Thursday, October 18, 2018

Just A Quickie Today

An early morning howdy to y'all from the front porch here............

I'm off for the day to see the sights.
* Sorry this photo wouldn't load so I am posting this since I got back.  Now I am going to go collapse in bed for a bit.*


Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Fall Giveaway Time!

Fall is officially here so it's time for the Twelth Sluggy's Boring Blog Box Giveaway for 2018. 8-)

This one is gonna be a bit different again.

Here are all the goodies you can pick from to fill your box if your entry is picked(except for the items that were picked by September's winners.....I am not hauling all this out to rephotograph it again!lol)

Personal care items...deodorant to body wash to shampoo to razors to dental care items to lip balm.

Laundry detergent pods, to sinus rinse to hydration to light bulbs to mouthwash to vitamins to lotions to tampons to supplements to night light bulbs to tape to shower cap to hair goods to hand soap to topical pain relievers to eye drops to baby wash.

More lotion to nail care to all sorts of make-up products(mascara, blush, eye pencils, eye shadow, face powder, lip products).

It's all about the chocolate and candy in this photo......Lindt truffles to sugar-free Russell Stover to gums to chocolate bars(from whole bags and to bars to singles).

Here's the full list of items available from the photos above........

Aussie mousse
Softsoap body wash x 2
Irish Spring body wash
Garnier shampoo
Pantene shampoo
Suave Professionals shampoo
Tresemmé shampoo
Suave Professionals shampoo
Gillette shave cream
Barlow's dry shampoo x 2
Arm and Hammer toothpaste x 2
Colgate toothpaste x 3
Listerine dental floss x 2
Oral-B toothbrush x 2
Arm and Hammer battery toothbrush
Oral-B battery toothbrush
Bic men's disposable razors
DayLogic men's refillable razor x 2
Degree fragrance spray
Suave ladies' deodorant x 4
Speed Stick men's deodorant
Lady Speed Stick deodorant
Arm and Hammer deodorant
Degree men's dry spray deodorant
Lever 2000 bar soap 2 pack
Yardley honey and almond bar soap
Cetaphil baby body wash x 2
XLEAR sinus rinse and bottle
Playtex sport compact tampons(reg.)
Arm and Hammer laundry tablets
Noxzema cream
Conair hair brush
Emergen-C super orange supplements
St. Ives face scrub
Liquid RX hydration packets x 2
Magnavox ear buds x 2
Dial hand soap pump
Conair shower cap
Thermacare back patches
GE LED light bulb
R-A night light bulbs x 2
R-A mouth rinse
Max Freeze topical pain cream
Aquaphor cream
Centrum fruit vitamins
Centrum Silver vitamins
Rolaids 3 pack
Visine eye drops x 2
Neutrogena oil-free acne wash
R-A cellophane tape x 2
Eucerin cream tubes x 2
Rimmel face cream
Cover Girl liquid foundation
Cover Girl face powder
Cover Girl lip stick
Physician's Formula bronzer powder
Sally Hansen nail strengthener gloss
Sally Hansen nail polish
Revlon emery boards x 2
Neutrogena concealer x 2
Cover Girl face compact
Cover Girl eyebrow pencils x 2
Jesse's Girl lip pencils x 3
Wet n' Wild eye pallette
Wet n' Wild single eye shades x 5
Cover Girl lip pencil
Rimmel bronzer/shader pallette
Revlon nail clippers
Revlon tweezers
Cover Girl eye shadow pallette
Maybelline eye shadow pallette x 2
Almay single eye shadows x 4
Cover Girl mascara
Rimmel mascara
Russell Stover sugar-free chocolates x 3
Hershey's cookie layer crunch w/mint
M & Ms caramel bag
Biscoff cookies
Perugina dark chocolate bar
Lindt Peppermint white chocolate bar
Mentos fruit rolls x 2
Reese's fast break
Hershey's Gold bar x 2
Dentyne's Ice gum 2 x
Orbit gum x 2
Trident gum x 2
Cadbury singles caramel x 16
Cadbury singles mint x 11
Cadbury singles fruit and nut x 6
Kit Kat bar singles x 16
Lindt truffles(assorted)x 36

I also added this group of items......

1 x Lindt gingerbread truffles bag
1 x GE LED lightbulb
1 x Always bladder pads
1 x Revlon Colorsilk med. rich brown
1 x Clairol Natural Instinct medium cool brown
1 x Clairol Nice n' Easy medium golden brown
1 x Revlon Colorsilk medium auburn
1 x Reese's cups sugar-free
1 x Twizzlers strawberry
2 x Jolly Ranchers candy bags
1 x Starburst gum
1 x Trident mint gum
2 x Mentos mint candy rolls
2 x Mentos cinnamon candy rolls
1 x Emergen-C super orange
2 x Colgate toothpastes
1 x Bic disposable razors
1 x Hello toothpaste(non-flouride)
1 x Gardenia body polisher
1 x Gardenia soap
1 x Gardenia body powder

Lots of things you can win and the retail cost depends on what you pick.
If something in the first 4 photos is gone from the list of what is available let me know and I'll see if I have more in my stash to send you if you are the winner.

I'll leave this giveaway open until Wednesday, 24th at 11:59pm Eastern Time, so that gives everyone a full week to enter this one.  On Thursday, October 25th I'll mark all the valid entries and use Random dotorg to pick a number and that corresponding person's entry wins.

*Please note the rules*
I'll post the name/Id of the winner on this blog and that person has 48 hours from then to contact me privately via email(my email addy is listed on my "About Me" page).
If I am not contacted via email I'll attempt to contact the winner via the email they supply with their entry and if that email is not responded to within another 48 hours I'll pick another winner.

The thing that makes this Giveaway different is that ONLY PEOPLE WHO HAVE NEVER WON ONE OF MY GIVEAWAYS MAY ENTER THIS ONE!

There will only be ONE way to enter this time by leaving a comment on this post.  Tell me what your favorite activity is during Autumn, your favorite Fall recipes, your favorite Halloween candy, the best grocery deal you got recently, or the thing you most want to win.....those sort of comments.
You may enter once each day by leaving a daily comment on this post before October 24th at 11:59pm Eastern time.
And remember, only folks who have never won before are eligible for this one. 8-)

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 am sorry to say I can no longer afford to mail boxes outside the US.  These giveaways are not sponsored by any companies, I pay for it all(cost of items given away and the postage to mail 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 a hold of you. 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.

If I can't contact you then you can't win.  I am still having to disqualify entries due to this issue and I sure don't like doing that.  Thanks!

So let's get this started!


Monday, October 15, 2018

This Week on the Dining Table

The "Guess Where I Am?" Edition--

Well I'm not "there" anymore.  But it was just barely 2 weeks ago I was there. sigh

Moving On....

Onward to the meal planning!

This is what was planned--

1. Sunday--steak, corn casserole, collards, baked potatoes
2. Monday--Pasta
3. Tuesday--Pork Chops
4. Wednesday--Leftovers
5. Thursday--Pizza, Salad
6. Friday--Chinese take-out
7. Saturday--TBA

And this is what actually happened--

1. Sunday--steak, corn casserole, collards, baked potatoes
2. Monday--Chinese Take-Out
3. Tuesday--Fend for Yourself(I had mushroom soup)
4. Wednesday--Fend for Yourself(I had a baked potato)
5. Thursday--Fend for Yourself(I had collards and a banana)
6. Friday--Pork Chops, leftover Mac and Cheese, leftover Cabbage
7. Saturday--Cheddar Broccoli Soup, leftover Rolls

Last week saw 3 nights of home cooked dinners, 3 nights of leftovers/fend for yourself, 1 night  of Eating Out/Take-Out.
Pizza and pasta didn't happen but the pork chops did.  I only "cooked" 3 nights as I eased myself back into an at home routine.  The fandamily had to deal with finding their own dinners for a few nights and it didn't' kill them.  ;-)

1 trip to Weis for collards, 1 trip to Ollie's for a few things and 1 trip to the Shursave Market brought the weekly food spending to $29.85 and brought the monthly total to $29.85.
I have 15 days left in my shopping month for September.

My savings percentage last week was 46.95%(without Rite-Aid trips)and October's monthly savings total comes to 46.95%(w/R-A)so far.

Leftovers going into this week......corn casserole, collards, 1 pork chop, broccoli cheddar soup, 1 dinner roll.

Here is this week's "food plan".....

1. Sunday--Beef Stroganof, Rice, TBD Veggie
2. Monday--Halushki
3. Tuesday--?
4. Wednesday--?
5. Thursday--?
6. Friday--?
7. Saturday--FFY(Fend for Yourself)

This week will see 2 new meals cooked, 1 night of leftovers/FFY, 4 nights of Take-Out/Eating Out or ?.

What needs buying for this menu?  I went to the produce/restaurant supply store and picked up cabbage, mushrooms and other produce, as well as a bag of shrimp.  Sunday and Monday used the mushrooms and cabbage(along with other items at home already).
We are traveling the rest of the week so no clue what will be eaten at this point.

Under $30 spent for October at the halfway point but I did do some shopping this past weekend which will be reported on next Monday's Dining Table post.

What is getting fixed and served at your house this week?

Was last week's plan successful, did you go off plan or did you not even plan what was going to be eaten last week?

Any great deals on food at your stores this week? 


Saturday, October 13, 2018

Friday's Rite-Aid Pillaging

Yesterday(Friday)and today is the 30% off Friends and Family Sale at Rite-Aid.  Anything not on sale(or a better/lesser price after the 30% discount even if on sale)is 30% off reg. retail.  If you didn't get a coupon print out on a previous receipt last week, ask in the store for a coupon to use.  My store has a coupon at the register they scan for everyone.  8-)

This week certain items give you $20 Bonus Cash back when you spend $50(before coupons)on them.
I set out to try to get to $50.
I also had a $8 off wyspend $40 CatalinaQ.

Here is what I got on my son's card/account......I did need to spend some of those BC down a bit on that card anyway.

2 x Salonpas w/Lidocaine BOGOFree=$12.59
2 x Cetaphil cleansers BOGO50%=$14.98
3 x Huggies Good Nites on sale=$26.97

Coupons Used
1 x $8 wyspend $40 Cat=$8.00
2 x $2/1 Cetaphil item IPQ(coupons dotcom)=$4.00
3 x $2/1 Huggies Good Nites CatalinaQ=$6.00
Coupon Total........$18.00

$54.54-$18.00=$36.54+.65¢ tax=$37.19 paid with Bonus Cash
I earned back $24 in new BC($20 wyspend $50, 2 x $2 Salonpas)
I also got a $5 oyno Catalina for spending over $25 on Huggies products.

The Lidocaine varieites of Salonpas double dip-they are part of the Spend $50/Get $20 BC and also give back $2 BC for each one bought(limit 2).  Even though the Salonpas is BOGOFree you still get the $2 BC on the "free" one too.

I also earned $4 in cash rebates on Ibotta(2 x $2 Cetaphil).

So I converted $4 of BC to cash, earned $5 chit for next trip and "spent down" BC by $9.19.
But I can sell those nighttime pull-ups for at least $5 a pack, netting $15+ so when all is accounted for I am "up" $10.81.  8-)))

I also bought a few things on daughter's card/account, the only account I have that can access Load2CardQs.  None of these items below qualified for the $20 wyspend $50 BC offer, but they had their own individual BC offers............

2 x Degree deodorant 30% off=$10.20
1 x Gillette 3 razor cartridges 30% off=$7.69
2 x Bic razors 30% off=$11.04

Coupons Used
2 x $2/1 Degree In-AdQ=$4.00
2 x $2/1 Degree IPQ(NLA)=$4.00
1 x $1/1 Gillette3 L2CQ=$1.00
1 x $3/1 Bic razor IPQ=$3.00
1 x $3/1 Bic razor L2CQ=$3.00
Coupon Total.....$15.00

$28.93-$15.00=$13.93+.84¢ tax=$14.77 paid for with Bonus Cash.
I earned back $12.00 in new BC(2 x $1 Degree, $5 Gillette, 2 x $1 Bic, $3 Bic wys $10).  There are 2 Bic offers that double dip this week.
I "spent down" BC by $2.77 on this card.

That's it for my R-A plundering this week.  Next week's ad looks dismal...maybe some free Colgate toothpaste but that's about it.