Back To School Sales Tax Holidays! Find Your State!

School is back into session and every little discount matters! If you are looking to save some money take a look at the days your state offers Back to School Tax Holidays. Check out Bankrate’s Interactive Map to see if your state is offering a tax break on back to school shopping. When you click on the map you’ll be taken to the original posting which will take you to your state. Happy Shopping!

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Big Sales Going on at Carter’s and Gymboree! Up to 40% Off!

Did the kids outgrow their spring clothes over winter? Now be a good time to stock up at Gymboree  Outlet Stores and Carters which are both having some pretty awesome sales!

Looking for Easter outfits? Go to a Gymboree Outlet where everything  is 40% off!

Find a Gymboree Outlet near you for these great discounts!

Find a Gymboree Outlet near you for these great discounts!

Carters has a bunch of stuff on sale for $10 and under! Get body suits, rompers and hoodies for$10 and under! They also have a 20% and 15% coupon for additional discounts on your purchases.

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Update on My Car Pay Off!

Awhile back I had a post about a goal of mine to pay off my car by the end of the year. Well, I am working towards it and some circumstances have changed so I’m not adding as much extra money as I anticipated, but the numbers aren’t looking bad. Here is the snapshot of where I am currently:

July Payments
July 15th – $280.00
July 25th- $50 (extra)

August Payments
August 8th- $227.00
August 14th- $30.00 (extra)

Pay Off Amount
$1355.48 not including the payment added today

Basically, I need to pay roughly 332.50 each month to pay it off by December. I’m determined, but the fact that it is at this amount makes me happy and I see the end! I’ll keep updating you on this goal.

What I Bought On My Traer Joe’s Haul.. For Under $100

Last evening was another hot date with Trader Joe’s! But, this time I brought along a friend who I think I can safely say is hooked. Yes, Trader Joe’s if you read this you should hire me to do some of your outreach work! Ok, so I big time stuck to budget matter of fact I’m under my budget of $150.00! I only spent $99.22! I do have to get a few other things they didn’t have like garbage bags, and slider buns, and a couple more things but I believe I will end up under budget. So here is what I bought:

Coffee Medium Roast- $4.99
Quart of Milk- $1.39
Lemonade  and Iced Tea- $2.99 (tastes super good)
Water .49 (was dying to thirst)
French Fries-$1.99
Green Beans- $2.69
Mexican Cheese- $3.99 (Mexican lasagna)
Asian Won Ton Chicken Cilantro- $2.99
Ice Cream Sandwiches- $2.99
Turkey Meat (2 Packages) 1@$4.29 and 1@$3.99
Organic Plain Yogurt- $2.99
Chicken Drumsticks (2 Packages)  1@$2.58 and 1@$2.49
Shu Mai Chicken Dumplings (2 Boxes) -$2.99
Frozen Pineapple- $1.79
Frozen Mango-$2.69
Roasted Turkey Breast- $2.99
Salsa Pico de Gall0-$2.99
Cuban style black beans- $.99
Goya Shrimp and Veggie Potstickers- $4.79 (love these)
Grapes- $3.69
Strawberries- $2.79
Raspberries-$2.99
Bag of Sweet Organic potatoes-$3.69
Brussells Sprouts- $1.19
Parisian carrots-$1.69
Spinach Tortellini-$1.99
Soy Sesame Dressing- $1.9
Brown eggs- $2.39
Butter lettuce-$1.99
Champs Elysees salad- $1.99
Bananas -$1.33
Strawberry Preserves- $2.99
Clif Bars (5)- $3.45
Corn on the Cob (4 @.49)- $1.96

Grand Total: $99.22

A successful shopping trip!