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A cynic knows the Cost of Everything but..

A cynic knows the Cost of Everything but..
the VALUE of Nothing!
Showing posts with label sales. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sales. Show all posts

Saturday, March 18, 2017

After attending Extreme Coupon Free Seminar at local Hotel..

I have been inspired to clipping coupons from paper with sales to save money. Saved $100 January and February so far. This month so far, $45. Good start!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Saved $12. at Price Chopper today...

'shop smarter, live better!'

I bought a lb. of American cheese for $ 1.99! Had store $1. coupon and manufacturer one for $2, so saved $3 on cheese already on sale for $ 4.99.  Water melons were on sale for $2.99 each and milk for $2.99 a gallon. Also got 1 1/3 lbs. of ,already cooked for $3.99!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Saved at Price Chopper today..

I bought Brandy,my dog,dog treats,'Smiley's' by Beneful. They were on sale,2 for $7 and I used my coupon,buy one get one free for a savings of $4.50. 

Friday, February 28, 2014

Used coupons and shopped sales and saved...

yesterday. Bought 3 bags of candy, Reeses',, kisses for Easter for $9 minus $2 coupon for $7, 12 rolls of Scott tissue for $6.99 minus $2. coupon for $4.99,ginger ale for 69 cents with coupon at CVS.  Saved $1 on Sorrento cheese,$1. on two cat Party Mix, 2 for $3($3-$1=$2,35 cents off Soft Soap for 99 cents for .64. at Walmart. $6.65 total savings. All good. Bought some more rawhide bones at Burlingtnn Coat Factory. Some were 50% off.

Day before went to food pantry and got for free a bag of chicken parts, some caanned beans,pasta,fancy soaps(lemon verbena,sage) and pancake mix. Added up to $20 free food.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Saved on Valentine's candy....

'Shop smarter, be frugal. '

as 25% off. Russel Stover foil heart and Giardelli dark chocolate was $5 and now $3.97.    20% off.  also saved $2. on milkbone dog biscuits too. all good,anything can save on. yes! Also used CVS coupon for $3.00 off!facial skincare that was buy one get 2nd 50% off.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Went to Petco and stocked up on more..

'Animals LARGE and small, God made them all!'.

rawhide xmas bones for Brandy my dog as 75% off.  I also went to Target, where they had clothes on sale at 70% off.  Got some work out capri leggings and tops. Change of seasons so getting rid of old stock for new spring stuff.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Saved $ Big!

This past week end went to Price Chopper, a local super market for my weekly shopping. There I got a newspaper loaded with three packets of coupons,easily paying for the $2.oo newspaper. Last week only had one in the paper. Found many coupons will surely use as use these items normally.

I also bought 2 28 pound bags of scoopable cat litter made by a less well known, generic store brand, 'Pristine Paws' for $14. Normally pay that for 20 lbs. so good savings. I also bought 128 oz. of generic store brand 'Clear Value' bleach for .99! Normally $2.50.    Saved $19.50 but sadly the weight from all this broke my cart and had to toss it(had spent $32. on this flimsy cart at True Value(or Tony Fallon Hardware, owned by my exfriend Tony who accused me of stealing his credit card. Read more on this soap opera topic on my Closer to Sane blog) hard ware store in Cairo, NY. was always a problem as wheels bent to sides.) Took a loss of $12. but saved in long run with the many coupons.

Had taken a hit last mointh when I had to buy another bike(mine was stolen) from a yard sale for $30 and then it was vandalized(tires slashed),out $30.  Neighbor gave me a knock around bike so helped but still...

My motto is to save as much as can so can enjoy things normally couldn't afford. I treated myself to a hamburger and fries for $5. and a large cheese pizza from 'Bella Pranza' local pizza joint, for delivery for $6.99(had coupons). Saved Saved a buck after delivery and tip but every bit counts.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Pay your bills on time to..

save money.  Real simple advice but good advice if you take it. No gimmicks. Also use coupons and buy sale items that you will use in this life not the next. What good is having so much crap around you need to rent a storage locker? Yard sales are good too but again buy whAt need. Also can buy other people gifts from there too. tAKE CARE OF CLOTHES AND STUFF HAVE THOUGH TOO SO DON'T HAVE TO KEEP BUYING STUFF. Uh..what else? join AARP and buy insurance and travel cheaper with discounts from there. Go camping,travel Europe by rail,stay at youth,elder hostels instead of motels,hotels. Make own coffee,use water from Brita filtered bottle instead of buying drinks out,eat in as much as can,brown bag it.Yeh you can live well on little if you use your brain. Download FREE music,movies online and save and be kind to environment by not buying dvds,cds. Also don't pay for phone but use Assurance wirelsss if disabled,poor. Watch tv,use free internet on free wifi instead of paying alot for cable,net.

Also use HEAP benefit if qualify to help pay heat bill. Also live in subsidized housing if can and have part of rent paid. In some cases,tv,net,utilities,heat included!


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Sunday, May 26, 2013

Show on T.L.C. on extreme couponing..

focuses on people who clip coupons to save money compulsively. Rather than save money,they buy hoards of stuff like 20 ketchup,will never use in a lifetime. Would make some sense if donated some of it. In some case,do,begrudgingly after being pressured by frustrated family who are sick of the items invading their homes. I think this is alot like hoarding. Yes they save like $600 but have alot of things hanging around. Shouldn't buy more until exhaust stash have.

In some cases,make money from coupons as saw in one instance item was 5.99 but reduced to 1.99 and had coupon for $2.50. money owed to from store goes to noncoupon item. Now remember these people buy like 20 items so is $10 to say meat.

Now can look at this from another perspective as perhaps these families are blessed or rather these hubbies are,not to have wives with gourmet tastes. Instead of satisfying their compulsiveness and addictive personalities by shopping,they do this. More cost effective certainly.  You may be asking self  where they get al these coupons. Well many of them dumpster drive! ugh. Can go to paper section of dump as have done it myself when times were tough and get free coupons out of dumpster,standing outside it. Many times they are bagged or tied in twine so not so bad. Great. don't even have to buy a newspaper lol.

I like saving money as much as next guy though..This weekend saved $25. at Price Chopper on food,etc. and at CVS on some food,another $10. Anything save is money that can be used for something enjoy. Friend Bill and I plan on camping this summer and traveling so money saved will go to this.

Between couponing,sales,not buying newspapers,you save a lot. Can also eat at soup kitchens and buy some groceries at food pantries. Also give out clothes and toiletries and pet food.  If live in rent subsidized apt.,use Medicaid,medicare for doctor costs and medicine,only spend money on car maintenance,gas and balance of rent after say an agency like RUPCO,section 8,soldier on,HATAS pays their share and on what can't get with coupons! Neat huh?!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Bought a Fisher Price Interactive Learning Toy for Children Cheap...

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at Walmart today in the clearance isle. It was originally $ 30 and was reduced for XMAS to $5 and is now $ 2.50! Great deal. Also saw children's electronic guitar/keyboard for $ 5.

I also saw many toys cheap at Family Dollar during XMAS season. Now they have the children's clothing reduced for $ 1-2. Anyone wiht kids knows how pricey toys and clothing can be.

Also bought Russel Stover candy in a nice gift box for me and my family for $ 2.99. It originally was $ 8.99 and then was reduced to $ 4.99 for the holiday and now is $ 2 off with coupon.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Want FREE magazines,newspapers,books?

Save money by going to your local recycling plant and bring home lots of good stuff FREE! Today I brought home 2 bags of shredded paper to mix in with my cat litter to extend it. I also didn't get the sunday newspaper so I looked at it at the library and got 2 packets of coupons instead at the plant. I also got magazines. Two days ago I got a book and some other magazines. It saddened me to see books being thrown away as I know someone took the time to put their soul into what they wrote.

Today, I saved $64 at the supermarket,almost the amount I spend a week on food!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Save with SaLES,coupons,rebates...

At Michael's, the craft store, there is 40% coupon for one item til Valentines day. Peebles, who normally has sales up to 70%..as is getting rid of their old stock, has coupons for an extra 20% for President's day. Petco has a $5. pet product coupon. Macy's has big sales throughout the store as is hurting because of the economy. Am sure there are othere stores but I can't think of them off hand.

I also have a 10 % coupon for Dell, if anyone is interested. I had to get a laptop as power outages damaged my hard drive and the room in the back that is my office is too cold to use anyway so now I can take the laptop anywhere and use it! I got it for a great price through Dell, for $ 260, which included tax and shipping.I also have coupons I get from the newspaper like on diapers that I don't need. You can alos get coupons at the store circular, like I just saved on a gallon of milk for $ 1.99 You can also use the machine as you enter the store if you put your store card in it at Price chopper, to generate more coupons. You can also get them online.

You can also save on your phone bill with Magic Jack. It is like an online phone. Only this one costs $ 40 for the year and then you pay $ 20 a month after that but still is less than Vonage! You can also save on tv by watching reruns like the Bachelor and the Housewives of OC, a week later, and catching the recaps at their web sites, on the computer!

I just got an antennae for my converter box so hope to be able to watch tv, without having to pay cable,soon.

I also got help through HEAP with my electric and propane bill so I didn't have to pay for propane this year and will pay less on the electric. DOH will pay towards the bill as I am in a program for people with disabilities.

You can also get a scholarship if you are poor, to enjoy the Y's pool and workout and places like the HOH, Hudson opera house, teach art and writing for free if you qualify.

SBDC has classes in topics like copyrighting and the law, and one is coming up for FREE on how to write a good business plan.

If you know some good places to get something cheap or Free, please let us know by posting here! Thanks!


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YARD sale..weekend

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