Saturday, May 1, 2010

Mail Call! Week of April 25

I didn't get a whole lot of mail this week, but I got some good stuff.

I got in several items from listia for free.  (I am collecting up items to put in my grandchildrens cloth bags that I am making them for their birthdays)---Stuffed mouse, small Little Golden book Pinocchio, set of 3 Mawtchbox helicopters and a battle ship, Crayola color your own stickers set.
the undervalues self book (won through a blog giveaway, but I don't recall which blog, and a search revealed that many blogs gave this book away)
Auctions for free stuff at

2- free 20 oz Coke coupons from mycokerewards

3 magazines--Good Housekeeping, Family Fun and Traditional Home (all free subcriptions)
coupon train

in my email:
.09 paypal from youdata

$3.01 paypal from adpaid

$2.01 paypal from neobux

Resolutions Journal Week 13--April 24--April 30

Week 13 Accomplishments:  April 24-April 30

Read in my current books Hollywood Station and Evan's Castle.

Did a little work on making cross magnets and baby blocks (while my daughter was at her dentist appt)

Updated Hannah Montana, Our Garden 2010, How To Make Plastic Canvas Cross Magnets, Trunk or Treat, Bierocks, and Owl City squidoo lenses.

Worked on sewing quilt squares together.

Made more of the fabric totes.

Put another set of 2 little girls bracelets and 2 sets of bookmarks listed on listia.

Listed 2 sets of little girls bracelets and more books in my blujay store.

Steve's been on vacation this past week, but I still got a lot accomplished.  As you see, I'm keeping up with my blog nicely.  I've added a new regular post, which is My Frugal Week, and will be posted each Monday.


Friday, April 30, 2010

Walgreen's Shopping 4/25/10

(I just realized I hadn't posted this to my blog yet)

I started working on my list Saturday evening, finished up with it Sunday morning before we headed to church.  My brothers church is on 30th, along with Walgreens so I had a plan.....make Steve stop there on the way home to make sure I got my shopping in!

This is what I got:
Tone bodywash, on sale for $3.99, rec'd $3 back in register rewards (rr's)  (there is a $1 printable coupon for this, but it wouldn't print for me)

Clorox Clean Up 32 oz spray and Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, on sale 2 for $6, rec'd back $2 in rr's  (I debated on buying these since I had no coupons, but I just used the last of my wipes and I love cleaning both the kitchen and the bathroom with them...and, I've been wanting the spray to help bring back the white to some things around here)

Plackers Flossers, on sale for $2, rec'd back $2 in rr's  (there was supposed to have been a .50 coupon in the paper on the 18th, but didn't find one in mine)

3M packing tape, on sale for just .99 with Walgreen's coupon and I used a $1 coupon (my best deal since I use it all the time and regular price is $3.49!)

Walgreen's 20 sq ft aluminum foil, on sale for .79 with Walgreen's coupon (we were out)

Stayfree Maxi pads, on sale for $2.99, used $1 coupon and got back $3 in rr's

Skintimate Shave gel on sale for $2.99 and got back $3 in rr's.

Warhead freezer bars, $1 (this was an impulse buy at the register because I knew Jasmine would love them).

I used a total of $9.50 in register rewards from my previous shopping trip.

I spent $10.50 on my regage Visa card, $1.45 was sales tax.  I saved $14.60 with coupons and got back a total of $13 in register rewards for my next shopping trip!!

I could have saved more if I had all available coupons....and could have spent less without the freezer pops, but all in all, I am quite satisfied with my shopping.  I think anytime I can save more than I spend.....AND walk out of the store with more in register rewards that I spent, makes is a success for me.
Pictured below is what I got minus the Stayfree.  We are well stocked up on this type of product thanks to Walgreen's so I sent them home with my mom for my other daughters.  I also forgot to take the freezer pops out of the freezer to get them in the photo.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

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Giveaway--4 Weeks to Healthy Digestion by Norton J. Greenberger, M.D.

4 Weeks to Healthy Digestion by Norton J. Greenberger, M.D.
ISBN 978-0-07-154795-6  Published by McGraw-Hill and the Experts at Harvard Medical School.

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Monday, April 26, 2010

My Frugal Week--April 18-24, 2010

I used to have a nice following on my frugal week posts in themestream (before they went under owing everyone a lot of money)
I want to start posting them weekly to my blog.
I am in a living situation where it's made hard for me to be frugal like I love to be.  I am in hopes that by keeping track and posting weekly, I will be able to get it back.

Week of April 18-24:

I put leftover suppers in the freezer.  When there is enough, I will pull them out and we will have leftover night.  It will be like a buffet with lots to choose from, and the food doesn't end up rotting in the fridge.

I put leftover veggies in a container together in the deep freeze.  When the container is full enough, and I've gotten a good deal on a roast, these will be put in to cook with the roast.

I try to always consider my Walgreen's shopping as frugal.  I do what I can to save what I can, spend as little as I can, and get things we need and want.  Many of the items I buy at Walgreen's also go in to my gift tote to be used as gifts.  If you missed my blog post on my last shopping trip, you can find it here.  Walgreen's Shopping 4/18/10

I dried several pieces of bread that were the ends of the loaves and getting old.  I keep these in a bag in the freezer and use them when making meatballs and meatloaf.  If you know any other good uses for breadcrumbs, let me know.

I will be making totes for the grandchildren for their birthdays.  I am making these out of pillowcases and other materials that I get super cheap at yard sales and second hand stores.  The pillow cases come with sheet sets that I buy cheap, where I use both the top and the fitted sheets in my quilt making.  It worked out that I had an inquiry on if I could make fabric totes.  That prompted me to give it a try, and also gave me an order for 12 of them from the inquiry.

I got a good deal on 2- Stouffer's Family Size entrees this week at the grocery store.  They were on sale for just $3.99 and I had printed 2-$2.50/1 coupons from the internet.  The lasagna is in the oven now for an easy supper after a busy day.

That's it for this week.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Mail Call! Week of April 18

I would say it was a pretty good mail week.

I rec'd:

Skoal coupons

Organizing From the Inside Out--book won from
$25 prepaid Visa from redgage (I won this with entries into the daily drawing for getting a referral.  If you aren't signed up and are interested, please let me know so that I can send you a referral.)

Florida postcard

$10 in coupons from eatbetteramerica

bag of m&m pretzels

new battery for my neilson scanner (bonus 500 pts for changing it out)

Bananagrams game from

2 coupon trains

3 packages of bias tape won in listia--my first item with 5 more on the way! (if you aren't using listia yet, it's really fun, so many things to get free, and many easy ways to get points)
Auctions for free stuff at
My Jerky Direct autoship (which was fully paid for this month with commissions!) (My store can be found at

Birthday card from my mom

.09 paypal from youdata (

Not a bad week at off I go to try to make some more money, redeem for more gifts or try to win some more prizes.

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