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Old 01-10-2017, 01:01 PM
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No driving or spending today 1/10

Claire...Great job on the clearance stocking stuffer...
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Awesome shopping, claire. Wish we had a kmart here...closest one is over an hour away. I have been reading about all their points deals going on..lots of great buys. Are you going back for more?

Today will be my 5th no drive/spend day this month which is unheard of for me...mostly due to snow. DH leaves for work at 5:30 and I didn't want to drive him. Mt truck won't make it in and out of our road. The snow here drifts back in every time the guys plow it on their tractors. Snowing again today. I really love it. Will clean a bit today and play with my snowshoes this afternoon...probably shovel a bit, too. Have a great day everyone.
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Old 01-10-2017, 03:50 PM
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I'm going to go back for more of the smart sense...the promo goes thru Jan 28th and none of the shelves were even low, I am going to try and get organized first and then kind of go in w a plan lol, today I just picked up a shirt that was free after surprise pts and store pick up and I wanted to check clearance Xmas as I always get cards, whatever decorations etc 2 years ago we had nothing now I have a tree, ornaments so I didn't need much but I got a xmas doormat, I still haven't found a wreath that's nice and affordable but that's OK, candy was 80% off and decor was 75% off I grabbed what I wanted out of that bc I know it won't be there much longer. But anyway while I was there I saw about the smart sense promo and grabbed PT, water and seltzer water just to see if it was working and it is, yah!! I wish the points rolled lol!
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No spend yesterday: 6/18 for the month.

Spend today. I'm off and need to top off my gas tank, and do a few other things.

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I'm still here, just busy & tired we did our new budget for the year & a checking account forecast for the next 2 months. We're trying something new, so my goals will look a bit different next month. Wish us luck. Oh & I ditched the dime saving challenge. I found something I can actually do it's a year long deal. You start with a penny in day one, two cents the next day & so on. Adds up to $66x overall & the most you put in is $3.65! I can so do that! Ok on to my spending.

Saturday was a spend. $5 breakfast. Then I got free points from Kmart, so I got my kiddo 2 pairs of shoes & 4 shirts for less than $30, plus $11 in points back. I'm going to Sears this weekend to get him some socks with that lol.

Sunday was a spend. $2 for newspaper. Not really saving (except time) but cleaned out all my qs (insert, noninsert, & ip) & my purse lol.

Monday was a spend. $4 newspapers, $3 lunch, $6 lunch stuff (took my whole lunch to get it, hence the eat out) for the next 1-2 weeks, $1 cvs (mixed nuts for snack, etc). Put in KFR code & submitted a receipt.

Today was a spend. $1 cvs (more nuts), $3 breakfast (picking up some hot breakfast things this weekend when I grocery shop), $7 Kroger (kiddo snacks & few last minute mega deals)- got $5.25 back in rebates,too!, $2 Walgreens Christmas clearance. Will work on rebates & Coke codes tomorrow hopefully.

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Monday was a no pend day.
Monday was a no drive day.

I continued to stay home.

For January I have:
4/12 No spend days
5/00 No drive days
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Monday was a no pend day.
Monday was a no drive day.

I continued to stay home.

For January I have:
4/12 No spend days
5/00 No drive days
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No spending or Driving today ( And it Wednesday no shopping) I'm loving it
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Well I am wondering if I have to gracefully bow out for the month already. Just about spent the whole month's grocery budget already. But stocked up on meat and stuff, that it hopefully last us the whole month. I hope! With just a refill of the perishables like milk, cheese, and produce. I hope to stretch things as much as possible, and some we got for later use. For instance, I got frozen pizzas to have a cheaper version of eating out at home when the schedules get crazy. I also got more veggies and fruit, and hope to prep them for healthier eating overall. So it's not without a purpose! LOL So I'll just be working on my creative meals using up with what we bought. The good thing is we haven't eaten out yet. So we still have our budget set aside for that as well.

I've created a menu for the rest of this week, and next week. I have some new dishes/sides to try. I am hoping to prep a bunch of chicken in different ways I have planned and freeze, pre-cook and freeze some of the ground beef for easier meals, make cookie dough, and prep more. So I spent a lot, but it wasn't without somewhat of a plan. And I did not buy any candy, ice cream, chips, etc! Which is why I want to make the cookie dough. I will buy less junk if I know I have some quick and good tasting sweets at home. Plus I know what's in them, and can portion control better. Only bake what we'll eat.

So if you would like me to stay in I will only be posting perhaps what we made with what we got, if we went out to eat, planning for next month, or perhaps about any more spent for a great stock up, perishables, or otherwise. Not counting today we've got 20 more days left. That's 60 meals. And if all goes well, I will try for next month.
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