Monday, December 24, 2007

Sometimes you have to ask

After church yesterday our family went to Pizza Hut for the buffet. My little one is four and they charge $3.59 for a child's buffet and .99 for a child's drink. After we had finished eating my 4yo had only eaten shredded cheese and drank all his drink. I ate the piece of pizza I had selected for him. When I went to the register I explained that he had only shredded cheese off the salad bar and asked for his buffet to be removed. The manager was called and gladly removed the charge. My husband thought I was crazy to ask, but that saved us almost $4. Not a bonanza, but to have paid for that meal would have been like throwing $4 out the window while driving home from the restaurant.

Monday, December 17, 2007

No More Bows

I always wrap all the Christmas presents, write the persons name on the back on a piece of tape that holds the package together and go back later and add a bow and tag. To me this is a faster process. I was adding ribbons and bows to my presents tonight and realized I really like the look a simple ribbon tied around the packages more than a store bought bow. So, tonight I decided not to buy anymore bows. I always recycle all my bows (because I hate throwing them away) and storing them until the next Christmas season leaves them looking less than desirable. I have a big stockpile of bows and I plan to use them up and not save or replace them!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Ace Hardware Freebates!

If you have an Ace Hardware store nearby they offer monthly rebates. The rebates can be mailed or entered online. Often the items are free after rebate!
Oh, and while you're at the website sign up to win the $500 sweepstakes!

Free Spice Islands Calender

Go here to register your spice and get a free calendar! Looks very nice!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

CVS Run, Can This Be Legal?

I think this was my best week ever at CVS. I won't delve in to all that I bought, but Ill tell you that I spent $1.58 oop and the total before sales and coupon and ECB's was $94.56! After the cashier rang all my coupons the cashier said, "wow you saved $60"...then I handed her a ton of ECB's(thanks Black Friday). Shocked at the total she said "I've never seen this happen before!"
Then she proceeded to hand me a few feet long receipt with a lot more ECB's attached(I haven't even looked to see how much money I made)!

My teenage son calls my CVS run my moonshine run because it's like I'm doing something illegal! Hey, getting all those good deals is hard work. It takes time to research the sales and match the coupons. Let alone trying to match the amount due at the end of the deal with the amount of ECB's that are my wallet.

Speaking of ECB's, people ask me a lot how I keep up with them, because they get them too, but forget about them. My answer to that is this: Every time I get ECB's I tear off my receipt and wrap the ECB's around my Extracare card so I can't forget or lose them and stick them in my wallet!

Free Money

My best friends son calls me on the phone today and says "How would you like to make $25?" "What's the catch," I ask. "No catch, I'm opening a bank account with your bank and if I say you referred me we both get $25 added to our accounts!" I love free money and good friends!