Monday, October 12, 2015

Rite-Aid Shopping This Week

Sunday saw me running out to Rite-Aid to do some freebies......

I had these two ManuQs from the most recent P&G coupon insert--

And I printed off these assorted Qs at coupons dotcom--

I ended up using 4 of these IPQs but I had printed an extra just in case one of the qualifying items in the deal was out of stock and I had to substitute a different qualifying item.

Then I bought this stuff on Eldest son's card.........

4 x Arizona iced teas on sale 2/$1=$2.00
2 x Crest 3D toothpaste on sale=$6.00
1 x Oral B toothbrush on sale=$3.50
1 x Glide dental floss on sale=$3.35(Wellness disc. was better than sale price)
2 x cases of Big Win water on sale=$4.00 *not pictured*

Coupons Used
1 x $1/1 Oral B toothbrush ManuQ=$1.00
1 x $3/3 assorted Crest brand items ManuQ=$3.00
Coupon Total.......$4.00

I used $14 in Plenti points and put the .85¢ on my R-A gift card.
I earned $15 in new Plenti points on this transaction(2 x $3 Crest 3D, 2 x $3 Oral B/Glide items, 2 x $1 Arizona items, 1 x $1 wyb 2 Big Win h20).
Had I not bought the water this transaction would have been a $4.00 moneymaker in points.
But as it is, I got the water for free so still a good deal.

Then I used the other 4 IPQs on this order on my card..........

Basically the same transaction without the cases of H20 but this type of dental floss was $3.50 not $3.35.

Subtotal of $15.00 plus .02¢tax this time=$15.02
Coupons were .75¢/1 each so they took $3.00 off my total=$12.02
Plus a random .50¢ Load2Card came off as well so total went down to $11.52

I used $11.52 in Plenti points to pay for it all so Zero OOP.
I earned back $14.00 in new Plenti points so this was a moneymaker of $2.48.

$29 in points earned.
$25.52 in points used.
$0.00 out of pocket.
$52.02 in products brought home.

And I am finished Rite-Aiding this week.


This Week on the Dining Table

It's the "Unexpected Shopping" Edition--

We stopped and picked up 3 foods on Saturday while we were out South of here, at a grocery outlet type place that we saw had changed hands.  The bargains overall sucked but I found this 2lb. bag of Rockfish for $5.99.  First off, you can't EVER find rockfish anywhere here(and I love it!)and if you find it, it is way more than $3 lb.  So we are giving this a try.  I also got this massive barrel of German pickles for $3.99(so-so deal)and Hubs wanted to try this box of Italian tortas($4.99 for 4).  A torta is sort of a cross between a Calzone and a Pot Pie. lolz  I also picked up a dozen eggs for $1.99(mediums only but still a decent price lately for eggs).
 I'll report back on how all 3 of the untried foods tasted as soon as we partake of them....which won't be any time soon though. 
This little shop brought my food spending for the week up as you will see below.
Onward to the meal planning!
Here's what was planned last week.......
1. Sunday--Leftover Ribs, Leftover Potato Salad, Leftover Squash & Onions
2. Monday--Lasagna, Caesar Salad, Garlic Bread
3. Tuesday--Fish(freezer), Mixed Veggies(freezer), Roasted Potatoes(pantry)
4. Wednesday--Meatloaf(freezer), Collards(garden), Roasted Potatoes(leftover)
5. Thursday--Leftovers(Lasagna or Ribs)
6. Friday--Leftovers(Lasagna or Meatloaf)
7. Saturday--More Leftovers or Pizza take-out(use freebie)if we are tired of eating Leftovers
And this is what actually happened--

1. Sunday--Leftover Ribs, Leftover Potato Salad, Leftover Squash & Onions
2. Monday--Lasagna, Caesar Salad, Garlic Bread
3. Tuesday--Chicken Soup w/Noodles(made from leftover smoked chicken breast), Apple Dumplings
4. Wednesday--Meatloaf(freezer), Collards(garden), Roasted Potatoes
5. Thursday--Leftovers(Lasagna)
6. Friday--Leftovers(Ribs, Potatoes), Salad
7. Saturday--Chinese Take-out(using an old gift certificate)

We didn't have the fish meal as I made the leftover chicken into a soup instead that night.
As for my grocery spending last week......$47.14 spent at Weis and Shurfine Markets and another $16.96 spent at Grocery Outlet for a total of $64.10 this week brings the monthly spending to $94.86 for October so far.  $205.14 left in the budget for food in October with 19 days left to spend.

Leftovers going into this week....lasagna, chicken soup, meatloaf, collards, romaine lettuce.
Here is this week's food plan--

1. Sunday--Leftovers(lasagna, salad)
2. Monday--Leftovers(meatloaf, collards)
3. Tuesday--take-out Pizza(using gift certificate)
4. Wednesday--Leftovers or Breakfast for Dinner or Fend for Yourself
5. Thursday--?no clue
6. Friday--?no clue
7. Saturday--?no clue

Late in the week we are "winging" it and early this week is use up leftovers or shove 'em into the freezer.  Lots going on this week here.  More later.

What I need to buy for this menu?......nothing really as we are in "use it up" mode with the food provisions.  The fridge is getting cleared out so I can do a major clean in there.
I also have apples that need to be used up this week so I am making apple pie today.

I have a few small Weis trips to get in this week before the sales ad changes, as well as a couple of transactions at Rite-Aid for freebies/moneymakers.
Stay tuned later for how those went off.....
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 that week?

Any great deals on food at your stores this week? 


Saturday, October 10, 2015

Another Blog Giveaway? Yes Please!

Did Someone Say Giveaway?!?
Fall and cooler weather has finally arrived so it's time to dust off the Boring Blog Box Giveaway.

This is Giveaway #5 for the year.
And it's a "Mish Mash of Toiletries and Chocolate" box of goodies!  8-)

Check it out..........
1 x Jergens natural glow lotion
1 x Degree women's spray deodorant
1 x Lindt/Lindor bag of dark chocolate truffles
1 x Watkins Aloe Vera lotion
1 x Ghirardelli Sea Salt Soiree bag of chocolates
1 x Nexxus shampoo
1 x Tylenol topical pain rub
1 x Colgate toothpaste
1 x Glade candle
1 x Reach toothbrush
1 x Yardley oatmeal and almond bar soap
1 x Carmex cherry lip balm
1 x Tums antacid sample pack
1 x Metamucil fiber supplements sample pack
1 x Sundown Adult Gummy vitamins sample pack
I'll leave this giveaway open until October 24th, Saturday, at 11:59pm, so that gives everyone a full 2 weeks to enter this one.  The next day I'll put all the valid entried into a container and draw out a name and that person wins.

You may get ONE ENTRY per Day by leaving a comment on this blog post until the Giveaway ends.

To get BONUS entries---

* Post about my Giveaway on your own Blog,  on Facebook on Twitter or some other Forum you frequent with a link to your post.  This will earn you 2 additional entries for each action and you can do this once during the course of this giveaway(8 entries total if you post on all four platforms).  Please leave 2 additional comments on this blog post for each additional Bonus entry you have earned.
* Become a Follower of this Blog to get 1 more entry.(Hit the "Join This Site" Button at the top right side of this blog).  Of course if you already Follow my Blog, leave a comment ascertaining that fact for 1 more entry.
Please leave a comment if you become a Follower or are a Follower already and give me your ID/name on there so I can verify it.
* Join the Bloggers United Federation if you have a blog to get 1 more entry.  Leave a comment saying you want to join up with your blog addy and I'll hook you up.
(All members who have already joined the BUF will of course get 1 Bonus entry as well but they need to leave a comment to get it.)

  Disclaimer--This giveaway is open to those with mailing addresses within the US or Canada only.
If you are in Canada, you will receive a smaller box of goodies, as the shipping rates internationally are ridiculous and I am not taking out a mortgage on my house to pay to ship this stuff.  ;-)

If you need this shipped to Canada, I'll have to change the box and it's contents a bit.  I can ship a plain box weighing up to 3lbs. via 1st class mail, which, while much more than the flat rate Priority to US addys, is still affordable.  These prize boxes usually weigh 7 or more lbs. when full, so if the winner is in Canada, I'll let them pick and choose which of the items they prefer sent in their box, until the box weighs 3lbs.  I hate to have to do this(not ship ALL prizes to them)but I would hate it even more to exclude them totally from entering the giveaway.

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 I can't contact you then you can't win.  I have already had one winner disqualified due to this issue and I sure don't want that to happen again.  Thanks!

So let's get this started!