Friday, May 1, 2009

E-bay Update!

E-bay Update: I just sold my first two coupons on e-bay yesterday. I had an almost expiring formula coupon and a pretty decent coupon/coupon booklet for Babies R Us. I held on to them just in case and then decided I definitely wouldn't use them, so to e-bay they went.

I made a whopping $1.72 on my first two sales after insertion fees, final value fees & shipping!

Even though it's not a great start, I have a few more coupons, a ton of baby clothes and some other odds and ends. I will not be discouraged! :)

Sewing Machine Fund: $1.72 down, $198.28 to go!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Let's Go Krogering 4/30/09 (Louisville)

Here's my Krogering deals this week. I didn't use too many coupons because I planned on eating off of what I have in the freezer. I just got a few things I needed and got more than I meant to because I saw quite a few Manager's Specials. Here are the main deals:

2 Kroger Gallon Milk $1.89

Dole Salad Manager's Special $1.29

4 Perdue Buffalo Chicken Bites Manager's Special $1.25

2 Healthy 100% Whole Wheat Bread Manager's Special $1.29

Danimals Yogurt $2.58
-used $1.00/1 MQ from blinkie a few months back

2 Kroger 16 ct. sliced cheese $1.50 each

Kroger Graham Crackers $2

2 Cheez-its $3.08 each
-special (buy 4 12 pks. coke for $10 and get them free)!

Gerber baby cereal Manager's Special $1.19

4 12 pks coke - $2.50 each
-used 2 $1/1 coupons from
=$2 each

Total Savings= $21.53 or 40%

Go check out The New Frugal Mom's blog and her Let's Go Krogering Link-up to see her coupon match-ups and how others have done!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Tonight is 31 Cent Scoop Night at Baskin-Robbins!

On Wednesday, April 29th, 2009, Baskin-Robbins stores across the country will hold 31 Cent Scoop Night from 5-10 pm to honor America's firefighters.

Baskin-Robbins will reduce prices of small ice cream scoops to 31 cents plus tax and create an opportunity for customers to donate to local fire charities. Read more about the NVFC and the National Junior Firefighter Program at

Call ahead to make sure your local Baskin-Robbins is participating!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Late night shopping trip to CVS & WAGS!

I decided to to do my shopping late this evening. I went to CVS and Walgreens. Here's how I did:

First stop, CVS (all clearance deals):

Physicians Formula Mineral Eyeshadow $1.99

Physicians Formula Mineral Blush $5.00

3 Huggies Wipes 160 ct. $1.62 each (WOW!!! These were marked $4 something on the shelf and rang up cheap!)
-used (1) $0.75 coupon

-used $10 ECB
=$1.21 OOP

Next Stop, WAGS:

Transaction #1:

Huggies Pull-ups $9.99

-used $2/1 Pull-ups IP

Huggies diapers $9.99
-used $3/1 Huggies MQ home mailer

=14.98 + tax
-recv'd $2 RR
~$6.50 per pack!

Transaction #2

Quilted Northern Toilet Tissue $9.49

-used in-ad coupon to take off $2.50

-used $1/1 MQ from 4/26 Sunday insert


5 Campbell's Condensed Soups $1.39

-used in-ad coupon to take off $3.72

-used MQ from Sunday insert $1/5

=$0.45 each

3M Packaging Tape $1.50

-used in-ad coupon to take off $0.51


Snapple Peach Tea $1.19 (I was thirsty!)


-used $2 RR from previous transaction

=$7.12 OOP!!!!

$1 Off Coupon for Wendy's Frosty's. New Flavors!

Wendy's is introducing two new Frosty flavors. They sound yummy! Click here to get $1 coupon! You should be able to print two. After you print one, just click the back button and then the refresh button. I can't wait to try them!

Monday, April 27, 2009

FREE Redbox Code!

The code for a free redbox movie today is 4CW33N! Good until midnight tonight. Be sure to return it tomorrow by 9 p.m.!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Sewing Machine Fund!

I have been doing a lot of sewing projects lately; curtains & crib skirt for the nursery, blankets, bibs, burp cloths, etc. for friend's baby gifts. I also have a lot of other projects lined up; aprons, car seat cover, and more baby gifts. My little sewing machine broke a few projects ago and I have resorted to using a fairly old (maybe 20 years or so) borrowed machine. While it works fine, I'd really like to get my own new fancy one! Maybe one that threads itself!

How will I pay for this, you ask? I've decided I'm going to sell stuff on e-bay! I have tons of baby clothes, baby toys, and I noticed today people are buying some coupons that I have and probably won't use. I'm going to get creative and hopefully make enough money to buy myself a new sewing machine. I'll keep track of my progress and share with you.

Any suggestions on what sewing machine I should get? Exact one, brands, features????

More much should I try to save?