Sunday, July 4, 2010

New Budget Info:

 Well, after 44 weeks of keeping track of our spending, Joe and I have made the decision that we are ready to set a budget for our monthly spending.  We have allotted $40/week or $160/month for Food and Heath & Beauty items, and $100/month for misc spending and household items, such as cat food and litter.  I think that it will be tight, and after this month the Misc budget may need to be increased, but I also think that we can make it happen! 

CVS Trip from Wednesday -- $0.50 Detergent!

 I love good deals on detergent!  I got the chance to take my very close friend Melinda coupon shopping on Wednesday!  We had a BLAST!  Here's what I scored at CVS:
2 Xtra Detergents $2.99 ea - $1.49 ea Sale - $1/1 MC x 2 = 2/$1
1 Advil Liquid Gels 40 ct $5.99 - $1.50 Sale - $1/1 MC - $1 ECB = $2.49
1 Ben-gay Massager $9.99 - $4 Sale - $2/1 MC - $2 ECB = $1.99
4 pks M&M's $0.89 ea - BOGO Free Sale - BOGO MC x 2 = 4 FREE
10 Schick Razors $1.29 ea - $0.30 Sale - $2/1 MC x 5 (last one adjusted to $0.91?) = 10/$0.99  (Should have been FREE - UGH!)
+ Tax $0.85
- $6 ECB used to Pay
Total OOP: $4.32 + Earned $3 ECB's back for next time!

Quick Wal-Mart Stop:

I made a quick trip to Wal-mart on Tuesday after we had arrived home from the beach, mainly for cat litter (not pictured), but I was also able to grab a few good coupon deals while I was there...
A&H Cat Litter $7.98
5 pkgs Pull Up Wipes $1.64 ea - $1/1 MC x 5 = $0.64 ea or 5/$3.20
4 Scotch Brite Sponges $0.84 ea - $1/2 MC x 2 = $0.34 ea or 4/$1.36
1 bottle Witch Hazel $1.48
+ $1.18 Tax
Total OOP: $15.20

Mail Call!

 I thought that you might like to see what was waiting for me when I arrived home from OC!  This is proof that free magazines and other freebies really do show up!

Happy 4th of July!

I just wanted to wish everyone a WONDERFUL Fourth of July & I hope everyone is enjoying their picnics and fireworks!

If you are in the Westminster area on the 4th feel free to come on out to the Farm Museum to see our fireworks display and visit me at the farm house, I'll be giving tours from 3-6 pm.

Also, I'd like to thank all those serving in the military, as we would not be the land of the brave or the free if you weren't!