Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Tackle it Tuesday- Frugality
I haven't had anytime lately to blog because I have been working hard at trying to make some money online. Therefor I haven't had any 'computer time' left for my blogging. I set up a Cash Crate account last night (at about 11:00 p.m.) and I now have $18.00 worth of earnings pending and another $2.75 that is cleared and mine (hey, that's more than I had last night). It takes some time and honestly I'm not sure if I'm doing it all right, but even if I make an extra $100 a month I'll be happy. I think I can handle that. I also have to start an Etsy shop today too. I have some past sewing projects that need to be sold. They've been sitting in my sewing room for awhile- I might as well get something for them. I've also been thinking of selling flannel burp rags or something similar also. They are easy to make and they are so much nicer than store-bought burp rags. I've only ever used my (or my mother-in-laws) handmade burp rags for my babies. I honestly wouldn't use anything else. Plus, I have a HUGE assortment of cute flannel fabric in my stock pile.
I've also been busy coupon clipping! I've never done this before and now I could kick myself for not ever taking the time to take advantage of coupons. I subscribed to the Chicago Tribune- just for the Sunday paper. I get a large amount of my coupons from there. I have also been checking out Money Saving Mom and she gives allot of different links and ideas on saving money. It's very interesting. I also started the CVS thing and LOVE IT! Here is an example of what you can save with coupons and your CVS card.
I bought (all items were on sale):
Dove body wash
Dial bar soap
1 Bic Soleil razor
1 package Bic Soleil 4 count cartridges
1 Crest toothpaste
Grand total before coupons, sales and Extra Care Bucks: $27.89
Grand Total after coupons and sales: $17.32
Extra Care Bucks back: $7.00 (to use at a later time)
I'm still trying to prefect this system. I'm getting better the more I do it. I'll keep you up to date on how I do in the future. Well, that pretty much sums up my 'Tackle it Tuesday'. Hope you all have a great 'Tackle it Tuesday' also!