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erands and chores day

July 16th, 2005 at 09:02 pm

Had a lot of errands to do today so left home a little after 9:00 am

First stop was the bank. Deposited my stock checks, a rebate check and a roll of quarters. A little over a year ago I started putting all my unbudgeted for money in a fund I call my extra fund. I put all my rebate checks, loose change (I save quarters and dimes), money for selling things, interest on the checking account, and any other bits and pieces of money that comes my way outside of my paycheck. This money is not budgeted for and I decided I would use it only for wants. Currently the money is earmarked for my vacation to Canada next year. In a little over a year I have over $900 in this fund. It's amazing how much all the little extras add up to.

After the bank I went to Longs to buy HBAs. I used my $5 off $25 purchase coupon from the Entertainment book. Spent $27.28

Next I went to Bed, Bath n Beyond and bought a cordless broom. Spent $25.77 with a gift card. I don't know how the rest of you track this, but I track the money I spend when I make a purchase with the gift card and not when I buy the gift card. It's easier for me to track by categories that way. Especially with cards that might be used for food, clothing or other mixed categories.

Next stop was KMart. Got 6 pairs of underware for $4.78. This was a really good buy, they were on clearance. Also bought two t-shirts for $10 apiece. Total at KMart = $26.59

I stopped at Red Robin to pick up a jar of their seasoning. I love this stuff and use it on most everything I cook. I especially like it on baked potatoes instead of butter. Paid $3.22 for 16 oz jar

Stopped at Wendy's for lunch $5.35

Next was Walgreens where I got 4 12-packs of diet Pepsi for $10.00. I'll get the whole $10.00 back on that for the Pepsi rebate. Also got 4 rolls of papertowels for $2. Total = $12.15 paid for with a gift card.

Albertson's was next where I spent $7.85 mostly produce that was on sale. I did pick up my free loaf of french bread that I got for doing their survey and I also got the Sargento Bistro cheese for which I have a rebate and will get $3.00 back on.

On the way home stopped at King Soopers. Spent $7.99 Saved 23% on the bill. Got a free bottle of Suave shampoo with a doubled coupon.

Finally made it home around 1:00 and put everything away. Then went to mom and dad's to pick up mail and paper and water flowers.

Came back home did a load of laundry and took a nap. Fixed taco salad for supper from the leftover taco meat from last night then cleaned the kitchen. Plan to read and relax for the rest of the night.

We like to play Yahtzee in our family so I printed off Yahtzee score cards from a website.

Total Spent so far this month = $221.88

1 Responses to “erands and chores day”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    That is great that you saved that much cash! It truly is amazing what money we do have when we just stop and keep track of it.

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