Weekend Review: Save-A-Lot Edition

Save A LotHey everyone! I hope you are having a great weekend so far. Below you will find out how Julie’s shopping experience at Save-A-Lot went. It sounds like she did save a lot! Also I have put together some links from other bloggers that I have enjoyed this past week. Please enjoy and have a great rest of the weekend!

From Julie: (The winner of the $15 Save-A-Lot gift card and EOD T-Shirt)

Just wanted to give you an update of my Save a Lot experience. Could not have come in at a better time. Out of the blue – last week I got custody of my 16 yr old nephew. Seems as if my life is taking on a whole new “life”. Anyways…..woke up today, and used the LAST of my coffee. And only $2 in my purse…….HOWEVER…..I remember I have my $15 Save A Lot card…..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Off I went!

My list is as follows:

  1. Center Cut Bacon – $1.92.
  2. 6 pack ramen noodles .99
  3. Jumbo biscuits 2 @ $1.29 ea
  4. 4.5 oz. Can of coffee :0) $4.99
  5. 6 pack of corndogs $2.99
  6. 2 loafs of white bread @ .59 ea.

For a total of $14.72!

Thanks so much. I think I did VERY well!

I DID SAVE A LOT! ๐Ÿ™‚

Congratulations Julie! I am glad you were able to save some money at a crucial time. I hope you enjoy your ENEMY OF DEBT t-shirt as well! ๐Ÿ˜€

Great Reads From Last Week

Credit Card Debt Rising Like a Mother – From my boy J Money over at Budgets Are Sexy. Credit card debt is rising? Say it isn’t so. Only proof that the majority of people that have credit cards do not have the discipline required to use them responsibly. I HATE CREDIT CARDS, which is why I killed mine, but if you are gonna have one—-PAY IT OFF EVERY MONTH!

Money In Our Life – 5 Personal Finance Basics To Work On – Written by Jeff over at My Super-Charged Life. Jeff and I, definitely see eye to eye here. My favorite of the 5 is “Get Over Your Resistance To Being Held Accountable”.

Customer-Service Phrases We Hate – This one comes from KD over at MSN Money: Smart Spending. She is highlighting a post written by Jeff from My Super-Charged Life. Jeff is on fire and she did him justice by sharing his take on customer service in such a way.

Frugal Friday Tip โ€“ Soda Pop – from Jeff over at Deliver Away Debt. I love drinking SODA! If you are addicted to drinking soda, or even if you just have a few a day, this post will show you why you should avoid buying 20oz. bottles.

I Love My Wife Enough to Shop at Wal-Mart – by Dustin over at Engaged Marriage. He really found some interesting pictures to add to this post that will make you laugh, but he does a pretty good job at adding his own touch of humor to this fun post. You can also check out a guest post of mine while you’re there. Marriage And Money: How To Improve Communication And Minimize Money Fights.

Best of Money Carnival #33: PNG Style – This is my FAVORITE carnival AND the only one I actually participate in anymore. It highlights the best 10 posts from those submitted, so it’s nice to see when your post makes the cut. Craig Ford hosted this past weeks carnival and was even kind enough to include my article. Craig is the wonderful writer over at Money Help For Christians. Great carnival Craig!

4 Steps To Finding THE Job You Really Want – by Ron at The Wisdom Journal. I think this is a great article for helping people beef up their resume and getting the job, but I would also add that the conventional way to get jobs is not the only way. No person points out this as much as one of my favorite authors on the matter—Dan Miller of 48 days To The Work You Love and No More Mondays.

Body After Baby 2010: This is Your Year, Join Us! – presented by Samantha over at Mama Notes. This particular post is not from last week but something she is doing that I really like is Body After Baby. If I am not mistaken you can still sign up to participate so what are you waiting for?

Also in case you missed it, I did an interview for ClariFinancial—go check it out. ๐Ÿ™‚

That’s all folks! Have a great weekend! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  1. TS says:

    Well, I finally paid off my final credit card, and did the one thing that I’d been missing….grocery shopping! I shopped enough to last us for the next six weeks (meat), and the month (dried goods). Due to health issues in our family, most of our food is free of dyes, and ingredients that either cannot be pronounced, or aren’t natural, so it did cost a bit. In the long run, we will be healthy (physically and financially)!

    • Brad Chaffee says:

      That sounds awesome TS! Congratulations on getting rid of those credit cards. How does it feel to know you won’t be giving your hard earned money to cc companies? For us it felt great! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Keep up the great work!

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