limit drinking, continue ab workouts and add cardio.

It's official - I am a divorcee

August 21st, 2014 at 07:32 am

Got the papers in the mail yesterday. I am no longer married.


I called the gym and got our memberships seperated and mine put onto my own CC and let X know he will need to do so as well. Also called my health insurance to find out what I need to do to have him removed. Will be doing that in about a week as X was picking his plan and I don't want him to have a lapse in coverage.

Last night I went through all of my files (back to 2004) and got out all of X's papers (CC bills that were only in his name, resumes, car titles, medical claims, etc.) and put them in a bag for him. Also got the last few items of his from the basement brought up and put in the garage. One of his friends is coming to pick it up tonight. I think that is everything physical out of the house now.

Other then a few things to still seperate (cell phones, Netflix, car insurance etc.) we are done. Contact should be extremely limited going forward.

$20K Update

August 19th, 2014 at 05:20 am

Got a $12 rebate from UV Vodka that I submitted back in June. I tossed it in savings and added $3 to even it out. $15 more dollars towards my future! Smile

Current Balance $22,200.00
+$12.00 UV Rebate
+$3.00 Even Out Amount
Balance $22,215.00

Local Savings $1380.00
ING Savings $20,835.00
My Total Savings $22,215.00

Can we please be done with this....

August 19th, 2014 at 05:16 am

Found out last night that XH never did stop messing around....even when he said he wanted to work things out and counseling sessions etc. I had accepted the fact that there were probably lots more incidences and girls that I didn't know about....and I was happy NOT knowing. Last night I accidentally found our more junk that I just really didn't want to know. Frown Sucks....BUT I think maybe FINALLY opened my eyes to realize this is not a good person making mistakes...this is a bad person....

Could not be more thankful for my BF right now who continually tells me he wants me to be happy and stop being hurt by someone that never deserved me. So lucky to have found him.

Looking to the future and feeling it will be BRIGHT!

Divorce Papers are filed

August 18th, 2014 at 01:04 pm

It somehow slipped my mind to post that I did file the divorce papers. Filed last week Wednesday (8/30/14). The cost was $80 which we paid jointly. When we turned the papers in the court clerk stated that there probably wouldn't be anything else to do, we will just get notice in the mail when we are divorced. Frown So sad how simple that is.... Cried like a fool on the way out of the court house and XH tried to comfort me a little but I was crying too hard for him to understand anything I was saying. Bad, bad day. Frown

Well anyways it is a relief to be done and the only sad punch in the gut left is the day I get that paper in the mail telling me I am no longer married. I do hope that I get that done and over with before the trip to Laughlin and can just enjoy my time and look forward and not backward.

Still have some items on the "To Do" list for the divorce, but as long as the house is done and the divorce papers are filed, I am good. Working on the other items though and after the BIG rummage sale at the beginning of September I will have lots more extra time to make sure all my bases are covered.

6 Week Weight Loss Challenge and FREE trip to Laughlin!!

August 18th, 2014 at 11:09 am

BF is taking me to Laughlin! YEAH! I have never been there before and this is the first trip outside of the state for us together so I am very excited!

Best part is it's FREE! He got comped from a previous trip he took there and he got 2 free flights there and back, free room for 5 nights, free appetizer at one of the restaurants, and 2 free tickets to Larry the Cable Guy (random, LOL)! Our hotel has 2 pools and a private beach, FUN!

So the only thing to pay for is eating (we will do some nice dinners, but there is also a McDonalds and other cheap food options), drinks (free while you are gambling), gambling ($$$) and shopping (not planning on doing much of this, but maybe?!). We are flying out from a city 2 1/2 hrs away, so we will have gas there and back (which I have said I will pay for) as well.

BF and I would both like to lose some weight before the trip, so we decided to have a little bet. Whoever looses the highest percentage of weight is the winner...the loser pays for all of the meals while we are in Nevada. The contest starts today and ends 9/30/14. So I have 6 weeks! My goal is to loose 15 lbs which I think is reasonable if I work hard and stay focused.

My plan of action:
-Cardio outside or in the gym 4 days a week
-30 days Ab Challenge
-No sweets except for 4 brownies when I work the rummage sale (it's 4 days and unrealistic for me to sell brownies without sampling the products... Wink )
-No pop at home (except during rummage sale) and no pop when eating out. Try to get down to 1 can per day at work (currently at 2 per day).
-Only drinking for special occasions (weddings, parties, etc.), not when out for dinner/softball etc.
-Be vigilant on portion size
-Make good decisions when eating out
-Water, water, water!!!

I would really love to win....not just for the free meals on the trip, but just to feel a little better about myself. BF is ALWAYS very complimentary, but losing a little weight is always a great confidence booster so I am looking forward to it! Smile