Friday, July 23, 2021

Frugal Friday.....the July 23rd Edition

 Some frugal stuff went down this past week and here are a few of the wins.....

*  Sissie her hubby and I went to Ollie's(Good Stuff Cheap!)as we found there was one pretty close to where they live.  I had earned a 10% off coupon so I shared it with Sissie and she loaded up on cheap stuff she needed. ;-)

*  There was no drive-thru Mickey D's Iced Teas after last Friday nor on my ride home.  I had brought single bottles of iced tea with me so I made sure to ice a couple down the night before I left for home.

*  I purposely stopped for gas(had just under a half a tank when I left Sissie's house)before I hit PA as MD gas is cheaper due to our outrageously high gas taxes in PA.  I used Gas Buddy and found the cheapest gas($2.95.9 per gallon)at a 7-11 in Thurmont, MD right on the road I took home.  Not a big savings as my fuel tank is tiny but it was .30¢ LESS per gallon than what we pay at home!

*  I found money!  Or rather "we" found money.

I got out at the drive-thru at Mickey's while Sissie drove the car up to the window.  I found this change before the window where you pay in the drive-thru lane.  I found another coin(a nickel I think?)by the window so dropped that one into their charity slot. 8-)

On Monday Sissie and I found all this........

Sissie found 2 pennies at the PO and I found 1 penny at the Giant grocery and then 2 pennies at the Aldi.  Sissie gave me her winnings.  I know Kim is hollering, "No Fair!" as she reads this....hehehe

Total Found This Week... .37¢
Total Found This Year...$12.46

*  After the Ollie's stop Sissie and her Hubby wanted to go to a neat old place to celebrate their 37th wedding anniversary so I was the 3rd wheel.  They insisted on treating me so who was I to decline? ;-)

*  And Kim made an appearance outside the restaurant........

She is the red one in the middle in this shot....*snort*

*  Sissie loaded me up with goodies before heading home.......excess pantry goods, she gave me a loaf of lemon pound cake for my Hubs and a container of peanut butter rice krispy treats.  Plus BUD the cat, my dear feline friend, gave me a bag of Peach Ring candies which are one of my favs(though I'll have to ration them out if I want to continue to lose weight).

* I stopped at a Rite-Aid on my way home and got all this.......

Spent down the Bonus Cash $8.92 and converted $20 to cash.

*  I went to Weis(PMITA)Markets on Thursday to pick up a few things, including some Buddig lunchmeat packets and got this Catalina.........

After coupons and Ibotta rebate each packet cost me .15¢ or .75¢ for all so this Catalina makes my cost for those lunchmeats free.  woot!

That's about all for the past week from Chez Sluggy and Chez Sissie........

What frugal wins did y'all have this past week?  Let's here all about them!


Thursday, July 22, 2021

Rite-Aid Shopping This Week

* Just a reminder that the latest Giveaway ends tomorrow evening, July 23rd.  Go HERE to enter and make sure I have a way to contact you as well. *

 I hit Rite-Aid on my way home on Tuesday and bought this........

2 x Always discreet=$10.70
3 x Vaseline extreme(one is missing from photo)clearance=$12.42
2 x Big Win Seltzer on sale=$2.00
1 x Colorista L'Oreal clearance=$2.62
3 x Nyquil ZZZ kid's Melatonin clearance=$7.47
1 x Centrum gummies vitamins clearance=$2.37
2 x Pain Relief pills clearance=$6.98
4 x Soft Soap hand soap BOGOFree=$6.58
2 x Vaseline lip balm clearance=.88¢

Sub Total...$52.02

Coupons Used
1 x $10 off $50=$10.00
1 x $5/2 Always discreet=$5.00
1 x $3/2 Vaseline=$3.00
1 x $1/1 Vaseline=$1.00
2 x .50¢ freshness peelies on the seltzers=$1.00
2 x $2/1 Peelie Qs Pain Relief pills=$4.00

Coupon Total.....$24.00

$52.02-$24.00=$28.02+.90¢ tax=$28.92

Used $18.61 in BC and $10.31 on R-A gift card.
Earned back $4 in new BC, $13 from Ibotta($5 Always, $2 Colorista, 3 x $2 Nyquil)and $3 from Coupons dotcom for the Centrum.

So I spent down the BC by $8.92 and converted $20 from BC/Gift Card into Cash.
Now I have 1 card at Zero BC and another at $4 BC.  Slowly divesting myself of all my BC.


Monday, July 19, 2021

This Week on the Dining Table

The "Having Fun, Wish You Were Here" Edition...

Having fun with Sissie and her Hubby and all the Kitties.  Every day we think of some way to torment Kim by sending her a sort of mean photo.  Here's some pastries Kim!  Too bad you didn't get any....*snort*

Onward to the meal planning!
Moving On-
This is what was planned--
1. Sunday--Reuben Sandwiches
2. Monday--BLTs or Big Salad
3. Tuesday--Chili
4. Wednesday--?
5. Thursday--?
6.  Friday--?
7. Saturday--?

And this is what really happened.......
1. Sunday--Reuben Sandwiches
2. Monday--Leftovers
3. Tuesday--Wienerschnitzel, Mushroom Gravy, Green Beans Almondine
4. Wednesday--Can't remember
5. Thursday--Leftovers
6.  Friday--Steak, Shrimp, Cole Slaw
7. Saturday--Dinner out(I had Crab Cakes)

What got put into the freezer last week....
* Nothing that I am aware of....yet ;-)

What got taken out of the freezer and used...
* a small Corned Beef
* Otherwise, no clue as I wasn't home to cook.

I spent a whopping $80.79 on food/toiletries/HBA last week on just 2 trips to Walmart.(I'll add in the little bit spent at Wags when I get home.)  But I got back $67.61 from Ibotta/Coupons dotcom so $13.18 OOP.  This brings our food/toiletries/paper goods Total to $304.17 for July.   

There are 12 shopping days left in July.

I've earned $210.55 on Ibotta in July(should be more Weis is being a PITA tho).
I've earned $10.00 on Checkout51 in July.
I've earned $21.47 on Coupons dotcom/Paypal in July.
I've earned 7,599 points from shopping on Fetch in July which equals $7.59.
I've earned 4230 points from food shopping on Shop Kick in July which equals $16.92.
I've earned 6,258 points from food shopping on Swagbucks in July which equals $62.58. 

That's $242.02 in rebates(not counting the ShopKick/Swag Bucks/Fetch)on $304.17 in grocery spending so in reality it's $62.15 spent after the 3 rebate apps I count until I cash out on the other three apps.

My savings percentage for last week was ?%(without "regular" Rite-Aid trips)for July and the monthly savings total for July comes in at ?%.(w/out R-A). I'll figure that all out when I get home and update this part.

Leftovers going into this clue.  I ain't home to see what get et and what didn't get et.

Here is this week's "food plan".....
1. Sunday--Sissie's "Mustgo" dinner(leftovers)
2. Monday--?
3. Tuesday--?
4. Wednesday--?
5. Thursday--?
6.  Friday--?
7. Saturday--?

What do I need to buy to fix everything on this menu?  No clue.  When I get home later this week I have no clue except to pull stuff out of the freezer.  Until then I am captive of the whims of Sissie. ;-)

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 last week?

Any great deals on food at your stores this week?  



Friday, July 16, 2021

Frugal Friday.....the July 16th Edition

 Here's my list of frugalness from this past week......

*  I went to Wags with Sissie a couple of days ago(though I don't do Wags)and found some clearance items I couldn't resist......

This was my second trip.  The Wags branded Melatonin gummies were on clearance at $1.39 and also BOGO50% for the second bottle was .69¢.  The Natrol was also on clearance for $2.49.  It didn't ring up correctly so I had to take a photo of the clearance tag and show it to the manager.......

So I got it for $2.49.  And I had a $2 manufacturer coupon which the register would take so the cashier did some hocus pocus and I paid just over $2 for everything(including something not shown which was a gift for someone).
I also picked up 2 108 packs of low dosage aspirin on clearance(.70¢)and the second pack was 50% off that so .35¢ which was a great deal.

*  I spent money on gas to get down to Sissie's but my car is little and gets great gas mileage. ;-)

*  I found money and boy!, did I!........

I found a dime at Rite-Aid last Saturday.

Then I found another dime at my Rite-Aid again on Sunday.

On Tuesday I went to Sissie's house and found all this on my bed there......

On Wednesday I found this at Wags.........

A penny on the sidewalk and a dime under the counter at the register.

Then I pulled "a Kim" at the Mickey D's Drive thru jumping out of the car while Sissie drove and picked up all this change(plus another penny I put in the donation slot as it was close to the window and someone missed obviously-the other's were picked up by the speaker)so I kept 9¢.

Then I went back to Wags on Thursday and found another penny in almost exactly the same spot on the sidewalk outside.

I hit Mickey D's again for an Iced Tea on that trip and spotted this squished penny next to the ordering speaker so I opened the door and scooped it up before going to the window to pay/get my drink.

Total Found This Week....$1.15
Total Found This Year....$12.09

*  I left Hubs at home with tons of leftovers and foodstuff to make meals.  But I've yet to cook since I left for MD. 8-)  And we haven't eaten out except for at the food court at Ikea while I've been here.

That's about it for this past week.......

What frugal wins did y'all have this past week?  
Tell us all about it!


Thursday, July 15, 2021

Ready for a Hot & Sweaty Giveaway?

Who's ready for the Sixth Sluggy's Boring Blog Box Giveaway for 2021?!?

It's July and the year is more than halfway over....can you believe that?  I can't.  Don't wait to enter as you only have a limited number of days to enter this Giveaway but come back and enter every day or I'll make you eat mustard on your watermelon! lol    

Let's take a look at what is in the Giveaway Box this month........

1 x Betadine spray
1 x Max Freeze topical pain reliever
1 x Clean and Clear Lemon scrub face wash
1 x Suave 2 in 1 Shampoo
1 x Dove Rose scented antiperspirant/deodorant
1 x Jergens glow lotion
1 x Yardey oat and almond soap
1 x Colgate Optic White toothpaste
1 x Oral-B toothbrush
1 x Revlon photo fix concealer
1 x Carex lip balm
1 x Listerine power tabs
1 x Nutella breadsticks and chocolate hazelnut spread snack
2 x Health Warrior pumpkin seed bars honey/sea salt
1 x Ladies Schick slim twin razors pack
1 x Cover girl mascara
1 x Revlon Ulltru HD Gel Lipcolor(HD Twilight)
1 x Cover Girl Melting Pout lipstick matte metallic(Pristine Queen)
1 x Rimmel eye brow pencil with brush(002 Hazel)
1 x Zone Perfect protein chocolate peanut butter bar

Close up shots of these goodies.....

Depending on where you shop, the winnings have a reg. retail value of between approximately $50-$60.

Here's how this is going to work.....

* The giveaway is open to ALL readers, previous winners or not.
* There is a limit of ONE ENTRY PER PERSON PER DAY.  Come back each day to enter again.
* Only VALID entries will be posted.  A Valid entry is a limit of one per day and I MUST HAVE VALID CONTACT INFORMATION FOR YOU(either you are on the Giveaway Contact List which I maintain, your comment is connected to a Google/Blogger profile which links to your email address or you email me directly(my email is in the side bar on the Blog)your email address.
I will no longer spend time hunting down folks.  If you want to win, read ALL the rules and do the work.

From all the VALID entries I receive I'll pick a winner at random and the winner has 48 hours from when the post goes live to contact me with their full mailing address.

In your entries I'd like to hear about your Summer is progressing.  Any big projects going on? Any trave plans?  If you garden is it producing yet? What are you favorite summertime foods to eat? Whatever you want to share.

If you are on my Giveaway emails list just leave a comment and your name(with last name initial please)to enter. If you aren't on the Giveaway emails list make sure you leave your email in your comment OR email me your email privately after you leave a comment(my email is in the side bar area under "About Me").
I'll leave this giveaway open until July 23rd , Friday at 11:59 pm Eastern  Daylight Savings Time. On July 24th, Saturday, I'll draw the winning entry and post the Winner. 

*Please note these rules*
I'll post the name/ID of the winners on this blog on  and those persons have 48 hours from the time stamp on that post to contact me privately via email(my email addy is listed on my "About Me" page, as well as on my side bar).

Disclaimer--This giveaway is open to those with mailing addresses within the US only.  As the cost of postage to foreign countries has gotten too high I am sorry to say I can no longer afford to mail boxes outside the US.  These giveaways are not sponsored by any companies.  I pay for it all(the cost of items given away and the postage to mail it all)out of my own pocket.


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 a hold of you. If your Blogger associated user profile is a GOOGLE one make sure your email info is linked to your profile.

So let's get this Giveaway started. Good luck to everyone!!!