Friday, August 3, 2012
Received my first free issue of "Everyday with Rachel Ray". We had a $4 Take 'n Bake pizza for dinner and I made a fruit pizza for dessert. We had a Wal-mart brand instant cheese cake mix that was less than a dollar. For the topping, I used Kiwi - .79 for a bag of 6 from Aldi that looked like they needed to be used shortly. My husband got his first Nescafe Dolce Gusto coffee and he loved it :) We got a lot done. The IRS sent us a form to file for our penalty back - they agreed with our rationale. My husband re-scheduled his tax assessment reduction hearing for our foreclosure house out another couple of weeks. This is tax-free, school shopping weekend for us - so, we will be getting the rest of the school supplies and maybe a few clothes. We will stop by the consignment store for some $. We also plan to "up-cycle" some clothes we purchased from the thriftstore - we mainly wanted the long dresses for the fabric - silk, etc. for $5.98 each - and we hope to make some nice blouses. Added: In the last couple of days, my husband and I have each been able to amass 80 Coke Rewards Points with free Olympic promo codes. You can probably do a search for the codes. Anyway, I ordered 2 20 oz Coke drink coupons and my husband ordered a coupon for a free chicken bites at McDonalds and a free 20 oz drink (Coke) coupon. We each also entered a sweepstakes for no points 8 times each for entering the promo code. Easy, peasy. I just happened to stumble on the codes - they were on frugal sites and seem to expire, then re-load.