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#31 of 52 Old 01-16-2003, 05:48 PM - Thead Starter
 
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WTG Angie!!!!

I went to the 2nd hand store today and "sold" her some of my old maternity clothes. And I found BRAND NEW still in the plastic movies ... 4 School House Rock Videos, 2 Elmo movies, and a Wallace & Gromit movie. Plus we found a "Boo" plush doll that Kale loved. Total spent $22.40 (including $22 credit), total amount saved $64.54
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#32 of 52 Old 01-16-2003, 06:43 PM
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Went to Walmart got some AWESOME CLEARANCE

Plush Rockin horse PAID 15.00 Saved 85.00
Grow with me RC Rally PAID 20.00 Saved 59.99
Mary k n Ashley Vtines doll PAID 6.00 Saved 8.99
Turbo Twist Leap frog PAID 6.00 Saved 28.00
bath Toy Set PAID 4.50 Saved 10.00
Shinning Star Baby PAID 8.00 Saved 21.00
15 Pairs Girl Tights PAID 7.50 Saved 70.00
Screwey Looey PAID 6.00 Saved 15.99
Plush Doll (Write on) PAID 4.00 Saved 15.99
2 Lap desks PAID 5.00 Saved 10.00
7 Girls Dress's PAID 7.00 Saved 112.00
4 Packs panty7 pairs per PK PAID 4.00 Saved 24.00
2 Sweater Outfits PAID 2.00 Saved 22.00
4 Pairs Dress pants PAID 2.00 Saved 30.00
House Shoes PAID 5.00 Saved 19.00

TOTAL SPENT 102.00 TOTAL SAVED 522.97

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Ok I have a bunch to post but here is a beginning.....

Aunt Millie's Day Old Bread Store...love this place!

Day old Bread...was $1.29 marked down to $.19
Bags of Hostess Donuts...were $1.89 marked down to $.39

Total spent: $2.70
Total Saved: $12.60


Walmart..starting my Christmas shopping early! I hit the clearance rack for clothes for the kids. Bought pants that were $5.88 marked down to $2 and tops that were $4.88 marked down to $2!!

Total Spent: $8.40
Total Saved: $14.20


Old Navy..went shopping for Court's birthday. They had a bunch of clearance stuff and I REALLY wish I had more money because I would have bought a lot more stuff!

Winter coat was $58.88 marked down to $9.99!
Fleece pullover was $22.99 marked down to $6.99!

Total Spent: $17.82
Total Saved: 68.14
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Went to Walmart again (I swear, I live at that place!)

2 canned hams reg$2.00 sale$1.00 saved$1.00 X 2 = $2.00
Bush Kidney Beans B2G1F saved$0.66
Bush Refried Beans B1G1F saved$0.44
2 Ambi Pur reg$2.99 sale$2.49 saved$0.50 X 2 = $1.00 + 2 $1 coupons = $3.00
2 McCormick Taco Seasoning reg$0.79 sale$0.50 saved$0.29 X 2 = $0.58 + $0.50 coupon = $1.58
Kraft Mayo reg$4.99 sale$3.79 saved$1.20 + $0.55 coupon = $1.75
2 Malt-O-Meal cereals reg$3.29 sale$2.50 saved$0.79 X 2 = $1.58 + $0.75 coupon = $2.33
2 12pks cheese crackers reg$1.99 sale$1.50 saved$0.49 X 2 = $0.98
2 cans mush soup reg$0.89 sale$0.50 saved$0.78
Cheez Whiz reg$2.99 sale$2.29 saved$0.70
Gal milk reg$2.99 sale$2.49 saved$0.50
2 8pks popcorn reg$2.99 sale$2.00 saved$0.99 X 2 = $1.98 + $1.00 coupon = $2.98
Purex liquid 2oz reg$6.99 sale$5.50 saved$1.49 + $1.00 coupon = $2.49
Other coupons = $6.45

Total Spent $81.20
Total Saved $26.64


Kmart

Total Spent $7.67
Total Saved $26.32
(includes 2 GC)

Not great, but not too bad!

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Went shopping yesterday:

Profitt's
a shirt for me
Spent: $4.99
saved: $15.01

Advance Auto Parts (for Daddy)
Spent: $12.48
Saved: $9.36

calendar (Brandon)
Spent: $3.00
Saved: $9.00

calendar (Caitlyn)
Spent: $3.00
Saved: $9.00

Eckerd's (prenatal vitamins)
Spent: nada
Saved: $7.99 getting generic with insurance

WIC
Spent: nada
Saved: $57.45 for both in January

JCPenney
clothes
Spent: $43.72
Saved: $63.21

JCPenney's
clothes
Spent: $10.21
Saved: $15.21

Payless Shoes
2 backpacks (B1G1 half off)
Spent: $9.00
Saved: $16.98

groceries
meat
Spent: $22.36
Saved: $11.95

Total Spent: $108.76
Total Saved: $215.16
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Went Krogering for the week Total spent $69.73, total saved $23.79 And I was under budget by 10.27 ... so that is $10.27 that I'm paying on a credit card!
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Went to Walmart to check out the sales!

Fisher Price Grow with me RC Rally (Ally for Xmas)
reg$80 sale$35 paid$15 saved$65

Leap Pad Phonics Train (Ally for Xmas)
reg$100 sale$45 paid$20 saved$80

Scooby-Doo Electronic Game (Courtney for Xmas)
reg$22 sale$18 paid$6 saved$16

Dungeon of Doom Game (Drew Bday)
reg$25 sale$18 paid$5 saved$20

3 Barbie Party Beads (Katie, Elizabeth & Constance Bdays)
reg$5 sale$3 paid$1 saved$4 X 3 = $12

Train puzzle (Chris Bday)
reg$6 sale$3 paid$1 saved$5

Bob the Builder Fun Kit (Chris Xmas)
reg$12 sale$8 paid$3 saved$9

Bob the Builder Talking Truck (Chris Bday)
reg$20 sale$15 paid$6 saved$14

Rose Art Activity Desk (Sarah Bday)
reg$10 sale$8 paid$5 saved$5

MegaBloks Patrol Set (Drew)
reg$25 sale$13 paid$8 saved$17

Total Spent $63.03
Total Saved $243.00


Went to Target. Didn't have much, but I did pick up a few things.

3 pr 2T jeans for Ally for next year (next Xmas)
reg$10 sale$4.50 saved$4.50 X 3 = $13.50

2 pr dress slacks for me
reg$30 sale$6.25 saved$23.75 X 2 = $47.50

2 Barbie double pack playsets (Katie, Elizabeth & Constance Xmas)
reg$20 sale$10 saved$10 X 2 = $20

Roaster for turkeys
reg$25 sale$12.50 saved$12.50

Total Spent $71.85
Total Saved $93.50


Grand Total Spent $134.88
Grand Total Saved $336.50


Not too bad if I say so myself!

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Good Job on the savings... I will have to check out Wal-Mart.
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WTG Brenda .... I wanna go to Walmart now!
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I also found out at Target last night that most of the discounted stuff has already been sent to another store where they do more clearance stuff. It's near where I used to live, so I will be checking that out this week as well.

The after Christmas sales have been pretty slim around here this year. But at least the big stuff for Ally is done for next year!

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Went to dinner with FIL Total spent $11.00 (tip), total saved $71.29

Home Depot Total spent $20.64, total saved $19.29 Stan went to pick up a $.40 washer and ended up buying Icicle lights for $.22 for 300 ... so he picked up A BUNCH!!!

Blockbuster with FIL Total spent $2.05, total saved $30.05

Target ... needed some things Total spent $16.46, total saved $7.82
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Went to Kroger last night. Had a list, but still got a few things not one it. But they had some great unadvertised specials!

Total coupons $10.40
Total Bonus Coupons $13.52
Total Card Savings $13.18

Total Spent $29.89
Total Saved $37.10


55%! Yea Me! I actually got a bunch of stuff for free after coupons!

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Free stuff is great Brenda!!

I went to Target today on a mission to fide a bookshelf!!! But I did not find one .. instead I found a few of those piece together pieces .. you know the kind you stack together. Well, they had been dropped and had a scratch or two on them ... and they were on clearance. I bought them and put them together and you can not see the scratches!!!!!

Target Total spent $14.95, total saved $110.08
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Winn-dixie had a special on their veggies that was one day only. 5/$1.00!! They are regulary $.59 a can!

Total Spent: $2.00
Total Saved: $3.90
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My good deal for the day was at Winn Dixie

They had Pepsi products on 4 for $9.00 (12 pack cans)

I had a bunch of 1.00 off a 12 pack coupon so I got them for 1.25 per 12 pack...
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Used book store .. tok two books in and got $6.25 in credits (picked these books up at a yard sale for $.10 each) and then bought 11 books for $15.48 so I figured it up and ....Total spent $15.58, total saved $84.42

Jo-Ann's ... fabric for the kitchen. They are having a great sale on fabric .. 40% off!!! Total spent 25.93, total saved $19.18
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Stan fixed our toilet instead of getting a plumber .. ok it took two weeks ... but Total spent $62.58, total sved $72.42 And that was just the service call ... not the parts either!

Kroger ...groceries Total spent $48.25, total saved $32.99

Target ... their ball sets (like for kids for CHristmas .. two to three in a box) were on clearance for $1.25 each, regular $5 Total spent $7.50, total saved $22.50
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Bought fabric to recover my couch, chair and diningroom chairs ... Total spend $82.48, total saved $161.46

PLUS ... I'm saving a ton by not buying a new couch or having someone else recover it for me!
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I did my breakdown for the whole month of January...

Here we go

Total Before Coupons:$731.54
Store Savings: $84.36
Coupon Savings: $459.90
Rebates: $129.49
Total Savings: $673.75
Total Paid: $57.79

% of savings 92%

I love this new spreadsheet... It makes keeping track a lot easier

The above is my groceries and baby expenses :-)
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So where are the results, Roxanna?

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:headbang ... I'm sorry .. I'll get them posted today! I'm such a looser at this!
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