My best savings happen when I can combine a great coupon with the perfect sale,for instance this week at Shaw's Wish-bone dressing was 3/$5.
I bought 5 16oz bottles and 1 spritzer.
$2.80-$3.99 rebate for spritzer= +$1.19
$1.19 + I recieved a save $4 on yor next order catalina=$5.19
So in the end I will make $5.19 on this deal.
I just love it.!!!!!! Thanks Flash
I just had to write this one down.
3-Bottles of Covergirl Makeup $4.59 ea
1-Bottle of Covergirl Nail Polish #2.99
2- Packages Rolaids Plus $1.49 ea
2-packages Orbits gum .99 cents ea
$21.72 Total I payed .43 cents
I'm so proud,now if I could only do that in the market !!!!!!!!
I've decided today is the day I'm going to get serious about "SAVING".
Saving myself physically,emotionally and finacally. I know it sounds like alot to take on and I'll admit it's not the first try at any of these.
Physically I'm a wreck,have been for years.I've been on a diet for about 31 years and have been a complete failure at it. I coud write books on dietin,love all the healthy foods,know what I should be doing and DON"T DO IT. No ones fault but my own.
Emotionally and mentally I'm still that 10 years old girl who watched her Mother suffer terribly and then die.Then lose my Father 5 years later and not have one relative willing to be supportive. We didn't need them finacially but emotionally would of been nice,longer than the week of the funeral.
All that's the past it's time to get over it and get on with life. Say a pray for me on this one !!!!!!!
Now to the subject of finacially. How does someone who is on a fixed income save money ?????I am a financial dummy and have never been a saver.Any help on this one would be truly appreciated.
So that's all I need to work on for today (LOL)
OK now where did I put those Snickers!!!
Yesterday I did what millions of Americans did, I went to a cookout.
I sat under the big oak tree eating my hamburger,numerous side dishes and a thought ran trough my head that wouldn't of been there last year on this same day. Excessive !!!!!
Everything was excessive,there were hamburgers,hotdogs,steak,sausage,chicken,shrimp,potato salad,potato casserole,
potato chips,pasta salad,salad,broccoli salad,fruit salad,baked beans,corn on the cob,cheese ball,bean dip,5 kinds of soda,3 kinds of beer,lemonade,water,wine coolers,3 kinds of pie,3 kinds of cake,grape nut pudding,jello squares,cheese cake,ice cream and smores.
All this food for roughly 20 people,I have to say it made me sick. I can't even imagine the cost.
Why the need for such excess ???
I decided this weekend to stop wasting coffee.
I throw way at least 1/2 a pot a day, so this morning I started drinking instant.
The instant will allow me to make one cup at a time.
I thought this is going to be awful, but was pleasantly surprised.
I still have regular coffee in the cupboard and will use it for those days when 1 cup just won't do.
Now I know I could make half a pot, but I'm not that great at getting a whole pot to not curl my toes.
So a teaspoon and water,can't get much simpler than that.
I recently learned a new way that can help cut the cost on some perscription drugs.
My sister must have one of the worst drug plans, so to help her lower the cost on one of her drugs the doctor prescribe a higher dosage and has her cut the pill in half. So she only has to refill the perscription every other month. The one time cost for a pill splitter was cheap.
I'm sure this isn't news to everyone,but I thought it worth mentioning.
Hopefully someone may find it useful.
Well I guess they weren't lying when they said the cost was going up.
I am on a buget plan for my electricty which helps offset the summer a/c bills and according to yesterdays notice it has gone up $10 dollars over last years.
I was just watching the forecast trying to figure out when to put in the A/C. I try and hold off as long as possible because it goes in furbaby's favorite window for bird watching. I hate to tell him but the days are numbered.(LOL)
I guess keeping the house cold this summer is gonna be exspensive.
A couple of places to check out for help paying for prescriptions.
The following will help you find assistant programs you may be eligible for from America's Pharmaceutical Companies.
Partnership for Perscription Assistance.
M-F 8:00AM until 11:00PM(EST)
The following is a card that provides perscription discounts.They are presently offering a free trial period through 2006.
Thanks to Flash for sending the following website. I found some great recipes and requested a couple of free samples.
I was sitting here waiting for the mailman, poor guy it's raining cats and dogs here.
I did the usual window checks, it's amazing how interested I've become in the mail since I started couponing.
Around my 12:00 check I spy him,not looking to happy.I head down the stairs. spare him having to fight with the boxes.I see a priority envelope. It's for me,yippppeeeeee. Well the thing is soaking wet and so much that on end is open,back up the stairs. Yep it's from Flash,it's gonna be good.
Good does not begin to describe the stack of coupons that spill out of the envelope. I'm thinking boy if this is a welcome package what will it be like to be on one of her trains. Oh no,panic. I start to think I'm way outta my league, a jelly glass collector among Tiffany admirers. The package contained so much,things I've never seen.WOW is all I can think.
I started couponing to make a fixed income go a little further and have gained so much more. I now know that there still are people in the world wlling to help one another. I just hope I can give bac as much as I recieved today.
Thank you Flash !!!!!!
The mailman left lots of good things yesterday.
Honeysuckle White coupons. If you've never tried one of their turkeys,give them a try. I always find it to be the juicest turkey I make.
Dole sent me some salad coupons. I eat lots of salad when I'm sticking to my diet,which unfortunately lately isn't so often.
Mt.Olive sent me some pickle coupons along with a magnet and scratch-n-sniff stickers(LOL). I'm diabetic and love their sweet pickle relish made wit Splenda. Lately I've been cuting back on the amount of artificial sweetner I use,just in case.
Free Coke coupons from their Olympics Game promotion.
I signed up at www.fastfixin.com ad they sent me a booklet of coupons.They sell chicken tenders,breast strips,popcorn chicken and burgers.
Apple & Eve makers of juices sent some coupons. I love their cranberry juice.
So yesterday was a good day. It really does pay to email your favorite products and tell them you like or dislike something.
I had my first taste of Keylime pie this past Sunday,it was also my first time trying Edward's Pies.
OH boy am I in love!!!!
I think it would make a great cookout dessert.it was so refeshing and the smell was heavenly.
The bad news,I am a diabetc,the good news is they sell it in whole pies or single serving pieces.So it will be just enough when we have our cheat night.
I give it *****
It is with a heavy heart that I write this entry "Lloyd"s BBQ Sauce" is no more,they will no longer be making my favorite BBQ sauce.
They are still making their meat products but have discontinued the sauce.
I tried to find it to stock up and haven't found any yet,had I'd known I would have gone sparingly with my last jar.
Please a mnute of silence.
I just did this so it's still good.
Call 1-877-560-1247 tell them your calling about the about the free panties offer and they'll ask for a code# HAN8861USW .
They offer a sm,med,lg.
Today I recieved a coupon for "Free Drano" up to $6.50. I had e-mailed S.C. Johnson on the success I had with their product and they sent this as thanks.
Actually if you email them about any of their products they will likely send you a coupon for a free one.
I all so recieved (3) .55/1 from Northland Juice, I love their cranberry
juice and emailed them to tell them.
I have had very good luck with emailing the companies who's prodcts I use, not all but most will send you something for taken the time to let them know you enjoy ther products.
I made the mistake of being to general in my comments on Coupon Trains. the trains I talked about in my first entry
did not come from "flash's coupon trains" but from other sources.
I actually started this venture into what I call "Extreme Couponing" after reading flash's archives.
I never thought anyone would bother reading my entries (duh).I wasn't thinking. Sorry.
I recieved my first 2 coupon trains this week and like a child at Christmas eagerly opened them. Expecting to find every coupon I ever needed I flicked through the bundles like I was bank teller.
The end of the bundles came to soon and with some disappointment,just like when I didn't get my puppy on my 7th birthday.
I guess my exectations were high and i think it will probably cost me more than I took out it coupons. I did like the cyber-space meeting of others from different areas of the country.
Well I'm still new to this whole intense level of couponing. I think I'll stick with it alittle longer.