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Snowflakes & Holiday Shopping

November 19th, 2017 at 09:30 pm

I sold some Box Tops for Education on eBay today. I will net about $7 for some scraps of paper and cardboard. Easy money really.

We received our electric bill this week and finally it dropped significantly. I'm sure primarily due to cooler weather and having one heating and air unit completely off for a week. It was off because the compressor was bad, thus no point in using it. It has now been replaced. The drop was $80!! I'll make a point to put that money towards our Big Goal.

We went grocery shopping today for our Thanksgiving meal. Our meal itself actually isn't too fancy. I'm making Pot Pies, mashed potatoes (daughter's request), a salad and pumpkin pie. Even that sounds like too much food! I did however buy many of the ingredients we need for our holiday baking. And my husband has a meal at work this week he is contributing to. He bought rolls and I'm making cookies for him to take. We also bought some meat on clearance, coffee filters, and cat filter. We spent $200. I need to see how many Ibotta rebates I may qualify for...for a few more snowflakes.

My birthday was Friday and I received a check from my parents for $100. I added it to our Big Goal also.

Snowflakes add up!

8 Responses to “Snowflakes & Holiday Shopping”

  1. Amber Says:

    Happy belated birthday!
    I've turned the air off here, hopefully our bill will reduce

  2. rob62521 Says:

    Happy belated birthday!

    You have done well on saving money!

  3. Bluebird Says:

    Happy Birthday! Your Thanksgiving meal sounds perfect!

  4. CB in the City Says:

    Good idea to make pot pies for Thanksgiving, especially when it's a small gathering! Back in the day, I used to make Cornish hens, but they're pretty expensive now.

  5. Beawealthywarrior Says:

    Happy Belated Bday!!

  6. Carol Says:

    Happy 🎂 Birthday!

  7. My English Castle Says:

    Happy Birthday, CCF! You're doing well on your big goal.

  8. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Happy belated birthday! How many box tops did you sell?

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