Thursday, April 21, 2011

Sinuses the Size of Syracuse!...and Rite-Aid of course!

Forgive my lack of posting the past 2 days.  I have become suddenly overcome with Spring sinus problems.
My head feels the size of Texas and my sinuses are filled with concrete.  This makes staying upright in a standing position difficult at best.  I now know how Rocky Dennis must have felt with a sinus infection.....

My ears are playing "Pop Goes The Weasel" and my throat is coated in burlap.
Needless to say I spend a great deal of time prone in the bed to keep from falling down and a Kleenex box has spontaneously sprouted from my left arm.

I'm going to be MIA until after Easter.  I just need some down time, ya know?

Before I go, here is my latest buys from Rite-Aid.
Yes, since my head is reeling I need to make YOUR head reel to....hehehe......

I bought the Lysol, Ziploc bags and Ajax powder as part of the "Clean Zone" Spend $30/Get $10 +Ups Deal.  Since I bought $10 in qualifying items, I could use the $2/$10 purchase Clean Zone AdPerk/VV Q.  After Qs, those items were a $1 moneymaker.
The 5 gum was $1 a pack and after 2 x $1/2 Qs cost me $2 for 4 packs.
The 2 Easter Skittles eggs were .80¢ after 20% off wellness discount and I used 1 x $1/2 Q, so the cost was .60¢.
The Physician's Formula make-up was a sweet deal.  The bronzers/powders were BOGO 50% off, so $13.95 & $6.97=$20.92 for both.  I had 2 x $5/1 IPQs and there were $4/1 peelie Qs on each item, so $20.42-$18=$2.92.  There's a Get $5 WYB $20 of Physician's Formula make-up this week, so after Qs this was a $2.08 moneymaker!
The Cella cherry was a filler so I could use an +Up Reward to pay.

Altogether the value was $50.13.
After Qs my total was $2.15.
I used $1.99 +Ups to pay and put the .16¢ on my gift card.
I received a $5 +Ups for the make-up.

Later that evening I bought another couple of Physician's Formula foundation powders(with $4 peelie Qs!) on the BIL's card and 2 cherries for filler items. The total was $1.52.  I used a $1 +Ups and put the .52 on my gift card and received another $5 +Up Reward for buying the make-up.

Then I bought everything else in the photo(except 1 can of the Ajax).
The No Nonsense socks were free.....$1.99 and on sale BOGO.  I used 2 x $1 No Nonsense AdPerk/VV Qs(one for each of 2 AdPerk accounts), which made them free(or a 1¢ moneymaker).
The Reach floss and Listerine were part of a Listerine/Reach Deal--Buy $15 and Get $5 +Ups back.
My price w/Wellness discount was $1.83 on the floss and $3.83 on the mouthwash.  I had $2/1 floss tearpad Qs and a $1/1 ManuQ and a $1/1 AdPerk/VV Listerine Q.  I spent $16.64 on these items and had Qs in the amount of $16 to apply to that amount, making my cost .64¢ for all 8 items plus I got the $5 +Ups.
The rest of the items--the cleaning supplies and the paper plates(my paper weakness)were bought to qualify for the Clean Zone Buy $30/Get $10 Deal. By breaking up my purchases on this deal into 2, I was able to use another $2/$10 Clean Zone AdPerks/VV Q from the BIL's account.
Can you believe that with the items I bought earlier in the day for this Deal and the above, I was actually ONE CENT SHORT of the $30 needed!LOLOL
It figures, right? ;-)

The value of the 1st transaction(the make-up)was $28.56 and the 2nd transaction was $59.69 for a total of $88.25.
After sales and Qs, my combined total came to $4.78.  I used 2 x $1 +Ups and 1 x $1.99 +Ups to pay and put the .52¢ and .27¢ for each transaction on my Rite-Aid gift card.
I received back $10 in +Up Rewards--2 x $5 +Ups(1 for the make-up and 1 for the Dental Care items).

On the way home from Hubs Birthday dinner, we stopped at Rite-Aid and got 1 can of Ajax to finish off the Clean Zone Spend $30/Get $10 deal and I burned $10 in +Ups and bought 3 Pepsi 12 packs for the kids.....3 for $9.99.  No photos of this transaction, sorry.

The value was $17.76.
My subtotal was $10.58 + .04¢ tax=$10.62 OOP.
I used the $10 +Ups and put the .62¢ on my gift card.
I received my $10 +Ups for the Clean Zone Deal and a $3 +Ups for doing the Pepsi deal.

Can you believe I STILL have $10 in +Ups to use by Saturday night?LOL  I'll pick up some more soda if I can find a Rite-Aid that has different varieties since this store didn't have  enough of the ones they like.
Oh goody, I get to go back to Rite-Aid again this week!!

Number of Transactions.....4
Total Spent....$1.57 (put on free Rite-Aid gift card)
Value of Items....$156.14
SCR qualified for...$0.00
Other Rebates earned...$0.00
Gift Cards earned....$0.00
+Up Rewards earned...$28.00
+Up Rewards spent....$15.98
+Up Rewards left to spend.....$58.00
And I have $48.35 left on my gift card.

GRAND TOTALS--April Rebate Period so far

Number of Transactions......15
Total Spent....$6.14 put on free Gift Cards/Certificates so ZERO OOP
Value of Items purchased....$681.10
SCR qualified for....$58.91
Other Cash....$0.00

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

+UPS Totals for April SCR period
+Up Rewards carryover from 4/17.....$45.98

+Up Rewards spent....$148.96
+Up Rewards earned....$93.96
+Up Rewards left....$58.00  includes ALL +Ups not just ones from this SCR period

I'll see y'all in a few days!  I'm off to find my neti pot....



  1. You can use a manufacture q with a peelie? I never knew that! Amazing 3 transaction! :D

  2. Oh and feel better soon! I sure wish Kleenex boxes sprouted out of my arms too! That would be quite a trick :D

  3. I have always heard that getting a pnuemonia vaccine lessened or shortened sinus infections. It is true! Although I still get some sinus infections, they are fewer and less devastating. The best part is they are only taken every five years. Yes, even sinus problems caused by my allergies are easier to cope with.

  4. Sluggy, I was going to suggest the neti pot! It works wonders!

  5. Hope you feel better Ms. Sluggy.
    I was thinking of you last night in bed. No, not in that way! That's gross! I watched my first episode of Extreme Couponing and saw this lady with a wall of toilet paper. And that toilet paper made me think of you. But in the good way this time!
    Your Friend, m.

  6. Sinus trouble is the worst! Some hot tea with the meds usually comforts me when I'm feeling all sinus-y. Hope you feel better soon and that the Easter Bunny brings you plenty of medication.

  7. I hope you feel better soon! The nasty cold bit is going around our house too. I'm on the upswing of it now.
    Go raid your garage for some cold meds!

  8. Sluggy,

    I am so sorry to hear that you have such a nasty sinus problem. I sure hope you feel better soon. I hate the change of seasons since that is when everyone seems to get sick aorund here. Happy Easter.

  9. Well, you succeeded in making my head hurt with all those transactions - LOL! I hope you feel better very soon!!!!!

  10. Lulu T--At the Rite-Aids here, if the product has a peelie on it, you can use it WITH your own ManQ....the amazing thing about that to me is if the peelie is expired they STILL let you use

    And thanks for the get well soon wishes. If Kleenex sprouted I'd try to find out how to turn the kleenex into money!

    Practical P--Next time I get pnuemonia I'll have to see if my sinuses feel better. ;-)

    Sheila--Thanks....couldn't find the pot before we left for VA. I might have to improvise a frugal one here until we get home.

    Mark--Please don't think of me in bed or with TP. ;-) Right now, think of me with kleenex and a sore nose. So what did you think of the show? Some of those folks are just 1 roll short of a full TP wall, ya know?

    McVal--Stockpile raided, check! Thanks for the well wishes. You'd think I would have more sense than to get sick right before traveling to VA. ugh Wish I was sick at home in my own bed at least....

    Precious--Thanks for the get well wishes and I hope you have a nice Easter too! Mine will be spend in bed not cooking....that's the one up side to being sick, no

    Pretty--Thanks for the well wishes. Glad I could accomplish something(your head hurting)even in my weakened state. ;-)

  11. Scoot over cuz I'm having the same problem. My head is a mess and if my brain ran out my nose, I'm fine with it.
    Have a great and snot free Easter.

  12. Sluggy, I hope you feel better soon!


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