Well, the storm we had was a bit of a flop, but they closed my work anyways :) So I took advanatage and went shopping!
WAGS: 2 Special K Cereal - 2 for $5. Used a $1 off 2 Q and $3 RR OOP was $1 and I got back $2 in RR!
Shop Rite: Egglands Best Eggs: 1.77 used $.50 doubled to $1 OOP $.77 each Toothpaste: Aquafresh was $1.99 on sale, used .75 (1.50) qs was .49 each. Sensodyne was 4.49 used .75 (1.50) OOP was 2.99. Spent $15 on them so I got a $5 CAT. Betty Crocker Potatoe Pouches: .77 and used $1/2 Qs, .27 each Chi Chi's Tortillas 3 for $5 and used a $1/2 Q 1.17 each Wanchai Ferry: 5.99-1.50Q OOP 4.49 Flipz: $1 each Yakisoba: .99 - .50(1.00) q equals FREE! Bananas: .49/lb Chef Boyardee: .88 - $1/5q OOP .68 each PB Brownies: 1.00-$1/2 q OOP .50 each French's Mustard: .69 - .50 (1q) OOP FREE!
There was some speculation about getting 2 large pizzas for $11.11 at Papa John's today. There was even a code floating around. (I tried and it didn't work). So I tried my own code online and it worked!
For the Central NJ area, when you go to order online, type in '11111' as the promo code, and you can get 2 Medium Pies with 2 toppings each for $13.98 (normally $16.99). So it's a $3 savings!
We've only had Papa John's once, in Maryland, about 6 years ago, but we may order it tonight and have one tonight and the other for snacking tomorrow, since we will most likely be snowed in!
So after my ordeal at CVS, I decided I was going to treat myself to a nice lunch. I figured my best bet was Wendy's, as they have my Crispy Chicken Meal for $2.99. You can't beat that. A chicken sandwhich, fries and a soda for $2.99. So I go to the one by work and I see the key chain thing, where you donate $1 and you get the keychain (they didn't have anymore cool Wendy's frosty ones, so I settled for the regular one) a free frosty for every visit until the end of June! The girl's like 'Would you like one?" To which I replied "YES!' It goes to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption I believe, and I'm all about good causes!
She then handed me my keychain and asked if I would like my first FREE frost, to which I was like 'HECK YES!' The manager (I believe) was doing my order and he was very nice...they all there at this Wendy's which is why I love going there.
So next time you're in Wendy's, inquire about the Frost Keychain and help a great cause!
So there's a great deal on the Finish Electrasol at CVS. They are on sale for $3 and when you spend $20, you get $10 ECBs Back. Here's the deal:
Buy 7 ($21) and use 7 $2.25 off Qs making it 5.25 for all 7, and you get back $10 ECBs, making it a $4.75 profit!
But good luck finding them :( I went this morning, nothing. There are two spots on the shelves for these things and they were bare. They are big to begin with so even if they had them in stock, you would deplete the shelf if you got 7, which I will NEVER EVER do. I even called, and the guy said the truck just came in and would be on the shelves in the afternoon. I asked if by around noonish they would be out, he wasn't sure. I asked if he could put 7 to the side for me and I could pick them up at noon, and he's like 'Well, I don't know if they would be shelved by then' Nevermind.
I went on lunch and they stocked the REST of the stuff, still bare on the Finish. UGH....so I went to another CVS by work. And this one's BIGGER and BETTER! And nothing...hmph. Still a bigger store, and only 2 spots for these big boxes? I just don't get it! They advertise these HUGE sales and don't have enough in stock!
I wonder if I can do the raincheck for this as people did with the Wisk last week and still get the ECB?
Do at least 30 minutes of Wii (exercise-Jillian Michaels 2010, The Biggest Loser Challenge, Just Dance, etc) daily. Try to incorporate some other DVDs (Jillian Michaels Cardio, Denise Austin, Carmen Electra, etc) and running
Read 5 books (Debt Free for Life up first)
Complete taxes and submit NLT 15 Feb
Get on a plane and stay on it until it lands!
Keep grocery savings at or above 50% each month
Start keeping track of money (Mint.com, Yodlee or Quicken). Limit going out to breakfast to 4 times a month.
Continue to save every penny for downpayment fund. Long term goal is to have 20% saved to put down, however, since we are comfortable now in the condo and if we can really scrimp and save, we would like to save 100% down for a house like Money Saving Mom. She did it in 7 years so it IS doable!
Try to limit the junk food coming into the house. Stock up on fruits and veggies and cut back on processed foods.
Organize recipes into binders and try to get out weekly meal plans.
Here's my 2 hauls today, one on my card, one on DH's card:
I didn't get my coupons yet for this week, so I went with NO coupons, only with 2 $10 ECBs...one expires today, the other tomorrow. So I went in with the mindset to definatly do the Revlon deal (buy any 2, get $7 ECBs back). That stuff's expensive! Mascara for $10, eyeliner for $8 (for a PENCIL!). I found some nail polish for about $5.39 so I figured I'd get two, but wait, what's that? Blackened brown Revlon mascara with a sticker for 75% off? Hmmmmm, there's two left, I grab them, go to the price checker, they are $2.49 each! Times 2 is $4.98 and I'd get back $7 ECBs! So I grab them, then off to get the light bulbs. They are $3.99 and you get a $2 ECB. That comes to about $9...I needed another $1 worth of stuff, so I got my M & M's as a filler and off I go. Only, when the transaction was done, I didn't get the $7 ECBs for the Revlon. The ad says any two and there's no mention of it excluding markdowns...hmph. But I got back to work and called Customer Service and the guy was super nice and he loaded the $7 ECBs into my card and said within 48 hours it should be there, all I have to do is go to the price checker machine, scan my card and out it will come :) So here's the details: 2 Revlon Mascaras Originally 10.49-8.00 for the sale = 2.49 each = 4.98 Lightbulbs 5.99-2 on sale = 3.99 M & M's 2 for $1
Total came to 10.67-9.97ECB I had (she made it 9.97 as it cannot pay for tax) so Out of Pocket (OOP) I paid .70 and will get back $7 ECB and $2 ECB equals a profit of $8.30
This one I just did real quick. I needed mascara so I got this one with the free liner and the nail polish:
1 Mascara = 9.39 1 Nail Polish = 5.89
Total is $15.28 plus 1.07 tax = 16.35-10 ECBs = 6.35 OOP and got back 7 ECB for a profit of .65!
Well, I think it's that time to make this blog really public, which means giving out the address to my facebook friends. A lot of them have been asking to post my deals since I've been putting up pics of my 'hauls' I have to go through it and make sure there's nothing on here talking about people that I know first :)
I'd also like to make it spiffy, and I read online about Google AdSense, etc. to earn some additional income. I know in the beginning the money is pennies, but a penny saved is a penny earned! So any advice? I may even revamp the entire thing, new layout, new name, etc.
I'd still like to keep it dealing with grocery hounding and poker, but I think a new name is in order or something. Maybe a more catchy layout or something as well.
I am married to the most wonderful man in the world! He pushed me to get out of dead end job and get into the field I love, and I did it! I am loving life, thanks to him!
I'm a semi-professional poker player (I say semi-pro because I'm no amateur and DH won't let me quit my job and go pro). I follow poker on TV and live, I love it!
I recently became a grocery hound and I love the highs I get from getting great deals!