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LadyLocust

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So far my expenditures for the year have been 5 jugs of juice for Hubby and 1 bottle of milk. Not a bad first week. Will be needing a few seeds and a couple staples as they are used, so pretty minimal.
 

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Paid off 4 more bills to the tune of $5000.
Besides making regular car payment.
Will make an extra principle payment every month.
Rewarded my self with apartment size washer and dryer set for less than $500.
Which I also saved.
It's my goal to get the car paid off in 18 months.
Or at least make a heck of dent in it.
Have a bit in checking account.
Also have a bit in savings account.
 

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I made a last minute, kinda unexpected, trip to town today. I didn't really NEED anything, but it didn't stop me from buying. 😬 I had chores to do in town, so I feel better that it's all taken care of and topped off a few things.....including the gas tank.

I went to our box store and found some really good clearance deals, but I had to look for them.....they weren't advertised. I got some heinz gravy mixes for .62 each, some toothpast for .51, and some mens deodorant for $1.04, of which I bought 12 of b/c it was on my list anyways. Wow, I can't believe how much deordorant is now, even though I know the dollar store offers some brands as well. I also had some store bonus's and coupons I cashed out on for extra savings. While walking thru the store I lost my coupon book that had $35 tucked in it with all my coupons. As soon as I realized it was gone, I back-tracked and found it laying on the floor.......whew! After I checkout out, I paused before leaving the store to go through my receipt (like I always do). I was charged twice for an item and had to go to the service desk to get my $6 back. As I was waiting for the refund, I finished looking thru my receipt. I bought an 8 pack of Zest big bar soap that was supposed to be on clearance for $3.81. It rang up at $1.12!o_O After I put the cartfull of stuff in the car, I went right back in and bought 20 more packages and went to the self checkout. In doing that I also earned another $3 bonus back. Woooohooo! Dang, now I'm gonna have to get dirty! That's a lot of soap. Those will be nice additions to the My Soldier packages I need to start sending out again.

Then I went to WM for a couple of things that I can't really get anywhere else. I hate going there. Anyways, they had some dress boots on clearance for $5 and some memory foam slippers for $3. I bought a few pairs of slippers to give as Christmas gifts. I hope I guessed the size right. I also got some LED worklights with magnets for $5.....I got several of them for Christmas presents as well. They also had cotton masks on sale for .25, so I picked up a couple of those just to have in the car in case someone forgets one or it gets dropped in a puddle, as most places require them here now.

I decided to go to the thrift store and stumbled across some awesome deals. I got a king bed mattress protector new in package for $10.....the price tag says $45. I also got a queen mattress protector for a Christmas gift for one of the kids for $12.....price tag says $70.

I ended up going to the dollar store for cleaning products and a few odds and ends. I found the shelf stable milk (that I think Amish or DragonLady mentioned) and bought a half dozen of them. I also found a book there that I'm excited to read. Even if it sits on the shelf, for $1, who cares?
 

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I made a last minute, kinda unexpected, trip to town today. I didn't really NEED anything, but it didn't stop me from buying. 😬 I had chores to do in town, so I feel better that it's all taken care of and topped off a few things.....including the gas tank.

I went to our box store and found some really good clearance deals, but I had to look for them.....they weren't advertised. I got some heinz gravy mixes for .62 each, some toothpast for .51, and some mens deodorant for $1.04, of which I bought 12 of b/c it was on my list anyways. Wow, I can't believe how much deordorant is now, even though I know the dollar store offers some brands as well. I also had some store bonus's and coupons I cashed out on for extra savings. While walking thru the store I lost my coupon book that had $35 tucked in it with all my coupons. As soon as I realized it was gone, I back-tracked and found it laying on the floor.......whew! After I checkout out, I paused before leaving the store to go through my receipt (like I always do). I was charged twice for an item and had to go to the service desk to get my $6 back. As I was waiting for the refund, I finished looking thru my receipt. I bought an 8 pack of Zest big bar soap that was supposed to be on clearance for $3.81. It rang up at $1.12!o_O After I put the cartfull of stuff in the car, I went right back in and bought 20 more packages and went to the self checkout. In doing that I also earned another $3 bonus back. Woooohooo! Dang, now I'm gonna have to get dirty! That's a lot of soap. Those will be nice additions to the My Soldier packages I need to start sending out again.

Then I went to WM for a couple of things that I can't really get anywhere else. I hate going there. Anyways, they had some dress boots on clearance for $5 and some memory foam slippers for $3. I bought a few pairs of slippers to give as Christmas gifts. I hope I guessed the size right. I also got some LED worklights with magnets for $5.....I got several of them for Christmas presents as well. They also had cotton masks on sale for .25, so I picked up a couple of those just to have in the car in case someone forgets one or it gets dropped in a puddle, as most places require them here now.

I decided to go to the thrift store and stumbled across some awesome deals. I got a king bed mattress protector new in package for $10.....the price tag says $45. I also got a queen mattress protector for a Christmas gift for one of the kids for $12.....price tag says $70.

I ended up going to the dollar store for cleaning products and a few odds and ends. I found the shelf stable milk (that I think Amish or DragonLady mentioned) and bought a half dozen of them. I also found a book there that I'm excited to read. Even if it sits on the shelf, for $1, who cares?
I make my own deodorant. If ever that’s something you want to try, just holler. (Easy peasy and inexpensive)
 

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Today I bought 2 weeks worth of grocerys, the most expensive things were a case of Shelf Stable Box Milk ($18) and 4 containers of my wife's Ice-Cream ($16), back filled some cream of soups 99 Cents each total bill for 2 weeks was $120.

Our carrots, lettuce, spinach, and green onions are coming out of the garden (covered raised beds) now so I don't need to buy them anymore.

On the 20th I plan to cut our NetFlix account mostly because I don't support their politics, but they have gone up to over $15 per month so it is time to show them the door.

On Sunday, I made 3 birthday cards on the computer, saved what ever it is they charge for hallmark cards now.
 

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I found a very large container of Nido powdered whole milk in the clearance at Walmart the other day. Bought that. I do have alot of powdered stored, but it's nonfat. And of course the cartoned, but I usually get that in whole. My milk obsession comes from when I lived in NM and couldn't get milk at all in March and April. We went through all our stores of cartoned milk then, and some powdered. Even though now I get raw milk when I need it, I couldn't leave at all when I was covid contagious.
 

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