Saturday, May 9, 2015

Eyeballs, Gift Cards, Spending, Flowers & More

Well my eyeball is cleared for all normal daily activities as of yesterday.
And they scheduled the other eyeball for cataract JULY!
I had to wait an entire month+ for the first surgery and now TWO months.
Between other dr. appointments and other family members plans this blows up my entire Summer and my plans.

So not happy about that but it is what it is.  I may have to do my gallivanting in September now.

I hit 2 Rite-Aids yesterday on the way home as the first one didn't have everything I wanted......

3 x Puffs facial tissue on sale=$3.00
2 x Ziploc bags on sale=$4.00
2 x CeraVe cleanser BOGO50%=$7.93
4 x Mentos(cinnamon)BOGO sale=$2.30

Coupons Used
3 x .25¢/1 IPQ(coupons dotcom)=.75¢
1 x $1/2 Ziploc items IPQ(coupons dotcom)=$1.00
2 x $3/1 CderaVe items ManuQ(don't remember which week's insert)=$6.00
1 x $1/2 Mentos Rite-Aid FaceBook Q=$1.00
Coupon Total.....$8.75

$17.23-$8.75-$8.48 + .80¢ tax=$9.28 OOP which I put on a Rite-Aid gift card I bought online last Fall at a 15% discount from one of those gift card reselling sites.  It helps bring down the costs at least a little paying this way, but it takes planning ahead.

I earned 500 Plenti Pts.(300 CeraVe, 100 Puffs, 100 Ziploc)to add to the 100 Pts. I earned the other day, giving me a total of 600 Plenti Pts.

Had a little chat while in "my" Rite-Aid with the employees when she asked me how I liked the new program.
Oh, she got an earful! lolz
She said many of their "regulars" like me haven't been coming around at all or not nearly as much and she suspects sales are down.  She also said other customers were grumbling about the new program.

I also got this in the mail this past week.....

A Kmart pharmacy incentive to transfer prescriptions to them.  It expires in July and I have 2 rxs that are due for refills in June so I'll take advantage of this $60 deal next month.  The wording says a $30 Kmart "Award" Card, not a gift card.  I wonder if they give you $30 in "points" or something?  I need to read the fine print to see what exclusions it carries too.
It would be awesome to get $60 of free toilet paper though, wouldn't it? lolz

Then I used some of those credit card points I earned from putting the car purchase on the card briefly and ordered this, which came this past week......

A $100 Target gift card.
Since it's one of the few stores they have around here that my c/c points program offers(really, how many Walmart gift cards can a person use? lol), I got this Target card.  I figure I go into Target now and again to do a deal(though not very often and I don't like Target on the whole)and if push comes to shove my Target now carries a full grocery section so I can spend this on food if need be.

I also sold & shipped out another piece of fabric this week.
Someone asked me about another piece of fabric too, a twill weave woven denim-like one.
The potential buyer wanted to know if it was stretchy like denim?
Since when is regular old denim stretchy? lolz
She's been buying spandex denim much too long I think.....

And while I was on the phone on Thursday I heard a truck pull up in front of the house and then a THUMP as something hit my front porch.
Here is what I found when I went out to check......

A box of flowers.
The UPS driver never even rang the doorbell.
What an idiot to drop of something perishable like this and not alert anyone?!
When I opened the box the HEAT wafted out.
It was in the high 80's here that day and much hotter it seems in the back of that UPS truck!

Imagine what would have happened to these flowers if I hadn't gotten them inside quickly.....I'd have EX-Flowers.....

Stargazer lilies and irises.

Loved the sticker on the wrapping....


It's a good thing I had had my lunch already, huh? ;-)

And of course my smart ass daughter sent this card enclosed........

"Happy Mother's someone who has been just like a mother to me."

If you aren't up to speed on the origins of this family tradition go read HERE and click on the link to read more on that post.

And lastly today is the last day to enter my giveaway!
Use the link of the right sidebar or go HERE to leave a comment and enter.

And with that I am off.  I am a traveling woman today.
Back tomorrow.
Enjoy your weekend!




  1. I am realizing how much I LOVE my eye center! When I decided to have the surgery, I sat down with the scheduler and scheduled everything all at once, both surgeries and all followup appointments. II am so sorry you are having to wait so long. I could barely function between surgeries, so I am glad I didn't have to wait so long. I am glad you are still able to get out and about.

    And I would love any free toilet paper. LOL!

  2. Nice flowers. Glad you weren't hungry enough to eat them! And I read about the family joke. Good one!
    I have a "I <3 You Mom" magnet on my fridge. One of my boys shoplifted it when he was about 4 or so. I had let him pick out a few things at the craft store, maybe just one thing. When we got home I noticed the rectangular metal in his overalls pocket. Well, it's the thought that counts, right?

  3. Pretty flowers! And yes, UPS just does that now. Ticks me off, too, when they drop a multi-hundred dollar box on the porch and race away! Even if I am sitting in the house!

    Peace <3

  4. Okay, I left a comment, but it appears it did not take.

  5. Our UPS driver does the exact same thing here in Canada. I wonder if dropping and running is part of their training?

  6. Good to hear you can see.

  7. So glad you got a medical release.

  8. Not a fan of Target? That's like the mother ship in MN! It is regularly referred to as the $100 store because a person can rarely leave without spending that much.


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