Ugh, the twenty-ninth day of 2019 has been a huge flop. My Wal-Mart pick up order turned out to be a disaster. If you saw my previous post, I deleted it because it was just all wrong. My house is a wreck and I’ve lost motivation. My pantry style week feels like it’s ruined. And, to top it all off, I forgot to take a picture of dinner.
Ok, so, Wal-Mart first…
I’m a huge fan of Kroger clicklist, but I only use it when they have coupons to waive the pick up fee. Now that our local Wal-Mart is offering pick up as well, I thought I would give it a shot. I threw in a couple items that I had coupons for.
No big deal, right?
Wal-Mart does NOT accept coupons with the grocery pick up. I repeat. They do not accept coupons with their grocery pick up.
I only missed out on $4 and I was going to just let it go, but they don’t give you a printed receipt. This causes me to miss out on my Ibotta rebates, which means I loose another $4. With my tight budget, I’m not really too happy with an $8 loss, especially on items I didn’t even really need.
Besides, this would kind of mess up my no spend challenge!
I’ll be taking these items back to Wal-Mart and returning them. I’ll probably go ahead and repurchase them with my coupons while I’m in store. From now on, I’ll only be doing Wal-Mart pick up if I have items I don’t need coupons on since they have free pick up all the time.
You can sign up for Ibotta HERE and Wal-Mart HERE if you haven’t already. I highly recommend both. Even Wal-Mart despite my bad first experience. That was my fault for assuming I knew how it worked.
The links above are my referral links. If you sign up under them, we bot get a bonus, but don’t let my referral link stop you from saving money! Ibotta is, in my opinion, one of the better rebate apps, and it’s hard to beat Wal-Mart’s free pick up.
I’ll be letting you know my grocery expense so far this week after I get this order settled. Hopefully I can get everything returned and either fix it or forget it. Also, from now on, I will test any deals I try to do before I share. I apologize to anyone who may have seen my other post and possibly gave it a try.
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Now, my house…
Bleh. That’s about all I got to say about cleaning. I wish I was rich. I’d hire someone to clean my house daily.
I. Hate. Cleaning.
I’ve let the main area of my house get out of hand again and I need to get it straight. I think tomorrow I might try to do a cleaning video. I kind of like watching speed cleaning videos myself, so I might as well make my own.
And then, budget meals…
I can’t even complain about my budget dinner tonight. I highly recommend the Korean Ground Beef & Rice recipe I found the other day. I would say my family does as well. I was planning for there to be some left over, even if only enough for one person, but nope. The pan was scraped clean.
Korean Ground Beef & Rice
Ground Beef $1.50
Brown Sugar $.10
Soy Sauce $.20
Sesame Oil ?
Green Onions $.05
Rice FREE with Kroger Free Friday Coupon!
Canned Peas $.44
Can you believe that?! I feel like I have to have done something wrong. Can that be right? How the heck is that even possible? I did leave out the sesame seeds, but still. I’m not sure that would have brought the price up much.
And last but not least, Clutter Money y’all!
I managed to get rid of some stuff we don’t need and brought in a whopping $48.60! This brings our Emergency Fund up to $435.29! And as long as things go well, I’ll be adding in my unused $50 stock the pantry/freezer fund at the end of the month along with possibly $20-$40 more from clutter stuff.
Emergency Fund Past Balance – $391.19
+ $48.60 Clutter Money
Emergency Fund Current Balance – $435.29!
End of the Day Thoughts, Plans, & Goals
I for real need to find my motivation. I was feeling so pumped at the beginning of the month and most of the way through. Mostly with the house. I’m still doing pretty good with not spending unnecessary money. Can’t say I haven’t been thinking about it lately though. I even caught myself trying to talk myself into doing a no spend month instead of a year earlier.
I seriously thought to myself that I did great and a month was enough…
I’m going to attempt to do a speed cleaning video tomorrow. I love to watch them so I might as well make them as well.
And since I’m not falling asleep in my chair tonight, I think I’m going to work on finishing up my daughters bedroom furniture while the baby is asleep. It’s about time to get the upstairs under control and her stuff scatter everywhere is the biggest problem. I’ll share pictures later.