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3 year anniversary

August 1st, 2011 at 05:03 pm

ytd = April 1 2011 - March 31, 2012
Coupon total ytd = 815.02
RX total = 219.65
Discounted Gift Cards = 207.19
Total = 1,241.86

I retired 3 years ago today - yipee! I have loved all of it, even the times I was in the hospital - that would have been so much harder if I had to work.

Today is also my sisters birthday. My niece drove down from collage and dad took all of us to Cheddar's for lunch. It was ok - I had the lemon pepper chicken. I didn't think it was that special, but it's new here.

I got several more items free today from yesterday's coupons. Walmart has trial size Cascade action pack dishwashing tabs that have 3 tabs in each pouch for .97. There was a coupon for $1 in yesterday's paper so free and paid part of the taxes on it. I actually bought 2 extra papers yesterday because the coupons were so good. I get 2 subscriptions and mom give me what she doesn't want.

I also got 3 trial size Degree deodorant, 3 boxes of BenGay cream, and 2 12 ct Bic razors for free from Walmart. All the coupons had overage so they paid for all the taxes too. All of these items go to the food pantry.

At King Soopers I got another 3 tubes of Colgate and 3 bottles of Ivory body wash for free using yesterday's coupons. I did pay taxes on them but got another $2 coupon to use on my next order for the Crest so came out ahead. All of these go to the food pantry too.

Walmart had their 5 lb chubs of hamburger marked down from $11 to $7.69. I got 2 chubs and came home and made a bunch of hamburger patties and froze them.

I finished reading the library book Pick Another Checkout Lane Honey by Joanie Demer. Non-Fiction - ok. The part about how to decode the barcodes on coupons was interesting, but I'll never remember it. I think some of the other books I've read like this are better. Like How to Shop for Free and Shop Smart, Save More

4 Responses to “3 year anniversary”

  1. Just a thought Says:

    You should stay away from decoding barcodes anyway, since it constitutes coupon fraud. Just because a coupon will scan, doesn't mean it was used for an appropriate product. You do so well without it, anyway!

  2. starfishy Says:

    i admire your coupon savvy and how you are able to donate some many of your free items to the food shelf.

  3. retire@50 Says:

    I wasn't planning to use the barcodes for scanning abuses, just thought it was interesting and might explain why sometimes they don't scan when I think they should Smile But like I said I'll never remember the information anyways.

  4. Just a thought Says:

    That makes sense. I like to know how things work, too!

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