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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Food Lion Holiday Shop & Earn Promo!

Once again this year Food Lion is running a promotion to collect 6 weekly tickets (out of 8 weeks) and earn a voucher worth $20.00 off your next shopping order! 

The promo runs from 10/1/14 to 11/25/14 and the tickets must be redeemed by 12/9/14. To earn a ticket, visit Food Lion and spend $40.00 or more while shopping. 

Last year you could earn the ticket by adding a gift card to your purchases. I hope it works again this year, since I never spend $40.00 in trip! 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Ebay Trash to Cash Sales for September

My first trash-to-cash Ebay sale for the month of September was this box of Prevacid that I got for free at Rite Aid back in July. It sold for $5.00 plus the buyer paid first class shipping of $2.32.

This Black & Decker coffee pot replacement carafe that I found in a dumpster went for $12.99 plus the buyer paid $8.65 for shipping. 

Another dumpster diving find were these 2 new packs of Universal looseleaf business card pages. I sold them for $12.00 with free First Class shipping which cost me $1.93.

I also found this Barbie fireplace in the dumpster. Someone threw it away because it had a crack in the side. However, I looked it up when I got home and found that it was vintage 1984, so listed it on Ebay for $9.99 with free shipping. It sold and First Class shipping cost $2.49.

Here are some more sales from my continuing efforts to declutter the house:

I found this copy of The Mom Inventor's Handbook collecting dust in my basement, so I listed and sold it for $16.99 with free media mail shipping. The shipping cost me $2.69.

These Nike cleats were purchased second-hand for my daughter to play lacrosse last year and we paid $15.00 for them. I resold them on Ebay for $15.00 at the end of her season, and the buyer paid $8.55 for shipping. They were pretty dirty, but I cleaned them up nicely for photos with my Mr. Clean Magic Erasers.


My daughter Charlie asked me to list this book on numerology for her. It sold for $12.00 with free Media Mail shipping, which cost $2.69.

These vintage Dingo Western boots sold for $59.99 plus the buyer paid $14.25 for shipping. These were given to my daughter by one of her friends, but they were size 11 and didn't really fit anyone in the family or I would have kept them! 

My daughter Bridgette asked me to list these three books about Japan for her. They sold for $14.99 with free Media Mail free shipping which was $2.69.

This khaki skirt from Coldwater Creek that was taking up space in my closet sold for $25.99 with free shipping. I put the keyword "modest" in the title, since some shoppers search specifically for that. First Class shipping was $2.69.

And finally, my best sale for the month was this hand-blown cobalt blue glass platter. I purchased it (and 11 others) back in 1987 when I lived in Damascus, Syria for a few dollars each. I thought I might use them as dinner plates or chargers, but I never did. I moved them from place to place around the world with me for over 25 years and decided they weren't serving any purpose in my basement, so I listed one. It sold for $99.99 and the buyer paid $11.65 for shipping! 

My total trash-to-cash Ebay sales for September were $304.36.
Paypal and Ebay fees cost me $39.56 and free shipping costs totalled $12.49, thus my net profits for the month came to $252.31.

After I gave Charlie $9.00 for her book and gave Bridgette $10.00 for her book, I ended up with $233.31!

Kellogg's Family Rewards Code for 50 Points!

Here is a new bonus codes for the Kellogg's Family Rewards program:

KFRD-ISCO-VERY-TOYS for 50 points 

Thanks, Dolores! 

Campbell's Rebate for $3.50 Voucher!

Campbell's is offering a rebate to get a voucher for a free product when you buy 3 of their items in one transaction between 9/15/14 and 11/15/14. The maximum value of the voucher is $3.50. 

Click HERE for the list of participating items and to link to the electronic submission form or download the mail in form.

This is a nice double dip with the Catalina for Campbell's Slow Kettle Style soup that I posted about at Harris Teeter!

There is a coupon for $1.00 off two V8 Juices HERE and these coupons are also for participating products:
  $0.50 off 3 Campbell's Chunky™ Soups or Chilis
   $1.00 off any two Campbells Dinner Sauces
$0.75 off ONE Campbell's Slow Kettle Style soup
$0.40 off THREE Campbell's Spaghetti0s pastas

Saving Star Weekly Healthy Offer - Corn!

Log in to your Saving Star account and get the Healthy Offer for this week - a 20% savings on any single purchase of loose corn! 

Monday, September 29, 2014

What To Do When Your Catalina Doesn't Print

A Catalina is a coupon that prints out of the box next to register at many supermarkets and drug stores. There are two kinds of Catalinas:

1) A coupon for a particular product
2) A coupon for savings on your next order, no matter what you buy

Last week I purchased 2 Campbell's Slow Kettle Soups at Harris Teeter with the expectation of receiving a Catalina coupon for $1.50. My Catalina didn't come out of the machine, even though I received several others, so I knew the machine was working.

When I got home I went HERE and input all of the information from my receipt. 

Today I received this nice letter from Catalina marketing along with my coupon:

Kellogg's Family Rewards Code - 50 Points!

Here is a Kellogg's Family Rewards bonus code worth 50 points: