Saving $$ with Bountiful Baskets

Some of you have probably heard of Bountiful Baskets and the great deal you can get on produce. For those of you who haven’t heard of it, here’s a quick run down.

Bountiful Baskets is a non-profit food co-op for families that want to have more fresh produce for less money. In order to participate, you must set up a free account on the website…Contributions are accepted beginning Mondays at 10:00 a.m. for Utah, and 12:00 p.m. for all other states. Making a contribution is sometimes referred to as “ordering”, but this is not accurate. We call it contributing or participating, because Bountiful Baskets is not a business that you buy from, but rather a co-op where we all pool our money to buy things together

The website includes a list of participation locations along with “New Participant Instructions” to help you navigate your first time ordering/contributing. But basically you need to log on on Mondays, order up to 3 baskets and additional packs (such as multi-grain bread), if you want them, and pay with a credit card. Read the rest of this entry »


Pat on My Back: Sale Savings

What you are looking at is an almost complete picture of Hubby and I’s shopping trip on Saturday. All told we spent $124.62 for: Read the rest of this entry »

Summer Hiatus and

Yes, Hello. I’m back. I guess I took an unintentional summer hiatus from my blog. You see, what happened was that right after school got out, I took a trip back home to OKC. Then when I came back I started working at summer school. And then I kinda forgot. And then when I remembered I got down on my whole blog with the inevitable, “What’s the point? No one ever reads it anyway,” slump that all blog writers go through. However I had four or five different people ask me in a few weeks span ask me what happened and that they missed reading it and so here I am. Back for another go at it. Only this time I’ve decided that in order to keep myself from getting burnt out I’m only going to be posting once a week, just so ya know. And to try to revive the reading traffic of my blog I’m going to be doing something special and fun in a couple of weeks! So anyways, onward to the main post idea… is a free website that I first heard about a few years ago but I didn’t actually try it out until the beginning of this summer. Since I’ve started using it I’ve saved at least $40 on “new” video games for Hubby and probably that much on “new” books too. Read the rest of this entry »

The one you’ve been waiting for…

You know you’ve been waiting for this one.  You know you’ve been wondering when it was coming. You know you’ve been scratching your head and pondering. So now, I’ve finally decided to give it to you. To pass on the knowledge of how I’ve been saving hundreds of dollars each month.  How I’m cutting some of my expense by 60% percent or more. In short: how I coupon. “The Post.”  The reason why most of you visit my blog each day, wondering if today is going to be “the day”.


And so, I will pass along that knowledge to you…tomorrow. 🙂 Stayed tuned for a full massive money-saving report.

Pat on my back: $180 worth of tires for $39!

So, as per my sister’s request (even though it was already guessed correctly), the movie I quoted in the last post (“Oh I’m so heppe!) was from Robin Hood: Men in Tights. Ya know, the princess with the metal chastity belt and all that.

recently owned by Stacie!!

Anyways, on to how I owned Wal-Mart yesterday. But first, a little back story to set it up. I bought 4 new tires a year and a half ago from Wal-Mart. The tires that I bought were guaranteed to last 60,000 (which, if you drive your car 15.000 miles a year, should last you about 4 years). When I bought my tires I also purchased the lifetime balance and rotation package for the tires (you’re suppose to rotate every other oil change or 6.000).  Every time I went in to get an oil change I asked to get my tires rotated if they needed it. Come to find out they weren’t rotated AT ALL, EVER.

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Pat on my back

For all of you coupon skeptics out there. AND for all of you coupon lovers out there, I would like to share my recent success story.


a very full freezer

THIS is a stocked freezer. 90% of it got stocked during a recent trip to Safeway. Here’s what I bought:

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