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veggies for xmas

October 1st, 2006 at 04:13 am

walked with mom for 50 min

Got groceries today at King Soopers. Some really good deals. Got free box of Electrosol dishwasher tabs - $2.99 with coupon. Spent $36.07 and saved $37.56. I also bought stamps and King Soopers gift cards to get the last little bit of my 5% back on credit card deal before it expires in Oct.

My best deal though was on the Del Monte rebate offer.

Del monte has a $10 rebate offer when you buy 18 items, with at least one from 3 different categories of items. Flash did her calculations earlier this week. Here's mine.

King Soopers had Del Monte veggies on sale at .60 each and Tomatoes and Fruit for $1.00 each.

If you bought 12 cans of veggies they also took $3 off at the register.

I had 2 coupons for .40 cents off of 4 cans, which they doubled.

There was a coupon that if you buy 3 cans of veggies and a package of Uncle Bens rice you got a second package free.

So my deal worked out at follows.

I bought 14 cans at .60 cents each = $8.4
I bought 3 cans of Tomatoes at 1.00 each = $3.00
I bought 1 can of fruit for 1.00
Total = $12.40
The register gave me back $3 immediatedly for buying 12 cans bringing the cost down to $9.40
2 coupons at 40 each - doubled took another $1.60 off the total making it $7.80
Plus I will get $10 back for the rebate meaning they paid me $2.20 to buy this food.

I got the 2 packages of rice also. One was free with the coupon for 1.79 and the price rang up wrong on both of them so they gave me one package free.

So I was paid $2.20 cents and I got
14 cans of veggies
3 cans of tomatoes
1 can of fruit
2 packages of rice

Wish these types of deals came along more often and I had the time to figure them out and take advantage of them Smile

My brother has not had a job for close to 6 years and mooches off my parents. So for xmas every year I try to see how many groceries I can get for $50. I give him lots of free samples and rebate items. This year he's going to get both packages of rice, plus several cans of the veggies and the can of fruit.

Finished reading the library book The Bookwoman's Last Fling by John Dunning. Mystery. Very Good.

rebates

September 30th, 2006 at 03:52 am

walked with mom for 50 min

Went to Village Inn for dinner. Spent $13.50 They had a surprisingly good sirloin steak.

Sent out several rebates totalling almost $30, Walgreens, Advil Cold and Boost.

Finished reading the library book A Taste of Darkness by Nina Bangs. Supernatural/Romance. Very good.

good mail day

September 27th, 2006 at 03:42 am

walked with mom 50 min yesterday and today.

Good mail day today. Got my $25 Barnes and Noble gift card from My Points. Got a package of free post-it note products. Got a free Herbal Essences shampoo sample. Got 6 coupons for $10 off a $50 purchase at King Soopers. Gave one to my parents, will probably give them some more, it's difficult to spend $50 a week in groceries and it's one a week for 6 weeks.

It was such a beautiful fall day today, I had a very hard time sitting here working.

Finished reading the library book Megan's Mark by Lora Leigh. Supernatural/Romance. Very good. Another new author.

free lunch

September 25th, 2006 at 04:08 am

walked with mom for 50 min

Went to Walgreens and got some rebate deals. Spent $32.56 and will get $18 back in rebates

Went to Kmart and spent $13.95 on a pair of pants. I had a left-over gift card from a previous return item that had .12 cents on it. The cashier thought I was pretty ridiculous to carry the card around for .12 cents. But it's still money.

Went to Barnes and Noble and spent $5.21 on the Sunday paper and this month's Money Magazine. The Magazine is about retiring and making your money last in retirement. It was pretty good. My B&N membership card expires this month, but I'm not going to renew it. I don't think I spent $250 on books at B&N last year, so It's not worth it to spend $25 for a card that gives you 10% off. I'm using the library more and most new bestsellers are on sale at King Soopers for 25% off so I'm buying more books from the grocery store when I do buy.

My mom and dad took me to Outback for lunch because I picked up their mail and papers when they went on vacation. I keep telling them it's not a big deal, but they persisted. Brought half my steak home for dinner tomorrow night.

Finished reading the library book Smitten by Janet Evanovich. Romance. Very good, very cute and funny.

WalMart

September 24th, 2006 at 04:44 am

walked with mom for 50 min

she made me a big batch of snickerdoodle cookies. Haven't had those since I was a kid, they were really good.

Lazy day for me, got in a good nap. Went to the new WalMart. Took a long time to get groceries since I didn't know where anything was. Not sure I'll shop there for groceries every week. The sizes of a lot of things are too big for a single person. For example the green onions were sold in a package of about 20. Way too much for a week for one. They will last for two weeks, but that's too much for two weeks too. Spent just under $45, but splurged on some big boxes of junk food, such as a 15 pack or popcorn. large can of nuts, etc.

Finished reading the library book Killer Dreams by Iris Johansen. Mystery/Romance. Very good.

no work weekend

September 23rd, 2006 at 05:06 am

no walking today it was raining and really cold. I even turned the furnace on for about an hour.

I only worked 40.5 hours this week and it's the first weekend in a couple of months that I don't have to work. Really looking forward to it. I'd love to spend it just reading, but I've let my house go for so long I can barely stand it.

My dr called today with my diabetes checkup. I'm very happy, the number is 6.2 which is great. They want you to be a 6.0 to be 'normal'

Sold a book at half.com for a buck. I sold one earlier this week and one last week as well after about two months with no sales.

The WalMart opened this week. Our little town is getting big. I'm going to see how busy it is on Sunday and maybe visit it then.

Finished reading my book Cast in Shadow by Michelle Sagara. Sci Fi. Really good. This is a new author for me and she already has the sequel out. Love that! Will have to find it when I go in town on Sunday.

starting to relax

September 22nd, 2006 at 02:15 am

walked with mom for 50 min

Thanks everyone for the welcome back comments.

Cashed in some of MyPoints for a $25 Barnes and Noble gift card.

I'm starting to relax finally after the several hard months of work. I was telling my folks that even if I retire at 50 I'll have worked as if I was 62 years old. I've always worked a lot of overtime. When I was a machinist it was great because I didn't make a lot and time and a half was a big incentive. Now that I'm salary and get the same pay regardless it's a lot harder to do for long periods of time. There's no tangible reward.

I was looking at our statistics at work today for the new release. We've had the release for 4 days. 149 tests have been run by 15 people. I ran 100 of them. Something really wrong with this picture. One of my co-workers gave her two week notice a couple weeks ago and tomorrow is her last day. I'm happy for her, but I kind of think it stinks not to give more notice for a release. We are swamped, I have no idea how her work will get done, hopefully it won't be by me.

Finished reading the library book Invasion USA by William Johnstone. Action/Adventure. OK

I'm back

September 21st, 2006 at 03:05 am

walked with mom for 50 min

I guess if you don't post for a while your blog goes into hibernation too Smile Basically I've just been working so much I couldn't stand looking at the computer for another few minutes everyday to keep up with the blogging. I did get on once or twice a week to catch up with my favortie blogs.

I haven't been keeping up with my spending, but then again I've been working so much I haven't spent a lot either. Mostly on things like fast foods though which is bad.

I took my niece to the annual miniature show in Denver a couple of weekends ago and we had a great time. She's taller than me now and so beautiful. She gets her driver's permit this week.

Went to the youngest nieces bday party. She's almost as tall as me too and she's 3 years younger than the older one.

Hopefully my life will get back to normal and I can start catching up on all the things I let slide the last 4 months. I got my mid-year review and it was great. My next level boss told me he hopes I know how much he appreciates my work. I kind of laughingly told him, if he didn't think I was doing a good job, it was his problem not mine Smile. On a team of 17 people I did 20% of the work for the last 4 months. That's insane!

Thanks to everyone for inquirying about me and letting me know you missed the blog, I appreciate the comments.