Wednesday, November 14, 2012

I Went & Spent Money....Or Did I?

After having my face all cut to shreds by the Dermatologist I went to use some of my Grocery chits that were burning a hole in my pocket.
And of course, due to some bad planning a had to spend a little bit of cash.

 At Weis(PMITA)I got.....
4 x Wheatables Crackers(for the holidays) on sale $2(With store Q and Must buy 4)=$8.00
I stacked 2 x $1/2 Peelie Qs so each box was $1.50.

1 x Simplait Yogurt on sale=$.50
I used a $.30/1 IPQ which doubled so I got paid .10¢ to buy this.

2 x Freschetta pizzas(this will be dinner tonight because I am hurting)on sale $4.99=$9.98
I used 2 x .75¢/1 IPQ which doubled to $1, so the pizzas were $3.99 ea.=$7.98/2

1 x Cabot Cheese on sale=$2.50
1 x Cabot Greek Yogurt=$4.29--it's cheaper than the store brand in qt. size
I used a $1/2 Cabot items IPQ, so the cheese was $2.00 and the yogurt was $3.79.

Subtotal was $19.67.
I used a $5 OYNO Catalina, $14.67
Then I used my 2 gift cards, 1 had $5, the other had $10, so the out of pocket was ZERO and I have $.33 left on 1 card.

At the Shursave market I got....
1 x Bag o' Romaine Salad on sale=$2.50
1 x ground beef=$5.85
2 x Stove Top stuffing on sale(.88¢)=$1.76
No coupons used so Grand Total was $10.11.
I used one of my $10 gift certificates to pay so out of pocket was......11¢.


The stuffing was for Thanksgiving.  I make a killer homemade stuffing with mushrooms, walnuts and other goodies.  Since we have people who can't eat nuts and won't eat mushrooms I also serve the boxes stuff for them.  I used to compromise my stuffing recipe and serve something watered down that we don't like but I don't do that anymore.
Life is too short, ya know?
If they don't like my stuffing, they can go make their own.....8-P

None of this I bought above  is what I need to buy for the Turkey Day meal however. lol
I still need celery, taters, parsnips and rutabagas.
But I still have another $10 food certificate which I will save to buy those items early next week.

I hopped into Rite-Aid today as well on the way to the dr. appt.

1 x Axe Gift Set on sale=$9.59(20% wellness disc. was lower than the sale price of $9.99)
2 x ID Gum on sale $1=$2.00

Coupons Used
1 x $2/1 Axe gift set VV AdPerk Q=$2.00
1 x BOGO ID Gum IPQ=$1.19(It took off the reg. price, not sale price, automatically)
1 x $.25/1 ID Gum VV AdPerk Q=$.25
2 x $1/1 Axe Load2Card Q(these came off automatically)=$2.00
Coupon Total....$5.44

$11.59-$5.44=$6.15 + .05¢tax=$6.20
I used $6+Up Rewards to pay and put the .20¢ on my gift card.
I received back $4 in +Up Rewards($3 Axe gift set, $1 wyb2 ID Gum).

So basically I got paid .44¢ to buy the gum packs and the Axe set "cost" me $2.59.
The Axe Load2Card digital coupons are for individual Axe items, not the gift set but they are coming off when you purchase the gift sets.

Both son's love this Axe stuff so I might pick up another one with the BIL's Wellness card.
I've got another $8 in +Ups I have to spend/roll/convert by Saturday so I'll be heading back to Rite-Aid later this week.

This trip--
Value of items....$14.97


Out Of Pocket....$1.25  cash
Value of items bought.....$115.38
Savings Rate of  98.91%
Single Check Rebate due....$0.00
Other Rebates due......$0.00
After SCR applied, Out of Pocket.... $0.00
Savings Rate  98.91%

+Ups at beginning of month...$10.00+
+Ups used....$38+
+Ups received...$40+
+Ups currently...$12+



  1. Wow, good job! I went grocery shopping and I feel terrible. I spent about $46, but I was down to no pantry items, no produce, no nothing. Was just hoping I could save some of my $50 for my Christmas fund, but that wont happen. :/

    1. Never feel bad about spending on food as long as you are getting the best deals you can.

  2. Wow, you are like a shopping ninja!! Great deals!

    1. Thanks Lena. I just wish I could do this all the time. Now THAT would be sweet.... ;-)

  3. You are really good at this. I think you should be in charge of spending in the US. Have all of Congress use coupons, cards, and credits. We would have a balanced budget. Since they are all adults, there would be whining or special dispensations. If they don't like it, they can spend their own money for their pork barrel projects! Sluggy said so!

    1. Just let me get my hands on Congressional spending is right!
      The point of govt. spending now is to spend every freaking penny your dept. is allotted because if you don't your dept. will get less the following budget year....this just encourages the govt. depts. to spend when it's not needed!!
      It's totally screwed up! This country needs to go on a spending diet and stop living above it's means.

  4. Good job! I knew you wouldn't spend real money! I can't wait to see how much you don't spend on Christmas!

    1. But at Christmas I DO spend! I hemorrhage money, at least for the kids. But I can do that because I don't spend all

  5. You so kick ass at this every time!!!!

    1. Reporting for duty and ready to kick some

  6. That is so cool! Oh, my sil is turning into you with Target... Apparently you can use manufacturers coupons right along with their sales and store coupons. She can come out of there with them owing HER money and she likes to call and brag. Then I confess that I dropped $150 at Sam's Club without even trying...

    1. The Target here is evil and vile and I stopped trying to get deals there 2, 3 years back?...can't remember which. If she can turn the deals there, that's awesome. I never had much luck there. Since Walmart started this price matching and will take Qs over and above the selling price, folks seem to be doing better there too.

      I try to stay away from those warehouse stores because I don't have good willpower and I think the law is that you have to spend at least $100 every time you enter

  7. Ok i have a rite aid card Where do i go to add the axe coupon?

    1. Judy, log into your wellness account from the rite-aid website. Then go to the load2card feature and you can see what coupons are there for you to clip. If you see the Axe ones, clip them and the next time you use your card and buy Axe, it will come off. 1 of my accounts only had 2 Axe Qs, but the other had 3 Axe Qs.
      R-A adds Qs to clip sporadically so it's best to go every week at least into the feature and clip whatever is there.


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