Paid The Fastest: One of my Favorite GPT Money Making Sites!

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Yard Sale Finds – Saturday 6/11/11

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I went to yard sales yesterday, and I had a great time as usual. I bought a few cool things, such as:
– Pocahontas DVD for $1 – sells on Half for $8-9
– MANY candles – all of the tapers were in a box for .25.
– 10 Votive candle holders for .10 each. This is where I take those old candles, melt them and put them in the glass holders and BOOM, a new, pretty looking candle. 🙂
– Many books, especially children’s books. Highlights include 8 Dr. Seuss books in new condition for .10 each.
– Frisbee – something I’ve been wanting to buy for about a month! LOL.
– And my favorite find… a GIANT MASSIVE collection of old, no expiration date (NED) coupons!! See that Ziploc bag in the middle? That’s FULL of these coupons. I may have to do a whole post devoted to this awesome find. They are so interesting to me, but then again, I’m a coupon nerd. 🙂


Financial update

-Credit card (bank #1) $1,391.09 PREVIOUSLY: $1,760.93

-Credit card (bank #2) $1,002.66 PREVIOUSLY: $1,022.73

-Credit card (store #1) $0.00 😀 PREVIOUSLY: $392.43

-Credit card (store #2) $0.00 😀 PREVIOUSLY: $10.95

-Checking account $246.64 PREVIOUSLY: $278.12

-Savings account #1 $282.00 PREVIOUSLY: $300.00

-Savings account #2 $102.82 PREVIOUSLY: $49.72

As you can see, I have paid off both store cards, and am working on my bank cards now! I am paying the higher balance credit card off first because it has a much higher interest rate – 24% verses 10%. I have also added significantly to my savings. I should mention that my savings account currently has $500 out, as a short-term loan to my parents, to be paid back by the end of this month at the latest. So, if you include that, I actually have $782.00 in my savings, which is awesome. 🙂 I am sending my extra money there until I hit $1,000 between my two savings accounts (only $115.18 to go!) and then putting extra money into paying off my credit cards.
By the way, I forget off hand if I mentioned on here or not but I quit my 2nd job. The restaurant I worked at – a popular chain that shall remain nameless – became insanity. The training was lazy, haphazard and completely ridiculous, and I was thrown off the deep end. Fun times included being left alone on a busy weekend lunch by myself, having only been there a few days and still not knowing very much, because the other girl had suddenly quit, in tears due to a manager’s complete and utter incompetence, rudeness and disrespect towards her. Basically, the job was not worth the trouble. However, I have picked up a few more babysitting jobs to bring in some extra money, and that’s been great.


I’ve had a slight blogging hiatus…

… but I am happy to be back on track here. I’ve been doing pretty good, all in all, although I will admit to a small shopping fest yesterday. I think I was still pretty frugal though- at Target, I found a Converse shirt on clearance for $3.24 for my boyfriend’s upcoming birthday, two shirts for me on clearance for $3.24 and $3.78, and a CUTE dress on clearance for $18. I also went to JC Penney’s, and I got sandals for myself for $20 and a shirt for my boyfriend, on sale for $10 and I had a $10 off $10 coupon, so that was free. Stocking up for his birthday gifts 🙂 Also went to JoAnn’s and got some stuff for his birthday – I’m making him cake pops and I’m so excited, ha ha. I LOVE baking and decorating cupcakes and cake so much, I even have a plastic bin overflowing with sprinkles and various goodies.

Also… yesterday marked a fantastic day in that it official kicked off Yard Sale Season! I’ve been going to garage/yard sales all my life and I adore them. I found several great treasures yesterday. I maintain a list of specific things I am on the lookout for at sales, and continually update it. Examples include: Fiesta dinnerware, glass jars, Berenstain Bear books, and candles or wicks, because I like making and recycling candles. However, yesterday I got: a cooler for $2, a GIANT candle and holder for $1, a small candle and great glass holder for .10, a children’s toy for the baby I watch for .25, a large roll of Christmas wrapping paper for .25, a children’s book for .25, an OSU mug for .50 and a OSU drink tumbler for .25.

I apologize for the long descriptions, I didn’t go through everything and take pictures – however, I will be doing pictures again like I did in all my previous posts. 🙂


CVS Trip 4/12/11 – Free Bubbles, Candy, Coke and Hand Soap

Well, today was a lovely day at CVS. I got the following things:

1 Super Bubbles 1.99 with a 1.99 ECB
1 Russell Stover marshmallow egg .74 with a .74 ECB (not pictured because… I ate it :p )
1 Diet Coke 1.69
1 Essence of Beauty Antimicrobial hand soap 3.99

The fun thing was that I paid for the Diet Coke and the EoB soap with coupons from Facebook and Twitter! Thanks goes to iheartcvs.com for those tips. Plus, the coupon I used for the Diet Coke was good up to 2.00, and even though the pop was only 1.69, it took off the full 2.00 value. 😀 So I paid 0.00 for each off those items. I paid for the balance with a gift card except for .66 🙂 I didn’t use any ECB’s to pay for the bubbles or marshmallow egg, since my lowest ECB was 3.00 and I didn’t feel like finding a filler item! LOL


Walgreens Trip 4/11/11 – Carefree MM

Quick little trip to Wags today… I haven’t been there in quite a while, as I personally find Rite-Aid and CVS to have better deals, plus I like the Wellness Rewards program and ECB program MUCH better than the pitiful RR program. However, I cleaned out my wallet and realized I had about $25.00 on there from back in the day of their ESR program, where you would submit rebate items with a 10% bonus on a Wags gift card. Those were the days 😉 Which also shows how long it’s been since I’ve done much Wag-ing. lol Anyways I started with this simple deal:

3 Carefrees @ .99 each, had .50/1 coupons for each, and each gave out a 1.00 RR. By the way, I split this up into 3 separate transactions so that I would get RR’s for each 🙂 I paid with my gift card, so no money out of pocket for me, plus I essentially doubled my Wags spending money so… sweetness.


Rite Aid Trip 4/10/11 – Body Wash, Contact Lense Solution, Candy MM

Before work Sunday morning, I stopped in to do some quick shopping at Rite-Aid… I bought:

1 AMO Complete Contact Lense solution, 7.99 with a 1.00/1 coupon, plus a 7.99 SCR
2 Gillette men’s body wash, 2.99 each with a BOGO coupon, plus a 2.00 +UP for each (4.00 total)
4 Snickers eggs, .50 each, with 1.00/2 coupons = free
1 Russell Stovers egg .33 (filler item to bring me to a positive cash balance)
— used a 3/15 coupon, paid with a 5.00 +UP and a 1.99 +UP, total was .32 plus tax = $1.20, plus got back 4.00 in +UP and will get 7.99 for the SCR… so this was a nice little money maker 🙂