Friday, September 21, 2018

Frugal Friday.....the September 21st Edition

Let's see what frugalness went on here at Chez Sluggy this past week.......

*  I visited a couple different Rite-Aid stores this week(along with my own)to use up my Always Discreet Qs before they expired.........
 This transaction "cost" $12.60 in Bonus Cash and earned back $21.00 in new BC.


This transaction "cost" $20.16 in Bonus Cash and earned back $24 in new BC.


This transaction "cost" $17.50 in Bonus Cash and earned back $21 in new BC.
I have now maxed out the Always Discreet monthly deal on all 3 cards and have grown my BC a little bit in preparation for the Holiday Deals at R-A.
The Always pads and liners will be distributed thusly....given to the food bank(they take toiletry items and household goods), my sister in-law(who uses these)and some will stay here(because I am getting "that" old). lolz

*  I earned $11.70 in grocery cash rebates this past week, $10.45 on Ibotta and $1.25 on SavingStar.

*  Did the Mix and Match "Buy 6/Get $3 Off Instantly Deal" at Weis on Wednesday by buying this.........

4 x Perdue breaded chicken
5 x LOL butter tubs
2 x Breyer's ice cream
1 x Talenti dairy free ice cream
Cost before sale prices.....$44.52
Cost after sale prices......$31.92
Cost after coupons......$24.52
Cost after Qs/Instant $6 Off...$18.52(no tax)

I also did a Hormel Deal(did the chili in 3 transactions so all my Qs would double).....

10 x Hormel chili on sale $2 each=$20.00
Used 5 x .55¢/2 chili Qs which doubled to $1.10=$5.50
Paid $14.50
Got a $5 OYNO Catalina Q for spending $20 on select Hormel/Coke items.

I also found a bunch of clearance items on that trip(which were all at least 50% off).......

Lime Jello-large boxes
Orange Jello
Vanilla Pudding
Mounds dark chocolate Pudding
Furman's tomatoes with ancho chiles and cumin(will be great in taco meat filling!)
Reese's pieces for baking(small size bits)

*  Still picking tomatoes from the garden(as well as the lurking zucchini)......




We are up to over 102 lbs. for the Season with a few more tomatoes out there still to come.

*  Speaking of tomatoes, I used the previous week's batch to make pasta sauce with sausage which we had on Monday night with cheese ravioli. Nom Nom Nom


*  Last Friday the Freebie at Weis was an 8 oz. block of  cheese, which I of course went to get......
Free cheese?  Yes, please!!  8-)))
Don't forget to check your grocery store freebie this week!  Even if it's something you won't/don't use, you can always give it to the food bank or when some organization comes around to collect for the hungry/needy. ;-)

*  We went to the Grocery Outlet yesterday in the town West of us while we were out and about.........

Best deals were...
--Martin's tortilla chips, 3 bags for $5 or $1.67 per bag
--Stacey's bagel chips, .50¢ per bag
--Heinz Ginormous can of NE clam chowder(6-8 servings)for $1.99  I can't make clam chowder from scratch for that price!


*  While we were in that town, I finally used a $25 Giant gift card I've had for a few years(won it at an auction).........


They had a Spend $20 get $5 off Instantly Deal too on Hormel and Chi-Chi's products.  12 items came to $20 I used $5.20 in Qs(only the first of a specific Q doubles at Giant so 2 of my Hormel Qs didn't double)and the Instant $5 off gave me $10.20 in discounts making it $9.80 OOP for all 12 items.
They also had a "buy 5 select GM cereals/Get $5 off Instantly Deal".  Each box was $3 so 5 boxes came to $15.  I had 5 x .50¢/1 GM cereal Qs(1 was a duplicate so only 4 doubled to $1), so $4.50 in Qs and $5 off instantly gave me $9.50 in discounts making it $5.50 OOP for all 5 boxes.

The Starbucks coffee was on sale for $5.99 when you bought 3.  I had no Qs but I got back $1.65 per bag on Ibotta so the coffee after rebates was $13.02 or $4.34 per bag.

I also bought a Hellman's ketchup on sale for $2.99.  I got $1.50 on an Ibotta rebate and since I now bought 1 Hellman's mayo and a Hellman's ketchup I received a bonus $1.50 on Ibotta as well, making this ketchup -.01¢  ;-)

I also found a meat markdown of boneless skinless chicken breasts for $5.07(4.29 lbs. so $1.18 per lb.)and 2 packs of Johnsonville breakfast sausage patties marked down from $3.99 to $1.59.

After sale prices, coupons, instant discounts and my $25 gift card I spent $19.11 OOP and earned back $9.20 in Ibotta/SavingStar rebates on this shop so $9.91 spent in the end.

*  I did NOT buy anything at the big online fat lady website 50% off everything sale this week.  Yes, I put lots of stuff in my virtual shopping cart but I left everything in there and let the sale expire.  Sure, I would have liked a few new clothing items but I have not lost enough weight yet to justify so many new clothes and I still have a few things I bought during the last sale in the Spring that I haven't even worn(well, I really haven't gone anywhere since buying them either lolz)! 
Sure, we have the $$$ but it's not a need at this point, just a want so I didn't spend anything on that.

That's all I can think of this week.


What frugal wins did you have this past week?


Sluggy

7 comments:

  1. My best frugal deal this week came out of left field. My youngest, in 9th grade, decided she wanted to go to Homecoming with a group of her girl friends. She has been raised to be a smart shopper, especially since she has good taste but empty pockets lol. So she never complained when I suggested Plato's Closet-we've had good luck there in the past and they didn't disappoint. Found a beautiful, age-appropriate, black lace dress, tags still on, for $6. Six bucks people!!! She is going to wear my silver heels from a wedding I was in, and do her own hair and makeup. I will do her nails. The ticket is $15 but she gets a choice of T-shirt or hoodie that says Homecoming 2018 on it. So a few bucks to get pizza with friends beforehand and we are all set. Under $35, which is much cheaper than when her brother went last year(but he had a date-who is long gone, btw). It's almost been too easy so I fully expect it to snow or something to mess up the day lol! One of her friends paid $159 just for a dress...maybe if it was Prom, but not Hoco

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  2. Go ahead and spurge a bit before your trip on a few newbie items for yourself. I look back at pictures and wish I had a few nicer things, though it was so darn hot I went for cool most days anyway. Great deals as always.

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  3. It has been exactly a week, so it counts. I bought a 2008 Impala with less that 47K miles on it for $5000!

    The body is almost perfect! Inside, too.

    And, yes, an 88-yr-old woman had owned it. It had 17K miles on it when she bought it in 2009. This was to replace the totaled 2000 Malibu.

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  4. I fill my shopping bag and then I ignore it just like you. I don't need any clothes!

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  5. The 50% off sale is a scam. They raise all the prices the day the sale kicks in - last year I had items in my cart and was waiting to buy them when the sale kicked in - the day of the sale, the prices doubled and then you got 50% off. You can do far better.

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