Friday, June 3, 2011

Represent NEPA, Spending Money Already in June & Get a Freebie!

NEPA is in da house!....NEPA aka "Northeast Pennsylvania" for those of you who don't live around here. ;-)
Represent y'all!!

My area is all abuzz this morning with excitement.  The winner of this year's Scripps National Spelling Bee was crowned last night and it happens to be a local girl!
Abuzz"......Spelling 'Bee'?
Get it?lol

One of our local papers sponsored her.
Read about it HERE.  They announced on the news at 5pm that she had qualified for the Final Rounds so I stayed up last night and watched the televised portion of the competition.
Yes, I am a nerd.....

I use to do well in spelling bees in school.  I even won some stuff for being a good speller.  Now that my kids are in school it doesn't seem like they value good spelling skills as much anymore...that's a pity!
#1 son was an excellent speller and #2 son was very good at that skill as well.  Daughter however, daughter who has educational awards up the ying-yang can't spell her way out of a paper bag.
But then again, Hubs can't spell either.....and he has a B.A from Johns Hopkins and a Masters from University of ENGLISH!
This family's underachievers are excellent spellers and the overachievers suck at letters.....go figure.

After #2 son's orthodontist appt. the other day,  I found myself over by the local Health Food Store.  I have been meaning to get over there for months now since I am down to the last few grains of Celtic Sea Salt in the big bag I bought 2+ years ago.
I buy the coarse sea salt and grind it myself in my little ceramic salt grinder.
We were also out of local honey, so I picked more up.  I found the price of THAT has gone way up!
I also bought a bag of Himalayan pink salt to try.

My grocery budget is out $23.48 for these 3 items.
Dang!  I could shop at Rite-Aid for 3 MONTHS and NOT Spend THAT MUCH!!!lol

Speaking of Rite-Aid......
You know I couldn't stay away from Rite-Aid now, don't you?
I rolled about $15 in +Ups this week.....

2 Transactions at 2 different stores.
1 on my card, 1 on BIL's card.

2 x Renpure 'Poo on sale=$9.98
1 x Cella cherry w/wellness discount=$.26
SubTotal.....$10.24 +.02¢ tax=$10.26

No Qs used....eek!

I used $10 in +Up Rewards and put the .26¢ on my free Rite-Aid gift card.
I received $9.98 in +Up Rewards for the Renpure 'Poo.

Then I bought....
1 x Renpure(they only had 1 'poo left) on sale=$4.99
1 x candy bar on sale=$.50
SubTotal....$5.49 + .03¢ tax=$5.52

Again, no Qs were used.
I paid with $5 in +Up Rewards, put the .52¢ on the gift card and received $4.99 in +Ups back.

 With the +Up Reward it gives, these Renpure products are FREE.

Here's a tip, if you aren't concerned with rolling +Ups and can just use getting this shampoo for free, get a raincheck for the 2 bottles that are the limit per person/account.

Your raincheck will have them marked as being free since you won't get an +Up Reward after Saturday!
And you have a whole 30 days for them to get more in stock to use the raincheck(or longer if your store extends how long you can use a raincheck if they are out of stock of it for 30 days).

2 bottles of shampoo or conditioner for FREE.....just for getting a raincheck.
Even if you don't shop there, this is worth going in and getting if you happen to drive by one!

Number of Transactions.....2
Total Spent....$.78 (put on free Rite-Aid gift card)
Value of Items....$22.59
SCR qualified for...$0.00
Other Rebates earned...$0.00
Gift Cards earned....$0.00
+Up Rewards earned...$14.97
+Up Rewards spent.....$15.00
+Up Rewards left to spend.....$50.97  And I have $43.93 left on my gift card.

Rite-Aid GRAND TOTALS--JUNE Rebate Period so far

Number of Transactions......2
Total Spent....$.78 put on free Gift Cards/Certificates so ZERO OOP
Value of Items purchased....$22.59
SCR qualified for....$0.00
Other Cash....$0.00

Additional Rebates....$0.00
Additional Non-Cash Rewards....$0.00

+UPS Totals for June SCR period
+Up Rewards carryover from 5/28.....$51.00

+Up Rewards spent....$15.00
+Up Rewards earned....$14.97

+Up Rewards left....$50.97  includes ALL +Ups not just ones from this SCR period




  1. Yummmmy, Cella Chocolate Covered Cherries are the best! They have none of the gooey, sickening white stuff.

    Congrats on the local spelling champ. All three of my children are excellent spellers, NOT taking after their father but taking after The son was the best. Teachers sought me out and told me he spelled words correctly and with confidence even when they knew he had never seen the words before. He won his four class/grade spelling bee with 104 temp and sitting down....went on to school bee, but did not win. He is an English teacher who also coaches but wants to be known as a teacher, not called coach. Wonder why? LOL

    I often wonder if Rite Aid has gotten wind of the press you give them.

  2. I'm not a speller so can I be smart too? Thank goodness for spell check!
    Have a great weekend and get back to the pantry!

  3. Really? Celtic sea salt? I've got to get me some of that!!!
    My sister won in her age group, the Sioux City spelling bee a long time ago and brought home a huge book of Sherlock Holmes mysteries as well as a bunch of other prizes.

  4. I just love the Renpure shampoo. What a difference it has made in my hair.

  5. Practical P--My parents put great store in spelling ability as well as handwriting. Seems a pity those things aren't stressed much at all in schools today.
    Rite-Aid knows about my blogging about them. I get emails from their public relations guy(aka my corporate mole)on a regular basis. If anyone has any questions about Rite-Aid feel free to ask me and I can email my C Mole directly.
    I sure wish they would give me free stuff for all the good public relations press I give them!
    Oh wait! I get free stuff anyway every time I go to Rite-Aid and "buy"

    McVal--Yes, Celtic sea salt! It's the brand name but the salt is harvested off the northern coast of France, not Ireland. www.celticseasalt dotcom
    Alot of health food stores carry it as well as amazon dotcom and the company's website.

    Precious--I haven't tried it yet but will as soon as I finish my current bottle of 'poo. I like the Renpure bottle shapes


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