Monday, May 23, 2011

My ever growing stockpile of non-food items...

I am coupon crazy and even more so that I am getting items for almost nothing.

Take a peek.

  

I have more magic eraser boxes downstairs, 10 of them in the other bathroom closet, lol.


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Tracy - Simple Living
My love of vintage goods, antiques
and handmade primitives!
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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Who would have thought?...

That couponing could save me so much money? I went to Target yesterday and since I have gotten my olay coupons for the $4 off in the mail, I had a field day at Target, lol. I split up each order using 4 each of the coupons and had some fillers. I saved 98.86, I got 20 packs of olay soaps, 20 trial size secret deodorant, I added 1 filler per each which is: 1 jar of Target Salsa, 1 jar of Giada Pesto Sauce, 4 Starbucks Frappacino (4 packs) - Got a $5 GC for each 2 packs, so received $10 in GC (Had 2 $2/2 coupons), 1 LockTite Power Grip adhesive (for hubby), bag of Mission Tortilla chips and a cute outfit for my granddaughter. Total Spent OOP was 21.31. I was so GIDDY walking out of the store!

Today I am thinking about going to Rite-Aid since they have a deal on Ritz Bitz crackers. They are BOGO and on SmartSource.com they have a coupon for $1/2, so they wind up being 10cents each per bag. Not bad and my daughter loves these.

Then off to Giant to pick up my Garden Delight pasta, since in last Sundays paper there was a coupon for $1 off 1, making them free and believe me, they taste no different that the normal pasta.

3rd stop is going to be Target again, so I can pick up the Shick Hydro 5 razors, I have 2 $3/1 coupons and they are on sale for $7.49 each but if you buy 2 you get a $5 Target GC, so I wont spend anything since I still have the $10 in Target GC's from yesterday's purchase + I gain $5.

After that I will be heading home to put my goods away and straighten up the house, make dinner ... maybe pasta? lol.

If interested and live in PA or NJ and want to get into couponing, I started a new group called PA & NJ Couponers, ask to join and invite your friends too!

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_130546263689635&ap=1 <-- CLICK HERE TO JOIN US AND SHARE THE WEALTH!

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Tracy - Simple Living
My love of vintage goods, antiques
and handmade primitives!
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Monday, May 16, 2011

It's time to get back to Simple Living...

Yeah, I said Simple Living, lol... Sometimes when times are hard or money is scarce you tend to go into simple living mode, well that sounds just like me right now. Not that I need to be living simply but I often wonder how back in the days, families of 10 fed, clothed and provided for everyone which brings me to conquer my next task of living simply.

For the next couple weeks I am going to try and make-do with what I have, spend less and just live simple, yeah I said it. I've already started with couponing to help save money and well, the sound of getting things for free or close to free, appeals to me, lol.

Now the family might not like the idea of me making food from what's in the pantry but whatever I make it will taste super yummy and they will like it. So if anyone, has a simple recipes with ordinary items that "should" be in anyone's pantry, send them to me!

Now who ever said you can't make your own clothes or conjure up you own neat idea when it comes to preparing food? It's time for me to keep my sewing machine in order, get some primitive crafts made and some new food on the dinner table.


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Tracy - Simple Living
My love of vintage goods, antiques
and handmade primitives!
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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Sorry, been missing in action.

I have been on a learning curve these past couple of weeks, learning how to coupon and do it well, that is..... I am learning and doing pretty good.

There is a facebook group called "I got a coupon for that" where you can join too and make your money go farther and spend less (no scams or anything here, just a bunch of us looking to save money and I want to pass that on to you).


I did awesome today at Target and Walmart, I spent OOP $8.84, total for everything was $83.66, I saved $74.82! I am sooooo happy. The John Freida hair stuff was $12 I had a $5 off coupon and then a Target coupon for $5 off! (Go to target.com, click on See More, and on the left hand side is Coupons) WOO HOO, I only had 2 of those but I got myself and my daughter some hair color. Also, since I got the hair color at Target I received a $5 gift card for use on my next purchase, I wasn't expecting that.

To learn more about couponing, heres a great site, www.hotcouponworld.com and also http://thekrazycouponlady.com (sign up for her newsletter).

Here's what I got the other day: I went to Walmart, Walgreens, RiteAid & Giant and I spent OOP $41.60 TOTAL was 115.26, so I saved $73.66. WOO HOO!


Got some tips or tricks on Simple Living and Couponing, send me your comments.


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Tracy - Simple Living
My love of vintage goods, antiques
and handmade primitives!
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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Boy, have I been busy...

On top of renovating our upstairs bathroom I was able to get some flea marketing done and for me, it feels like I hit the jackpot! I found such wonderful stuff, I came home all happy and ready to go back to being the clean-up crew for my husband who is actually doing "most" of the work on the bathroom, lol

Take a peek at what I found!




  


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Tracy - Simple Living
My love of vintage goods, antiques
and handmade primitives!
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