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Got A Nice Compliment Yesterday

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I forgot to mention yesterday on my blog that I got a great compliment from a Harris Teeter employee. It seems like I always encounter some type of issue with my coupons when I go there on the days they have triples or super doubles such as a coupon not getting scanned or not doubling correctly, but I usually get it straightened out at the service desk in the end.

I had a similar situation yesterday and ended up getting around $4.50 back because one coupon wasn't scanned, two wouldn't scan so they had to be manually put in but the manager didn't add correctly, and another coupon didn't triple. emoticon

I was trying to explain it all to the person at the service desk and she finally figured out what happened with my order and as we were straightening it all out, she said to me "You've lost a lot of weight haven't you?". I was flabbergasted that she had even noticed, but told her that I had and she asked me if it was intentional, ROFL.

Ummm, yeah, it was intentional. Of course she asked me how I did it and I told her by eating healthy like the foods I had in my cart that I had just purchased, like yogurt, veggies, etc.

She told me "Well, you look really good", which of course made my day and made it worth the aggravation of straightening out yet another order of mine.

Today I hope to get back into my exercise routine since triples are done and I only have one church consignment sale to get ready for. There are no homeschool gatherings today, no doctor appointments, I'm back to almost normal with my body after surgery, etc. so I hope to get back to what I have neglected for far too long.

I do really well with my calorie intake and have attributed that to my successful weight loss, but I know that although exercise didn't play a huge part in my weight loss, it is still very important for my health and I need to make time for it.

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KISSFAN1 9/22/2011 9:27AM

    It sure is, especially when you don't expect it, LOL.

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SPMOM2 9/21/2011 10:36PM

    That's great motivation

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KISSFAN1 9/21/2011 10:26AM

    If I can say one good thing about myself it is that I am persistent if I make my mind up about something, LOL.

Thanks so much, I just need to be more persistent about exercise and make my mind up once and for all that I am going to make time for it.

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60SIXTY 9/21/2011 10:07AM

    Your persistence shopping and your persistence with your eating plan and given you great results.

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Post-Op Dr. Appt. Today & Last Day Of Triple Coupons

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

I had my post-op doctor appointment today. When I went to the examination room the nurse told me to get undressed so I did as instructed only to have her come back in and tell me I don't need ANOTHER examination after all. emoticon She did apologize, but wish she would have checked with the doctor first before all that, LOL.

I was told to only come back in 2-3 months if I was still having the same issues as I was before my surgery and if not, then I didn't have to come back until next year! I'm crossing my fingers for sure! I'm cancer free as far as the biopsy they did on the fibroid and polyp they took out, so I'm relieved to hear that!

I went to the last day of triple coupons today and I somehow managed to get my last 20 coupons tripled despite them not having a lot of items that matched with my coupons restocked. It was the hardest day I've had trying to find good deals, but since I wasn't far from Harris Teeter when I was at my doctor's visit, I figured I had already spent the gas money and might as well give it a last hurrah. Let's just say that we have tons of cheap yogurt in our fridge, so lots of calcium for everyone for awhile.

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KISSFAN1 9/21/2011 9:44AM

    JLitt - Thanks, I agree with you! I'm so relieved that the fibroids came back negative for cancer and also my mammogram a few months back. It is so worth it to finally get some medical attention on those matters so I don't have to worry like I did for years when I neglected to go to the doctor.

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JLITT62 9/21/2011 9:03AM

    That is excellent news!

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INFLATED 9/20/2011 11:57PM

    Way to go on saving.

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KISSFAN1 9/20/2011 8:10PM

    Congrats on the new job, I think that's great that you're learning all you can from the couponers there. It pays to be organized because you sure can save a lot of money that way.

I was so relieved to have no signs of cancer from the biopsy so that was a great thing for sure. I really hope this surgery proves to be a good choice for me in the long run and that I don't have to end up getting another surgery which would mean more money, pain, longer recovery time, not to mention a major surgery more so than what I already had done.

Yeah, the kids and I love yogurt so I am always happy to get cheap yogurt.

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SUZYMARC 9/20/2011 7:48PM

    I need to tell you something- as I am working at CVS I have had the pleasure of coming into contact with fellow couponers like yourself. I am doing my best to learn from them as I ring in their sales. You are one organized lady and you continue to astound me.

emoticon on the biopsy results and for not having to come back for a longer time period. I sure hope nothing reoccurs and you can get yourself back into a healthy routine without the obstacles.

So, I take it yogurt is the "go to" snack in your home for everyone- emoticon

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Last Days of Triple Coupons

Monday, September 19, 2011

Today and tomorrow are the last days of triple coupons at Harris Teeter, which I suppose is a good thing since eventually you tend to stock up on items and need to find room for those items, LOL.

I've been so pleased with the items I have been able get this go around. I discovered Kashi frozen entrées recently thanks to a buy 1 get 1 free promotion at Harris Teeter and of course I had coupons as well. I really liked the ones I purchased and the price was nice as well.

Our homeschool group is going well and we keep getting new members thanks to a little bit of word of mouth as well as my advertising the group. I'm so thankful for that because my husband kept telling me to stop working so hard on a fruitless outcome, but I am stubborn and determined to not give up. I guess the same can be said in other areas of my life.

Stubbornness can be negative, but it can also be used for positive results and part of that was through my losing weight, making our homeschoool group grow and prosper, etc.

My husband will tell me to just donate all the items I take to church consignment sales, sell locally, etc. but I am stubborn and part of my nature is prove someone wrong and I almost always do, LOL. I'm not ragging on my husband at all, he is really just trying to make me relax and not be stressed so he thinks by giving me "permission" (not tell me what to do, but telling me it is okay to not go to all the work that I do) to get rid of things that can be stressful in my life, he's helping me to relax.

The thing is, I want to bring in extra money and I want to have a successful homeschool group for me and for my children, so I do it anyway.


He sees all the hard work and organization involved in my coupon shopping and I can tell that he and the kids sure don't complain about the "goodies" I am able to get dirt cheap or free.

Regarding money as well, my husband is back on track with me on paying off the house. We were set back somewhat due to my doctor/hospital bills recently as well as other bills we have coming up like needing to get our porch/front step rails and columns redone, etc. If you read my blogs you know that I try to save money in every area of my life, but my husband isn't as diligent as me.

I hope that if I mention the house being paid off early issue that he is currently for at times when he pays too much for an item, he'll be better about it. He's not horrible with money by no means and leaves most of the shopping up to me, but he does tend to pay way more for items than I would because he's not as patient for sales, etc.

Believe it or not, those little things add up over time so I have to keep using the house being paid off early as an incentive for him to be more patient.


Did Better Than I Expected at the Church Consignment Sale

Sunday, September 18, 2011

I was very happy with my church consignment sale results yesterday when I went to pick up my money made and unsold items. I still have enough to take to my last church consignment sale the last week of this month, but not a lot.

I don't have near the amount of clothing that I used to have to take to these church consignment sales because my mother no longer sends the kids tons of clothes so that is a plus. It might mean less money, but it also means less "stuff" to deal with in their rooms as well as less for them to try on to see if they fit, less tagging and hanging for me, etc.

I plan to still go to this last sale even with not a lot of things because I don't have to volunteer for an hour to put things up at this one and it's in a nearby town. If I don't sell the fall/winter stuff this go around I have to save it all for next year's sales, so I'd rather have as little to take next year as possible.

I had another great day at Harris Teeter's triple coupons and still no shortage of coupons that are good deals to worry about. In fact, this go around I think I will have lots of coupons left over that I can't use in time because they limit you to 20 coupons a day tripled (or doubled depending on what they are offering at the time) and I have lots to choose from that will be good deals once used.

I can't wait to go again today and can't wait to see what great coupons are in the Sunday paper that I can possibly use today and the last two days of the sale (Monday and Tuesday) as well.

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KISSFAN1 9/18/2011 11:02AM

    Thanks, so it's so great to make money on things you no longer need or want!

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SLS-NY2IN 9/18/2011 10:47AM

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Grocery Deals & Money Thoughts

Saturday, September 17, 2011

I just got back from the farmer's market to get some fresh tomatoes and Harris Teeter for triple coupons.

I was worried at the beginning of triples that I wouldn't find things that were worth purchasing this go around at Harris Teeter, but I went through all my coupons thoroughly last night and found lots of great coupons to use for the remainder of triples.

I've been getting some really good items this go around such as Greek yogurt, soup, almond milk, etc. and even managed to get some items free and make a profit on them like the Scrubbing Bubbles toilet cleaning disks, Gain dish washing liquid, etc. The items were free and I made a profit thanks to my coupons tripling and an electronic coupon for the item that I saved being taken off as well.

I've got to pick up my unsold items and any money made in a little while at the church I'm consigning at and I have one more coming up that I put all the things that didn't sell in this one in.

I think my husband has changed his mind about buying a van this year, mainly due to the unexpected hospital/doctor bills I have coming in after my surgery as well as the price of gas not going down and the state of the economy and jobs. I think we will put money into hopefully paying our house off early instead and rent a van when we go on vacation.

The reason we were car shopping again was because my husband keeps bringing it up and I know he can be spontaneous when it comes to big purchases, so I have to always be on the ball when he mentions something that he's interested in purchasing.


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