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Label maker

May 3rd, 2009 at 03:14 pm

So I headed off to Staples this morning to take advantage of some deals they had. One of the items I bought was a label maker that will be free after rebate. Yes, useful.

Actually, DH really wanted a label maker to label some thing he has. Well my trip nicely took care of my spending bug. It's a good thing that I can take care of this with cheap shopping! I also got some paper that will be $1.00 after rebate.

I updated my sidebar to include a savings ticker. This reflects the savings account that holds the money we will use to (hopefully!) pay off DH's car come next spring. For now we'll pay no less than $100 per month towards the car and dump any extra into this savings account. I'll update the ticker as the account grows and the goal shrinks. Just wanted to share that we ARE putting money towards this. Just saving it for now since the "loan" is at 0%.

I'm mad at myself for throwing away a couple off brand ink cartridges this week! I didn't realize Staples had changed their ink program. They used to only accept name brand ink, but now they accept ANY brand - limit 10 per calendar month. At $3 in staples rewards each, that's not a bad deal for ink cartridges I bought for around $2. Smile I will be taking advantage of this going forward. I actually had 11 ink cartridges for the printer that died last weekend. I have someone coming from Freecycle to pick those up later this week. A family emergency has postponed her picking them up, but I can be understanding with this one.

While we're on the subject of printers, my mom still insists she needs a new one! Well after making her put some thought into it and making it clear that SHE would have to pay for it, I ordered another refurbished Epson like the one I just bought. I like mine so far and it's quite similar to the one she currently has. So we've made progress!! I have to order it since she doesn't have a credit card, but I will have the money as soon as it transfers to her ING and she sends me an echeck. Still got a long way to go here, but this is progress. I also told her when she needs ink I can order it on ebay and she can pay me back. Smile

I'm suffering from Friday night's Wii bowling injuries today. I felt ok Saturday morning but worse as the day progressed. A million times worse today! This rivals the pain I had when I got rearended. Right now I feel like I got rearended by a semi and then run over!! I bowled one game right handed and then one game left handed to even it out. I was only 7 frames in when I was really feeling it in my shoulders. I just need to remember I'm not REALLY throwing a bowling ball! Owie...

Huh, I don't think my ticker is good at math...

6 Responses to “Label maker”

  1. ralph Says:

    Good thing you labeled that dog - I thought it was a Chihuahua! Smile

  2. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Hah! I love the label on your dog. Big Grin
    I have a very good, but non-working printer. Most of the time I don't have any need for one, but the few times I do, its very annoying to not have it working. The only thing that works on it is scanning - and that only works if I do it from the computer controls. (There is some kind of problem with the ink. There are 4 full cartridges, but it keeps saying the ink is empty.)

    Enjoy your new-to-you printer!

  3. lizajane Says:

    Thanks for reminding me. I was going to do the Staples deals too....if they have any left tomorrow!

  4. dmontngrey Says:

    I don't know why, but I just HAD to label the beagle! She loves attention so much that she'll put up with just about anything. Big Grin

    frugaltexan: yeah, I would say your printer is toast. It's a good thing you don't need it often. I mostly print coupons with mine. I also use it if I have to work from home for some reason. The refurbished one I got was only $29 straight from Epson. Aftermarket ink can be found on ebay for ~$2 a cartridge - and I can trade the empties in for $3 in Staples rewards. Smile

    lizajane: good luck on your search! I was hearing online that label makers were sold out online and in most stores. The other stuff should still be available. I found the label maker in a cardboard display away from other label makers - no sign on it to reflect the deal.

  5. boomeyers Says:

    Beagles rock!! Smile

  6. Aleta Says:

    Oh, what a cute doggie. Thank you so much for the reminder of the label maker. I didn't check the staples paper. They say that there is a limit of 2 rebates per customer. I picked mine up today. Ironically, they had an ipod that I was looking for my husbands birthday. I had been to Walmart thinking that I had seen the best deal other than 1 a few dollars less on amazon until I saw this 7 in 1 deal bundle that had alot of really nice accessories. I also had received a coupon in the mail for $30. off so, I used it I ended up paying $4. more than what Walmart wanted which didn't include the accessories.
    Thank you so much.

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