Current Projects

  • Couponing like crazy!
  • Turning Junk into Treasure!
  • Saving Plastic Bottles from Landfills!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


I made a quick stop at Macey's today. A few good deals in the ad and a few unadvertised deals to boot!
Sad news: no more free balloons for the kids. Apparently there is a nationwide helium shortage. Sadness. They do have complimentary stickers however.
Here's what we got:
Pepsi Next 12 pk $1.49
2 lb cheese $4.99
-$1/1 32 oz cheese online coupon
M&ms, Mars candy .44 ea
I'm going to hit Smith's tomorrow. They have some great deals... finally!! It's been a long while since it was worth going there. :)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


I got to Walmart earlier today and was able to get more of what I wanted.
Parents Choice formula $8.44
-$8/1 parents choice (mail coupon)= $4.44
Suave deodorant  .97
-.75/1 Suave deodorant (doubled to $1= +.03!)
Dawn dish soap $1.08
-.50/1 Dawn (doubled to $1= .08 ea)
Carefree liners .94
-.50/1 carefree liners (doubled to $1= +.06 each!!)
I've been selling these liners 3/$1 at my yard sales.
Almond Accents $2.97
-.50/1 almond accents (doubled to $1= $1.97)  
I missed out on my Zone bars, but we'll get them another time. Gotta get there earlier to get more of the Dawn. I got the last two. Still I'm pretty happy with how I did.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Product Review Colgate Advanced Whitening

I got some Colgate (my favorite toothpaste brand) Advanced Whitening toothpaste on a great deal and have been using it for about 2 weeks now. I've found that it does a decent job of whitening but I have one complaint. No matter how much I gargle and rinse, I am always left with a gritty coating on my teeth. It is quite bothersome. I don't know of any way around it . Since I got such a great deal, I'm not going to whine too much about it. It is regularly an expensive product, so I will probably only get it again if it's a freebie deal.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


So I found this old Kodak camera in yesterday's foreclosure pick. Anyone familiar with it? I've looked at old pics and can't find it. If you have an idea, please share it! Thanks!!
This picking is like solving mysteries everyday.. call me Sherlock! :)


Monday, August 13, 2012

Today's pick

So I went to a recently purchased foreclosure home today. The new owner had contacted me about coming to take away the odds and ends left by the past owners. Huge score!! Great toys, awesome mummy sleeping bags, and a huge collection of vintage Sports Illustrated magazines. So excited!!
This is way nicer than hitting the dumpsters.. not that I'm gonna stop. :)


Did you know that people will buy your back issues of certain magazines?? So, when you're out diving in your local recycling bins, look for the mags!! Or those issues you have piling up in the bathroom that you're gonna throw out, sell them instead! You'll wanna do your research first, on ebay, to see which are the most collectible, but so far, there seems to be a market for pretty much everything except the rag mags. (US Weekly, Star, Inquirer, etc)
Just another great money making opportunity!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Dyson Parts

So I found these 3 Dyson vacuum attachments in a school dumpster in Springville the other day...

Turns out they're kind of valuable... Again, the things people throw out.. It's a shame, but it keeps me in business. :) Gonna see if I can get a few bucks for them on ebay. It's a good idea to be competitive, especially when it's all profit. I research the others available on ebay, amazon, etc. Then I undercut them by a few bucks. Then the buyer gets a great deal and I make some money. Works well and makes customers happy. And that's what this business is all about! Well... that and making money. :)
 Where I found these, I also found several Mikita drills and chargers, plus a couple other power tools that the school threw out. Sad.. Probably going to save those for my upcoming yard sale.

Help me identify an item!

So I found this interesting piece from Ikea... But I cannot figure out what it's for!! I have researched the web and there is just nothing to be found! Please tell me, if you know, what this blasted thing is for!! Thanks!!
It collapses and has clamps. Help!!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Coolest Pick Ever!

Yesterday I was hunting and picking in Provo. In a school's dumpster, I found what appeared to be their entire science lab.. What a waste! I got everything that I possibly could, including this, the coolest item I have picked so far!
It is an antique brass Coleman Solus lamp. So cool!!! It needs to be polished but there are no dents or repairs/replacements. Plus it has the rare top plate! An amazing find! I can't believe that some lunatic threw it out!!!
Anywho, it is valued at around $300. Gonna see what I can get out of it on ebay. I love what I do! It is totally worth all the bruises and the many showers I have to take!

Today at Walmart

Another shopping adventure with the kids... We survived. Today was all about doubling coupons. I will have to get in there earlier next week to get all that I want. Here's what I ended up with:

 Carefree liners .94 ea
-.50/1 coupon: doubled to $1= FREE
Nalley pickle chips $1.98
-.75/1 coupon: doubled= .98
Almond Accents $2.98 ea
-.50/1 coupon: doubled to $1= $1.98
Nature Valley and Fiber One Bars, Cinnamon Toast Crunch bars $2.68 each
-.50/1 coupons: doubled to $1= $1.68 ea

 Equate Triple Antibiotic $2.34
Allergy med .88 ea
Sunbelt Granola Bars $2.25
-.50/1 coupon (off boxes of others I bought last week(: doubled to $1= $1.25
Zest 3 pk Soap $1.98
-.50/1 coupon: doubled to $1= .98
Finish Gelpacs $3.97
-.50/1 coupon: doubled to $1= $2.98 ea
Must get in earlier next week!!!