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Progress on the Challenge and other days news

April 26th, 2006 at 03:48 pm

It has been a busy day.

Pulled weeds, helped DH get started on the mulching. My thumb doesn't want to work right now!

Received 7 coupons from Barbara's Bakery! Only two days after I asked if they had any available. Very nice.

Received a $2 coupon on Post-a-notes, came with the free sample, and some others.

The big break came on survey payments, I received a total of $110 today from 3 different sources. YEAH.

That brings my totals to...

Current savings:
2006 $20 challenge: $3883
2006 grocery savings: $5681 (plus NOT spending?)

Other totally bizarre news...

I received an offer from Insider Pages to be a local rep, but they wanted 50 reviews written in 2 weeks. Who has that kind of time?

Another email from Club Mom to become a regular author for finance, but I just don't have the desire.

A request to become a shopping insider and scan grocery bar codes...not quite sure about that, wouldn't they throw you out of the store? How would I get all those coupons then?

Tracking down a few coupon trains. Hopefully the guidelines for trains will be up soon, so everyone understands WHY they need to be responsible and responsive when the trains come around. Enough said.

We've been eating split pea and ham soups, and a few frozen dinners lately. Still working the stockpile. Tonight, Hamburger Helper (not a favorite), with ground turkey, tomatoes, olives, mushrooms, garlic, some parmesan. Fresh broccoli, and some garlic bread.

I did throw out the remaining acorn squash/apple dish. So, two pounds tossed. Total of three so far. Not too bad...but summer is coming!

5 Responses to “Progress on the Challenge and other days news”

  1. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Flash,
    The shopping insider opp - are you sure that you had to scan the bars *inside* the store? The reason I ask is because I know there is a program where they send you a scanner and then everytime you purchase something that is scannable (sp?) and bring it home, you scan that and then send in the info once in awhile (once a day or once a week ...). If it *is* scanning barcodes *inside* the store - well yeah, I'd run far far away from anythng like that!

    Laura

  2. mjrube94 Says:

    As for the local rep for Insider Pages, depending on how much they pay, it may not be bad. 50 in 2 weeks = 25 per week = 3-4 per day. Assuming each one takes 15 minutes (?) you're talking about an hour. (Come to think of it, I'd have a hard time finding an hour in my day, too, but if the price was right, I'd have to consider it)!

  3. markio26 Says:

    flash:
    i think you don't need to learn or earn anymore skills right now... you are doing a GREAT JOB already... anymore right now could lead to BURNOUT!
    been there done that.. if you don't want to do something, the answer is easy don't... your time is more valuable than money.... your health is very important too.. i have started new health habits and i feel great.. also, the coupon trains sounds like they can be stressful.. that is why i did not join, if someone is slacking and holding up things, then cut them.. there heart is not in it. just enjoy yourself more... hth

  4. flash Says:

    you know, the way it was worded, it did say scan items you PURCHASED. Still Big brother has enough info on me!

  5. flash Says:

    Don't worry. One site has been asking me since October to come write on Rx, but I'm just not interested. DH keeps me pretty busy Smile I really do have a life Smile Now if I could just do a vulcan mind-meld to get all the info out to everyone...good thing Mom sent me to typing classes!

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