Today was a great day in our house for saving/making money.
Deal # 1: We ate dinner tonight at Longhorn Steakhouse as mystery shoppers. First of all, how fun is that? Second of all they paid us to eat there. They cut you a check for $40 after the visit...well our total bill was $33.42 so we made $6.58 to have a really nice dinner. Ben and I rarely go anywhere that doesn't have a deal or that costs more than $10 bucks for all 3 of us (Ben and I usually share an entree) so this was a fun treat for us.
Deal #2: I went to CVS to get 2 things of L'Oreal face wash that is normally $6.99. It was on sale for $5.99 and I had 2 $2.00 off coupons. So, my total was $7.98 before tax and I had $7.58 in Extra Care bucks from a previous visit. My total out of pocket with tax was $0.71. Even better, I got another $10 in Extra Care bucks from that transaction to use on a future purchase...so both were free plus I made $9.29
So the totals for today were $47.40 worth of 'goods' that I was paid $15.87 to take. Yes, please! :)
P.S.- my total savings for the month of January at CVS was $307.38 and I spent $26.78... this doesn't even include my savings at Kroger. Starting in February, I'm keeping a running total of spent versus saved for the year of 2009.