Monday, October 18, 2010

An Update to My Review: The Dreamer Boot-Cut Jeans at Old Navy

A few months ago I raved about the Dreamer boot-cut jeans at Old Navy. They were cheap (19!) and they fit well. Unfortunately my love affair has ended. I still like the fit, but the jeans have already started to become worn out. I always carry Burt's Bees lip balm (that is an always and forever love!) and it seems like it has started to wear away at the jeans from inside the pocket. Little holes are developing, and I really haven't worn these jeans that much in the two months that I have had them.  Sad.  I tried to save some money, but I guess I would have been better off buying a more expensive pair of jeans that I knew would last.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Sunday, October 10, 2010

CVS 10/10 - 10/16

I did a quick run to CVS tonight:

(2) Colgate -  $5.98
(2) Quaker Oatmeal - $5

Coupons Used: (2) $2 off Quaker, 6 ECBs

Total OOP: $1.50 ($.52 in tax)

Earned: 2 ECB (Quaker) and 5.98 ECB (Colgate)

Saved: $17.38

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Um... Thanks Qdoba?

I received this coupon on October 3rd:

Too bad it expired a few weeks ago.  I really wanted that guacamole, Qdoba.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Extra Income for September

I started keeping track of extra income that I make online a few months ago. Here are my results for July and August.

Cash from Survey Sites

Pinecone - $6.00
Survey Spot - $14.50

Total - $26.50

Cash from other ventures
Nothing from selling on Etsy (I'd love it if you would take a look at my shop...) :)
$9.27 from selling on

Total - $9.27

Gift Cards
Swagbucks - $10 at Amazon
Lightspeed - $10 at Amazon 
Awesome win from the Frugal Living Community - $25 at Starbucks
Credit card reward - $25 at Amazon
Random win from BlogHer - $25 at Banana Republic
Amazon Trade-In Account - $34 at Amazon

Total - $129

Grand Total for September - $164.77
Grand Total for August - $173.28
Grand Total for July - $134.50

Total - $472.55

Monday, October 4, 2010

Cookies for a Cure

I recently had the opportunity to sample these delicious butter cream cookies from Cheryl's. This October, Cheryl’s gourmet desserts will honor National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the millions of Americans affected by the disease with the company’s “Cookies for a Cure” campaign. Cheryl’s will donate 10% of the proceeds from sales of the Buttercream Frosted Heart Shaped Cookie (as pictured) to the Susan G. Komen foundation throughout the month of October.

I always try to buy products that can give me an extra bang for my buck, so I love that they are donating 10% of the proceeds to support the Susan G. Komen foundation.  They have many great gift options available in a variety of sizes.  Adding to this sweet deal, you can currently get 8% cash back from Cheryl's via Ebates during this week.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

CVS 10/3 - 10/9

Here's what I did at CVS today:

(2) Revlon Nail Polish - $7.98
(1) Colgate Wisp - $3.99

Coupons Used: $1 off Revlon, $.50 off Wisps, 10 ECBs

OOP: $1.53 ($.47 + $1.06 in tax)

Earned: 6 ECBs (Revlon), 1.50 ECBs (Wisp), and .50 ECB (Summer Spending)

Saved: $14.90