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I paid 25c for all of this food.... 4 boxes of crackers 4 packages of cookies 2 boxes of cinnabon bars 1 hotwheel Had to throw the hotwheel in just cause I had a $1 left to "spend" from my freebie stuff!  How did I do it??? Albertson's...

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Freedom and Happiness Quote of the week

Posted on : 23-11-2009 | By : The Wife | In : Quotes & Affirmations

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“The amount of money you have has got nothing to do with what you earn… people earning a million dollars a year can have no money and… people earning $35,000 a year can be quite well off.  It’s not what you earn, it’s what you spend.”
~Paul Clitheroe

Freedom and Happiness Quote of the week

Posted on : 16-11-2009 | By : The Wife | In : Quotes & Affirmations

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“Have nothing in your house that you don’t know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.”
~Author Unknown

Freedom and Happiness Quote of the week

Posted on : 09-11-2009 | By : The Wife | In : Quotes & Affirmations

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“With greater emphasis on working to live, not living to work, we are creating awareness for simpler solutions, a more creative existence with healthier, happier longevity, for those brave enough to accept the challenge.”
~Tracey Smith

Freedom and Happiness Quote of the week

Posted on : 02-11-2009 | By : The Wife | In : Quotes & Affirmations

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“Never let the defeat of the past rob you of the success of your future.”
~Ray Comfort

Freedom and Happiness Quote of the week

Posted on : 26-10-2009 | By : The Wife | In : Quotes & Affirmations

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“Everyone who got where he is, had to begin where he was.”
~Robert Louis Stevenson

Freedom and Happiness Quote of the week

Posted on : 19-10-2009 | By : The Wife | In : Quotes & Affirmations

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“By sowing frugality we reap liberty, a golden harvest.”
~Agesilaus

They paid ME 19c for $99.25 in groceries!

Posted on : 16-10-2009 | By : The Wife | In : Groceries, Quotes & Affirmations, Quotes & Funnies

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Say WHAT?

Albertson’s paid me 19c to shop in their store today.  They gave me 19c and $99.25 worth of groceries.

Here are the results:

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It takes some work, but it was so worth it.  It took approximately 30 minutes to plan out my shopping trip (multiple transactions are often required to score the best deals) and another 30 minutes to do the actual shopping.

There are things here I’ve never purchased before such as the cookie mix pouches.  I always make my cookies from scratch.  However, that still costs money.  I was paid to buy these today so I did.  We’ll be using them for nights when our small group comes over and for holiday plates of goodies.

The cereal is sort of a new thing in our family.  Because it’s expensive to buy normally and it just doesn’t fill any of my family up, I never really purchased it.  However, free food is free food and I am now using cereal as a filler food for meals.  My boys require so much food that FREE is a good thing.

Broth, again, free is a good thing.  Sweet rolls and crescent rolls – 2 served as yummy breakfast options this morning after a sleep over with a friend of theirs.  Crescents can be made into all kinds of recipes, most recently a stuffed taco recipe (yum!)

Outside of sales tax, Albertson’s and the manufacturer’s gave me 19c to shop at their store today.  My actual out of pocket for tax was $5.27 (plus the 19c they paid me).

Freedom and Happiness Quote of the week

Posted on : 12-10-2009 | By : The Wife | In : Quotes & Affirmations

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“Being frugal does not mean being cheap!  It means being economical and avoiding waste.”
~Catherine Pulsifer

“Without frugality . . .

Posted on : 11-10-2009 | By : The Wife | In : Quotes & Affirmations

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. . . none can be rich, and with it very few would be poor.”

~Samuel Johnson

So sorry! Comments are enabled now…

Posted on : 03-10-2009 | By : The Wife | In : Away with the FAT, Debt Discussion, free activities, Free Finds/Yard Sale Finds, Giving, Groceries, Money, Political Thoughts, Quotes & Affirmations, The Journey, Yummy Frugal Meals

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I had something set that required people to already be logged in to post a comment, which effectively turned commenting off for most people.  I apologize for that!  Comments are now open, enjoy!