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2011 goals

January 2nd, 2011 at 01:25 pm

I used to have alot of financial goals every year, not so much anymore. Here's the total list for 2011, financial and non.

1. Buy new carpet for whole house.

2. Outside of the carpet purchase only spend $20K for the year.

3. Increase my charity donations. Includes cash and other.

3a. Increase pantry buying from $20/month to $25/month

3b. Increase toy buying from $75 to $100

3c. Donate blood. During all the medical things I had going on last year, I found out I had B positive blood type. Only 9% of the population has that type of blood, so it would be good to donate it.

3d. Donate expired coupons to military

3e. Continue donating to goodwill and library

3f. Continue saving box tops for educations for friends school.

3g. Donate at least $500 in cash to various organizations. Last year I gave around $300 in cash.

3h. Be open to other things I can do, maybe find somewhere I would like to volunteer.

4. Lose 30 lbs. This is total, not lose 5, gain 5, lose 5, gain 5, the way I usually lose weight Smile

5. Clean the whole house. Go thru every closet, drawer and cabinet and clean them out.

6. Read at least one non-fiction book/month

7. Stay out of the hospital. I don't know that I have control of this one, but sure hope so.

I went to Walgreens this morning to pick up a few deals. I did 3 transactions.

Transaction 1

8.99 - Oscillococcinum Homeopathic Flu Medicine
.62 - taxes
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9.61
-5.00 - Walgreens coupon in January coupon book
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4.61 - got back $9 RR, made 4.39, these will be donated to the food pantry

3.49 - 20 ct Finish dishwasher tabs
.24 - taxes
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3.73
-2.25 - coupon
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1.48 - got back $1.50 RR, made .02

1.99 - 4 oz Wheat Thins
-1.00 - q
-1.00 - WAG in-ad q
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-.01 made a penny, will donate to food pantry

I did both the flu medicine and the Finish dishwasher deal a second time.

My third transaction was a $20 Walgreen gift card and a box of salt for .50. I used the two $9 RRs I got for buying the flu medicine to buy most of the gift card. I still have 2 $1.50 RRs to use. I have 4 more $2 flu coupons and 4 more $2.25 Finish coupons, so will try and do the deal some more during the week.

I went to King Soopers and got the following

1.00 - 1 bag Dole salad

2.00 - 2 pack Coast soap
.16 - taxes
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2.16
-2.00
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.16 - will donate to food pantry

2.58 - 2 boxes Mom's Best oatmeal
-2.00 - 2 .75 q's doubled
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.58 - will donate to food pantry

I met my parents at Texas Roadhouse for lunch. My lunch was 9.49. I used one of the $5 bonus cards I got for buying gift cards before xmas and it was only 4.59. With tax and tip I spent 6.36

I finished reading the library book Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. Historical - very good. New author for me, will try her again.

1 Responses to “2011 goals”

  1. M E 2 Says:


    Wow! You must be a "speed-reader"


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