Friday, February 24, 2017

A Little Bit of Friday Frugal

Not much to report this week really in the frugal arena.

* I was out running errands on Wednesday and I used a Subway gift card to get myself a sub for lunch, so no $ spent.

* Getting back in my car I spied this on the ground.....

A quarter somebody dropped in the parking lot.
Yay for found money, no matter the amount! 8-)

* I shared my free and cheap foods I got in yesterday's post.

* I sent College Boy a box of stuff since it was his birthday.  I didn't go out and buy anything for it, but used items I had already-a card, 2 boxes of facial tissue(he's been sick and had used all I'd given him to bring back after break), some mail for him that came here and lots of snacks(things I've gotten for free or cheap recently at the stores).  He loved it all.  The only cost was for shipping.  8-)

* I stopped myself while at Weis yesterday from buying pre-made macaroni salad.  I LOVE their mac salad but it was $6 a container!  When did potato and mac salads from the grocery stores get soooo expensive?!!
Anyway, I couldn't bring myself to spend the money for it so I bought an orange bell pepper on sale for $1 instead and using ingredients I already have at home I'll make my own and try to get the sauce to taste like the store's dish.

* I received a stack of catalogs in the mail this week(touting all the Spring styles).  I didn't even open them and dumped them into the trash can.  I don't need new/more clothes.  If I feel I do, I have stacks of fabric already here and I can make my own outfits.

* I added more dumplings to my homemade chicken and dumplings leftovers and Hubs and I had that for lunch instead of going out for a sandwich.  I've still got two bowls of it left so 1 lunch this weekend is covered.

* Even though today is Fantastic Friday at the grocery store there is nothing I need that is on awseom discount so I am staying home and not grocery shopping today.

Otherwise there is not much frugal to talk about this week.

What did you do this week to keep money in your own pocket?


Thursday, February 23, 2017

Rite-Aid & Weis This Week

I hit Rite-Aid this Week.
I still had a $5 off $20 of Rite-Aid branded products eCoupon on my son's Wellness card so I bought....

8 x Big Win case of water(on sale-Rite Aid product)=$20 *not pictured*

Since this item was also a Blizzard Points qualifying item I now had $20 toward $30 spent to qualify for $10 in Plenti points back so I also bought.....

2 x Garnier Fructis shampoo on sale=$7.00
1 x Garnier Styling product on sale=$3.50

Coupons Used
1 x $5 wyb $20 R-A items Load2CardQ=$5.00
2 x $2/1 Garnier IPQ=$4.00
1 x $2/1 Garnier styler Load2CardQ=$2.00
Coupon Total.....$11.00

$30.50-$11.00=$19.50 = .27¢tax=$19.77

I used one of my $15 R-A free Visa Debit Cards + $4.77 worth of Plenti points on that card to pay.
I received $10 in new Plenti points back.
Nothing spent OOP.
I also received a $2 cash rebate in SavingStar for buying the Garnier styler so this comes out to $2.77 spent "down" in Plenti points in the end.

Onward to my Weis(PMITA)Markets trip from Wednesday.
Here are the best deals I found........

4 x Progresso soups on sale $1=$4.00 used $2/4 Q=$2.00 or .50¢ a can
1 x A&H laundry detergent on sale=$1.97 used $1/1 Q=.97¢
1 x pork tenderloin w/$3 off instant sticker discount=$3.09($1.96 lb)
1 x steelhead trout w/$3 off instant sticker discount=$4.67($4.86 lb)

I also had a $2/4 Progresso rebate in savingstar so the soup will be free once that goes through.

Now I am off to do something outside since it's 60F here right now.


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

He's Legal!

I'm feeling kind of old today.
Today my "baby" turns 21.
Yep, that would be College Boy.

Here's some photos of him through the ages.......

(First photo-1996)


(10th Birthday)

(Link costume in 2007)

(Easter Egg hunting in 2008)

(13th Birthday)

(In the sunglasses)

(Freshman Year photo)

(Next year at camp, still in sunglasses.)

                               (Junior Year photo)

(With his "axe".)

                                  (On the far left.)

                         (Marching Band Solo.)

      (French Honor Society-in the black striped shirt.)


                          (High School graduation)

                                (Off to College.)

(Off to college again.)

                  (Performing at college-on the right.)

(Last Fall in concert.)

Happy 21st Birthday College Boy!
Here's hoping the next 21 years are even better!!!

aka Sluggy

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Another February Giveaway!

Here it is.....another Giveaway!
Since I didn't get a Giveaway up in January, let's do TWO in February....unless some one out there has a problem with that.  ;-)

This is the second Sluggy's Boring Blog Box Giveaway for the year.
This time it's all about Girly Girls.....Make-Up and Chocolate!

Here is what you can win if your entry is picked.......

1 x Crest toothpaste
1 x Oral-B toothbrush(medium softness)
1 x Aveeno lotion sample bottle
1 x Tag men's deodorant
1 x Pantene shampoo(w/bonus sample)
1 x Centrum Vitamints vitamins
1 x Max Freezer topical pain relief
2 x Nivea hand cream tins
1 x Nivea tinted lip balm(strawberry)
1 x Revlon lipstick(rosy nude)
1 x Wet n' Wild lipstick(dark pink frost)
1 x L'Oreal Infallible lip liner pencil(mauve)
2 x Cover Girl eye shadow(1 turquoise tempest, 1 purple pop)
5 x Sinful Colors nail polish(stormy, forget now, dream on, sugar sugar, let's talk)
1 x Rite-Aid brand tweezers
1 x Fiber Choice sample
1 x Revlon nail clippers
2 x Make-up remover packs
10 x Assorted Chocolate squares(Ghirardeli & Hershey's)

Closeup shots of the goodies up for grabs......

I'll leave this giveaway open until Tuesday, February 28th, at 11:59pm Eastern Time, so that gives everyone a full week to enter this one.  On March 1st I'll mark all the valid entries and use Random dotorg to pick a number and that corresponding person's entry wins.

You may get ONE ENTRY EVERY DAY by leaving a comment on this blog post every day until the Giveaway ends.
Tell me in your comment, what here is the thing you most like to win, what the weather has been like by you, your favorite brand and type of chocolate, your best frugal tip to share with our readers, your favorite brand and type of shampoo, if you consider yourself a "girly girl", your best tip for getting and staying out of debt, the name/link to a favorite blog you'd like to share, if you are better off now or 5 years ago and why, or anything else you'd like to share with everyone.

You can also get 3 BONUS ENTRIES by posting this Giveaway on your own Blog OR if you are a Follower of this blog.  Please leave 3 separate entries for these bonus entries with either a link to your blog post where you talk about the giveaway OR the name/ID you follow under so I can verify you follow the blog for these entries.

Disclaimer--This giveaway is open to those with mailing addresses within the US only.
As the cost of postage to foreign countries has gotten to high I can no longer afford to mail boxes outside the US, sorry.  These giveaways are not sponsored by any companies, I pay for it all out of my own pocket.

Please make sure there is a way for me to contact you in your comment.
If you're not a registered Blogger User with your contact information on your User page, please put your email addy in your comment or email me your email addy privately when you leave a comment so I can get ahold of you if you win. If your Blogger associated user profile is a GOOGLE one with those Google Circles nonsense I CAN NOT CONTACT YOU as Google Circles doesn't show your contact info.
I again had to disqualify some entrants in the last giveaway because their profile is linked through Google and not Blogger.  Please check your profile!  And if you ARE entering through a Blogger profile PLEASE have contact info(email addy)in that profile.  If I can't access your email addy I can't contact you so email me your email addy privately or add your email address to your User Profile.  If you have sent me your email addy privately for a previous giveaway I still have it on file so no need to resend it for this giveaway.

If I can't contact you then you can't win.  I have had to disqualify more readers than I care to due to this issue and I sure don't want it to happen again.  Thanks!

So let's get this started!