Zulily: Spring Blow Out Sale- lots of great deals under $10!

Zulily is having their Spring Blow-out Sale right now and they have lots of great deals, many of them are under $10!  Here are just a few of the things I saw:

* Girl’s Dress $14.99 (under girl’s apparel)

* Glass Salad Dressing Shaker $5.99 (under kitchen)

* Wall art $10.99 (under decor)

* Storage box $8.99 (under organization)

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Monthly Spending Summary (March)

If you want to see exactly what I purchased, check the posts under My Deals for more details.

Oh goodness, you all.  I was so surprised and excited when I started crunching the numbers for this Monthly Spending Summary.  I knew I was doing pretty good this month but I had absolutely no idea just how good!   I basically didn’t spend a cent this month out of my $220 grocery budget thanks to gas rewards savings at Giant and the $13 that I got back from Saving Star and Ibotta!  I know, it sounds too good to be true, right?  That’s what I thought too and ended up doing the math several times to make sure I wasn’t missing something.  But I wasn’t.

If you are wondering how it all worked out, click the link at the top for “My Deals” posts and see the details.  But basically I purchased a lot of different things at Giant that were part of their gas deals and then put that savings back into my grocery budget.  And a lot of the items that I purchased as part of their gas rewards ended up being moneymakers too so that helped a lot as well.  So, if you live near a Giant grocery store (or Martins in some areas) you seriously might want to consider starting to do the gas deals if you don’t already.  And if you want a great website that helps you figure them out, check out Forthemommas.com.

Okay, so for those of you that like to see the numbers, here they are!

Monthly Grocery/Household Budget: $220
Total Spent: $0.51
Total Saved with Coupons: $155.07
Total Saved with Sales: $185.17
Total Saved: $340.24 + $198.53 in gas savings (thanks to grocery purchases)

Week 1: -$39.34 (this was a negative due to gas savings credit)
Week 2: -$54.89 (this was a negative due to gas savings credit)
Week 3: $57.99
Week 4: $36.75

Ending Monthly Balance: -$219.49
This is the amount that I am under budget for the month!

Ending Annual Balance: -$260.56
In case you are confused, this is the amount I am under budget for the year.  I know this is a lot but I know it will disappear fast this summer once I start buying fruits and veggies to can and freeze.  Because, trust me, I do a lot of food preserving.  (As in about 100 qts. of applesauce, 50 qts. green beans…well, you get the picture!)

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Free Admission to National Parks (April 19 & 20)

In celebration of National Parks week, the U.S. National Park service is offering free admission to over 100 National Parks this weekend, April 19 & 20.

Can’t make it this weekend?  They also offer free admission these other weekends:

  • August 25
    National Park Service Birthday
  • September 27
    National Public Lands Day
  • November 11
    Veterans Day
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Chevron Infinity Scarf $5.98 Shipped! (think Mother’s Day)

Update:  This coupon code appears to be still working today 4/18/14.  So if you are still wanting to order, go ahead!

Cents of Style is running a flash sale on their popular Chevron Infinity Scarves today only (4/17/14).  You can get two beautiful infinity scarves for just $11.95 shipped when you use coupon code CHEVRONLOVE on the second page of checkout.   That comes to just $5.98 each! You must buy 2 scarves in order for this deal to work.

These would make great, inexpensive Mother’s Day or end of the year teacher’s gifts.  And with 15 colors to choose from there are lots of options!

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Kellogg’s Family Rewards: 1,150 Free Points! (redeem for coupons and gift cards)

Get exclusive coupons and earn rewards from your favorite Kellogg’s® brands.  (Click the banner above to sign up!)

Then use these reward codes and add 1,150 points to your Kellogg’s® Family Rewards account.  I don’t know when these codes expire so add them now!





Kellogg’s Family Rewards points can be redeemed for  high value coupons, gifts cards, magazines, toys and more.  And by inputting codes from Kellogg’s® products you’ll also earn more points!

If you are new to Kellogg’s Family Rewards you can also use code JOINKELLOGG2SAVE to add another 50 points!


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