Wednesday, February 10, 2016

CVS Arm and Hammer Laundry Soap for 99 cents 2/7/16 to 2/13 / 14

This week grab your $1.00 off coupon out of Sunday's newspapers and go to CVS and get a bottle of

Arm and Hammer Laundry Soap.

Frugal shopping the coupon way.


Saturday, February 6, 2016

Selling On Ebay Challenge February Week 1 2016

Week 1 of February 2016 is almost at an end. We are in Nevada rather than home state of Minnesota over the winter.  I brought a van load of my paper items to sell on eBay and have been attempting to list every day. My goal is 10 a day but there are some days I do not seem to get any listed.
I am at 1500 items in my store with a large majority of my items being vintage photos and postcards.

This month I am going to work at listing items other than paper most days.  I do well with vintage Barbie items and do have a few to still get up for sale.

Yesterday I went to my first Goodwill Clearance store. Was not as big as I hoped and when a new row of bins came out the women became grabby. They would grab  a pile and throw in their cart or tub.  Lowell found a interest book for 50 cents. Will take a while to sell but started out at $29.99.

I picked out a few items to try out at a cost of $5.40.  I do not sell clothes usually but want to branch out more into that category.

This morning I have rinsed out 3 intimate items and I am putting up for auction tonight.  Nothing valuable but some would be some addition to sales. Will continue to list through the day.

I hope to add a total of 400 items to my store this month. So far I have added 37 items to my store as of last night.  Eight were barbie items rest were postcards. Tonight we will add some clothing items.

Sales for February 2015 was only $265 my goal is to double that.

Hopefully by the end of the month my store will have grown and my sales will have increased. While we are away from home are sales to decrease.

So far for February I have sold 8 items for a total of $38.49. With increased listing will come increased sales, or so I hope.

The last two sales are a old barrel key and pieces from a Star Wars Monopoly game. Both traveled from Minnesota and have been in my store since June 2015.





Thanks for taking time to read. See you soon.





Wednesday, February 3, 2016

365 Day Challenge End of January Report

Are you doing the 365 day penny challenge with me.  If not read my previous post.  It is not to late to get started.

January is over you should have in your piggy bank $4.96. I am doing my challenge times two.

One for me and one for hubby so in my penny jar I have $9.92 as of January 31st.

Watch future post for the details of my end of the month posts.


Sunday, January 31, 2016



You can get some free toothpaste at CVS this week without any extra bucks 

and no out of pocket cash.  

There is a new $ .50/1 Colgate Toothpaste coupon in the Smart Source dated 1/31/16 available.  

It will match perfectly with this sale in the CVS weekly ad of January 31 2016.

Colgate Max, 2 in 1 and Total are on sale for $3.00.

The CVS coupon scanner will print a $2.50/1 when you scan your CVS card in-store.

Use that coupon and print the 50 cent to get free toothpaste this week. 

Grab your free toothpaste. 

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Selling On eBay 3rd week of January 2016

Sales are slow but are happening.

We are sitting in Nevada selling on eBay. I brought a lot of my stock with us in our stow and go van.

I specialize in vintage paper, books, collectibles , barbies and some jewelry. We have been out to the

thrift stores and the auctions a couple of times but since I have so much stock that is not listed it is

hard to buying any thing unless we know we can sell something fast and for a good profit.

My goal is to increase my sales to work at paying off the van as soon as possible.

We have 1415 items for sale and have surpassed January 2015. sales of  $293

I attempt to list 5 to 10 items daily. Once listed  send to face book public , tweet and pin.

I feel this does help draw some customers to our store on eBay.

Check back later to see how we finished January 2016 and maybe take a minute and look at my

eBay store.  You may find a treasure. Grace





Lets Make This The Best Year Financially Save More Money and To Pay Off The Van

This is the year that I want to pay off our van.  We drive a 2012 Chrysler Stow and Go.  I love my stow and go. Put the seats up and I can drive the grand kids anywhere , put them down and can help a friend or family member move something.

We had 2009 stow and go. All paid off and then BAM we got hit by a 89 year old driver who dozed off. No one was hurt but my paid off van.that was totaled.

Insurance paid us for our van , what it was worth but not enough to get us into another decent stow and go.

Car dealer found us the above car and now we have car payments. We could of bought a cheaper car with the money we had but we want to travel away from the snow and the cold for the winter. Crossing the mountains we wanted something that we could trust.

So we now owe over $13,000 on our van at $261 a month.

I am busy saving my pennies as posted in earlier post of 365 days of saving money. By doubling my pennies every day I will have saved $1135.90. This money go into savings to for any emergencies.

I am also saving dollars every week. First week of saving I put in 1 dollar.  2nd week I added 2 dollars..Every Sunday I put in my weeks dollars.  This week was 7 dollars and have saved $28.00.
As the weeks get bigger it will be harder with having to put away $40, $41 and so on. eBay will help here and I do not have to go in order. If I have a super sale I can add week 52  or week 48 and cross that number off my envelope. May be hard to get some of those dollars in the envelope but anything saved is a positive.

Now to be aggressive and pay off car I will work at building our eBay store to increase the sales.
The profit will be sent to the bank.  The first 1/3 will be added to our pocket book as pay for all the work, 1/3 will be saved future purchases to build the business and 1/3 of the profit will go onto the car loan.

This is my plan, I will post my journey as the year goes by. Thanks for stopping by.




Friday, January 22, 2016

Shopping CVS For Great Deals 1/22/16



Found  3 great deals so far at CVS this week.
Deal 1
Today I picked up 2 Charmin 16 rolls $9.99 each
plus 1 Puff 48-56 count  99 cents
Used 2 $1.00 coupons off Charmin found at this time at coupons.com. ( there are some 25 cent coupons so search for the $1.00 coupons. You can print this coupon twice.
Also printed a coupon for 35 cents off the Puffs.
Total out of pocket $20.33
Received  EBR for $5.00

Deal 2

2 Irish Spring body wash and 2 Soft Soap body wash for 2/ $7
Printed Print the Irish Spring coupons off coupon.com and get 2 Soft Soap coupons from
this weeks coupons.
I also bought 1 bic razors for $4.99 no coupons with ( this is in the total spent)
Use the $5.00 from transaction 1
total out of pocket is $11.54 and receive a EBR for $6.00 to use next purchase.

Deal 3 will be tomorrow and my coupon ends 1/23/16

By 2 Pantene Shampoos or Conditioners $4.00 each
total of $8.00
use 1 coupon $4.00 off 2
I will by some candy bars or what ever to bring my total to $10 before coupons so I can use my EBR
of $6.00 from transaction 2.

Get $4.00 ERB backs