Sunday, November 9, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
I went to use some ECB's expiring and pick up the Crest Pro Health. Guess what, they didn't have it. So I wandered aimlessly around the store for 20 minutes trying to figure something out.
They had Halloween clearance 90% off so I picked up the pencils for $0.05 each and the 4 cookie cutters for $0.06 each. The 3 Johnson's buddies soaps were $0.57 for all 3 after coupon. The Gum was a last minute filler. I paid $0.81 OOP and used $7.98 in ECBs, earning $0. Saved $21.33
Trip #1 I took Joe wth me. Bad idea ladies if you are trying to minimize spending. I ended up with a $27 ham, 6 pack of V8 juce, and a $2.27 jar of pickles all unplanned. He also rew in a $5.56 box of Italian sausages but I prob would have ended up with them anyways because they were reduced with 16 in the box(3 meals for us)
OOP $78.50 plus I picked up yarn and a Halloween bucket for Baby Girl(OOP $0, pt on a gift card)
Trip #2 I had to yet again yesterday(thank my mil, she has me hooked on crocheting now!) plus we needed bread and we decided we are going to start working with Baby Girl to get her potty trained(sniffle) Walmarts clearance was only 75% off but the price of the shirts were mighty nice. The long sleeve for Baby Girl were $1. Perfect for playing in. I found me one for $2. The Betty Crocker potatoes were $0.38 after a coupon! I wished I had more of them. The Microwave Mac&Cheese were $0.38 each after coupon. We don't have a microwave but I'll send these to my mom's for a quick bite to eat when Baby Girl is there(she's disabled and it's hard for her to cook)
I ended up with pears, ribbon, tote boxes, and more...OOP $8.02, $28.80 was paid with gift card. I saved $38.80
Joe bought some stuff he wanted OOP $17.75, saved $1.50
Totals for the week
Grocery $123.98 Holy smokes!
Friday, November 7, 2008
For these I recommend setting up a separate email account
The first one located under the big ads is for SwagBucks. At Swagbucks you can earn points for using their search engine, then redeem them for gift cards and prizes. I get points for everyone that signs up.
My Survey. You take short surveys and occasionally review a product in exchange for points. You have to reach a 1000 point minimum(equivalent to $10 cash) I've been a member for awhile and I'm almost to payout. I do get 150 points for everyone that signs up under me!
Ebates. Through this site, you can earn cash back on purcheses made online. If you sign up through me, I get $5 and so do you once you make your first purchase!
Affiliate links I'm an affiliate for Money Saving Mom and her fabulous ebooks. Every one you order, I get a percentage of the sale.
Pay Per Post pretty much, you are paid to write advertising on your blog. I do get $15 for everyone that signs up and completes their first post( and I beg, PLEASE complete your offer, I have $75 in pending referrals, some for several months now because they haven't done it yet)
The last way I make money, selling Jordan Essentials. There are some great products, most made here in SW Missouri, all made in the USA. Me, Joe and all 3 of the kids use and love their products! Check out the gift sets for Christmas!
I found the pencils that are already sharp and you just switch the plastic thing with the lead for $0.03(I got the last 18 they had) Thing 2 is a master at putting off his homework because he can never find a sharp pencil. NO more! I also found 4 metal cookie cutter for $0.06 each!
At Walmart, their items were only 75% off but I managed to find Baby Girl 4 long sleeve shirts for $1 each. Perfect for playing here. I found 1 for me for $2.
For the ultimate in frugal, wait out the holiday clearance for as long as possible to find really cheap items like it did!
Thursday, November 6, 2008
The big ads are from Logical Media. I try to find ones offering free samples or survey sites where you can make some money. If you scroll all the way to the bottom, there's a link on there for them. Click away and sign up for a few! I make money for everyone that signs up for what is offered.
Google AdSense are the 2 tiny ads at the bottom of the page and one in the sidebar. I make money on clicks!
Coupons.com I make small amount on every coupon printed so build your collection!
All 3 of these you have to reach a payout of $100 before you receive the money. Sadly, I haven't even hit the double digits on each yet. So you would kindly click a few and sign up under a few and print a few, I'll love ya forever :)
Tomorrow, I'll highlight some of the smaller links on my sidebar.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Grocery $288.30, $211.70 under budget. Woo Hoo! I grew our stockpile and kept the bellies stuffed! That means I averaged $9.30 a day for 5 people.
Household $77.92 $72.08 under budget. $40 of that was for cat and dog food too. I've been keeping my CVS trips as low as possible and we are so stocked up on stuff, I'm just really rolling ECB and RR's when needed
Halloween $19.84 I set a budget of $20 for 3 kids costumes and only spent $8(2 pairs of fairy wings for the girls and a can of black spray paint) and then I got 2 bags of candy. My MIL ended up buying Thing 2's costume because I told him he had to make one so of course he didn't want too so grandma took pity and bought him one.
Eating out $22. Wow! It's never this low when Joe is home. One time I got Baby Girl some fries when I was running errands, then I got her , me, and Joe lunch off the value menu at Wendys, and then the big chunk ($14.84) came when the Things spent the night with my mil and I picked up Thai food(at lunch prices) for the 3 of us.
Various spending $120, this included some paint I needed, furnace filters, school expenses, etc.
Gas $110 not bad! I'm glad gas is down(currently $1.93 here) but I know it won't last.
Totals for the month $1,225.22