Sunday, March 22, 2009

More Stockpile!

Several of my fellow hounds from the Grocery Challenge sent me coupons Whiska's cat treats ($1 off 2 packages). The coupons used to be $1 off of one which made them a moneymaker at Wal-Mart since they are $1.07 and I get 11 cents off each due to my discount. I was thankful to get the coupons but wasn't sure I'd find a great sale to use them on. Thanks to someone else's blog, I discovered that Whiska's cat treats were part of Kroger's Mega Deal last week. They were 99 cents each and if you bought 10 you saved $5! With 10 cats to feed I need all the cat food deals I can find! I thought the limit was three deals per customer so I had my accomplice (aka DBF)) take twenty of the treats to pay for them separately. I wnet first and bought 30 treats and 3 of the J&J Buddies. I used 15 $1/2 Whiska Q and $3 off 3 J&J items. My total was $5.90. I thought it was a little high, and discovered that only $10 came off for the Mega Deal instead of %15. The cashier then told me that it was a limit of two mega deals per transaction for that week. OOPS! I didn't read the fine print. Oh well, $5.90 is not bad for 30 bags of treats and 3 Buddies. That was still a savings of 91%! The 20 cat treats that I had DBF purchase came up to only $0.99. The receipt says a saving of 100%!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

God Always Provides

As everyone who reads my blog knows, I had to replace my computer last month. I knew I would be getting another one soon, but just not THAT soon. Well, I told some friends about it in just general conversation. Today a friend surprized me with a financial gift to go towards the computer! It was more than enough. She said that I could use the remainer for anything I needed. I was floored! I thanked her, but told her that she didn't have to do that. She told me that she felt led by the Lord and I should just thank Him.

Considering that I am off two weeks (UNPAID) from school for spring break, this couldn't have came at a better time! Thank GOD!

Lemonaid Award

I received this award from Together We Save ( Thanks, I really appreciate it. I am sorry it took me so long to post it.

Here are the rules for this award:

1) Put the logo on your blog or post.
2) Nominate at least 10 blogs that show great attitude or gratitude.
3) Link to your nominees within your post.
4) Let the nominees know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
5) Share the love and link to the person from who you received your award.

So the award goes to ..........

1. Four Hats and Frugal (
2. Life is Hard, Just Keep Swimming (
3. Win Your Battle with Finances (
4. Chi-Annie at The Table (
5. I Am a Money Magnet! (
6. Living on the Coast (
7. Life Happens (
8. Life is Just Getting Started (
9. Life One Frugal Day at a Time (
10.Three Times The Fun (

(Sorry, I can't link them correctly!)

Thanks again for this award.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Ginger's Stockpile

Ginger doesn't look too happy in the picture, but she LOVES her Purina One canned food. I love getting it for the best price. In February, I got 20 cans of Purina One for FREE....actually with my 10% Wal-Mart discount I made $2.66!
The dry food (68 pounds!) cost $46.00 instead of $60 due to my discount and two
$4 coupons from Purina. Oh, and look at all those Good Bite treats she has! I got 26 coupons off ebay that made them FREE. The Qs cost about $26, but once again I got my discount so the 26 bags only cost about $16 or 64 cents a bag. She should be set for about six months!