Thursday, June 4, 2015

well, it has been a while...

My new job lasted a year, then I was laid off, but it is fine, I have been unemployed for 3 years and never been Healthier or Happier!

It is kind of hard to adjust to NOT having to be somewhere every day, but it gets easier.  I had unemployement for  about a year, but went on very few interviews, there just isn't anything out there.

The next year I kept up looking but still nothing, now though I do the books for a friend, doesn't bring in a bunch of cash but enough plus it keeps my mind from going to mush.

I mostly blog at now.  It is really hard to keep up more then one blog I have tried and failed :)

Thank you to all my followers, I hope you come on by to the new blog.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Life's throws a curve....

Sorry I have been gone so long.  Life decided I needed to get out of my rut, so  they sold my job of 15 years and I lost my best friend & sister after 38 years.  It has been rough going.

I am trying to come back..we will see how it goes. :)

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Ebates - $25.53 in my paypal account

Ebates - If you could sign up here that would be great so I could get credit for it, then when you refer your friends you can get credit and so on....

PS today is my that can be your gift to me..hee hee heeee

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

March savings 67.20

Dining out 5
grocery 41.5
free club 6
borders 0
travel 0
misc 14.70

march grocery savings

3/28 albertsons $215.42 - $35.25 coupons = 180.17 16%

Monday, March 28, 2011

March Deals, Coupons, Rebates, Surveys

$5 survey check
$10 outback GC
$7 survey check
$10 target GC
$25.58 ebates paypal
coupon savings to follow

Monday, February 28, 2011

Gas Boycott - can we really afford $5 a gallon gas?

We'll show you a gas boycott!


This was sent by a retired Coca Cola executive. It came from one of his engineer buddies who retired from Halliburton. If you are tired of the gas prices going up AND they will continue to rise this summer, take time to read this please.

Phillip Hollsworth offered this idea:

This makes MUCH MORE SENSE than the "don't buy gas on a certain day" campaign that was going around last April or May!

It's worth your consideration. Join the resistance!!!!

I hear we are going to hit close to $4.00 a gallon by next summer and it might go higher!! Want gasoline prices to come down?

We need to take some intelligent, united action. The oil companies just laughed at that because they knew we wouldn't continue to "hurt" ourselves by refusing to buy gas.

It was more of an inconvenience to us than it was a problem for them. BUT, whoever thought of this idea, has come up with a plan that can really work. Please read on and join with us!

By now you're probably thinking gasoline priced at about $2.00 is super cheap. Me too! It is currently $3.08 at Arco and Costco for regular unleaded in Salem, Oregon and climbing every week.  (try 3.98 in So Cal!)

Now that the oil companies and the OPEC nations have conditioned us to think that the cost of a gallon of gas is CHEAP at $1.50 - $1.75, we need to take aggressive action to teach them that BUYERS control the marketplace, not sellers.

With the price of gasoline going up more each day, we consumers need to take action.

The only way we are going to see the price of gas come down is if we hit someone in the pocketbook by not purchasing their gas! And, we can do that WITHOUT hurting ourselves.

How? Since we all rely on our cars, we can't just stop buying gas.

But we CAN have an impact on gas prices if we all act together to force a price war.

Here's the idea: For the rest of this year, DON'T purchase ANY gasoline from the two biggest companies (which now are one), EXXON and MOBIL.

If they are not selling any gas, they will be inclined to reduce their prices. If they reduce their prices, the other companies will have to follow suit.

But to have an impact, we need to reach literally millions of Exxon and Mobil gas buyers. It's really simple to do! Now, don't wimp out on me at this point...keep reading and I'll explain how simple it is to reach millions of people!!

I am sending this note to 30 people. If each of us send it to at least ten more (30 x 10 = 300) ... and those 300 send it to at least ten more (300 x 10 = 3,000)... and so on, by the time the message reaches the sixth group of people, we will have reached over THREE MILLION consumers . If those three million get excited and pass this on to ten friends each, then 30 million people will have been contacted!

If it goes one level further, you guessed it...... THREE HUNDRED MILLION PEOPLE!!!

Again, all you have to do is send this to10 people. That's all!

(If you don't understand how we can reach 300 million and all you have to do is send this to10 people.... Well, let's face it, you just aren't a mathematician. But I am so trust me on this one.)

How long would all that take? If each of us sends this e-mail out to ten more people within one day of receipt, all 300 MILLION people could conceivably be contacted within the next 8 days!

I'll bet you didn't think you and I had that much potential, did you! Acting together we can make a difference. Look at what happened in Egypt just recently.

You have only the rights you are willing to fight for!

Be kind, remove all email addresses & use bcc when forwarding; say no to spammers and computer viruses.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Savings and Surveys February


2/4/11 (spent 15 min on line during surveys ended up with $5 in discounts = $20 an hour :-)

Baja Fresh - $2 off w/receipt

EPL - $1 off w/receipt

Ralphs - $100 drawing

Baja Fresh $2 off w/receipt

Went to Baja Fresh again, $5 coupon in paper and refill $.99 with cup

I buy at staples for work and I buy a lot from ebay - both are ebates sites :-)

So Far $23 coming back from ebates :-)

Survey Savvy $10 - Join here

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Spending A Romantic Night With Hubby $119....scoring such a deal PRICELESS :-)

I am pretty good at getting my friends say "most likely NOT to pay retail" usually I go to priceline if we decide to do a quick trip somewhere to save on hotel room costs. Usually between 75 and 100 depending on where we are going.

Well ....I did pretty good this time, quick Valentines getaway...I booked a room thru ebates..(1% rebate on cost of room) which included

•FREE bottle of Champagne
•Choc Strawberries
•2 FREE breakfasts

...on top of that I got the $1 deal - which included the following items for $1:

•Wifi ($12.95 value)
•Parking ($18 value)
•In room movie ($5.99 value)
•2 Breakfasts ($16-28 value....ya redundant I know cause I got em free also)

Total cost of the room...wait for it....$119

Plus I get points for my hotel program...boooYah!

Spending A Romantic Night With Hubby $119....scoring such a deal PRICELESS :-)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Left overs - think outside the box :-)

Ok sooo what do you do when your frig is full of leftovers from the big game?  Hmmm, the guys were eating the chicken so no worry there, almost gone the next day, the hotdogs will go shortly, cause my son won't have to cook 'em  so its the hamburgers and fixins that are the issue.

Well, even though I am trying not to eat meat, sometimes you gotta do what ya gotta do (ps I found flavored tofu, steak and garlic and herb, I got the garlic and herb, let you know when I try 'em) so not only am I trying to eat little to no meat, I am also trying to lose weight and cut out carbs....aauugghhhh

So I took a cooked hamburger, ground it up in my miniblender thing, added some fat free cream cheese and queso chesse (it no bueno by itself), but it still seemed kinda dry, so I added a can of tomatos and zuccini, blended and heated up, eat it with celery sticks!  Pretty Darn Good!

The next day I took some lettuce, tomatoe and a patty with cheese to work, cut it up in 4 pieces and had sliders without buns...I think I am at my limit on the hamburger though...gonna just throw the rest out....I can only do so much people .....

Luckily this is the only red meat I have been eatting, lots of veggie, got some low carb pasta, cheese, moving to eggs and fish, still eatting tuna, I am purposely not eatting any blue fin tuna at restaurants I look for sustainable options when necessary.

I have lost 7lbs so far :-)