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My mom called me BORING

February 15th, 2009 at 03:33 pm

lol... I'm sorry she feels that way. Calls me boring then asks for some of my stash!

She said I was boring because I emailed her my shopping trip from today.



Ok, so here's my grocery haul from today! Net result: $8.93. Really $28.93 out of pocket and I have $20.00 in catalina to spend. Catalina are those coupons that print at the register, good on your next order.

Bought on trip one:
10 soups for 10.00
minus 2.25 in coupons
total = 7.75
Got back 10.00 catalina
This deal required 25.00 spent on products. Regular shelf price is 2.50 each.

4 warm delights = 6.67
2 frostings = 3.34
2 cookie mixes = 3.34
2 crescents = 4.00
minus 5.00 in coupons
total = 12.35
Got back 10.00 catalina
This deal required purchase of 10 participating items

Bought on trip two:
2 cookie mixes = 3.34
1 warm delight = 1.67
8 grands = 10.00
minus 4.55 in coupons
total = 10.46
Used 10.00 catalina from first trip
Got back 10.00 catalina
This deal required purchase of 10 participating items

4 Wesson canola oils = 10.00
Used 10.00 catalina from first trip
Got back 10.00 catalina
This deal required 25.00 spent on participating products. Regular shelf price is 7.99 EACH!!!!!

I got that steak for $1.37, those pizzas (so DH doesn't starve while I'm gone this week) were $1.00 each, and DH grabbed the pudding (on sale!) that the mutt is headed for.

So I have 20.00 in catalina left to spend next time. Smile
I can roll these catalina into more free soup - and more free soup! I will do that while I'm at my mom's this week and give her lots of soup. She asked for a cooking oil, and that's it.

Found "money"

February 13th, 2009 at 09:27 am

Found a small sum of "money" the other day. Not in the form of cash, but in the form of someone's lost Charlie Card - Boston subway electronic pass! I hate that the MBTA rushed these things into use with no way for anyone to register or track cards. So now I have someones card, have an idea of how much is on it, and have no way of finding the rightful owner. Frown It's too bad. I just can't help but think this was someone else's hard earned money. I put a post on craigslist and got one response - but it wasn't a match. There's not much else I can do.

In other news, I started something viral on the internet!! Fatwallet is one of my favorite websites and they were giving away little stuffed fish that said fatwallet on them if you posted a hot deal and met the criteria. Oh I wanted one SO BAD! Well, long story short, I lucked upon an email coupon that was perfect for posting. I got my fish - and a tshirt - and the next thing I know this same coupon has come back to me three times!! I edited my name out of it, but it had a unique serial number on it so I know it's mine. When my coworker happily handed me the coupon, it launched me into such a laughing fit that I couldn't breathe! So I'm enjoying my 15 minutes of anonymous fame. If anyone ended up with a T.G.I. Friday's BOGO entree' coupon with serial # 169149242 - that was my fault! All I wanted was a stuffed piranha!

I have a lot of things to do this weekend before I head to my mom's on Monday. Surgery is scheduled for some time on Tuesday. I don't yet know if I'll be bored or if she has a long list of stuff to work me to death. I DO plan on snagging her grocery receipts to see how she spends more than twice what I do at the grocery store! Yes, she has overspent this paycheck already!! Once this medical issue is taken care of, I do plan on having a discussion with her regarding finances. I still just can't understand how she spends blindly without paying attention to her bank balance. A cash only system may be required in the future.

On the home front: DH is "car shopping". This mostly means he changes his mind every single day on what he wants. He's also just browsing cars online and has only gone to look at one as of last night. He never did tell me if he even saw the car. I'm ignoring this until it becomes a real issue. In the meantime, we're trying to get together CASH to pay for something temporary. He doesn't want his car anymore because of his back problems. Just not "cushy" enough.

Well that's about it for now. Hope everyone is having a great day!