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.
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.
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.
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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