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jenrose
01-08-2010, 11:58:26 AM
Indeed - It makes my spidey sense tingle :giggle2: to be consistent

Actually Jen I did it just to mess with you :biggrin:

I see how you are. But actually it doesn't mess with me since I knew that was your pic from that 'other' site. Only 'New' Pics mess with me. :giggle2:

Everyone is out to get me. :wink7:

mymy33
01-08-2010, 12:28:27 PM
Hey everybody, the week has flown by without me posting, so I thought I better hurry up and get on board before I get too far behind. I have spent $93.00 dollars so far, which is way over where I wanted to be after one week, but it did include a $12 waffle maker that I had my eye on-50% off at Krogers. I probably should have hung on to see if it dropped lower, but it seems that every time I do that, they are gone before I can get one. I really wanted one, so I took the plunge. My total also included some unplanned meal expenses. My DH wanted to invite his Dad over for ham and beans, and I didn't have any ingredients for that particular meal, and I wasn't coupon ready to do it, so that hurt me too. (Back to the waffles...) I had purchased some waffle mix at the store, and made them for supper last night along with bacon and eggs, but I didn't care much for them. I like waffles to be light and crispy, and these were thick and soft. Does anyone have a waffle recipe to share that produces light, crispy waffles? I would very much appreciate it you would share it.
The weather is freezing here, and it is supposed to be bitter cold this weekend. Makes it easier to resist shopping! Lots of snow too. All the more reason to stay out of the stores. I hope that Krogers doesn't lead me down an evil path of spending by pulling a megasaver anytime soon, or I could be in trouble. Anxious to catch up on reading the posts, so I will post as I read.

I'm not sure how calorie conscious you are but the secret to light and crispy waffles is melted butter and lots of it and cornstarch :giggle2: Let me see if I can find the recipe I use....

EDIT: Found it!!!

Light, Crisp Waffles - Fine Cooking Recipes, Techniques and Tips (http://www.finecooking.com/recipes/light_crisp_waffles.aspx)

Zwella Ingrid
01-08-2010, 12:28:34 PM
I'm brand-new and glad I found this group.

I have to live off my stockpile this month, and being part of this challenge will help. For myself and my two cats I can only spend $5 this month.

So far I have spent $0.

Good grief! That is brutal! Please let us know if we can help!

junebug30523
01-08-2010, 01:14:07 PM
Everyone is out to get me. :wink7:

:pursefight45:

jenrose
01-08-2010, 01:17:16 PM
:pursefight45:

I'm a lover not a fighter......that's why everything is always so 'Hard' :wink7:

cody82414
01-08-2010, 01:28:32 PM
I'm a lover not a fighter......that's why everything is always so 'Hard' :wink7:

DH has been so sick that it seems like weeks since things here have been hard:smile:

mymy33
01-08-2010, 01:32:35 PM
DH has been so sick that it seems like weeks since things here have been hard:smile:

:hysterical::hysterical:

:BigHand:

jenrose
01-08-2010, 01:32:59 PM
DH has been so sick that it seems like weeks since things here have been hard:smile:

Something is always hard around here. But I prefer it to be him. :hysterical:

saving-n-va
01-08-2010, 01:36:47 PM
Good grief! That is brutal! Please let us know if we can help!

Ditto! If we can help let us know.

sandygirl
01-08-2010, 01:37:33 PM
Add $31.82 to my OOP for shopping over the last few days. Needed a few things at Walgreens {eggs, etc} and didn't have any RR. Part of that was an ink cartridge too.

No OOP for today - it's too cold to go shop! But I should get a survey payment tonight to reduce the OOP.

cody82414
01-08-2010, 02:23:09 PM
Breakfast: cinnamon toast crunch cereal, milk, coffee
Lunch: spaghetti
snacks: sugar cookies, and lots of white snow
Dinner: chicken fajitas

My list of things that I need is getting longer and longer....

junebug30523
01-08-2010, 02:38:55 PM
DH has been so sick that it seems like weeks since things here have been hard:smile:


My list of things that I need is getting longer and longer....

OK, just had to point this out!!:hysterical::hysterical::hysterical:

jenrose
01-08-2010, 02:40:18 PM
OK, just had to point this out!!:hysterical::hysterical::hysterical:

It's only the list thats getting longer and no need to point, you don't want it too sharp. :whistle67:

I can't believe you didn't include the white snack of 'snow' in your pointing :hysterical:

cody82414
01-08-2010, 02:46:06 PM
You gals know how to cheer a girl up! Thanks!! I need a good chuckle too :)

junebug30523
01-08-2010, 02:50:43 PM
It's only the list thats getting longer and no need to point, you don't want it too sharp. :whistle67:

I can't believe you didn't include the white snack of 'snow' in your pointing :hysterical:

I guess I just wasn't that "sharp"!!!:giggle2:

junebug30523
01-08-2010, 02:55:14 PM
Spending to report: Went to Publix to get the cheap Lender's Bagels and found they now stock our favorite wine (fortunately or unfortunately) so I spent $13.84. DH also had to make a deposit at lunch today so ate out for the first time this week, $6.62. New monthly total is $59.60.

Meals today:

B - Oatmeal & coffee (DH), me - nothing
L - DH ate out as noted above, me - nothing
D - Mussels linguine, garlic bread, & the wine I just bought
S - DH - Me hopefully!!:wink7:

pkchicken
01-08-2010, 03:11:57 PM
Between yesterday and today I spent $71.98, when added to my previous total (17.56) it brings me up to $89.54 oop so far this month.

On the bright side, that $71.98 got me $253.worth of stuff and a $10 oyno cat for acme.

I have a number of visits planned for acme to roll that cat YAY!!!

pk

cheap-o
01-08-2010, 03:18:50 PM
38.72

went to frys to get some more stuff. No planned but I got coupons in the mail and wanted to use them. Plus a $10 rebate.

Got
5 tide stain fighters
2 OM bologna
3 skippy
10 yakisoba
2 coffeemate
4 tomato sauce
$11.37 - $10 rebate + $38.72 from Sunday= $40.09oop

breakfast: eggs and toast
Lunch: sandwiches and chips
Dinner: Pizza I think

jenrose
01-08-2010, 03:20:03 PM
Meals today:

B - Oatmeal & coffee (DH), me - nothing
L - DH ate out as noted above, me - nothing
D - Mussels linguine, garlic bread, & the wine I just bought
S - DH - Me hopefully!!:wink7:

:hysterical::hysterical::hysterical::hysterical:No w your thinking. And his lunch deposit wasn't in you was it?

nateNnatsmommy
01-08-2010, 03:24:21 PM
Okay now you guys are just being gross lol

jenrose
01-08-2010, 03:30:01 PM
Okay now you guys are just being gross lol

:hysterical::hysterical::hysterical:

Sorry if we offended you. :whistle67:

junebug30523
01-08-2010, 03:40:53 PM
:hysterical::hysterical::hysterical:

Sorry if we offended you. :whistle67:

So sorry, it's been a long week and was just having some fun.:emb100:

zansammommy
01-08-2010, 03:43:44 PM
Been traveling to my parents's house this week.

Here is what I have done so far:
Walgreen #1 11.35 saved 11.50
Walgreen #2 11.15 saved 17.80
Walgreen #3 1.58 saved 82.49 (contour meter) spending away for rebate
Earned 15.00 in RR
Farm Fresh 13.59 for milk, mt dew, bananas,stamps

spent 2.00 for last sunday's newspaper and 15.00 for 50 Electrasol qs.

Sister gave me 50.00 for my birthday

so total so far 54.67 - 65.00 = 10.33 ahead :BigHand:

nateNnatsmommy
01-08-2010, 03:49:19 PM
No worries...I'll just avoid this thread


:hysterical::hysterical::hysterical:

Sorry if we offended you. :whistle67:


So sorry, it's been a long week and was just having some fun.:emb100:




Joking of course. The entertainment is worth enduring the vulgarity :hysterical:

amys
01-08-2010, 04:04:08 PM
9.78 oop at Wags - saved $153.48

cjpsmom
01-08-2010, 04:42:17 PM
:hysterical::hysterical::hysterical: Y'all crack me up!!!! Y'all have been on a roll today, sorry I missed it!
Have a good weekend!:wavehi:

SLP99
01-08-2010, 05:23:55 PM
Yippie!!! My 'big money' chant finally worked!!!! My $20 Season of Savings check finally came today-this will be a huge help this month!

I spent a little at Acme today ($5.40)...I bought 20 Yoplait Yogurts, 3 Hamburger Helpers, and 5 Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks. I'm now down to $64.89...with quite a bit of shopping left to do for the week....let's see how this goes!

junebug30523
01-08-2010, 05:26:13 PM
Been traveling to my parents's house this week.

Here is what I have done so far:
Walgreen #1 11.35 saved 11.50
Walgreen #2 11.15 saved 17.80
Walgreen #3 1.58 saved 82.49 (contour meter) spending away for rebate
Earned 15.00 in RR
Farm Fresh 13.59 for milk, mt dew, bananas,stamps

spent 2.00 for last sunday's newspaper and 15.00 for 50 Electrasol qs.

Sister gave me 50.00 for my birthday

so total so far 54.67 - 65.00 = 10.33 ahead :BigHand:

Awesome job!!:BigHand:

DebK1013
01-08-2010, 05:27:08 PM
Ate out of stockpile for breakfast and lunch. Took daughter out to Uno's for dinner. Used coupons and GC (from my son) so only oop was the tip of $4.00.

So total OOP to date is $110.68.

junebug30523
01-08-2010, 05:28:14 PM
:hysterical::hysterical::hysterical::hysterical:No w your thinking. And his lunch deposit wasn't in you was it?

No...but the evening is young, the hot tub is hot, and the beer is cold!!:biggrin:

sandygirl
01-08-2010, 05:50:56 PM
Got a survey payment of $1.35 so pleas subtract that from my total.

Also requested a $10 Walgreens GC from Mypoints that should be here soon. And 2 $5 Amazon GC from Swagbucks as well.

cdarrow26
01-08-2010, 06:48:57 PM
Today's spending:
Aldi 17.06
Walgreen's 4.38
CVS 3.49

shnnwebster
01-08-2010, 07:00:14 PM
Please add 3.68 to my total new oop 38.54

nateNnatsmommy
01-08-2010, 07:16:56 PM
Got two rebate checks in the mail $3.39 and $4.50.
Spent $3.06 at Rite Aid. (I am so in love with RA this week!!!!)

New OOP -$35.11

kbullsexy07
01-08-2010, 07:48:44 PM
$55.74... went to walmart on lunch and bought 4 packages of bagel bites , 6 snuggles, 1 schick razors, 6 bars of ivory soap for stockpile before q's..22.69- 18in qTOTAL OOP 4.69 .......NEW OOP 60.43

Zwella Ingrid
01-08-2010, 08:06:40 PM
17.95 ECBs (in small amounts so I can be creative)
2.00 ACME survey coupon

Gift cards I got for Christmas
$20 The Melting Pot fondue restaurant
$25 TGI Fridays
$5 Bonus gift card TGI Fridays
Free appetizer or dessert TGI Fridays
$50 Seven Stars Inn (expensive restaurant, never get out of there for less than $90 for 2)

I also got a $50 Khol's GC and $100 Pampered chef GC for Christmas. Not food but it's some free shopping and that feels good for the soul sometimes. :)

I'm expecting a $100 GC for Target for a health insurance survey I took a few weeks ago. This will help with formula and diapers. Probably will not be using any of these restaurant GC unless we can do take out at TGIFridays. I know they probably won't let us use the three GC at the same time. Believe it or not, I've never been to TGIFridays.

Here's the plan for today:
B: We had toast on homemade bread, bananas, yogurt.
L: Mac&Cheese for the kids and probably a lean cuisine for me.
D: Leftover pork tenderloin, half baked potatoes, butternut squash and green beans.

I have to reorganize the garage pantry. Mice ate through the rubber seals at the bottom of the garage door and started going through my stockpile. I cought 2 last week and none since. I have to clean up in there. They threw off a lot of things off my shelves. I've been putting off cleaning because it grosses me out. Gotta put on the gloves and break out the bleach. Yuck. I need to get all the food into plastic bins I guess.

Will need DH to stop at the farm store on the way home to pickup some milk today.
Be careful about storing food in plastic bins. I have limited storage space, and trouble with dampness etc, in the basement, so this seemed like an ideal solution, but I have noticed some of the food has picked up a "plastic" flavor. I had no idea this would happen. Very frustrating! Has anyone else experienced this? However, I have also noticed that if food is taken out of the bins, and the let sit out in the kitchen for a couple of days the "plastic" flavor goes away. Weird. Not sure how healthy it is to eat this food with this happening.:sad:

couponliving
01-08-2010, 08:25:45 PM
Due to time restraints and to make it easier on both of us, I will be posting a weekly summary as to $ spent & received.
Jan 1st-7th:

Spent:
Post office-$42.31 (mailing 2 stockpile boxes & stamps)
Paypal-$27.33 (coupons)
Papers-$2.50

Other:
Pancake Mix, 1/2 gallon milk, 15lb dog food-$12.46 (Yikes, no q's!!)
3 Breakfasts out-$12 (kiddo's out of school & wasnt prepared!!!)
Gas: $20
Total Out: $116.60

Money IN:
$38 stockpile box & q's
$35 stockpile box

Total In: $73

Total In $73 - Total out $116.60 = $43.60 out

to1drland
01-08-2010, 08:54:50 PM
bye bye Green:wavehi:, hello Red:sad:

oop to report-

HyVee drug
Hv sour cream
2 cans libby pumpkin
6 palermo's pizzas
--------
$7.53 oop


Aldi
gallon milk
1.7 lbs. bananas
2 boxes rice mix
refried beans
hot dog buns
hamburger buns
cuke
2 avocados
EVOO
doz. eggs
sw cond. milk
take & bake bread
2 lb. bag dry pinto beans
----------
$18.14 oop

puts me at $24.22 oop for the month

b- banana bread
l- out w/ friend- used GC, she left tip
d-frozen pizza
s- graham crackers & frosting

phinphana
01-08-2010, 11:38:54 PM
All right I didn't end up going to store so I will add the oop that I did yesterday.

Walgreens used my only 1 electrasol so I can use 1 rr toward my basket.

$1.30 +$4.44
Michael's $ 7.91 for warpping and two clearance baskets
Albertsons: $1 got 2 yoplus -4 pk saved 5.78 sale and qs

Total:$ 14.65

Total as of 1/8/10 $70.36

Phin

mymy33
01-09-2010, 06:09:20 AM
Yesterday's spending:

$15.00 Gas
$9.10 on Coupons (I got to start trading more :sad:)
$9.90 at Acme
$4.31 at RA (despite the OOP RA has been very good to me this week :biggrin:)
$1.96 at CVS

for a total of $40.27 but then I sold $20.00 worth of my Acme stash to my aunt for a net OOP of $20.27.

frugalstafar
01-09-2010, 08:20:49 AM
I am hoping this works towards keeping my oop down-I keep a change jar that I count out twice a year before big camping trips-the silver I count and use for expenses and the pennies I take to coinstar and use for groceries, since I won't be taking a trip this spring requiring food I used these yesterday so I had $8.75 (not much) I used yesterday on my trip to giant for yougart (14 cups), bread,crackers,chicken nuggets. I spent oop after the $8.75 was $2.67oop.
then over to wags for much cheaper milk than giant!! SPent $1.78 oop after $8 in rr for 1 gallon milk, a 12 pack of coke (addicted),1 box special k and a bday card.

On a good note I have lost 3.4 pounds this month-and cut my coca cola addiction down to one a day!!!:BigHand:

junebug30523
01-09-2010, 08:36:20 AM
On a good note I have lost 3.4 pounds this month-and cut my coca cola addiction down to one a day!!!:BigHand:

Awesome, keep up the great work!!:BigHand:

thl
01-09-2010, 08:52:51 AM
Went to B'ham with DH yesterday for a mini-getaway! Spent $150 from the special events budget that comes from my rebates, so no household oop! But 8 uninterrupted hours with my husband--priceless!

I forgot that we went to lunch at Chick-Fil-A with friends on Thursday, but I used a giftcard from Christmas, so no oop there. However, we did go to the Dollar Tree afterwards and spent $4.40.

cody82414
01-09-2010, 12:34:10 PM
cashed checks and collected cash 38.00

saving-n-va
01-09-2010, 03:03:10 PM
I THINK I am done shopping for the week. Although I'm fighting the urge to go back to Walgreens for another round like I just did. Oh well if I do I'll add it to the next total.

OOP total for month $55.69
Earned $13 in RRs this week - hoping for some good "needs" deals next week too.

B- omelets
L - Starbucks - Starbucks card no OOP
D - meatball subs and tater tots (all from stockpile)
S - I MIGHT make some applesauce oatmeal cookies..MIGHT

Will make enough meatballs to freeze some for a future meal or two as well.

sandygirl
01-09-2010, 03:37:33 PM
OOP $83.35 at Walgreens - Had no RR to work with and needed the cheap lunchmeat for lunches & dinners.

saving-n-va
01-09-2010, 03:47:50 PM
Will make enough meatballs to freeze some for a future meal or two as well.

Ok so I have more than enough for a "meal or two" :hysterical:.

70 meatballs out of 2 lbs of ground meat (beef and turkey).

Now to attempt homemade bread crumbs w/ some very hard stale Italian bread.

amys
01-09-2010, 05:38:19 PM
Was there a meat deal at Walgreens???

SLP99
01-09-2010, 05:45:15 PM
Wow!!!! I spent way too much today, but I was able to come home with a TON of stuff. I'm going to list it out b/c I'm pretty darn pleased with myself!
Here's a breakdown store by store:
Aldi's (4.18):
3 lb bag of Tangerines
1 large Pineapple
Acme (16.10)
3 loaves of bread
2 cans of Progresso soup
7 packs of YoPlus yogurt
3 lg boxes of Bisquick
2 64 oz containers of OJ
1 jar of Pace salsa
2 Pillsbury Toaster Strudel
2.26 lbs of bananas
5 lb bag of Red Delicious apples
2 bags of salad
Pathmark (.98)
10 rolls of TP
3 lb bag of onions
Rite Aid (.62 - used my $20 GOS check)
2 gallons of milk
3 dozen eggs
3 boxes of Capri Sun
1 bag of Tostitos
3 RA lip balms
1 bag of Doritos
1 box RA saltines
1 pkg of Taco Seasoning (good filler at .49)
6 Nivea Lip Balms
4 Stayfree Pads
Wags (3.04)
2-16oz bottles of CoffeeMate
2 small boxes of Ritz crackers
4 small boxes of Chips Ahoy
12 pkgs of Reach Floss
Safeway (11.83-I had some coupons loaded onto my card that did not come off and I think the CoffeeMate rang up wrong, but I didn't catch it until I came home :(
1 bag of Doritos
1 32 oz bottle of CoffeeMate
10 lb bag of Potatoes
1 bag of organic baby carrots
4 BC fruit rollups
2 8oz pkgs of Hormel ham
Grand Total = $35.77
Soo....64.89 - 35.77 = $29.12 (I'll need some help from rebates if I'm to stay within my budget for January)

sandygirl
01-09-2010, 05:58:26 PM
Was there a meat deal at Walgreens???

Just the Oscar Mayer 9oz and the Kraft Singles Cheese 12oz - 3/$12.50, and get a $2.50 RR back WYB 3. Add in MQ for $1/2 Oscar Mayer and made it a good deal for me since it's hard to find lunchmeat cheap here.

junebug30523
01-09-2010, 06:11:39 PM
No oop today. Meals from stockpile:

B - Hashbrowns, banana muffins, sausage
L - French onion soup
D - Flat iron steak, potatoes, basil veggies
S - German chocolate cake

Today we finally started our project to put down hardwood floors in our bedroom. We took out all the furniture, tore up the carpet and pad, and took off the floorboards. Tomorrow we will start on the flooring. Can't wait to get this project done. We've had the flooring for 2 years (since we put the hardwood in our living room, hall and foyer). It's time to get done! Off to the hot tub to soak these OLD muscles.

Domestic Gal
01-09-2010, 07:17:04 PM
First OOP for the year $42.64

thl
01-09-2010, 07:28:10 PM
Went to Publix today and spent $3.97 for:

1 gallon milk
1 bunch green onions
1 big can Folgers
2 lbs. pears
1 4-pk. Benevia
2 Sundown vitamins
2 3-pack Rolaids
2 24-ct. Aleve
3 Betty Crocker sweet potatoes
2 J and J First Aid gauze

And spent $2.39 at Rite Aid tonight for:

8 packs Stayfree
4 Nivea lip balms
1 Rite Aid allergy med
2 4-packs GE Reveal bulbs

Also spent some of my Christmas money from Mom and Dad at Talbot's (I found a beautiful dress marked down from $150 to $40!) and bought the boys 3 pairs of shoes, two short-sleeve polos and a t-shirt at Target for around $25--all 75% off, but the toys were just at 30-50% off.

Took dinner to a friend with a new baby tonight from the stockpile--frozen casserole and Sister Schubert rolls and sweet cabbage salad (I almost bought bagged salad at Publix, then I remembered I had this on hand!)

angeleyeza
01-09-2010, 08:07:58 PM
here is a happy "tip-o-tha-day"

The more time spent online contacting companies, the less you go to the store to spend $$$$- let the companies send you $$$ (coupons) to shop later " ;)

enjoy your night!

cody82414
01-09-2010, 08:15:36 PM
First OOP for the year $42.64
I'm curious what you bought, if you don't mind sharing.

I am finding my grocery list is getting so long,
but I am refraining from going to make a big stop just yet.

shnnwebster
01-09-2010, 08:30:19 PM
today's oop
cvs big toy dump truck 2.69-2.00ecb= .69
target 10.13 for water,mt dew and gel tabs
new total for month 49.36

target has the market pantry 35 pack water for 2.79 there is a .50 couponon there web site.

Maxie1101
01-09-2010, 09:24:35 PM
Sorry I haven't been posting! It's time for me to catch up since New Years!

1/2/10 - Total OOP $2
Sunday paper $2

1/4/10 - Total OOP $25.34
Rite Aid - $13.65
Bamboo magazine rack (75% off and really wanted it)
4 cans chopped clams
1 Neutrogena moisturizer (finally a good deal, I really needed some!)

Safeway - $5.22
Celery
Brie cheese

Lucky - $16.47 - $10 Visa GC = $6.47 OOP
Produce, crab, and random stuff we needed

1/6/10 - Total OOP $4.94
Lucky - $1.76
Lettuce
Tomatoes

Wags - $3.18
Bayer Breeze meter (got $5 RR)
Shampoo (for DH)
3 Hunts Tomato sauce

1/8/10 - Total OOP $3.86
Rite Aid - $2.37
2 packs lightbulbs (will submit for $2 rebate)

CVS - $1.49
1/2 gallon milk

1/9/10 - Total OOP $20.74
Safeway - $20.74 (I haven't paid this much at SW in a long time! But, necessary stuff.) Also found a $2.50 OYNO cat on floor! :biggrin:
18 ct eggs
1 gal milk
40 ct pizza rolls
Sunday paper (they just raised the price to $3!! Time to switch papers!)
2 lbs Boneless skinless chicken breast ($1.87/lb not the best price, but we were totally out)
Broccoli
Cherries
Green onions
Red bell pepper

I also got a $2.50 rebate today, but it got mangled in the mail and the routing number was torn off. So, I'll have to go to the bank and see if they'll accept it or send it back for a new one. :sad:

Total OOP for the month so far: - $56.88

to1drland
01-09-2010, 09:26:06 PM
No oop today. Meals from stockpile:

B - Hashbrowns, banana muffins, sausage
L - French onion soup
D - Flat iron steak, potatoes, basil veggies
S - German chocolate cake

Today we finally started our project to put down hardwood floors in our bedroom. We took out all the furniture, tore up the carpet and pad, and took off the floorboards. Tomorrow we will start on the flooring. Can't wait to get this project done. We've had the flooring for 2 years (since we put the hardwood in our living room, hall and foyer). It's time to get done! Off to the hot tub to soak these OLD muscles.

Does anybody else find themselves drooling everytime she posts her daily menu? better watch out- someday we all might show up on your doorstep!:wink7:
working on the floor should keep you out of the stores for the day too!

spending to report-

several trans @ super target-
15 contadina tomato paste
3 contadina tomato sauce
2 juicy juice
2 college inn broth
2 bags MP dry beans
10 boxes special K granola
6 lean cuisine (just discovered these on sale starting tomorrow 1.88 - ghrrr!:rolleyes24:- do u think they will price adjust???)
4 morton season all
4 -12 pk. diet dew
head of romaine
4 AF ham steaks
---------
total $20.89 oop ...saved $67.79( will use receipts for kelloggs $10 rebate, and coors beer $10 rebate)

wag's-
1 bayer meter
-------
$0.00 oop ( got $5 RR)

puts me @ $51.13 oop for the month now.:whistle67:

still need to find a deal on ground beef- tried stopping at fareway about 8:30 tonight to get "fareway's own" ground marked down- but someone beat me to it- sold out already!:shrug7:

b-cereal & banana
l-pork fajitas
d-yokisoba noodles
s-gummy worms:shrug7:

jeweltea
01-09-2010, 09:42:32 PM
No OOP today - stayed out of the stores. Probably will tomorrow too. We went dancing for 3 hours tonight and 3 hours last night and have a lesson on Argentine Tango tomorrow. I am exhausted.
Doris

phinphana
01-10-2010, 12:11:18 AM
B: Eggs and Toast
L:Left over
D: salad and steak and rice

Shopping:
Stater bro: $20.01 got 4 All degnt+2 milk+4 Frito chips+3 Juice+1 chick liver save 14.50 in qs and 18.54 in sale.

CVS:$2.19 got 4 oust +1 GE light bulb save 17.98 ecb and qs
Sprouts: $8.43 got chicken , peanuts+celery stalk+grapefruit no saving.

Total: $30.63

Total spent as of 1/9/10 $100.99

Phin

thickbluebug
01-10-2010, 12:49:49 AM
TBB
total is
182.28

RED

Yes, I have checks but they haven't been deposited/cashed yet....so they don't count.
:biggrin:

Yeah, I am green but not on paper yet.:wink7:

DebK1013
01-10-2010, 05:02:28 AM
Yesterday did a Wags run. 3 transactions I spent a total of $4.98 but earned $9.00 RR. Then went across the street to CVS and spent $2.35. Total OOP for the day was 7.33.

TOTAL OOP for the month so far $118.01.

cody82414
01-10-2010, 05:18:15 AM
No OOP today - stayed out of the stores. Probably will tomorrow too. We went dancing for 3 hours tonight and 3 hours last night and have a lesson on Argentine Tango tomorrow. I am exhausted.
Doris

I envy your energy:smile:

junebug30523
01-10-2010, 06:19:55 AM
Does anybody else find themselves drooling everytime she posts her daily menu? better watch out- someday we all might show up on your doorstep!:wink7:

We do eat really well, but there are only the two of us, so when I find the great deals it's easier to stretch the food. But, you are all invited to come over any time. :wavehi: I love to cook for company!:wink7:


No OOP today - stayed out of the stores. Probably will tomorrow too. We went dancing for 3 hours tonight and 3 hours last night and have a lesson on Argentine Tango tomorrow. I am exhausted.
Doris

That sounds like more fun then putting down hardwood floors!:giggle2: You go Doris!:BigHand:

cody82414
01-10-2010, 07:58:27 AM
Breakfast: pancakes and sausage
Lunch: grilled ham and cheese, smiley fries
snack: vanilla pudding
dinner: frozen pizza


We need milk and bottled water,
so I will probably have to go spend some money today:whistle67:

cdarrow26
01-10-2010, 09:29:00 AM
Went to the grocery store this morning and spent 6.00 even.

jenrose
01-10-2010, 09:42:46 AM
Took the kids out yesterday for some fun at a place called Odyssey (sp?). They have tubes to crawl thru and such. The boys had a blast. Then back to a friends house for dinner. No OOP for me but we may order Pizza for dinner tonight since DH is craving it. Haven't done that in forever.

Both my knees are bruised. :rolleyes24: And I can't even blame it on DH. :giggle2: I crawled thru the tubes with DS2 for a while since he was a little intimidated with some of the obstacles. He was doing it all himself by the time we left.

I wish I would have made it back to Riteaid before the ad was over but I ran out of time......I need to plan this stuff better. :hectic1:

frugalstafar
01-10-2010, 12:39:39 PM
Yesterday and today will be no spend days!!! Yippee!!

saving-n-va
01-10-2010, 01:16:10 PM
No OOP today. Hubby found some free coupon inserts at the local coffee shop so no extra newspaper purchase.

B - me cheese toast, dh -nothing
L - leftovers
D - Pork tenderloin, potatoes and a veggie or two.
S - dh is making some velveeta and salsa in the little crockpot and I might make some cookies later. (been wanting to bake them for several days now..)

Unfortunately tomorrow will not be a NO OOP day. Shopping errand day tomorrow.

We actually "fund" our grocery budget account in the middle of the month, but for these challenges I've been doing it for the whole month. It gets confusing. LOL. I'm considering going to cash for this part of the budget (groceries, hba etc is all I deal with, dh does the rest). It would be so much easier to tell what we have left. We were using a separate checking account for the groceries, but dh keeps adding to it, writing checks from it, etc. So I can't just look at the balance and know what I have anymore. Its been overdrawn more than once lately because of it.

Problem with cash is 1. safety issues; 2. what if I need dh to stop on his way home from work, he wouldn't have the cash. Anyone got any advice?

to1drland
01-10-2010, 02:19:09 PM
No oop here today- got one serious headache! bonding w/ the couch this afternoon!

b-cinn. biscuits & OJ
l- bbq chicken sandwiches, cheesey taters, broccoli / cauliflower mix
d-whatever is easy (me) frozen pizza (dh)
s-???

frugalstafar
01-10-2010, 02:34:43 PM
No OOP today. Hubby found some free coupon inserts at the local coffee shop so no extra newspaper purchase.

B - me cheese toast, dh -nothing
L - leftovers
D - Pork tenderloin, potatoes and a veggie or two.
S - dh is making some velveeta and salsa in the little crockpot and I might make some cookies later. (been wanting to bake them for several days now..)

Unfortunately tomorrow will not be a NO OOP day. Shopping errand day tomorrow.

We actually "fund" our grocery budget account in the middle of the month, but for these challenges I've been doing it for the whole month. It gets confusing. LOL. I'm considering going to cash for this part of the budget (groceries, hba etc is all I deal with, dh does the rest). It would be so much easier to tell what we have left. We were using a separate checking account for the groceries, but dh keeps adding to it, writing checks from it, etc. So I can't just look at the balance and know what I have anymore. Its been overdrawn more than once lately because of it.

Problem with cash is 1. safety issues; 2. what if I need dh to stop on his way home from work, he wouldn't have the cash. Anyone got any advice?


Could you give your husband like $10-20 at a time in an enveloped marked "grocery/hba any other use will result in (insert penalty here)" he could keep it in his wallet for the running by store on way home times.

as for safety, maybe just carry enough at a time that you plan on using with a padding for the can't pass up deals.:shrug7:

mymy33
01-10-2010, 02:44:19 PM
Okay a little bookkeeping:

Yesterday's OOP $7.74 at Acme

Today's OOP:
$3.25 at Wawa for newspapers
$10.00 for gas
$2.87 at Acme

for a total OOP $16.12 but I also received a $15.00 rebate check and sold $279.00 from my stockpile :BigHand:

phinphana
01-10-2010, 02:44:35 PM
No B:
L:fried rice with eggs
D: at IL house my SIL birthday.

No oop today I hope not going to any stores today.

Phin

saving-n-va
01-10-2010, 02:47:08 PM
Could you give your husband like $10-20 at a time in an enveloped marked "grocery/hba any other use will result in (insert penalty here)" he could keep it in his wallet for the running by store on way home times.

as for safety, maybe just carry enough at a time that you plan on using with a padding for the can't pass up deals.:shrug7:

Who says I can't pass up a deal?? :whistle67:

Thanks for the input!

Zwella Ingrid
01-10-2010, 03:13:26 PM
Are my yankee buddies frozen yet????
It was 3 degrees here in Indiana this morning!!!

kbullsexy07
01-10-2010, 03:17:12 PM
$60.43 spent $8.07 at walmart and 2.33 at burger king $70.83

Zwella Ingrid
01-10-2010, 03:27:26 PM
Still haven't been able to read through all the posts, but I am trying! I am at $94 oop for the month right now. I bought some stuff, but I sold some stuff too. I wanted to get this on there so as not to fall behind. I hope to post more detail later if I can ever get the time and get caught up.

cody82414
01-10-2010, 03:51:57 PM
and sold $279.00 from my stockpile :BigHand:


AWESOME!!! :smile:

SLP99
01-10-2010, 03:53:24 PM
No oop today. Hubby just roasted a turkey, so we'll all take turkey and bacon sandwiches to school tomorrow! We'll use the leftover bacon from breakfast and the leftover turkey from dinner. We're getting much better at S T R E T C H I N G our food budget using leftovers!

cody82414
01-10-2010, 03:54:10 PM
It was 3 degrees here in Indiana this morning!!!

-9 for me this morning, and then the wind adds another 8 degrees SOUTH:sad:

I thought about going out, but I just have to let those qs expire
I can't leave the 72 degrees I have inside :biggrin:

junebug30523
01-10-2010, 05:55:19 PM
Spending to report:
Went to Kroger today after church to get free Pillsbury Refrigerated Crescent Rolls, and found a great deal on the Glade candle tins, they were on 1/2 price clearance ($1.74 each), so here's what I did:

7 Pillsbury Refrigerated Rolls Crescent Rolls (free w/q's)
2 Apples
2 Pears
27 Glade Scented Oil Candle Tins ($.24 ea after q's)
27 Glade Candle Refills (free w/q's)
1 Polander Strawberry All Fruit Jam ($1.29 after q)
$167.53 Total before q's

$18.62 Total oop ($10.22 of that was tax!) :BigHand: The bagger said it was a record. The guy behind me kept rolling his eyes and tapping his foot.:rolleyes24:


I really didn't need more Glade candles (who does?), but am planning to have a yard sale for our Disney World trip. This will really help. Also do gift baskets with these and many of them were non-holiday themed, so can use for Valentine's Day, birthdays, etc. DH was so awesome reaching up on the top shelf and behind other things to get them for me!!

My total oop for the month is $70.21 which includes the above plus $1.99 for q's off EBay.

Meals from stockpile today:
B: hash browns, banana muffins, sausage (this is the same as yesterday, but I wanted hash browns again!)
L: Beef LoMein and egg rolls
D: Stuffed chicken breasts, crescent rolls, mixed veggies
S: German chocolate cake

Worked on our bedroom floor again today. Finally have all the prep work done and can start putting down the wood floor tomorrow night after work. Boy do I hurt, time to take this old body off to the hot tub.:biggrin:

Zwella Ingrid
01-10-2010, 06:43:47 PM
I'm not sure how calorie conscious you are but the secret to light and crispy waffles is melted butter and lots of it and cornstarch :giggle2: Let me see if I can find the recipe I use....

EDIT: Found it!!!

Light, Crisp Waffles - Fine Cooking Recipes, Techniques and Tips (http://www.finecooking.com/recipes/light_crisp_waffles.aspx)
Reps to you for the recipe! I'm anxious to try it. I need to be calorie conscious, but I keep finding excuses to not be!

shnnwebster
01-10-2010, 06:52:05 PM
Stopped after church for McDonald's oop 17.66 total for month 67.02
should fell bad about eating out but so glad I didn't have to cook!

annachon
01-10-2010, 06:59:09 PM
I received my GOS from RA, so Add $10 to my bottom line. Hopefully I will still be in the green after shopping tomorrow.:giggle2:

Domestic Gal
01-10-2010, 07:04:07 PM
I'm curious what you bought, if you don't mind sharing.

I am finding my grocery list is getting so long,
but I am refraining from going to make a big stop just yet.

Here is what I bought.

Aldi
1 cantalop
1 bag oranges
1 bag tangerines
1 bag apples
2 bunches bananas
celery
2# carrots
2 grapefruit
hoggie rolls
3 dozen eggs
Total 13.76

Walgreens
2 stay free pads
1 ob. tampons
1 electrasol dishwasher
1 box candy canes

Total $5.98 Used $19.29 in coupons got back $1 RR

Walmart
4 crisco sprays
snuggle fabric softener
4 1# ground turkey
2 green peppers
1 bag spinach
1 bag romaine
2 beef tenderloin steaks
2 1lb. bags walnuts
4 gallons milk
Total $22.90 used $13.87 in coupons

Total for the week $42.64/$33.16 in coupons

Here is what we will be eating

This week I will be eating out of the freezer above the fridge.
Here is what we will be eating this week.
Cranberry pork roast, garlic and parmesan pot. , broccoli (pork, broccoli from freezer)
Meatball subs, fries (all from freezer plus using an open jar of sauce in fridge)
lentil soup, (new recipe) corn muffins (pantry Items)
Penny casserole (new recipe using hotdogs)squash (hot dogs, squash from freezer)
Ham and mac. casserole, corn (LO from earlier this month plus corn from freezer)
LO
DD birthday is Friday so we may get pizza or take out

Zwella Ingrid
01-10-2010, 07:22:42 PM
-9 for me this morning, and then the wind adds another 8 degrees SOUTH:sad:

I thought about going out, but I just have to let those qs expire
I can't leave the 72 degrees I have inside :biggrin:

It does make it easier to stay inside when it's freezing cold. My problem is that I go ignorant when I do go out. My brain freezes apparently. Today I used ecbs on a bunch of stupid Christmas crap at CVS that I didn't need. I got caught up in clearance fever, and bought wrapping paper, bows, taper candles, nutcrackers, none of which I needed. That makes me so mad at myself when I do stuff like that. I would love to take every bit of that back. What sane person is going to use 15 taper candles, even if they were 5 cents each. I have been doing good on the decluttering challenge, even though I haven't posted much on the thread yet, but it does me very little good if I fill right back up on crud. I could have gone another Christmas without buying any kind of paper or bows. Really stupid.

Domestic Gal
01-10-2010, 07:34:48 PM
Okay this week I want to use up as much as possible in my freezer above the fridge.
I have some banana nut waffles hanging around in there so I am going to make French toast casserole using them. I have made this before using the kashi waffles that we did not care for and it was good. I am passing along this recipe for anyone that has them or any others hanging around that they want to use up. This is a make the night before recipe and then you just bake in the morning.

Company French Toast

1 stick margerine
1 C brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
12 slices bread
6 eggs
1 1/2 cup milk
dash of salt

Melt margarine in 9x13 pan. Add brown sugar and cinnamon. Mix well. Cover with 2 layers of bread slices. Beat eggs, milk and salt. Pour over bread. Cover. Let stand in fridge. overnight. Uncover and bake at 350 degree for 30- 40 min. Invert into platter.

I usually just make a 9x9 pan and use 8 waffles or slices of bread. I decrease the eggs to 4 and 1 cup of milk.
This recipe is very versital. I have added dried apples between the slices and I have added cream cheese between the slices. I have made it with eggnog instead of milk.
If the slices/waffles do not fit in the pan just cut them to fit. The eggs will bind them together.
I serve with whipped cream and fruit. No need for syrup since the brown sugar makes its own syrup.

Enjoy!

kandpsmom
01-10-2010, 07:54:44 PM
Dh decided he wanted to make burgers for dinner after church but I had already put all the ground beef in the freezer so we went by the store to get some more since it's on sale cheap right now. We ended up having frozen pizza instead because when I went in for the ground beef I saw this sign :

Sorry for the inconvenience. Due to severe weather in the midwest we are currently out of ground beef.


Apparently AL's meat comes from the midwest? :shrug7:

Lucky1307
01-10-2010, 09:47:40 PM
Quick update after a long weekend. Boys had a blast with grandpa at Monster Jam, they watched Grave Digger flip and one of the "new" drivers is a very pretty lady, lol. Sat we meet mom and dad for dinner and then they had tickets for a Neil Diamond tribute show at the casino. Oh what a night, I hit a payable for the first time in years! I should stay in the green easily for the rest of the month. I put $350 toward household expenses. Got my new dishes and bowls and I'm planning on some other household items that I'm usually to cheap to buy. After my run to Walmart and a quick stop at Hyvee for cat food(almost enough to turn in my pet perks) I still have $264.83 to spend this month.

nateNnatsmommy
01-10-2010, 09:51:44 PM
That's funny - my dad takes our son to the monster truck show every year too - it's a tradition.


Quick update after a long weekend. Boys had a blast with grandpa at Monster Jam, they watched Grave Digger flip and one of the "new" drivers is a very pretty lady, lol. Sat we meet mom and dad for dinner and then they had tickets for a Neil Diamond tribute show at the casino. Oh what a night, I hit a payable for the first time in years! I should stay in the green easily for the rest of the month. I put $350 toward household expenses. Got my new dishes and bowls and I'm planning on some other household items that I'm usually to cheap to buy. After my run to Walmart and a quick stop at Hyvee for cat food(almost enough to turn in my pet perks) I still have $264.83 to spend this month.

jenrose
01-10-2010, 10:05:28 PM
Well we did order pizza for dinner tonight but I used the $$ mom gave me last week to replace the Christmas present she bought me that she ended up keeping (since I had already had bought one for myself before Christmas).

I had to pull all the caulking off from the base of the bath tub and the shower doors this morning and cut my finger doing it. :rolleyes24: The seal below the shower doors was leaking so water was getting out of the tub and on to the floor. DH recaulked it tonight so hopefully it will have solved the problem.

I shouldn't have any more OOP until at least Tuesday. I am kicking myself for not making it to any stores this weekend since there was stuff on sale that I need but just ran out of time. :hectic1: Oh well, you win some you loose some.

Have a good night all!

DebK1013
01-11-2010, 04:08:30 AM
Gave DD $3 for breakfast with her coworker on Saturday. No OOP otherwise.

DD and I went snowmobiling with friends on Sunday and then she went to work. I dropped her off and thought Id go in the market (in my slippers, wasnt planning on going anywhere) for MILK. I walk out of there spending $48.66, got the milk too, but saved $51.26. Now my marketing is done. Just will need to pick up milk later in the week.

SO, total OOP so far is $169.76.

Weinergirl
01-11-2010, 06:32:21 AM
I went to Kroger on Friday night and spent $40.80 oop. I got lots of stuff though: milk, cereal, produce, yogurt, soup, pasta roni, eggs, cereal bars, and some clearanced ham that I also had a coupon for and couldn't pass up. We are swimming in ham right now, LOL, since I already had 5 lbs in the freezer. At least everyone likes ham.

cody82414
01-11-2010, 09:09:02 AM
Went out this morning, and only $2.00 cash left.

Here is what I spent it on.
Postage $5.84
Kroger $3.85 (milk, water)
Dollar General 17.05 (Snuggle, Electrasol and All)
Perm $5.85

cody82414
01-11-2010, 10:09:36 AM
I received my GOS from RA, so Add $10 to my bottom line. Hopefully I will still be in the green after shopping tomorrow.:giggle2:

no clue what GOS is:shrug7:
No Rite Aids around these parts:wavehi:

jenrose
01-11-2010, 10:11:37 AM
no clue what GOS is:shrug7:
No Rite Aids around these parts:wavehi:

It's similar to an OYNO Cat but it is a rebate they send you in the form of a Coupon/Check to use on your next purchase.

So no you would not deduct it from your OOP, you would just use it like any RR or OYNO Cat and it would reduce your future OOP when you use it.

cody82414
01-11-2010, 10:16:10 AM
Oh what a night, I hit a payable for the first time in years! I should stay in the green easily for the rest of the month. I put $350 toward household expenses. Got my new dishes and bowls and I'm planning on some other household items that I'm usually to cheap to buy. After my run to Walmart and a quick stop at Hyvee for cat food(almost enough to turn in my pet perks) I still have $264.83 to spend this month.

Congratulations Lucky!!!:BigHand:

flowerp
01-11-2010, 10:45:49 AM
Hi Everyone.

I hope it's not to late. I'm planning to spend 125.00 for the month. Good luck everyone

Flower p

nateNnatsmommy
01-11-2010, 10:48:17 AM
Had a rough weekend, not feeling great. Picked up rebate checks, 2nd GOS, and another $10 sbucks gift card from my dady on saturday, also got another rebate check in the mail for total of $24.35 in checks this weekend

Went to cash and carry yesterday $4.27 on milk and $2.97 on apples

monthly $52.22

jenrose
01-11-2010, 11:01:46 AM
Had a rough weekend, not feeling great. Picked up rebate checks, 2nd GOS, and another $10 sbucks gift card from my dady on saturday, also got another rebate check in the mail for total of $24.35 in checks this weekend

Went to cash and carry yesterday $4.27 on milk and $2.97 on apples

monthly $52.22

:getwell7:

flowerp
01-11-2010, 11:34:03 AM
Hi Everyone,

Budget for the month is $125

January spending to date $94.37
Remaining budget $30.63, $10 of your next order, and $24 EB's

shetlandponyluvr
01-11-2010, 11:41:20 AM
I've been REALLY lax about posting, but I've unfortunately gone over by about $25. Hope February is better!

saving-n-va
01-11-2010, 11:47:39 AM
Opted not to run errands today, its supposed to be warmer tomorrow. lol.

Last night I didn't feel like cooking what was on the menu. But still managed to eat from the pantry. Hamburger helper.

Today:
B- pb toast
L - meatballs and sauce (leftover)
D - pork tenderloin, mashed potatoes, veggies -all from freezer
S - oatmeal cookies (made from stockpile last night)

Menu for week:
pork tenderloin
tilapia, rice and veggies
beef stew (x 2 or 3 to freeze for later)
eat out (bowling night)
oven baked chicken chimichangas (making extra to freeze)
tuna patties w/ ???
leftovers

Also making: homemade salsa (for snacks and chimi's), 2nd attempt at homemade bread, and some kind of apple dessert - maybe a pie (tons of apples in the freezer)

I will need to go to the store for a few things to complete the meals but I have most of what I need already. I am totally out of beef, except ground beef.

cody82414
01-11-2010, 11:51:12 AM
Hey!
It was 26 degrees warmer here this morning than it was yesterday!!!

Still only 17 degrees, but hey
we are actually supposed to get ABOVE freezing later this week :)

cody82414
01-11-2010, 12:04:26 PM
Breakfast: frosted flakes, milk, pineapple chunks
Lunch: probably pizza:giggle2:
Snacks: chips and dip, cookies
Dinner, pork and potatoes with brocolli

angeleyeza
01-11-2010, 12:05:57 PM
we are supose to be at a womping 28 degrees by wens. LOL thats not incl the windchill factor here in Pa I told DH if he complains ones more time about how cold it is I was sending him to the Dakotas to see how it feels there. his mindset changed after I told him the degrees there. ROFL

jenrose
01-11-2010, 12:15:15 PM
I'd complain about our rain today but I think someone on here might give me a cyber slap.

cody82414
01-11-2010, 12:31:23 PM
I'd complain about our rain today but I think someone on here might give me a cyber slap.
I will, can I ? please, please??:giggle2:

jenrose
01-11-2010, 12:36:18 PM
I will, can I ? please, please??:giggle2:

Don't hurt me too bad.......we are having warmer than normal temperatures and we are measuring our rain by the inch.

My cities Forcast (per MSN weather) for the next few days

Today: 51/46 Rain
Tomorrow: 51/43 Rain
Wednesday: 47/41 Rain

kandpsmom
01-11-2010, 12:41:08 PM
We're supposed to hit 40 around 3 today but I'm not holding my breath, it hasn't been above freezing here in several days. A couple of our neighbors pipes busted and flooded the road last night and it froze. It still hasn't thawed and I have to go get dd in an hour. I hate this. It is not supposed to be this cold in AL. I was terrified driving on ice for the first time in my life this morning and I certainly am not looking forward to the second time :(

pkchicken
01-11-2010, 01:31:14 PM
4 more transactions at acme rolling cats, total of $5.00 oop but I got paid back $2.25 for newspapers from my coupon buddy so that's $2.75 more oop to tack onto my monthly total. That puts me at $92.29 oop so far this month

On the bright side, I still have $15.00 in cats to roll!!

pk

jeweltea
01-11-2010, 01:35:23 PM
Went to Harris Teeter for doubles again and also to Aldi since we needed some produce. I spent more than I meant to at Aldi though since I found some round tea bags. They are hard to find and they work in our Black and Decker Home Cafe. Spent $9.56 at Harris Teeter and $17.54 at Aldi. Did get a $7.00 refund in the mail so my monthly total is now $91.21

to1drland
01-11-2010, 01:47:54 PM
Went to Harris Teeter for doubles again and also to Aldi since we needed some produce. I spent more than I meant to at Aldi though since I found some round tea bags. They are hard to find and they work in our Black and Decker Home Cafe. Spent $9.56 at Harris Teeter and $17.54 at Aldi. Did get a $7.00 refund in the mail so my monthly total is now $91.21

sometimes Dollar tree has the round ones too! (they are in tin cans about 5 in. tall. various types- I like the earl gray)

dh stop at WM last night ( but he hasn't given me the receipt yet- so will update w/ that $ later.)

my oop today-
Super Target
2 yoplus yogurt 4 pks.
1 fiber One yogurt 4 pk
head of broccoli
-------
$2.29oop

puts me at $53.42 for the month

mymy33
01-11-2010, 02:11:17 PM
Quick question for all you trading vets....:biggrin:

I have (16) Electrasol Q's I want to trade. Do you think I'd have better luck putting them up in an auction or just trying to do a straight up trade?

TIA!

nateNnatsmommy
01-11-2010, 02:52:05 PM
ignore me :biggrin:


Quick question for all you trading vets....:biggrin:

I have (16) Electrasol Q's I want to trade. Do you think I'd have better luck putting them up in an auction or just trying to do a straight up trade?

TIA!

cody82414
01-11-2010, 03:01:25 PM
Quick question for all you trading vets....:biggrin:

I have (16) Electrasol Q's I want to trade. Do you think I'd have better luck putting them up in an auction or just trying to do a straight up trade?

TIA!
pming you

kandpsmom
01-11-2010, 03:01:29 PM
$11 rebate in today's mail. About time I saw some green!

Lucky1307
01-11-2010, 03:02:22 PM
Congratulations Lucky!!!:BigHand:

Thank you much! My dad was thrilled too because we split all winnings 50/50.


We're supposed to hit 40 around 3 today but I'm not holding my breath, it hasn't been above freezing here in several days. A couple of our neighbors pipes busted and flooded the road last night and it froze. It still hasn't thawed and I have to go get dd in an hour. I hate this. It is not supposed to be this cold in AL. I was terrified driving on ice for the first time in my life this morning and I certainly am not looking forward to the second time :(

We finally hit the 20's! Knock on wood our pipes are still fine, but mom and dad's hot water pipes busted last week and the trailer we rent to SO's brothers froze(not busted yet) twice last week. Another side effect of this wonderfully freezing weather.

Spent $10 on q's and inserts. Now I need to get in gear and trade what I don't need. So far we haven't ate today~ trying to catch up from the fun weekend. The house is looking better but I am slowing wearing down. We decided to use some of the money on a new vacuum~ it's sad that's the most exciting thing I can find to buy.

Supper= leftover chili, hotdogs and mac n cheese

cody82414
01-11-2010, 03:03:14 PM
Mom called. She got "another $10 rebate check for you from Kraft foods"

Yahoo!!

nateNnatsmommy
01-11-2010, 03:50:17 PM
Ugh...so tired, and have a headache. Want to go home!!!!

cody82414
01-11-2010, 04:20:44 PM
$11 rebate in today's mail. About time I saw some green!

even when it is short lived,
it sure feels good to be green:wink7:

neglectarino
01-11-2010, 05:11:10 PM
I haven't tallied my receipts today (& they're now scattered around the house), but I was keeping a mental running total & it's something like $21.25 OOP.

sandygirl
01-11-2010, 05:22:02 PM
OOP $44.21 yesterday.

Got survey check of $10 today, so please add $34.21 to my total.

And I got a GC today for $244, so my OOP should be next to nothing now.

DebK1013
01-11-2010, 05:31:45 PM
No OOP today but I did get a rebate check for $8.00. Im putting it in savings and not including it in the challenge.

SLP99
01-11-2010, 05:44:28 PM
No oop today, but I did receive a $15 rebate....
So I had spent $70.88 for the month but with the $15 rebate, I'm at $55.55 for the month.
(Hey Cody-I figured out the colors!!!!)

saving-n-va
01-11-2010, 07:28:36 PM
No OOP today, $12 rebate from KitchenAid not sure if that counting in my grocery budget or not. Hubby will have to decide since it was a rebate from a Christmas gift. But I'm not asking him, he is WAY TOO GRUMPY tonight.

Tomorrow will be a huge OOP day, going to the commissary. But I should still stay under my goal for the month.

puakinikini
01-11-2010, 07:44:46 PM
No OOP this weekend or today - I have not checked in, in a while. So far so good at spending as little as possible. I was at an advantage with the $50 Safeway GC and DH and I have been really eating from the stockpile. Yeah for us! I think next week will be harder b/c my oldest will be with us (50/50 custody).

shnnwebster
01-11-2010, 08:25:04 PM
Spent 34.50 today @ Walmart for ink and paper usually wouldn't include this but i've been printing alot of Q's. Also spent 2.00 for drinks total 36.50 but found .21 = 36.29 new oop for month 103.31 not looking good!

frugalstafar
01-12-2010, 05:04:03 AM
OOP yesterday was $3-bought a water at bowling and 2 power bars for husband at safeway which he left on the counter so hopefully he will return home for them and not buy a bunch of junk today.

chemwomyn
01-12-2010, 06:28:45 AM
Over the weekend I spent oop:

$15.11 at Pathmark
$2.99 at the bakery (fresh bagels half price on Sundays!)
$4.31 at Wawa (DH just had to try the cheesesteak and egg hoagie...)

Didn't spend anything yesterday and don't plan today. The one thing that is great about this challenge is that it's forcing me to try new recipes :dance16:

chemwomyn
01-12-2010, 06:30:16 AM
Oops forgot to include that I got a $6 survey check that I am including the budget!

SouthernBelle5
01-12-2010, 07:41:36 AM
Wow did I fall off the bandwagon this weekend!

Big Lots (Birthday present for last minute party) $16.75
Fast Food (all together): $19.44
Harris Teeter (Super Doubles!!): $8.80
Food Lion: $1.45
Sold some from stockpile: $11
$35.44

Total month OOP: $77.67

mymy33
01-12-2010, 08:36:53 AM
My spending for yesterday:

$17.17 at Acme
$7.02 at Shoprite

for a total of $18.19 OOP but I sold $14.00 worth of stockpile items to my mom for a net OOP $4.19.

cody82414
01-12-2010, 08:59:11 AM
I saw a commercial last night about campbell's tomato soup in meatloaf,
so guess what I am going to try tonight!?!

I have so much chicken noodle and tomato soup from last year sometime, and it doesn't seem to go anywhere, so I am hopeful that this attempt at meatloaf is satisfactory to the bunch:smile:

Otherwise, Cinnamon toast crunch cereal for breakfast, canned pineapple
chicken nuggets, canned peaches and smiley fries for lunch.

Not going out to spend any money today.:biggrin:

kandpsmom
01-12-2010, 09:58:04 AM
I saw a commercial last night about campbell's tomato soup in meatloaf,
so guess what I am going to try tonight!?!

I have so much chicken noodle and tomato soup from last year sometime, and it doesn't seem to go anywhere, so I am hopeful that this attempt at meatloaf is satisfactory to the bunch:smile:

Otherwise, Cinnamon toast crunch cereal for breakfast, canned pineapple
chicken nuggets, canned peaches and smiley fries for lunch.

Not going out to spend any money today.:biggrin:

we must have ESPN or something:giggle2: (name that movie)

I pulled out a bunch of ground beef this morning to make meatloaf for dinner.

mymy33
01-12-2010, 10:17:41 AM
we must have ESPN or something:giggle2: (name that movie)

I pulled out a bunch of ground beef this morning to make meatloaf for dinner.

:hysterical:

Seriously, one of my favorite movies, EVER! :biggrin:

cody82414
01-12-2010, 10:19:39 AM
Mean Girls:wink7:

frugalstafar
01-12-2010, 10:33:30 AM
I saw a commercial last night about campbell's tomato soup in meatloaf,
so guess what I am going to try tonight!?!

I have so much chicken noodle and tomato soup from last year sometime, and it doesn't seem to go anywhere, so I am hopeful that this attempt at meatloaf is satisfactory to the bunch:smile:

Otherwise, Cinnamon toast crunch cereal for breakfast, canned pineapple
chicken nuggets, canned peaches and smiley fries for lunch.

Not going out to spend any money today.:biggrin:

apparantly there is some kind of meatloaf conspiracy going on-thats what we had last night!!:biggrin:

cheap-o
01-12-2010, 12:01:05 PM
We shopping over the weekend. Got 30 boxes of mac and cheese. Guess what were having for dinner? LOL. I only spent 7.02 because I got a $30 gift card. So 40.09+ 7.02= $47.11 so far for the month.

jenrose
01-12-2010, 01:08:00 PM
I don't know how to make meatloaf. I am cooking challenged. :shrug7:

Did some shopping today while DS1 was at Preschool. Managed to make it to 3 stores during the 2 1/2 hours DS was at school, come home and unload the car and still have 20 minutes before I had to go pick him up. :biggrin:

Riteaid:
3 boxes Kleenex
Theraflu
Contac
Listerine Smartrinse
Lotion
Contonelle 4pk
lightbulbs
Total OOP: 17.03 (I wish I was better at Riteaid)

Safeway: Needed milk
2 Gallons Milk
1 Can Enchilada Sauce (guess what we are having for dinner)
Total OOP: 2.27

Albertsons:
4 BC Fruit Snacks
3 NV Nut Clusters
4 Breyers Icecream
4 GG Veggies
Total OOP: 14.31 :shrug7:

Why can I not seem to get this down? Ughhhh.

OK, off to enter my riteaid receipt for the rebates.

to1drland
01-12-2010, 01:13:40 PM
Some oop to report-

dh's sun WM trip-
$22.54 oop

Fareway today-
$1.49 oop

puts me @ $77.45 for the month

b-cereal
l- chicken parm & garlic bread
d- tortilla soup & BLT's
s-cupcakes

nothing great in the mailbox today. thinkin' the rebate fairy lost my addy again!:shrug7:

nateNnatsmommy
01-12-2010, 02:04:20 PM
How'd you get the milk so cheap? Eq over?

Did you see what I spent at Cash and Carry the other day on milk and apples? It's Darigold milk (love the fresh, yummy stuff) - I think I may have to start going there for milk and possibly produce all the time now, I was so happy to find it at that price!:BigHand:



Safeway: Needed milk
2 Gallons Milk
1 Can Enchilada Sauce (guess what we are having for dinner)
Total OOP: 2.27

saving-n-va
01-12-2010, 02:35:31 PM
Oh my....went to the commissary. :GroceryShopping123: Not good. Well good deals....just not good for the challenge. However in my defense, I'm feeling the need to do some make ahead meals for the freezer. I am neck deep in college work (interpret that at "near drowning..lol) and not having to think about cooking every night sure sounds appealing. I had planned on doing the cooking in December but was at my folks, then got a cold, then Christmas.

The good news - got some good deals on things we needed and I'm still under my goal. The bad news - its only the 12th, we have a LONG way to go yet. :nervous7: And I already have a list of things for dh to go get when they restock (since he works at the base).

So with that confession my total OOP for the month so far.... $126.37 Meat, produce and dairy counted for about $40 worth.

But with the run today (and the little run I have planned for dh) and items I need to use up in the stockpile I'm planning on making:

Beef Stew x2 or x3 (had to buy a roast since they wanted WAY too much for cut up beef)
Swiss Steak (should make 2 meals)
Oven fried chicken chimichangas - 3 meals? maybe more
Fiesta enchiladas (new recipe to try) - 2 meals or more
chicken cacciatore x2
Shephards pie x2?
Chicken pot pie (never made it -anyone got a good recipe?)
Breakfast sandwiches and breakfast burritos
Lasagna roll ups


FYI for commissary shoppers: McCorrmicks gravy, stew mix, and others were 40-50 cents each, Ronzoni Smart Taste pasta 99 cents.....actually a lot of pasta was 99 cents, I got them for 24 cents a box with the Dec. Q, great deal w/ Qs. Egg Beaters $1.50 ($1/2 Q last week); Kraft shredded cheeses $1.50 each. Hamburger, Tuna, Chicken helpers 90 cents (select ones) recent Q for those too.

Besides a few short trips to get some CVS deals and roll some RRs. And the "little" trip I have planned for dh...that should be it for the month. I think we can stay in budget. And we will have a head start on next month's menu plan.

neglectarino
01-12-2010, 02:38:46 PM
I don't know how to make meatloaf. I am cooking challenged. :shrug7:

Corrected yesterday's guestimate & today's new grocery/CVS run with new total $47.52 OOP

And Jen, here's a delicious & easy recipe for meatloaf--I don't use a meatloaf pan as directed (too much grease accumulates IMO), but I form the loaf in a baking dish & then just slather the tops & sides with the ketchup/brown sugar glaze before throwing in the oven.

allrecipes Meatloaf (http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Brown-Sugar-Meatloaf/Detail.aspx)

cody82414
01-12-2010, 02:45:39 PM
apparantly there is some kind of meatloaf conspiracy going on-thats what we had last night!!:biggrin:


ewwww!
Now I remember why I don't serve meatloaf.

I CAN'T STAND THE FEEL OF RAW GROUND BEEF IN BETWEEN MY FINGERS!

junebug30523
01-12-2010, 02:47:35 PM
ewwww!
Now I remember why I don't serve meatloaf.

I CAN'T STAND THE FEEL OF RAW GROUND BEEF IN BETWEEN MY FINGERS!

I'm with you! Also can't stand bread dough on my fingers either!

junebug30523
01-12-2010, 02:55:11 PM
Spending to report - $4.77 (including tax) at Publix, got 9 BC Muffin Mixes, 1 Emerald Trail Mix, 2 Muir Glen tomato sauce, saved $22.80. Total monthly oop $74.98.

I am so sore, we've been working hard on installing the hardwood floor in our bedroom and actually got to put some boards down last night! We're sleeping in the guestroom right now.

Meals from stockpile yesterday:

B: Cereal & milk (DH)
L: Sandwich at home (DH)
D: Pork tenderloin, french fries, peaches (both of us)
S: German chocolate cake

I'll recap today's meals later...I think DH ate lunch out as he had to run to Lowe's to get more flooring nails during his lunch hour.

I had to laugh last night when DH went to give our two small dogs treats. They turned their noses up at the treats he got them from the stockpile, so DH told them "if I have to eat from the stockpile challenge, so do you!" They promptly grabbed their treats and ate them!!

neglectarino
01-12-2010, 03:05:46 PM
ewwww!
Now I remember why I don't serve meatloaf.

I CAN'T STAND THE FEEL OF RAW GROUND BEEF IN BETWEEN MY FINGERS!


I'm with you! Also can't stand bread dough on my fingers either!
Playtex makes disposable plastic (there are also latex ones) gloves that I use for mixing meatloaf or handling raw poultry. I get them at the grocery store for something like $2 bag (I think there are a dozen or so gloves in the bag). I have also used plastic bags over my hands when I'm out of the gloves.

kandpsmom
01-12-2010, 03:12:26 PM
I don't know how to make meatloaf. I am cooking challenged. :shrug7:



Mine never comes out the same twice. About the only time I actually measure is when I'm baking.

cody82414
01-12-2010, 03:15:41 PM
Mine never comes out the same twice. About the only time I actually measure is when I'm baking.

I measured today.
I am seriously trying to use Domestic Gals motto this month,

along the lines of : use it up, make do, or do without

so I am having to be creative in the kitchen.

But I am getting shopping fever!:hectic1:
Or maybe it's just the chills from my sinus infection:shrug7::giggle2:

jenrose
01-12-2010, 03:22:03 PM
How'd you get the milk so cheap? Eq over?

Did you see what I spent at Cash and Carry the other day on milk and apples? It's Darigold milk (love the fresh, yummy stuff) - I think I may have to start going there for milk and possibly produce all the time now, I was so happy to find it at that price!:BigHand:

I am mad at myself for not making it back there before the SQ expired last sunday for 99cent gallon of milk. :sad:

I used up the OYNO Cats I had for buying Ragu and NV Granolla bars. If you buy 2 gallons at Safeway then they are 1.99 a gallon. I am not a huge milk fan and only like the taste of certain brands of milk. I can not stand darigold milk. But I am not the one that drinks most of it. DH goes thru about 2 gallons a week by himself. :hectic1: I usually only buy Safeway, Mountain Glen (at Fredmeyers but not the fredmeyer brand) or Costco milk. But since I let my costco card expire to keep me out of there (since I would spend $100 every time I went there) I don't get the costco brand anymore.

I know Cash & Carry has decent prices on stuff and I actually have MIL pick me up a couple things there sometimes since she goes often. I just don't have one conveniently located near me.

saving-n-va
01-12-2010, 03:25:12 PM
ewwww!
Now I remember why I don't serve meatloaf.

I CAN'T STAND THE FEEL OF RAW GROUND BEEF IN BETWEEN MY FINGERS!

My new best friend that does the yucky work for me in the kitchen? My KitchenAid mixer. (amazing deal at Kohls back in the fall). It mixes it all up for you. No mixing it by hand anymore. Then I use latex free gloves or food service type gloves to handle the meat. I have used sandwich bags on my hands when no gloves available. No more icky meat on my hands.

jenrose
01-12-2010, 03:31:08 PM
Corrected yesterday's guestimate & today's new grocery/CVS run with new total $47.52 OOP

And Jen, here's a delicious & easy recipe for meatloaf--I don't use a meatloaf pan as directed (too much grease accumulates IMO), but I form the loaf in a baking dish & then just slather the tops & sides with the ketchup/brown sugar glaze before throwing in the oven.

allrecipes Meatloaf (http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Brown-Sugar-Meatloaf/Detail.aspx)

I have all the ingredients needed for this except the onion and Ginger. I do have some onion soup mix that I see many people substituted for the onion but would have to either omit/substitute the ginger or I need a deal on it LOL. Is there anything that I may have on hand that could be substituted for the ginger or would it still likely taste good omited? :shrug7:

I saw in one of the comments that someone put sliced bread in the bottom of the loaf pan to absorb the excess grease. Actually a good idea I think.

Told ya I am cooking challenged. :hysterical:

neglectarino
01-12-2010, 04:02:55 PM
I have all the ingredients needed for this except the onion and Ginger. I do have some onion soup mix that I see many people substituted for the onion but would have to either omit/substitute the ginger or I need a deal on it LOL. Is there anything that I may have on hand that could be substituted for the ginger or would it still likely taste good omited? :shrug7:

I saw in one of the comments that someone put sliced bread in the bottom of the loaf pan to absorb the excess grease. Actually a good idea I think.

Told ya I am cooking challenged. :hysterical:

I love it with the ginger, but if I didn't have any, I wouldn't worry about running out to get some & would just go without. I'd sub the onion soup mix for raw onions, too (I haven't yet, but I bet it would be good). You could put bread slices on the bottom of the meatloaf pan, I guess, but like I said, I never use one, I just form a sort of meat log-shaped blob on a baking pan (I use my glass 9x13), & then slather with the ketchup/brown-sugar. The grease runs off to the rest of the pan & the meatloaf isn't soaking in it. I also don't use only the saltine crackers. I have a ziploc where I throw all broken or stale crackers (Ritz, cheese, or random other kinds) or cracker crumbs & then when I need crushed crackers, I grab some out of that bag.

OK, going by my notes on the copy I'd printed out, I modified it by using 1/2 c milk & only 1 egg. 1/2 cup of the cracker crumbs was fine, too. I found in my oven that 90 minutes was too long, but 1hr 15min +/- 5 min was perfect. It makes for a very moist meatloaf, so let it sit for 10 minutes so the juices don't run when you cut it.

It is really yummy. I'm not a huge meatloaf fan, but sometimes it just hits the spot. My mom never made glazed meatloaves either, so this was a pleasant surprise.

cody82414
01-12-2010, 04:06:00 PM
I used dry minced onions rather than the real thing, and it worked out just fine.

nateNnatsmommy
01-12-2010, 04:16:27 PM
ew ginger in meatloaf? yech (I'm a traditionalist :giggle2:)

kbullsexy07
01-12-2010, 04:20:42 PM
$70.83 splurged and took boyfriend to KFC last night for 12.33 TOTAL OOP 83.16

annachon
01-12-2010, 04:22:31 PM
Ok, 2 big shopping days.
Walgreens I got
4 lubriderm
2 clean and clear
2 aveeno baby
for 10.47 I will send in the $10 rebate, so free:BigHand:
Returned an outfit I bought for ds1. Later on, I went back into the store and my friend convinced me to buy it again, now on 75% instead of 50% off, so I made 2.50
Picked up a check from the consignment store for $99.(for selling stuff I got for free... Stuff neighbors were throwing away)
Rebate for 3.00 from RA
Had to take lunch to DH, so -3.00
Returned stuff to Walmart for 38.21
Today went to the commissary, Tons of reduced meat. I couldn't pass up hamburger for $1 a lb!!!!
Lots of free's, some lunch stuff for DH(so I don't have to spend $3)
Paid 47.01, (used $38 in coupons)
So today add 85.23(green) to my total.

kandpsmom
01-12-2010, 04:32:15 PM
I used dry minced onions rather than the real thing, and it worked out just fine.

I do the same even when I have an onion in the fridge.

jenrose
01-12-2010, 04:32:42 PM
Ok, looks like Thursday may be meatloaf day. I just need to remember that when Thursday comes along LOL. Would do it tomorrow but cooking for over an hour would put us eating way to close to bedtime on one of my working days.

Todays menu:

B: Toaster strudels for boys
L: Ham Sandwiches for boys
D: Enchiladas
Snack: Made Chocolate Chip Cookies

DH & I didn't eat Breakfast and now that I think of it all I have eaten today has been 2 pieces of cheese and 2 slices of lunchmeat. I have no idea what DH had for lunch.

I made a calendar on the computer that has 6 months on a single sheet of paper and printed it out. Put it on the fridge and have been writing what we ate for dinner each night. Not planned ahead.... I write it down when I cook it. I am trying not to make the same things over and over again. So far the only thing that has been duplicated this year is that 2 Saturdays in a row we have gone to friends houses for dinner and they both made tacos :hysterical:. So I guess at least I have been doing good. Now if only I can keep this up. So the meatloaf will come in handy. :biggrin:

kandpsmom
01-12-2010, 04:39:02 PM
I got a little carried away with dinner :giggle2: I made

Meatloaf
Mashed Potatoes
Corn
Squash
Okra
Homemade Mac& Cheese

I am sitting here with a belly ache trying to wait til I can move to go bathe the kids. The kids were being brats and left most of their food on their plates. I'm sure they'll want a big breakfast in the morning after picking at dinner:rolleyes24:
Dh hasn't made it home yet but darn it somebody better appreciate all that food besides me.

saving-n-va
01-12-2010, 04:54:14 PM
I picked up a meatloaf pan at Walmart? a while back. Or was it Target? Either way, its great. It has 2 parts one fits inside the other. The one where the meatloaf sits in has holes in the bottom so the grease drains below the meat. And its a dual purpose pan, you can use the bottom pan for baking bread.

You can also wad up some foil and put it on the bottom of a regular pan to make a drain area. Or if doing it in the crockpot, find a foil pan that you can fit upside down in the bottom of your crockpot, poke holes in it and cook the meatloaf on top of the upside down pan.

B - waffles - stockpile
L - didn't eat til 3 - cereal and a pear
D - tilapia, green beans and Lipton noodle mix - all from stockpile

cody82414
01-12-2010, 04:54:48 PM
I had to laugh last night when DH went to give our two small dogs treats. They turned their noses up at the treats he got them from the stockpile, so DH told them "if I have to eat from the stockpile challenge, so do you!" They promptly grabbed their treats and ate them!!


Shall we now refer to you as the Dog Whisperer?!?:biggrin:

jeweltea
01-12-2010, 05:03:55 PM
No OOP for me today - stayed out of the stores. I do still have to go to the commissary this month. Probably will do that Thursday - don't need much though.
Doris

cody82414
01-12-2010, 05:13:24 PM
$70.83 splurged and took boyfriend to KFC last night for 12.33 TOTAL OOP 83.16

don't mention that place to my DH
because
I swear
he wants to buy the store out,
he likes it so much!!:rolleyes24:

SLP99
01-12-2010, 05:19:28 PM
Spent a little at Acme today...$5.96
so $5.96 + $55.55 = $61.51

Are we there yet???

junebug30523
01-12-2010, 05:55:48 PM
Shall we now refer to you as the Dog Whisperer?!?:biggrin:

You doggone right!!:giggle2:

jenrose
01-12-2010, 07:00:45 PM
don't mention that place to my DH
because
I swear
he wants to buy the store out,
he likes it so much!!:rolleyes24:

DH avoids KFC if possible. I can't tell you the last time I ate there. He worked there in highschool and now is leary since the 'extra crispy' can hide other things. Like oops I dropped it on the floor, oh well just add a layer of crispy and it's like nothing ever happened.

DH likes popeys instead. But I prefer the potatoes and gravy from KFC.

Zwella Ingrid
01-12-2010, 07:53:36 PM
Have some spending to report, doggone it! Long story, I won't go into, but I ended up having to buy pizza last night. Seriously, I was in a position where I had to buy it or be rude. Spent $21.98, but girlfriend kicked in $10, so $11.98 added to my total. Tonight I went to see my grandson's basketball game. Spent $3 to get in, and $1.75 on concessions. So adding on a total of $16.73 to my previous total should make my new total $110.73. We will just call it $111. Let me know if my math is off Cody. We had potatoe soup from the stockpile for supper. Trying really hard to stay away from the store. I will need to go by Krogers tomorrow however, to get at least one case of water while they are on sale for $2.50. We opened our last case of water, and that is the lowest we have been on bottled water for a long time. I also need cat food. No good cat food deals that I know of, so I will be shelling out some money there. Rats! I'm not happy!

pkchicken
01-12-2010, 08:10:14 PM
spent another $4.00 oop at acme but now I have $23 in cats to use for milk and bread for the rest of the month.
I have 4 more money maker deals set up if I can get to the stores.

This puts me at $96.29 so far for the month!
Can I do it on $23 oyno cats? Well if no more outstanding "buy this/get more free"deals come up I can.

I told DH a few months ago..."only the free stuff honey!" Anything else we got was because HE wanted it or we really needed it.

I've been pretty good.

pk

latte
01-12-2010, 08:14:02 PM
ive lost receipts........LOTS of them, roomies gone shopping and not brought me back receipts, been way busy to bother with much deals..........

budgeted 400 for groceries and whatnot this month, and have a remaining balance of 150$ for the month OUCH!!!!

shnnwebster
01-12-2010, 08:38:06 PM
Worked concession @ ballgame offered whole pizza for $5.00 had to buy it been long time since pizza it came from our favorite place so it was a good deal also spent 1.00 on a coke so add 6.00 to my total

sandygirl
01-12-2010, 09:08:27 PM
Spent $10.80 OOP today, used $128.11 of my gift card towards totals

Sold $100 worth of stockpile, and got a survey check of $10.47

So please add $99.67 to my total - Feels GOOD to be GREEN!

phinphana
01-12-2010, 11:13:06 PM
Yesterday:
D: Chicken noodle alfredo
Today
B: Cereal
L:salad and left over
D: fried chicken and rice+ salad

Yesterday and today spending:

Albertsons:2 Baby formula Enfamil samll cans use bogo q paid $14.73

Albertsons: 14 yoplus $ oop 7 got 2-5 oyno and 2-500 BTFE certificate.

Ralphs: 1 Baby formula NGS $ small can use check oop $ 4.29

Total: $ 26.02

Spent as of 1/12/09 $ 127.01

Phin

DebK1013
01-13-2010, 03:45:36 AM
Did a walgreens run yesterday morning. Spent $6.82.

Total OOP so far is $176.58.

mymy33
01-13-2010, 05:53:37 AM
My OOP for yesterday:

$8.27 at Acme
$4.99 at CVS
$10.04 at Target

for a total OOP of $23.30

Most of this spending was for my dad and aunt though so I'll recoup a good bit of this money this week.

cody82414
01-13-2010, 05:58:28 AM
You are doing SO well pk,
keep it up,:BigHand:
and with those OYNO...???:whistle67:
AWESOME!!

spent another $4.00 oop at acme but now I have $23 in cats to use for milk and bread for the rest of the month.
I have 4 more money maker deals set up if I can get to the stores.

This puts me at $96.29 so far for the month!
Can I do it on $23 oyno cats? Well if no more outstanding "buy this/get more free"deals come up I can.

I told DH a few months ago..."only the free stuff honey!" Anything else we got was because HE wanted it or we really needed it.

I've been pretty good.

pk

Homeschoolmomof3
01-13-2010, 07:11:34 AM
I've spent a total of $29.85 the last few days, Sunday I ordered coupons and bought papers and then had to get milk and necessities at Meijer. But I was able to go into Meijer Wednesday, get 13 items and spent $0 OOp. I am just exhausted right now from working the past 5 day and have 5 more to go, will be done working on SUnday (am working at the local college bookstore bookrush.

cody82414
01-13-2010, 08:35:32 AM
I've spent a total of $29.85 the last few days, Sunday I ordered coupons and bought papers and then had to get milk and necessities at Meijer. But I was able to go into Meijer Wednesday, get 13 items and spent $0 OOp. I am just exhausted right now from working the past 5 day and have 5 more to go, will be done working on SUnday (am working at the local college bookstore bookrush.


Hang in there. You are halfway:biggrin:
5 days down, 5 to go!

AND you get paid:smile:

saving-n-va
01-13-2010, 08:44:47 AM
Not going anywhere today. I have 3 college papers to write over the next 8 days. So I've grounded myself from going out and playing (aka - shopping..lol).

I'm making a couple freezer meals a day throughout the week-weekend. Normally I will make many meals in a day or two, but this time I'm just doing a few a day. Today is beef stew (going in the crockpot). Will do prep work for tomorrow and Friday cooking as well.

B- cereal
L- whatever I can find around here...lol
D - beef stew and bread of some kind

sweetsurrender
01-13-2010, 09:34:48 AM
Wow, I haven't been posting or reading because of being busy and now I have over 30 pages to catch up with. I haven't been shopping very much and this challenge made me realize that I didn't have to go hit the sale at ACME this week. I'm making a small dent in my pantry and my stand up freezer but I'm trying to not let it make me feel panicky! It's good to use up what you have.
Goal of $400 for the month, and having spend $5.15 so far, so $394.85 left. I need to add these amounts:

01/07/10 Produce junction $22.50
01/07/10 Wegman's $27.94
01/07/10 Giant $39.67
01/09/10 Giant $20.85
01/09/10 CVS $4.12
01/12/10 Dairy Farm store $3.45

Goal of $400, having spent $118.53 more, I have $276.32 left. Please correct me if I am wrong.

Also, for CVS, $4.12 was my actual OOP once I had paid with the ECB's I had on hand, that's how we are calculating it right? $12.00 ECB's printed and then I got an extra $5.00 ECB's for a survey, so I still have $17.00 ECB's to play with.

My expenses so far were all for essential basics except for paper towels which I had on hand but they were on sale and I really wanted to try the Wegman's house brand, soda which I don't think is essential but my DH does. I still have lots of fresh produce on hand but I will need lettuce and then things like dairy products. It's incredible how much cheese, cream cheese and cottage cheese and yogurt two toddlers will eat! I feel good about my totals and that I've stayed out of the stores.

kbullsexy07
01-13-2010, 10:12:03 AM
83.16... ate lunch at work but spent 2.37 at the PO and 4.94 at collectable coupons for my gatorade q's...TOTAL OOP 90.47

jenrose
01-13-2010, 10:53:51 AM
Besides Dip & Jello, what can I use cream cheese for? We don't eat bagels and I have 2 bricks sitting in my fridge and I would assume they don't freeze well. :shrug7:

mymy33
01-13-2010, 11:03:24 AM
Besides Dip & Jello, what can I use cream cheese for? We don't eat bagels and I have 2 bricks sitting in my fridge and I would assume they don't freeze well. :shrug7:

Crock Pot Chicken W/ Black Beans and Cream Cheese...yum! - 89204 - Recipezaar (http://www.recipezaar.com/Crock-Pot-Chicken-W-Black-Beans-and-Cream-Cheeseyum-89204)

You can freeze it too though :biggrin:

cody82414
01-13-2010, 11:06:33 AM
Besides Dip & Jello, what can I use cream cheese for? We don't eat bagels and I have 2 bricks sitting in my fridge and I would assume they don't freeze well. :shrug7:

Okay!
This is my FAVORITE anytime dip/snack!!

3-2-1

3 bricks of cream cheese
2 cans of cream of chicken soup
1 cans of chunk chicken (but you can dice some leftover)
diced jalapenos (the more the merrier). I have been using a small can of OEP


warm it up in a crockpot or microwave,
serve with bllue or white corn tortilla chips:smile:

just 1/2 the recipe in your case:wink7:

sweetsurrender
01-13-2010, 11:08:16 AM
Besides Dip & Jello, what can I use cream cheese for? We don't eat bagels and I have 2 bricks sitting in my fridge and I would assume they don't freeze well. :shrug7:

I buy 6 packs at a time and I can't keep it around very long with my two kids...You can make icing for cake if you have some powdered sugar around, great on carrot cake. Cream cheese sandwiches, spread it on toast or crackers. Mix it with some mustard, spread thinly on sliced ham and roll up, then slice about 1/2 long for some cute and tasty appetizers.

jenrose
01-13-2010, 11:17:04 AM
Crock Pot Chicken W/ Black Beans and Cream Cheese...yum! - 89204 - Recipezaar (http://www.recipezaar.com/Crock-Pot-Chicken-W-Black-Beans-and-Cream-Cheeseyum-89204)

You can freeze it too though :biggrin:

I guess that's what I get for ASSuming. :giggle2:

nateNnatsmommy
01-13-2010, 11:21:21 AM
I've found that it gets crumbly (much like other cheeses) when it's been frozen, and it's not possible to get the creamy texture back.

Jen - name change on SD, just to mess with you some more :giggle2:


I guess that's what I get for ASSuming. :giggle2:

mymy33
01-13-2010, 11:23:39 AM
I guess that's what I get for ASSuming. :giggle2:

Well let me clarify, as long as you're not using it for spreading on bagels or eating straight it's fine to freeze. sometimes when it defrosts the texture gets a little grainy but if you're using it in cheesecake, dip, recipes etc. it's fine :biggrin:

jenrose
01-13-2010, 11:24:21 AM
I've found that it gets crumbly (much like other cheeses) when it's been frozen, and it's not possible to get the creamy texture back.

Jen - name change on SD, just to mess with you some more :giggle2:

I haven't even been on SD for quite a while. I still am not as impressed with the set up as I am with it here so it may be a while before that 'messes me up' :giggle2:

nateNnatsmommy
01-13-2010, 11:32:59 AM
Darn!


I haven't even been on SD for quite a while. I still am not as impressed with the set up as I am with it here so it may be a while before that 'messes me up' :giggle2:

jenrose
01-13-2010, 11:37:24 AM
Darn!

:hysterical::hysterical::hysterical::hysterical:

Are you out to get me again? :biggrin:

kandpsmom
01-13-2010, 12:14:54 PM
Besides Dip & Jello, what can I use cream cheese for? We don't eat bagels and I have 2 bricks sitting in my fridge and I would assume they don't freeze well. :shrug7:

I always use it no bake desserts. There are tons on kraftfoods.com





Went to the oral surgeon this morning for my consultation. He was surprised I didn't have an infection yet. I've been putting off having my wisdom teeth out for about 7 years because of no insurance or crappy insurance and my mouth is in pretty bad shape. We just got decent coverage a few months ago so it's only going to cost $25 :) I only have to have 3 taken out since I'm a freak and along with a bottom front tooth I am also missing the top right wisdom tooth. I will be having it done at the end of the month.

I went to Publix while I was in the area. I spent $17.12 saved $37.

nateNnatsmommy
01-13-2010, 12:15:50 PM
of course - everyone's out to get you at all times!:mediate76:

jenrose
01-13-2010, 12:19:50 PM
of course - everyone's out to get you at all times!:mediate76:

:THANKS6: I feel so loved.

junebug30523
01-13-2010, 01:40:03 PM
Besides Dip & Jello, what can I use cream cheese for? We don't eat bagels and I have 2 bricks sitting in my fridge and I would assume they don't freeze well. :shrug7:

I made this recipe last night and it was wonderful. It only takes 3 main ingredients - cream cheese, sausage, and crescent rolls. All of those ingredients I had gotten free with q's, so my only cost for the meal was the one egg that was used to glaze the roll with!:BigHand:

Cheesy Sausage Crescent Roll - 188633 - Recipezaar (http://www.recipezaar.com/Cheesy-Sausage-Crescent-Roll-188633)

thickbluebug
01-13-2010, 02:35:48 PM
jenrose
we do cream cheese pancakes. They are low carb...which is aka cardboard. LOL

Other than that I can only think of use for cream cheese is cake/cupcake icing and cheesecakes.

Who ever mentioned using cream of soups for crock cooking is brilliant. Makes the meat taste like it was marinated. So far we have used it on beef and pork.

cody82414
01-13-2010, 02:36:25 PM
My DS1 is fundraising again the All You magazine (and others)

24 issues for $22.00

If you are interested, please let me know, p.m. me your mailing address.

Thank you!!

jenrose
01-13-2010, 02:39:55 PM
My DS1 is fundraising again the All You magazine (and others)

24 issues for $22.00

If you are interested, please let me know, p.m. me your mailing address.

Thank you!!

I just got my first issue last week. They sent me a 'Fall Special' magazine that all but 1 Q in it was already expired. LOL. I can't wait to get my first NEW issue. They even put the magazine in a manilla envelope and sent it to me that way instead of just putting a mailing label on the magazine itself. :giggle2:

cody82414
01-13-2010, 02:42:25 PM
I made this recipe last night and it was wonderful. It only takes 3 main ingredients - cream cheese, sausage, and crescent rolls (all of those ingredients I had gotten free with q's, so my only cost for the meal was the one egg that was used to glaze the roll with!:BigHand:

Cheesy Sausage Crescent Roll - 188633 - Recipezaar (http://www.recipezaar.com/Cheesy-Sausage-Crescent-Roll-188633)


Oh my garsh this sounds delish!!!

nateNnatsmommy
01-13-2010, 02:43:21 PM
sounds like they wanted to be certain no one pinched the expired coupons


I just got my first issue last week. They sent me a 'Fall Special' magazine that all but 1 Q in it was already expired. LOL. I can't wait to get my first NEW issue. They even put the magazine in a manilla envelope and sent it to me that way instead of just putting a mailing label on the magazine itself. :giggle2:

cody82414
01-13-2010, 02:55:33 PM
Spent $1.26 at Walgreen's.

Only .57 left in cash

but I got $11.50 in RRs:BigHand:

jenrose
01-13-2010, 03:02:54 PM
I went on a cleaning spree at home yesterday.

Today at work so far I have found about half of my desk.

How long can I keep this up :-)

cody82414
01-13-2010, 03:05:05 PM
I went on a cleaning spree at home yesterday.

Today at work so far I have found about half of my desk.

How long can I keep this up :-)


I was just commenting on a parenting board I am on how I was able to see my desk for approximately 8 days!!!!

now, it's piles of piles again:sad:

cody82414
01-13-2010, 03:06:24 PM
I HAVE to spend some time on BTFEs.

I started a new campaign at the school Monday,
and my in box has been filled up
TWICE already.

jenrose
01-13-2010, 03:11:54 PM
I HAVE to spend some time on BTFEs.

I started a new campaign at the school Monday,
and my in box has been filled up
TWICE already.

But thats a good thing!!!! :BigHand:

cody82414
01-13-2010, 03:20:15 PM
750 BTFEs logged in so far.....:biggrin:

saving-n-va
01-13-2010, 03:42:12 PM
750 BTFEs logged in so far.....:biggrin:

Thats awesome!

My big crockpot of beef stew sure smells yummy! I tossed some Pillsbury biscuits in the oven too. Should get 1 maybe 2 freezer meals from it too.

cody82414
01-13-2010, 03:48:00 PM
750 BTFEs logged in so far.....:biggrin:


up to 1600 now:smile:

to1drland
01-13-2010, 03:48:37 PM
No spending here today!

b-cran/rasp juice
l- Coq au Vin, herb mashed potatoes, rolls
d- LO's
s-cheese & crackers

nothing good in the mail again!:sad:

suppose to be a BIG sale at HyVee this wknd- but haven't seen details yet- they are building a lot of hype on commercials tho.:shrug7:


Besides Dip & Jello, what can I use cream cheese for? We don't eat bagels and I have 2 bricks sitting in my fridge and I would assume they don't freeze well. :shrug7:
here is one to try-

Spaghetti a la Philly
1 lb ground beef, browned & drained
1 -24 oz. jar Italian Spaghetti Sauce
1/2 package (4 oz.) Kraft Philadelphia cream cheese, cubed
1 - 8 oz. pkg spaghetti, cooked and drained
2 - T. Kraft grated Parmesan cheese

Cook the beef in a skillet over medium-high heat until well browned, stirring often to separate meat. Drain fat, and stir in sauce. heat, then add cream cheese into the sauce. Reduce the heat to low. Cook for 3 minutes or until the cream cheese is melted, stirring often. mix sauce mixture w/ pasta, toss to coat. Top with the Parmesan cheese and serve.

nateNnatsmommy
01-13-2010, 04:25:56 PM
So cody, what did you go with for your new BTFE campaign? I remember that RAOK you had awhile back seeking new ideas, but never really kept up reading everything that was suggested

cody82414
01-13-2010, 04:58:35 PM
1900 total for today!

Not bad :)

This contest I am offering 2, $5.00 gcs to the local video store.
I also will kick in a box of microwave popcorn.

So approximately $14.00 for the prize package,
so I want to collect a total of 2800 box tops

the collection sheet is 25 popcorn containers like you get at the movie theatre. One to affix each box top to

nateNnatsmommy
01-13-2010, 05:00:56 PM
Great total so far, and what a cute idea! Does this phase go til the end of january?


1900 total for today!

Not bad :)

This contest I am offering 2, $5.00 gcs to the local video store.
I also will kick in a box of microwave popcorn.

So approximately $14.00 for the prize package,
so I want to collect a total of 2800 box tops

the collection sheet is 25 popcorn containers like you get at the movie theatre. One to affix each box top to

neglectarino
01-13-2010, 05:12:23 PM
Besides Dip & Jello, what can I use cream cheese for? We don't eat bagels and I have 2 bricks sitting in my fridge and I would assume they don't freeze well. :shrug7:
I use allrecipes.com for this sort of thing too--just do an ingredient search. It's how I clean out the leftovers. Off the top of my head, I'm thinking of artichoke or some other dip. I know there are some pasta dishes that use it as a base for sauces.

shnnwebster
01-13-2010, 05:13:30 PM
Finally a no oop day !!!!!

cody82414
01-13-2010, 05:25:28 PM
1900 total for today!

Not bad :)

This contest I am offering 2, $5.00 gcs to the local video store.
I also will kick in a box of microwave popcorn.

So approximately $14.00 for the prize package,
so I want to collect a total of 2800 box tops

the collection sheet is 25 popcorn containers like you get at the movie theatre. One to affix each box top to


Great total so far, and what a cute idea! Does this phase go til the end of january?


Forgot to say that 2 kids will win:
1, $5.00 gc, and one box of popcorn each.

The end of the contest is the end of February actually
which is the next cut off for Box Tops.

Then the subsequent contests will just be held over until next year's school year (if that makes sense)

SLP99
01-13-2010, 06:39:06 PM
OK...surprise in the mailbox for me today, a $12.41 rebate!!! So...$61.51 - $12.41 = $49.10 I think I'll be able to stay within my budget now!!!!

I'll also be able to send some money to Haiti-that was one of the saddest things I've seen on the evening news in a long time.

saving-n-va
01-13-2010, 07:08:13 PM
I'll also be able to send some money to Haiti-that was one of the saddest things I've seen on the evening news in a long time.

Heartbreaking isn't it? Some friends of friends are missionaries there. Waiting to hear if we can help them out specifically. We know they survived but thats all we know.

Please be sure you are donating to an honest cause. Unfortunately the scam artists were on Twitter hours after the quake hit trying to get "donations".

Too bad there isn't a way we could just pull from our stockpiles and donate huh?

Domestic Gal
01-13-2010, 08:48:41 PM
Add $3.23 to my total.

Bought
4 quarts 1/2 & 1/2
10 cafe steamers
1 danimals yogurt
2 1/2 pints whipping cream
unflavored gelatin
1 spray air freshener
10 cresent rolls
2 dannon yogurts

Total for the week $3.23
Total for the month $45.87

saving-n-va
01-13-2010, 09:07:27 PM
Domestic Gal - I like your goals in your signature. I was going to do a $2010 goal, but dh wants me to stockpile whatever we can right now...who am I to argue?!?! :whistle67: Also like your Hawaii goal...we are hoping for a trip in 2012 probably...our graduation present to ourselves. I'll be done next year, but dh won't so I guess I have to wait for him to graduation before I can go. :giggle2:


I got 3 meals out of the beef stew that I made tonight. My cooking on Friday may have to change, just found out dh is off on Friday and Monday. Not sure I can cook with him hovering around. lol.

kbullsexy07
01-14-2010, 12:17:45 AM
90.47... brought lunch to work and ate dinner at home... spent 1.39 at PO

91.86

cody82414
01-14-2010, 02:11:43 AM
I have just a few coupons to use over at Kroger today.
I had one of those 1/1 Pillsbury crescent rolls I was hanging onto to get it free,
butt...
it got misplaced in the shuffle on my desk:hectic1:

I am hoping to get out of there under $2.00 oop.


Yesterday:
Breakfast - frosted flakes, milk, coffee, mandarin oranges
Lunch - left over meatloaf and mashed potatoes
Snack/Dessert - double chocolate chip cookies:whistle67:, saltines with cream cheese, celery with this asiago cheese that has garlic as its main ingredient, I swear :rolleyes24:
Dinner - trail mix for me, lo meatloaf for DH, nachos and cheese for DH and the kids ate tortilla chips and sour cream (mainly)



Today, I am treating myself to get my hair cut. :biggrin:
I am going for that stacked in the back and longer in the front cut that was popular a while back when Victoria Beckman wore it.
(Yes. I know. I am a slave to fashion:wink7:)

DebK1013
01-14-2010, 04:45:02 AM
I spent OOP today at 2 Wags runs .90 and 1.96. Did a run to Target for the Scrubbing Bubbles Kit and new address book. Total was $9.91 but used Target GC so no OOP there.

Total for the day was 2.86 and total OOP for the month is $179.44.

cody82414
01-14-2010, 08:16:23 AM
I spent $2.21 this morning.

Got:
4, diced tomatoes
2, Knorr rice side dishes
2, Pillsbury brownie mixes
8, Tennessee Pride sausage gravy
1, Danimals crush cups
2, Starkist tuna pouches
1, Steamfresh corn

cody82414
01-14-2010, 08:27:58 AM
This is somewhat extreme, but I am curious about the real cost of meat,
and what the going rate is for a deal.

I took a package of split chicken breasts that I had and deboned them as best as I could.

I bought the 4.11 lb. package at .99/lb., or a total of $4.07

After bones, fat and skin the meat weighed 2 9/16 pounds (about 2 1/2)
so I am estimating the meat was $1.63 per pound.

Hope that helps.
It does help me.
There are some boneless skinless chicken breasts on sale at Hyvee this week for $1.88 a pound; which according to my do it yourself skills is high.:whistle67:

Zwella Ingrid
01-14-2010, 08:53:26 AM
Went to Krogers yesterday. I had to get cat food, we were completely out, and about halfway through our last case of bottled water. So I bought 2 cases of water, cat food, 3 boxes of cereal, 1 bag of salad, 1 bag of frozen peas, and 1 small can of coffee. I got the salad, peas and coffee all free with Kroger’s personalized customer coupons. Spent $15 New total: $126 I’m not seeing anything interesting in Kroger’s ad for this next week, which is a good thing. Makes it so much easier to stay home. I have to admit I’m not to the point where I’m making do with what I have. I admire those of you who are at that place very much, and I aspire to get there, but I’m not there yet. Case in point, buying cereal at $1.88 a box when we still have cereal—-have kind I’m not wild about, plus we have a ton of oatmeal to eat that virtually no one has touched in a very long time. I know I should have used up those things before getting new, but at least I am thinking more about what I am buying, and I’m hoping that with continued diligence, I will get to the point of not spending needlessly. I am still spoiled and selfish in my shopping, in that I still want to buy my favorites instead of making do. However, I am trying really hard to use up my leftovers, and rework the leftovers into new dishes, so I’m doing fairly well on that score, but still a lot of room for improvement.

I am trying to cook a beef brisket. It is my first attempt. I have a recipe for a texas style. It involves cooking the brisket in strong coffee for 24 hours in a crockpot on low. Unfortunately I got it started too late last night to be able to eat tonight. It won’t be done until late tonight, then it needs to be cooked for an additional hour with a sauce made up of liquid smoke, coca-cola, brown sugar, worsteshire (sp?) and something else that I’m forgetting at the moment. If anyone is interested in the recipe I will write out a complete recipe. Let me try it first though to see how it is. I had tasted brisket once before, and it was so tough, I didn’t like it, so we shall see if this recipe can do the trick. Since I can’t have the brisket tonight, I’m not sure what I will fix. Need something really quick because my grandson has another basketball game tonight. May just cop out and let everyone fend for themselves.

SouthernBelle5
01-14-2010, 09:11:01 AM
Went to REALLY good Japanese restaurant yesterday: $10.51
also went to Food Lion for private brand sale (found a $1.50 and $1 OYNO on the ground!): $1.60
I did sell stockpile yesterday but won't get paid until today. Will update with that amount later.

Total OOP for January: $89.78

nateNnatsmommy
01-14-2010, 09:16:32 AM
Cody you're such a crackup - love the chicken experiment

I need opinions - Every year at work a bunch of people do a football pick pool. We each put in $20, and whoever has the most correct picks for the season gets the pool.

I won the pool :BigHand:(by eight picks, mind you, quite a margin) and we're all going out to a bar this evening, at which point I suppose the "pool money" is expected to pay for the drinks for everyone - if anything is left of the pool, and goes in my pocket, can I count that toward my OOP?

nateNnatsmommy
01-14-2010, 09:22:11 AM
Oh I forgot - spent $3.97 on a ten lb bag of oranges, got a $3.99 rebate check yesterday, and we spent $11.32 at Taco Bell for dinner. My kitchen is COMPLETELY ripped apart and it's impossible to cook. :sad:

Our cabinets are being delivered tomorrow, then my dishwasher and microwave will be here on Saturday. Hopefully the cabinets will go in quickly - because then we have to call in the countertop guys to do their work, and who knows how long that will take!:hectic1:

New OOP $40.92

saving-n-va
01-14-2010, 09:49:58 AM
This is somewhat extreme, but I am curious about the real cost of meat,
and what the going rate is for a deal.

I took a package of split chicken breasts that I had and deboned them as best as I could.

I bought the 4.11 lb. package at .99/lb., or a total of $4.07

After bones, fat and skin the meat weighed 2 9/16 pounds (about 2 1/2)
so I am estimating the meat was $1.63 per pound.

Hope that helps.
It does help me.
There are some boneless skinless chicken breasts on sale at Hyvee this week for $1.88 a pound; which according to my do it yourself skills is high.:whistle67:


I don't know, for the 25 cents a lb difference? Add in your time and labor (and just the yuckyness of pulling it all apart)...I think I'd pay the difference.

phinphana
01-14-2010, 10:20:39 AM
.......................


Today, I am treating myself to get my hair cut. :biggrin:
I am going for that stacked in the back and longer in the front cut that was popular a while back when Victoria Beckman wore it.
(Yes. I know. I am a slave to fashion:wink7:)


Thats cool I always want to get a short hair but my hair are so hash ans curly that I would never get any kind of short cut.



Yesterday
B: Oatmeal
L:oop $ 12 I round it up with DH at the mall
D:salad and chicken Alfredo

Ralphs : get eggs and powder sugar BC frosting no coupons :( on GC

Today its DS1 5th birthday.

We going to John Incredible so only a couple of his friendsand their parents and our family. I will not count it into the Challenge.

B:Cereal
L:?
D: BD party.
Total spent $ 12
Total spent as of 1/14/10 $ 139.01

cody82414
01-14-2010, 10:48:58 AM
Cody you're such a crackup - love the chicken experiment

I need opinions - Every year at work a bunch of people do a football pick pool. We each put in $20, and whoever has the most correct picks for the season gets the pool.

I won the pool :BigHand:(by eight picks, mind you, quite a margin) and we're all going out to a bar this evening, at which point I suppose the "pool money" is expected to pay for the drinks for everyone - if anything is left of the pool, and goes in my pocket, can I count that toward my OOP?


well, did you include the $20.00 as a deduction when you went into the pool? if yes, then sure you can add your winnings as a credit to your oop:wink7:

nateNnatsmommy
01-14-2010, 10:51:47 AM
I never actually paid into it...actually only one person has so far (I guess everyone else will do it tonight) The group is people that used to work all together, and now everyone at different companies, so there hasn't really been an opportunity for any money exchange - I was going to ask for opines if I'd had to pay too :shrug7:

Just not sure if were counting "gamblin" :giggle2: wins/losses


well, did you include the $20.00 as a deduction when you went into the pool? if yes, then sure you can add your winnings as a credit to your oop:wink7:

phinphana
01-14-2010, 10:56:27 AM
I don't know, for the 25 cents a lb difference? Add in your time and labor (and just the yuckyness of pulling it all apart)...I think I'd pay the difference.


Thanks Cody and saving n va now I know the difference. I always wonder the same as cody but never did that . I would agree with saving n va to get the blsl breast chicken no work. Sometimes fried chicken with skin and bone in its yummy for me.

Phin

cody82414
01-14-2010, 10:59:22 AM
I never actually paid into it...actually only one person has so far (I guess everyone else will do it tonight) The group is people that used to work all together, and now everyone at different companies, so there hasn't really been an opportunity for any money exchange - I was going to ask for opines if I'd had to pay too :shrug7:

Just not sure if were counting "gamblin" :giggle2: wins/losses

HECK yes!
If you are ballsy enough to take a risk, definately.

Lucky and her dad just made a huge pot just a few days ago!!:BigHand:

frugalstafar
01-14-2010, 11:05:14 AM
This is somewhat extreme, but I am curious about the real cost of meat,
and what the going rate is for a deal.

I took a package of split chicken breasts that I had and deboned them as best as I could.

I bought the 4.11 lb. package at .99/lb., or a total of $4.07

After bones, fat and skin the meat weighed 2 9/16 pounds (about 2 1/2)
so I am estimating the meat was $1.63 per pound.

Hope that helps.
It does help me.
There are some boneless skinless chicken breasts on sale at Hyvee this week for $1.88 a pound; which according to my do it yourself skills is high.:whistle67:

I do this too when the bone in breasts are at .99 or below-I always feel funny talking about boning the chicken though-:hysterical: anyway back from the gutter, I will take the bones and boil them for stock and there is always some meat left on them, I take that and grind it up and use for chicken patties.

nateNnatsmommy
01-14-2010, 11:11:32 AM
cool, thanks! Hopefully there will be some cash left after the drinks are dolled out
HECK yes!
If you are ballsy enough to take a risk, definately.

Lucky and her dad just made a huge pot just a few days ago!!:BigHand:

jenrose
01-14-2010, 11:31:39 AM
More OOP for me. :rolleyes24:

Albertsons:

6lbs Ground Beef (man do we eat a lot of ground beef)
2 Bags Cheetos (should have bought them at Safeway :hectic1:)
5pks hot dogs
Total OOP: 8.87

Safeway:

2 Quaker Granolla Bars
2 Quakes
2 French Fries
1pk Mark Down Sausage
Bag Safeway Chicken Breasts
Total OOP: 9.85

When I picked the boys up from MIL's last night she had a list of things she needed me to bring over for the boys. FIL gets upset sometimes if I am not providing food for them over there since she watches them for me for free. I keep telling them, tell me what you want me to bring and I am happy to do it. The boys will eat things for her that they won't for me and vice versa. Whenever I just bring something over it is always something they have a lot of. MIL doesn't want me to have to bring stuff over so she only asks when FIL gets on her case about it. :shrug7: So on her list was Hotdogs, Cheetos and Cheese sticks. Otherwise I would not have bought the cheetos.

Weinergirl
01-14-2010, 11:34:27 AM
I got my last SC Johnson rebate check last night so add $5.00 of green for me.

I can't believe how infrequently I am shopping this month.

zansammommy
01-14-2010, 12:02:51 PM
Went shopping last night first time all week, here is what I got:

Weigles: 5.80 two gallons of milk
Dollar General: 4.76 saved 15.00 6 electrasol (only 44 Qs to go)
Wlagreens: 3.04 saved 9.00 (paid in RR) birthday present and two nile files
McDonalds 5.38 (craved a big mac since kids were at AWANAs and dh didn't want dinner

Total last night 18.98
OOP for the month 23.65 and still have 3.00 RR:BigHand:

pkchicken
01-14-2010, 12:04:34 PM
This is somewhat extreme, but I am curious about the real cost of meat,
and what the going rate is for a deal.

I took a package of split chicken breasts that I had and deboned them as best as I could.

I bought the 4.11 lb. package at .99/lb., or a total of $4.07

After bones, fat and skin the meat weighed 2 9/16 pounds (about 2 1/2)
so I am estimating the meat was $1.63 per pound.

Hope that helps.
It does help me.
There are some boneless skinless chicken breasts on sale at Hyvee this week for $1.88 a pound; which according to my do it yourself skills is high.:whistle67:

Great info!
I always wondered about that.

pk

sandygirl
01-14-2010, 12:04:43 PM
This is somewhat extreme, but I am curious about the real cost of meat,
and what the going rate is for a deal.

I took a package of split chicken breasts that I had and deboned them as best as I could.

I bought the 4.11 lb. package at .99/lb., or a total of $4.07

After bones, fat and skin the meat weighed 2 9/16 pounds (about 2 1/2)
so I am estimating the meat was $1.63 per pound.

Hope that helps.
It does help me.
There are some boneless skinless chicken breasts on sale at Hyvee this week for $1.88 a pound; which according to my do it yourself skills is high.:whistle67:

Why don't you just buy boneless/skinless when on sale or clearance?

I buy boneless skinless breasts for .99/lb - sometimes even .75/lb. Last time I got 100lbs at .75/lb, and we are now stocked up until the next time I catch the sale. If I need to add in more chicken and can't get clearance, I wait for a sale at the little grocery in town who runs leg quarters for .25/lb with a $20 purchase.

sandygirl
01-14-2010, 12:07:17 PM
Add $63.20 to my total for OOP today - Got a TON of stuff though. Did a HUGE Walgreens run for HBA items on sale this week, and then went to HEB and got 30 tubs of the Philly Ready to Eat Cheesecake Filling for .58 each after coupons.


So far in 2010 I've saved $1,490.06. Not too bad for 14 days into the new year!

phinphana
01-14-2010, 12:43:44 PM
Why don't you just buy boneless/skinless when on sale or clearance?

I buy boneless skinless breasts for .99/lb - sometimes even .75/lb. Last time I got 100lbs at .75/lb, and we are now stocked up until the next time I catch the sale. If I need to add in more chicken and can't get clearance, I wait for a sale at the little grocery in town who runs leg quarters for .25/lb with a $20 purchase.
:shock1: 0.75/lb?


Around here bl skl breast chickens sales range from 1.77-1.99 That is. .

I am so envies of your price.

Phin

Weinergirl
01-14-2010, 12:50:58 PM
Yep, that's my stock up price too, anything under $2/lb. for boneless skinless chicken. I have never seen it for the price the PP mentioned.

annachon
01-14-2010, 01:05:41 PM
I got a $4 rebate check in the mail yesterday.
Today I went to Maceys (grocery store) They had quaker oatmeal squares, and life for $1 a box. I went to clip my q's from oatmeal boxes, and was thrilled my q's were 1/1 instead of 1/2 like I thought they were.:BigHand:
So I ended up getting
2 boxes cinnamon life
8 boxes oatmeal squares
5 boxes instant oatmeal for 10.60.
I did buy 5 boxes w/o q, but that was a fabulous price.:biggrin:
Then I went to the thrift store and bought ds1 a pair of pants for .25.

cody82414
01-14-2010, 01:14:11 PM
Went shopping last night first time all week, here is what I got:

Weigles: 5.80 two gallons of milk
Dollar General: 4.76 saved 15.00 6 electrasol (only 44 Qs to go)
Wlagreens: 3.04 saved 9.00 (paid in RR) birthday present and two nile files
McDonalds 5.38 (craved a big mac since kids were at AWANAs and dh didn't want dinner

Total last night 18.98
OOP for the month 23.65 and still have 3.00 RR:BigHand:

You are doing wonderfully!!!
And I love that you are spacing out the electrasols:wink7:

jenrose
01-14-2010, 01:19:41 PM
Safeway this week has a store Q for frozen boneless skinless chicken breast for 4lb bag for 5.96 (1.49lb) but there is also a downloadable store q that you can add to your safeway card for $1 off a bag making it 1.24lb.

DS2 is MOOODY today. That kid can go from lovey dovey to screaming in 0.01 seconds. :hectic1: I'm thinking early nap today.

jeweltea
01-14-2010, 01:21:23 PM
Went to the commissary today and spent $65.32. Puts my total at $156.53 so I am over again this month. I think I need to make by goal higher next month.
Doris

jenrose
01-14-2010, 01:22:41 PM
You are doing wonderfully!!!
And I love that you are spacing out the electrasols:wink7:


I've been crossing my fingers for a good sale somewhere other than Walgreens. Walgreens is a bit out of my way so going there over & over to use the RR gets old.