Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Daily Buck update, fall projects & new deals

Daily Buck (how I made or saved a buck): The last few days have been filled with activity at the Cliff house. Here are a few recent money savers:

1. I cut my husband's hair; he cut the boys' hair
2. $99 shop at Aldi, estimated savings over the yuppie-mart: $40.00
3. Have had cantelope, tomatoes and cukes from the garden for every meal
4. printed a $25 e-card for Home Depot, credit card reward #1, cancelled card
5. ordered $50.00 check reward from credit card #2, cancelled card (our credit score is still over 800)
6. Got donation-stuff together for thrift store drop
7. Ran at Cross Country pratice (99 degrees out) with my kids--cheap exercise
8. Am organizing my study (organization really does save you money)
9. Hung two loads of laundry on the clothes line
10. Orgainizing school supply shop (in process--no one stop shop for this mama)
11. Started daughter on common app process for college applications that waive fees if you apply by mid-August (our plan...find out who gives the best scholarships!!)

We are also planning two fall projects: revamp the porch (Mike already painted the ceiling using up 3 old cans of paint) and refinish & hang original french doors, which are languishing in the basement. I promise I'll show after pics also:

And here are a few deals you should be aware of:

Remember the free photo book at Picaboo awhile back: here it is again: New customers to Picaboo get a FREE $39.99 photobook!! Choose a 20 page Large Classic, Classic Leather, or Classic Custom photo book. Enter code FREEBK when you check out by 8/31. You pay shipping only. If you want more than 20 pages, you can pay for extra pages. Photobooks are the best way to store memories. The software on Picaboo is so easy that your first book will be stunning. Upload your photos, then place them in the layout you choose.

70% off at http://www.restaurant.com/ with code SAVE

"like" gain detergent on their facebook page and get a free sample: www.facebook.com/gain

Get a free full size bag of Crunch Master crackers here: http://www.crunchmaster.com/joinNow.aspx

Happy Shopping!

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