Archive for May, 2012

$10 Credit for

Head on over to where you can score a $10 credit and possibly some inexpensive gifts.   If you haven’t signed up for Fab yet, you can still sign up through my referral link to snag a FREE $10 credit to be used to purchase anything on the site (keep in mind that this credit cannot be applied towards shipping which starts at $4.95).

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I was mistaken

I posted back here that i wanted to see if I could live on less then $1.50 a day.  When I signed up I didn’t think it would be hard because of my downright frugality that makes it hard for me to spend retail for just about anything.  I thrive off the trill of seeing just how low i can get my grocery budget.  But I was missing something, wasn’t I.  Sure it may not be hard for a couponer to live off that, but those living in extreme poverty may not have access to coupons.   So I had to rethink what I originally thought.   Ending hunger and extreme poverty isn’t as easy as giving everyone coupons or teaching everyone to shop sales.

So I had to do some searching and learn a few things and what it actually means.  Check out One’s Days Wages for some interesting facts I didn’t know.  Hopefully it will enlighten you just as much as it has enlighted me.  Be sure to visit my team’s home page on Live Below The Line.

So I’ll be honest.  I forgot today was day one of the live below the line challenge until I got to work.  So I’ll have to start tomorrow.

But to give you an idea of how much I spend regularly here is what I ate to day.

Breakfast – 9am  I had tea and four pieces of pullman loaf bread.  My cost $0 (I eat free at my work.)  Cost of items: tea bag $0.30, water for tea $0 (tap), bread $.43.

Lunch – 3pm.  I had a salad with chicken and a slice of cheesecake for dessert.  My cost $0.  Cost of items: $3 for the salad and $2 for the slice of cheesecake.

Dinner – 8pm.  Pasta and peas with Alfredo sauce.

Pasta – $0.07 per box, used 1 box.  Stockpiled from BOGO sale at Publix and $.55/1 coupon.

Peas – $.45 for can.  Stockpiled from a Publix Bogo sale and coupons.

Alfredo Sauce – $.75 for jar, used only 1/4 of the jar.  Stockpiled from a Pubix BOGO sale and coupons.

Total cost of dinner $.71 for dinner.  Number fed 7 – me and 6 kids.

I will go shopping tomorrow and come and post what we eat each day.


Neutrogena lip balm just $0.99 shipped!

ImageNeutrogena fans you can score a great deal at  Right now you can get Neutrogena Naturals Lip Balm for only $0.99 shipped to your home, regularly $2.99, when you click on the $2 coupon.   Make sure you click through ebates to get cash back and login in to shoprunner to score free shipping!

You can also get the Neutrogena face and body bar for just $1.63 shipped to your door, regularly $3.63!

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Pepsi Next $0.66MM at Publix!

I stopped in Publix really quickly and noticed they had the Pepsi Next on sale for $1.34.  Use the $.50/1 MQ and the $1/1 Publix (Yellow Advantage Flyer) and you’ll have a little overage.


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Free Sample of 5 hour Energy Drink

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