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I began this blog as teaching tool for others, and to keep track of my savings and budgeting endeavors. Over the past few months, our car has been making noises, and we feared it was near the end of its life. Each pay period, I transferred money to the our savings account, ensuring our $1,000 emergency fund as Dave Ramsey suggests. We had the emergency fund saved, and just in time. We did have one problem. We didn’t have enough money to pay cash for an entire car purchase. Well, we could buy a car, but we preferred one that actually drove with an engine and not our feet. During this process, there were so many times which I wondered what we were doing. Why not just apply for a loan, buy a great car, and be done with it? We went to one car lot, a man who attends our church, but he only had a few vehicles in our price range, and even that was pushing it. For some reason, none of the cars felt right, so we went to another Christian man who attends the church where I teach students. I called him, and just over the phone I could tell this was the right place. He was kind, considerate, and respectful to what I was trying to accomplish. He told me over the phone he would find a car that we could afford, and we would pray for the Lord’s help. A car salesman said that! What a shock. He mentioned a car he had “out back”, as I had called about a PT Cruiser. We went to the car lot, and I was happily surprised the car “out back” was a very sporty, candy apple red car. I knew then the car was ours. The next day, the Lord worked out the details for us to take the car home. During prayer that morning, I just prayed that we could go to church that night. The Lord answered my prayer, and we drove to church that night. I am so thankful for the great car salesman (who is also a pastor), and our committment to not take out a loan. The Lord honored our committment, and blessed us with a great car for the money we had available.
Great coupons good for .75 cents off ANY 6 six yogurts (use this with store brand for great deals), and $1.00 off a half gallon of chocolate milk with purchase of two gallons regular milk.
I still have $20 in the $40 budget for this week, so I am off to Dillon’s this evening. On special today (end of the 3 day sale) is 4lb bags of sugar for 99cents. This is a great price, and just in time to stock up for the holidays. 🙂
Skippy has a contest right now, and a great coupon. $3.00 back by mail when you buy It’s a Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, and any skippy product (very low cost at Target lately). http://peanutbutter.com/index.aspx
There are some great coupons at Hormel.com. Coupons are for their nitrate-free luncheon meat, canadian bacon, pepperoni, microwave bacon, and meat tray. http://www.hormel.com/updates/coupons/ I was able to print two of each! We buy the nitrate free meat each week, and this is the first time I’ve seen a coupon for that product.
I decided to try shopping a bit earlier in the sale week, since I’m tired of having to get rainchecks for out of stock items. I went to the store today, but after a Halloween party, so I wasn’t thinking clearly. I did pretty well, but we picked up a giant pack of grapes, and I didn’t realize they were $7.82! So, my total was 15.43, but I need to return the grapes because they always spoil when we buy the big packs. I’ll swap that pack for a smaller one, and grab some apples and bananas as well. Here is what I bought: 2 Reames noodles (free after coupon and raincheck), 3 Betty Crocker potatoes, giant grapes (going back!!!) International Delight 32 oz. creamer, bean sprouts, 4 lbs sugar, dishwasher rinse aid, 6 packages tuna (free after coupon), Sunny Delight smoothie drink (free), 2 Healthy Choice meals (free), and one loaf of wheat bread.
I normally don’t buy pre-packaged items, but the last few weeks lots of items have been free after coupons, so I bought them to keep in the pantry. I prefer healthy food options, but my husband loves these potatoes, they are almost free, and he was with me at the store. So, there they are. 🙂