Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Rave: Opinion Outpost

Joe and I have been cutting the budget in every corner we can.  After I quit my job we cut our budget by $200 per month...and we were just cut it again - $180 this time - and we are selling our timeshare that we purchased while I was still working.  Sigh.  But we need that monthly money...as you may or may not know, we are attempting to sell our house in this crazy economy.  We have it in our hearts to move back to New York City.  We gotta save every penny we can so we can keep the price on the house low.  We are still hoping we are able to swing a vacation of some-sort this year, but as time goes on and numbers are crunched and re-crunched, it's becoming painfully obvious it just might not happen.  However, at this point selling the house has the ultimate priority.

Anyway, we now have almost $400 less per month to spend on needs/wants than what we did when I was working.  Thankfully do to my careful couponing and planning, and both of us just making better choices, we are doing quite well even with the smaller budget.  God is good and faithful!!

I have also picked up the pace on attempting to earn any sort of extra cash while at home.  We are going to have a HUGE garage sale; selling some things on eBay; books, movies and CDs on half.com; and doing all sorts of survey/point earning sites from my computer at home.

I belong to quite a few reward type sites and I just have to rave about Opinion Outpost.  It is a survey site, in general I don't like these because they take too much time for surveys I end up not qualifying for-and when I do qualify I get less than a buck.  It just irks me.  However...with Opinion Outpost there are still many surveys I don't qualify for...but when I do...the payout is NICE.  So far I have qualified for 3 surveys and have already earned $8.80.  That's almost $3 per survey!  That payout is larger than any other I have been part of/heard.  I am LOVING it!  Plus you can request a check for CASH or an Amazon gift card at $5.00 or above!  It's an excellent, excellent program!!

So, if you are wanting to earn a bit of extra money on the side - I highly recommend Opinion Outpost.  If you click through my blog I will earn an extra $2.00 per referral and I thank you tremendously in advance for supporting my family!  And even if you don't want to use my referral link, go join - you'll like it! :)

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Cash Wise Foods Coupon Matchups - March 7 - March 13

A fairly decent week...I know I have a few random coupons I have printed in the past or picked up along the way that match-up with things - such as the Lean Cuisine meals...so be sure to check your stash on some of the other deals.  My favorite buy of the week is the $0.38 Food Club yogurt - I really like their yogurt and eat it every day!  I also like the $1.18 Dole Coleslaw.  I picked up some cheap Vidalia Onion salad dressing last week (with the at-home mailer coupons) and will use it with this coleslaw mix for a great side dish (thanks to my mother-in-law for the tip on that dressing!)

Truckload Buys
$2.88 Country Crock spread
03-07 RP    Shedds Country Crock Spread     $0.50/1
Final Price: $2.38

$1.98 Cole's Garlic Bread
$0.50 printable coupon
Final Price: $1.38

Regular Ad
Free Roma frozen pizza wyb $25 worth of groceries

$1.68 Prego Pasta Sauce, all varities
02-07 SS    Prego Heart Smart Italian Sauce any    $0.50/2
Final Price: $2.86/2, that's $1.43 each

BOGO Gold'N Plump Chicken Fryer
In-Store Coupon
stack with...
$0.75 printable coupon

$2.98 Tropicana Orange Juice, 64 oz

02-21 RP    Tropicana Pure Premium or Trop 50 59 oz or larger    $1.00/2
Final Price: $4.96/2, that's $2.48 each

$1.88 Toaster Strudels
$0.55/2 printable coupon
$0.55/2 printable coupon
$0.55/2 printable coupon
$0.55/2 printable coupon
03-07 SS    Pillsbury Toaster Strudel pastries     $0.55/2    
01-03 GM    Pillsbury Toaster Strudel pastries    $0.55/2    
02-07 GM    Pillsbury Toaster Strudel pastries    $0.55/2
Final Price: $3.21/2, that's $1.61 each

$4.00 Freschetta Pizza
$1.00 printable coupon
$1.00 printable coupon
03-07 SS    Freschetta Multi or Single Serve Pizza    $1.00/1
Final Price: $3.00

$4.00 Red Baron Classic Pizza
01-17 SS    Red Baron Singles Pizza product    $0.75/1    
01-31 SS    Red Baron Multli Serve Pizza    $1.00/2
Final Price as low as: $3.25

$2.34 General Mills Cheerio Cereal
$0.55 printable coupon (chocolate cheerios)
$0.55 printable coupon (chocolate cheerios)
02-21 SS    General Mills Chocolate Cheerios Cereal any    $0.50/1    
02-07 GM    General Mills Cereals any three listed    $1.00/3    
03-07 SS    General Mills Cereals any two listed    $1.00/2    
02-21 S1    04-03    General Mills Cereals any two    $1.00/2
Final Price as low as: $1.79

$2.00 Kellogg's Cereals, Cocoa Krispies, Smorz, Corn Flakes, Honey Smacks, Rice Krispies, Fun-Pak, Jumbo Rice Krispies, Apple Jacks, Corn Pops, Fruit Loops, Frosted Flakes, Raisin Bran, Raisin Bran Crunch
$1.50/2 printable coupon
$1.00/2 printable coupon
03-07 RP    Kelloggs Apple Jacks, Froot Loops or Corn Pops 10 oz or larger    $1.00/2    
02-07 RP    Kelloggs Cereal 10 oz or larger    $1.00/3    
03-07 RP    Kelloggs All Bran, Frosted Mini Wheats or Raisin Bran 11.4 oz or larger    $1.00/2
Final Price as low as: $2.00/2, that's $1.25 each

$2.50 Nutrigrain Bars
02-07 RP    04-04    Kelloggs Nutrigrain Cereal Bars 8 ct or larger    $1.00/2
Final Price: $4.00/2, that's $2.00 each

$0.75 Betty Crocker Pouch Potatoes
$0.40 printable coupon
$0.40 printable coupon
$0.40 printable coupon
$0.40 printable coupon
$0.40 printable coupon
Final Price: $0.35

$0.60 S&W Beans, Chili, Kidney or Black
02-21 RP    S&W Beans can    $0.50/2
Final Price: $0.70/2, that's $0.35 each

Ken's Salad Dressing
BOGO with In-Store Coupon
Stack with...
03-07 SS    Kens salad dressing 16 oz. or Lite Accents any    $1.00/1
Final Price unknown

$10.98 Tide Laundry Detergent, 100 oz
02-07 PG    Tide Deterent any size    $0.35/1    
03-07 PG    Tide Deterent any size    $1.00/1    
02-07 PG    Buy any 75 oz or larger and get a FREE Tide Stain Release 10ct-18ct Duo Pac, 20-36oz liquid, 14-26 oz powder
Final Price as low as: $9.98

$4.98 Bounce Fabric Softener, 120 sheets
03-07 PG    Bounce Dryer Sheets any size    $0.25/1
Final Price: $4.73