Monday, August 27, 2012
Frugal deeds for the day: I have to give Kudos to CVS. My husband was going to buy 2 6 packs of Bounty for the $30 deal. CVS was out - but when he asked about whether they had any left - they had a substitue - 2 12 packs of towel paper - and earth friendly too. They used the UPC for the Bounty - so, my husband still got his gas card - and double the amount of towel papers. This should last us the rest of the year - he is taking a pack to our foreclosure home and one for here. Sometimes, it is just better to clean up a mess with a towel paper. Yes, I have cloth napkins and rags - so, I still buy some and try to get them as cheaply as possible. Today, my husband spoke with the tax assessor about our foreclosure home - actually, it was a panel. The property is appraised at $122K, we ask tht it be dropped to $70K - the price we paid. They came back with $102K - since we didn't agree, my husband had to talk to the board. They will be sending him their decision in 30-45 days. Of course we already paid the second installment. So, we hope to get a big chunk of it back. In other news, Hurricane Isaac caused our renters for later this week to cancel. I am glad the condo mgmt now refunds the entire amount of any deposit. You can never tell how bad they might turn out. I hope and pray that everyone on the coast affected will be safe and sound. I won some Coke Reward points on Listia and of course got a few points from the free bottles I got with coupons. I have enough to order 2 more free Cokes - but, I am going to save my points in hopes that they have a "sale" since my husband has stocked up.