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Coupon Haves and Wants

October 22nd, 2006 at 08:29 pm

These are my haves:
Coleman Natural - any product
Malt O Meal
Red Baron Pizza
2 bags of M&Ms, Starburst, Skittles, Twix, or Milky Way
Red Lobster
Cheerios
Pillsbury Sweet Rolls
General Mils Oatmeal Crisp Cereal
Taco Bell
Pam Cooking Spray
Pillsbury Shape Cookies
Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
JCPenney Portrait Studio
Swanson Canned Chicken
Excedrin
Jergens Moisturizer
Blockbuster Movie/Game Rental (2)
Triaminic Infant Thin Strips
Triaminic - any product
Any Annie's Homegrown product
Theraflu - any product
Lenscrafters
Glade Air Infusions Spray
Glade Plugins Scented Oil Light Show Starter Package
Glade Plugins Scented Oil Refills
D-Con - any product
Rolaids - any variety
Pillsburg Oven Baked Biscuits
Maalox - any product
Gas-X - any product
Ex-lax - 2 24-ct products
Armour - good on Star Chili, stew, hash, or sloppy joe sauce
Comtrex - any product
Glade Carpet and Room Odor Eliminator
Any Flavor Yoplait Trix or Yoplait Kids Yogurt multipack
Pillsburg Oven Baked Dinner Rolls or Mini Loaves
Grands Flaky Supreme Cinnamon Rolls
Enova oil
Pillsbury Italian Meal Breads

I have tried listing these in the coupon trading forums on the main site, but have gotten no response and I just hate to see them go to waste. So, I thought I would try listing them in my blog. I want to trade coupons with someone, so that I can get some coupons I need, too. If you would like to part with any coupons, I need coupons for Oscar Mayer lunchmeat, Camel cigarettes, Hillshire Farm sausage, Jimmy Dean sausage, whole wheat bread, Smuckers Peanut Butter, and any kind of tea. I have a lot of others that I did not list, so if you are looking for something, let me know. Please send me a private message with your wants and mailing address and I will be happy to send them right out to you.

Gone to Pot Soup

October 21st, 2006 at 06:48 pm

Hi, everyone. Well, the most frugal thing I did today was to save $17.78 on groceries I bought for next week. I have two coupons of $.35 each, which were doubled and I took 4 of my own bags. Next time, I will only be able to take 2 of my own bags, as the other two bit the dust today. I also aired up one of the tires on the truck that was looking low, which may improve the mileage in my old truck. I found a recipe on http://luxliving.savingadvice.com/ blog. I adapted it a little bit. It smells really great and I think I will have enough for lunch every day next week. Here it is:

Gone to Pot Soup

2 lb boneless chuck roast meat, cut up into pieces
1 large onion, chopped
garlic powder, to taste
1 14 oz can diced tomatoes
1 can of beef broth
1 10 oz box of frozen spinach
approximately 1/2 lb of yellow squash
celtic sea salt
black pepper

Brown the onions and beef in a stock pot. Once the onions are translucent, add the remaining ingredients. Simmer on low heat for about 30 minutes.

While I used beef, I think you could use any kind of meat. Just change the kind of broth you use. Add whatever kind of vegetables suit you. I like to use one pot for making soup like this, because it saves in not having to wash a skillet, a pot, etc. Enjoy!

$120 more down!

October 20th, 2006 at 02:03 am


I just got a reimbursement for a business trip I had to go on. Once I verified it was in my checking account, I sent an online payment to the credit card. Wow. I like this money game. I just have to figure out how to keep it coming in.

I get paid tomorrow. After dropping me off at work in the truck, my husband is going to a nearby town to get a part to fix our car, so that when he gets a job, he has a car to drive. Things seem to be coming together.

No, that's not my cat. I wouldn't do that to a cat. Someone sent it to me in email.

$12 Down, more to go!

October 19th, 2006 at 02:37 am


Over the past weekend, I took the money accumulated in my crayon bank to the bank and deposited it to checking. The deposit showed in my account yesterday, but I forgot to look then. But today, I sent off an online payment to the credit card. Only $12, but $12 is $12 more I don't have to pay next month. Woo-hoo! This is fun.

Oh, and see the picture? This is what I would like to do to the credit card companies!

Things are Looking Up!

October 13th, 2006 at 03:19 am


Hi, everyone. Things are definitely looking up compared to this time last month. I have one small medical bill completely paid off and another one with only one payment left. While things still are not very good and I am already overspent on my food for this pay period, it is a lot better. I feel much more in control of my life since I downloaded a budgeting spreadsheet from the internet and am using it to keep track of the budgeted amount and compare it to the actual amount spent.

I started my own savings jar, or what I call a squirrel. Every day, I dump my change into this little bank that is shaped like a crayon. I bought the bank at a community bazaar that was being held at a local mall. (I wasn't there to spend money. I am on the Friends of the Library board and was helping raise money for the organization by selling books.) On Saturday, I will take the bank full of money to the bank and deposit it to my checking. When the deposit clears, I will go online and make an online payment for an equal amount to the credit card. It's only been about a week and I already have over $10 in it.

A lot of my stress was relieved when I paid a $94.00 electric bill instead of the $213 that I paid last month. This was all due to signing up for the equal payment plan at my electric utility company.

Oh, the funny photo has nothing to do with my blog, but I like it and think it is funny.