Thursday, June 30, 2011

Seeing Double, Well Almost......and Camera Woes

As planned, I hit Rite-Aid again yesterday.
Since it was the first day of the new Rebate Period, July's, it starts a new Monthly Totals tally too.

This shopping trip looks a LOT like the last one, except I got deodorant instead of candy bars....

1 x Veet wax strips w/wellness discount=$3.83
2 x Excedrin on sale $1.99=$3.98
2 x Oral-B toothbrushes on sale $2.69=$5.38
2 x Old Spice Deodorant on sale=$5.00
2 x Suave Pro shampoo w/wellness discount=$4.78

Coupons Used
1 x $2/1 Veet IPQ=$2.00
1 x $2/1 Veet In-Ad Q=$2.00
2 x $1/1 Excedrin IPQ=$2.00
1 x $1/1 Excedrin AdPerk/VV Q=$1.00
2 x $1/1 Old Spice High Endurance Deodorant Homemailer Q(from P&G booklet)=$2.00
2 x FREE ITEM Suave Pro item Q(won from playing game on Suave website last month)=$4.78
Coupon Total.....$13.78


I used $8.97 in +Ups to pay and put the .22¢ on my Rite-Aid gift card.
I received back $10.38 in +Up Rewards(2 x $2.69 Oral-B, 2 x $1 Excedrin, $1 Veet, $2 Old Spice), so I am 'up' $1.41 for this transaction.
This leaves me going into next week with $37.96 in +Ups expiring on the 9th.

On a side note--I think my camera is dying.  It's the 1st digital camera I've owned so the technology is way outdated.  I just never saw the point of upgrading as long as this one was working.  Yes, call me frugal!lol  Anyway, it keeps telling me to change the batteries, and I do, but the camera will take 1 or 2 shots and then shut off saying I need to change the batteries AGAIN! Argh  It took me 20 minutes to coax it into letting me take the photo above.
So it looks like I'm in the market for a new camera.
Does anyone have any suggestions? 
This one is a Canon Power Shot A40. I think the Power Shots are up in the A400 range
I want the new one to be on the frugal side and idiot proof, well, because I'll be using it!  8-)

So here are the totals for July's SCR Period Month so far.....

Number of Transactions.....1
Total Spent....$.22 (put on free Rite-Aid gift card)
Value of Items....$37.31
SCR qualified for...$0.00
Other Rebates earned...$0.00
Gift Cards earned....$0.00
+Up Rewards earned...$10.38
+Up Rewards spent.....$8.97
+Up Rewards left to spend.....$58.72 
And I have $41.52 left on my gift card.

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

Number of Transactions......1
Total Spent....$.22 put on free Gift Cards/Certificates so ZERO OOP

Number of Items purchased......9
Value of Items purchased....$37.31
SCR qualified for....$0.00
Other Cash....$0.00
Additional Rebates....$0.00
Additional Non-Cash Rewards....$0.00

+UPS Totals for July SCR period
+Up Rewards carryover from 6/28.....$57.31

+Up Rewards spent....$8.97
+Up Rewards earned....$10.38

+Up Rewards left....$58.72  includes ALL +Ups not just ones from this SCR period



  1. hmmmmmm, let the poor camera die. Have a heart!
    And you are so lucky that you have stores that are stocked. I get none of that here. I'll work and put a deal together and still nothing.

  2. SonyaAnn--Contrary to popular belief, I am NOT immune to deal problems. I just got back from Price Chopper. They have a Cat Deal this week that would net me overage of $2.02 after using the Cat to get free meat/dairy in that amount. I just got my $4/1 Dove Men's soap Qs in the mail today, so I run to the store to use them. NO SOAP on the shelves!
    So much for THAT plan! 8-(

  3. That is exactly how my first digital died. I had it recharged, ready to take the first pictures of my grandchildren I had never seen. OH NO! The batteries were dead. I get the Kodak Easyshare cameras for their ease of operation. Whatever you do, get the Lithium Ion batteries. The battery lasts forever and is easily charged in the camera.I did get my camera and sd card for about $22 with Office Max recycling program...$189 camera.

  4. Practical--Thanks for the lithium battery tip. I may have to try them if this continues to be an issue with this camera.
    I put a 3rd set in and so far so good....

    I remember your great camera deal...that was awesome!8-)


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