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Jul 16, 2010

The $100 Challenge Check-In

Yay! I have a blogger buddy doing the $100 challenge. Brandi at My Cup Runneth Over is taking up the challenge, too!

I started week two yesterday and I have no money left over to put into my FUNd account. So I guess I'll put up the yard sale signs today and have a quicky sale tomorrow morning. Why? Because I need some FUNd $$$ for something FUN I am planning with some other mom~friends and their sons. I have determined that the $$$ for this will not come out of our regular budget. And if my husband is reading this, he is scratching his head and mumbling, "We have a budget? When did that happen?"

My $100 Challenge begins on Thursday mornings with a trip to the ATM for $100 in cash. Prior to that trip I do my Publix weekly ad and coupon match up.
I made a technical error at Publix yesterday and went over my budget by $6.57.
The cashier, Penny, exclaimed, "You saved one hundred six dollars and thirty-five cents!"

That was right before she asked, "Orville Redenbacher's on sale?"
Not the microwave kind. I don't use a microwave. I don't have a microwave. I don't want a microwave.

So, no thrifting for me this week. And no CVS or Wags deals. That's ok. I have a stockpile of shampoo, toothpaste, body wash and laundry detergent. I'll save my "extra care bucks" for next week.

What about you? Find any good deals lately? Do you combine coupons with BOGO's?

And...in case Sarah from Publix is reading this, "You're a sweetheart! Thanks for the help yesterday!"


  1. Honey - if I saved $106 at the grocery story, I would IMMEDIATELY head to the mall and spend it. Lest my husband figure out that we don't need that extra $106 at the grocery. YOu could make it a weekly thing - whatever you save in groceries you can spend in clothes. FUN!

  2. Hey hey Bella Mella! I went over a little ($4.45) too this week. Still, it was a good week. Having fun with the challenge friend. Next week, I'm staying under the $100 for sure. lol.. I blogged my deals and thrifty finds.


  3. so good to hear from you...and I love Tony D too....