Saturday, February 29, 2020

My Rite-Aid Haul Friday/Saturday

Here's what I bought on Friday at Rite-Aid............

2 x Irish Spring body wash
2 x Lady Speed Stick deodorant
2 x Crest toothpaste($3 on sale ones)
1 x Crest toothpaste expensive one
1 x Enrich Gillette beard/face wash
1 x Oral-B 2 pack toothbrushes
1 x Biscoff cookies/biscuits
Subtotal was $33.00 with my 30% off Q.

I  used $25.50 in assorted Qs so paid $7.50 in BC for all this.
But for some reason the $3 L2CQ for the expensive Crest toothpaste got booted off(I always have them print out a subtotal receipt to see if the L2CQS come off before I hand over my paper Qs)so I returned that and rebought it.
Total without that item was $27.41-$25.50 in Qs=$1.91.
I rebought that toothpaste after on it's own and the $3/1 L2CQ came off so it was $2.59.
$1.91+$2.59=$4.50 paid with Bonus Cash.

The Enrich Gillette face/beard wash was on the clearance table for $2.99 and I used a $2/1 ManuQ and it counts toward one of the Bonus Cash Challenges I picked.  One more item of Venus/Gillette before the end of March and I'll earn $5.25 in BC on that(I am up to $3.50 on that challenge for now.).
This transaction also put me at three transactions over $15(subtotaled)so I got another $5.00 in BC on that BC Challenge deal.
I've also got $3.49 in Oral-B cred toward that BC Challenge but not enough to hit one of the 3 levels to earn BC on that Challenge item yet.

I also earned $4 in new BC(2 x Crest $1, 2 x Irish Spring $1)so I "spent" down .50¢ in BC.

And here is what I bought on Saturday..........

3 x Pantene 30% off $3.49=$10.47
1 x Tide liquid on sale=$5.94
1 x Tide pods 30% off=$5.45
1 x Lady Speed Stick deodorant 30% off=$2.44

Coupons Used
1 x $5/3 Pantene ManuQ=$5.00
2 x $2/1 Tide L2CQ=$4.00
1 x $2/1 Speed Stick In-AdQ=$2.00
1 x .50¢/1 Speed Stick IPQ=.50¢
Coupon Total.......$11.50

$24.30-$11.50=$12.80+.77¢=$13.57 paid for with Bonus Cash.
I earned back $10 in new BC(Spend $30 on select items/Get $10 BC).  In the end I "spent down" $3.57 today and .50¢ yesterday so $4.07 spent down in all this week at R-A.
Each of the three deodorants I bought were a .06¢ moneymaker so that was .18¢ in overage that applied to other non-moneymaker items in my transactions.  Hey, every little bit helps! ;-)

I also have a Tide Bonus Cash Challenge offer so I have earned $2.75 in BC buying these 2 Tide products as I spent over $11(before Qs/BC applied)on them.
I am up to $11.25 total earned on all my Bonus Cash Challenges to this point.($5 for 3 trips over $15, $3.50 for Gillette/Venus, $2.75 for Tide).

Not a bad week for Rite-Aid shopping.  I've got a little over $25 in BC on my card, spent enough that nothing is expiring in the next two weeks and I'll probably take next week off from R-A.

What did you buy during the 30% Friends and Family Weekend at Rite-Aid?


Friday, February 28, 2020

Frugal Friday....the February 28th Edition

Checking in on the frugal stuff from last week and here we go!

* I got the Weis freebie last Friday.........

A box of pasta.
Always a popular item with my Hubs! lolz

*  I made $5.07 in Ibotta rebates since last Friday. See a previous post on that.  8-)))

* The best deals found at Weis(PMITA)Markets this past week...........

$46.07 paid OOP for all, $5.07 earned on Ibotta(3 x .97¢ cup o noodles, 2 x $1 Cottonelle, .10¢ any item).

* I've earned $91.44 in Ibotta rebates in February and only spent $406.39 OOP.  Not bad, huh?

* I found money!

This penny by the self-checkout in Weis last Friday.

This shiny fellow at Rite-Aid on Saturday near the register.

This dime tried to avoid capture also at Rite-Aid on Saturday back in the Pharmacy area.  It was on the floor behind the holder thing with the handheld shopping baskets in it.  But I spied Frankie there and took him home with me!

This penny was found in the foyer, near the gumball machines, of the Hibachi restaurant where we took Ex-College Boy for his birthday meal out on Monday.

And these two pennies were found in the self-checkout area(one in front of the machine next to the one I used and the other tucked beside my machine between the small waste basket next to that register and behind a display rack at the entrance to that area.

Total Found Money this week...... .15¢
Total Found Money this year.......$42.91

* Speaking of eating out, here's a tip.  Go out to lunch instead of dinner to save money.  We wanted to do an early dinner for Ex-College Boy's birthday meal out.  We didn't realize it but they have the hibachi thing on their lunch meal for about HALF of what they charge during dinner hours.  I figured you'd get about half the amount of food(which would have been fine with me)so I told Hubs to ask about getting the dinner size portion for him and EX-CB when the waitress came to take our order.
But of course he didn't ask so we all got the lunch hibachi.
Turns out it's basically the same amount of food(just a few less pieces of whatever protein/meat you choose).

You can see the full plate Ex-CB had.  He was wondering why I was taking his picture while he tried to eat. lolz
The meal also came with the regular salad and miso soup too so other than the price being lower nothing different from dinner time so it was a DEAL!
We'll be going there for lunch now instead of dinner(and it's not crazy crowded either midday like at night).
I saved about $40 on this one meal going during lunch service.

That's about it for me this past week as I stayed home besides going to Weis and Rite-Aid.  I'll be going to R-A today and/or Saturday to do my weekly deals there as it's 30% discount off reg. retail there this Fri./Sat. so those deals will go on next Friday's post.

Any frugal wins in your world this past week?


Thursday, February 27, 2020

Weis Deals This Week

Here are some deals I picked up at Weis last Friday.........

The regular Eggland's Best eggs were on sale for $1.87 this past week.  I used a .50¢/1 ManuQ that doubled to $1 and paid .87¢ for that dozen.
The cage-free EB eggs were a Friday only deal for BOGOFree.  At Weis(PMITA)Markets if you buy just one on a BOGO you pay half price.
I used another .50¢/1 ManuQ that doubled to $1 and paid .99¢ for those eggs.

I also got 6 cans of soup for .49¢ per can(a Friday only special), 4 large cans of tomatoes on sale that week for $1 per can and used a .80¢/4 ManuQ that doubled to $1.60 off making each can .60¢.
I bought 3 more cup o' noodles(new flavor)and paid $3($1 per cup)then made $3.07 back on Ibotta(3 x .97¢ cup o noodles + .10¢ for buying anything.
The weekend warrior and midweek bonuses in my gallery at Ibotta this past weekend/week were only for $1 wybought 12 offers so I didn't even try this week. lolz

I spent a total of $12.88 last Friday at Weis(and earned $3.07 in rebates).

I went back to Weis on Wednesday looking for discount meat stickers(it's the best day at my store to find them)and found all this.........

2 x Weis 12 pack of "gourmet" meatballs on sale for $5 wyb2=$10.00
1 x thin sliced top round steak for braciole on sale=$7.31
1 x Perdue whole roaster chicken in cooking bag=$11.00(ouch!)

The meatballs were $6 off(1 x $2 off sticker on one pack and 2 x $2 off sticker on the other pack)so $2 per pack after discounts/sale.
The top steak had a $3 off sticker on it so $4.31 for 1.22 lbs. or $3.53 per lb.(that's less than they charge usually for ground beef here at Weis).
The Perdue roaster had a $3 off sticker on it PLUS I had a $2/1 IPQ for that so I paid $6 for the oven ready chicken.
The chicken and meatballs went directly into the freezer and I'll marinated the steak today and serve it as cheese steak sammies tonight with a salad for dinner. ;-)

I also had tp and paper towel Qs expiring so I used those..........

2 x Scott towels on sale $6=$12.00
2 x Cottonelle tp reg. price=$16.78

I used 2 x .75¢/1 Scott pt IPQs which doubled to $1.50 each making the towels $4.50.
I also had a $2/2 Scott digital Q on my card and that came off too! making the final price on the towels $3.50 per pack.  8-)

I used 2 x .55¢/1 Cottonelle IPQs which doubled to $1.10 each making the tp $7.29
I also had a $2/1 Cottonelle digital Q on my card too that came off making the tp $6.29 per pack.
And I had a $1 Cottonelle Ibotta rebate so I got another $2 back in rebates so in the end the tp was $5.29 each.
I totally was not expecting those digital Qs to come off but I'm glad they did. ;-)

And with this talk about COVID-19 heading toward a pandemic situation it's no time to let the paper products stock get low.  Just sayin'.

I also lucked into this deal in the produce department.........

2 x 10 lb. sacks of potatoes for .99¢ per bag.  Reg. price around here for 10 lb. bags of regular white taters is anywhere from $3.99-$4.99.
An employee was just putting them out while I was walking by so I snagged 2.  Now I just have to come up with ideas on how to use them as we aren't big tater fans usually. ;-)
I'll make chowder, bake some, make potatoes au gratin from scratch and maybe make Ex-CB some hash browns and do a Breakfast for Dinner one night.

I also found all this in the baby department on clearance...........

I was able to use $2.75 in IPQs as well on the Gerber items besides the 50% off price.  I am not counting this in my February food budget though and it will be going to the local food bank sometime in March but I wanted to mention it in case anyone out there shops at Weis and wants to look out for these deals in the baby food section.

I am now over my $400 monthly food budget for February by $6.39 so I guess I'll stop going to the store this month now except for this Friday's freebie at Weis(PMITA)Markets. lolz


Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Our January Trip to Louisiana-Part 1

I don't know what possessed our daughter to decide to get married in early January(probably because the venue they wanted was available then).
But she did, so Hubs and I had to take a trip to Louisiana for her wedding.
Traveling here in Pennsylvania in January is a crap shoot no matter if you drive or fly due to the unpredictability of the weather.  The train is really not an option since we'd have to drive 2 hours to Harrisburg and pay for parking for 2 weeks for that.

We priced out the options and driving a rental car/gas/hotel/food/dog boarding was almost half the price of flying to LA/hotel/car rental/gas/food/dog boarding.   Plus we had things the Daughter had left here to bring to her so the car made the most sense.

So we rented a full sized car from Enterprise, dropped off the puppies at our local family run boarding place on the 30th and left at dark o'thirty on December 31st....yes, New Year's Eve Day.
We'd be ringing in the New Year somewhere in podunk Tennessee which was fine by me as we aren't NYE party people.

The first day we didn't stop unless absolutely necessary....for food, coffee for Hubs,, potty breaks and to stretch our legs.

Except for one stop in Carlisle PA at the Lindt Outlet for a small bag of chocolate. ;-)

Our first stop for food(besides the biscuits we ate in the car for breakfast from Mickey D's near home)was at Cook-Out in Harrisonburg VA.  I texted eldest son's GF a pic and told her to guess where we were(she went to college at James Madison U nearby).

And I found 2 pennies there of course! lolz

We stopped again at a gas station/convenience store(for gas, potty and Hub's coffee) further down I-81 in Dublin, VA...............

And I found another nice shiny penny right at the counter/register for my collection.

We pulled into the Quality Inn around 6 ish that evening in Bull's Gap TN.  We had stayed here on a previous trip but it had a new name now(same chain but a different level of "quality", thus a different name).

We quickly weighed our dinner options....Taco Bell across the street, McDonald's next door or the truck stop convenience store sandwiches(as there wasn't a restaurant attached to this one).  So we drove South a couple miles down the road away from the motel(we already knew there was a bar North of the motel and a Mexican restaurant we ate at in which probably wasn't there any longer).

Me at the bar in April 2014......

And a quick Google says the restaurant was gone in 2019.

So we landed at another convenience store/gas station with a Subway attached to it for dinner.
I had my usual Subway order though at that late hour I should have only gotten a half sub.  I had to sit up way too late that evening in a tired state to digest that sucker so I did actually ring in the new year at midnight.
yay me!

We wandered through the convenience store part after eating and before fueling up so we were ready to hit the road first thing in the A.M. and I found this under a rack of keychains....

So back at the motel, I sat on the sofa in the room and perused a free local newspaper we got from the lobby.  Love this front page story they had.......

Can you tell nothing much(bad/newsworthy)ever happens in this place? lolz

Oh!  There was also a Food City ad in the paper..........

I'm always interested in food stores we don't have here and to see what other folks pay for groceries.
Belinda over at "My Frugal Workshop" has mentioned she shops at this chain sometimes.

I figured we'd have a hard time getting to sleep since it was Dec. 31st and there might be a fair amount of partying folks staying at motels(especially since this exit had a truck stop and 2 motels)but this place is pretty much in the middle of nowhere TN so those fears were for naught.

While I was waiting for my dinner to digest I took a shower instead of in the morning.
This was the situation I found in the bathroom.......

The clip holding the shower head was broken.........

And when you turned on the shower head the cord jumped around like a snake from the force of the water flowing through it, soaking the walls and the floor.  It was tricky maneuvering had to close the nozzle thingy if you needed two hands to soap up or do your shampoo, then bend down, pick up the shower head and open the nozzle again so the "water snake" was controled.
Fun times people, fun times....
We reported what needed to be repaired when we checked out so management could address the problem.

But things took a bizarre turn the next morning at the complimentary breakfast and how!

We went down to the lobby and the breakfast area and chose a table to eat at.
Hubs went over to the coffee/tea station in the background of this photo below to make his first cup of coffee for the day....

I proceeded into the breakfast alcove where the food was laid out in the very back of this photo............

Sorry it's fuzzy but I had to blow up a stock photo from the motel's website as I didn't DARE take any photos as you will understand why in a moment.

You can see the food stations and we sat to eat at the table closet to the food alcove.
The only other person in the lobby/breakfast area was the motel clerk at the front desk.
It was nice and peaceful....until.

As I finished making a plate of food and made my way to the table, Hubs came over with his coffee and said there's a full cup of coffee over on the drink station with about 12 stirrers in it and nobody around.  Strange.

As I began eating I noticed a woman shuffling in to the breakfast area toward the food alcove.  She looked a hot mess(who doesn't at 8 am?) all stringy and she was wearing fuzzy pj pants and a t-shirt.  She had a strange gait to her walk like she suffered from CP or had some kind of spine injury.

Then she started staggering and swaying like a drunk(still drinking since last night maybe?) and loudly talking to someone who wasn't there like a crack head or someone off their meds so of course at this point I stopped eating and just watched her. lolz

She went from the display case of breads/muffins to the hot food chafing dishes to the juice machine to the tabletop fridge with eggs/cream cheese/yogurts in it to the bowl of fruit, asking her imaginary  friend what they thought and what they should chose to eat.
During this touching everything episode she spontaneously would stop, raise her arms and begin dancing and singing around the alcove for a few seconds before going back to asking her "friend" what they thought was a good idea to eat for breakfast.

Then she spied the waffle maker!
She began to pick up/handle all the equipment for making waffles....the big plastic fork/spork in the utensil holder for getting your hot waffle out of the machine, the can of generic Pam spray, the waffle maker itself and the little machine that dispenses waffle batter.
It's like she was from another planet and had never seen anything like all this.  Then I watched in disbelief as she took the big fork/sprok out of the utensil holder, moved the holder under the waffle batter dispenser and began dispensing batter into it.

Obviously the motel clerk had also been watching her somewhat bizarre behavior because he rushed over to stop the waffle batter flow before it overfilled the holder.
He tried to assist crazy crack head lady, by getting a small cup which you actually put your batter in to  pour it into the waffle maker and showing her what to do.
Crack head obviously had the attention span of a gnat because 3 seconds into his showing/explaining she danced/staggered off, praising Jesus at the top of her lungs out of the lobby.
The clerk was heard to say, "I guess I'm making a waffle now."

I think my mouth was hanging open as the clerk's eyes met mine.  He shook his head, picking up the half waffle batter filled utensil holder to remove and clean it and as he passed me said, "And it's not even 9 am.....sigh".

Now Hubs and I aren't rocket scientists but we feel that A-this clerk sees this sort of thing on a regular basis in his job there and B-that abandoned coffee with 12 stirrers in it was definitely the work of Crazy Crack Head lady.

In our trips in and out of the motel when leaving that morning we never saw CCH lady again and we suspected that she wandered in from either the Motel 8 next door to our motel or the truck stop next door to the Motel 8 and decided to help herself to some waffle batter and coffee stirrers before the motel clerk thwarted her plan.

That was just one of the more bizarre people/motel experiences we've had in a long time.

We finally got on the road and out of there by 9 am.
We planned to stop in I think it was downtown Chattanooga  TN for lunch at a local joint but that plan was thwarted when we got there it was closed(New Year's Day holiday)plus there was little parking to be had, had they been open.  So we drove another hour and stopped in Fort Payne Alabama for gas and a latish lunch.

I opened the car door to use the bathroom inside and lookie what was waiting to be found at the gas pump?

A worse for the wear penny.

Then we hit a place called "Western Sizzlin'" for lunch.
Sort of a combination of a "meat and 3" sit down restaurant ubiquitous in the lower South and what Western Sizzlin's were back in the old days-order of cheap cut of steak(or chicken), a potato, a piece of Texas toast or rolls and an all-eat-cared-to-eat salad bar.  You could order the steak still but they had a massive full food buffet instead of just a salad bar.

And they had a lunch Senior special of $8 for the buffet so that is what we got..........

I highly recommend their teriyaki chicken, as well as the green beans, mustard greens, and the grilled squash and onions.  Besides all the fattening heavy carb foods some of the food was questionable(like a basket of deep fried potato skins just sitting out at room temp for who knows how long over on the salad bar).
We ate pretty well/healthy(avoiding carbs other than I had 1 roll and part of a pork chop)which I didn't finish as you can see.

A father and son(an older teen)sat down across from us while we were eating.  The father who looked like he had not seen his feet in many years(not that I am judging him!)came back with a heaping plate of mac and cheese with 5 rolls on top of that.  He went back for deep fried meats(chicken and pork)for another heaping plate with another 4 rolls in top of that plate before we were finished, paid and left.  There were also 3 cups of Mountain Dew(the color of which is undeniable)brought and emptied by this guy while we were there.
The teen ate about the same in similar quantities but he was rail least for now. ;-)

We got back on the road after paying our under $18 bill!!! and made tracks for lower Alabama.
We were going to be staying with friends Lorraine and Chris for two sleeps as Lorraine was on Christmas vacation under the following Monday.

Lorraine had cooked a lovely dinner of Lasagna and Salad with Rolls.  We ate, the guys had some beers too and we chatted until well past Lorraine's bedtime of 8 pm. lolz
Hubs and I snuggled into Lorraine's office/guest room and fell dead asleep quickly wondering what fun was in store for us that next day.
Hopefully no Crack Head Ladies.......


Tuesday, February 25, 2020

February Giveaway Winner

The mission this month was to guess how much Sluggy spent at Dollar General on all this.........

I went through all the entries and there were 6 of you who were in the ballpark and 3 of those were really close.  SMS was $1.52 off and the blogger at "Making Cents of It All" was .63¢ off.
But the reader who was closest was only .21¢ away from the actual total I paid of $44.65.
And that person was..............

Jen G.!
Jen guessed $44.44.

Congratulations Jen G.
Please email me your complete mailing address and I'll get this out to you asap.

Thanks to everyone who played along this month.
The March Giveaway will be coming up in the first week of the month and it will be for only those who have never won one of my Giveaways before so stay tuned!


Monday, February 24, 2020

This Week on the Dining Table

Today is the last day to enter the February Giveaway.  Go to the link on the sidebar under "Current Giveaway" to place an entry.

The "Just Not Feeling It Still" Edition................

This sinus/ear thing still has me not feeling like eating anything the fam wants to eat.  My taste buds are still off so it's been more soup, noodles, fruit, hot tea and Jello for me mostly.  I ate one piece of pizza last week, Hubs pork chop meal, the pork tenderloin and some rigatoni.  Besides dairy(cheese)I've been trying to stay away from anything with tomatoes in it as it seems to be an HS trigger food for me.  This makes me very sad as I love tomatoes... 8-(

Moving On....
Onward to the meal planning-

This is what was planned for last week.......
1. Sunday--Frozen Pizza(Hubs/Ex-CB, soup for me)
2. Monday--Chicken Broccoli Cheese Rice Casserole(using leftover roast chicken)
3. Tuesday--Pork Chops, Veg TBD, Noodles or Rice of some kind(Hubs is cooking this)
4. Wednesday--Leftover Beef Pie
5. Thursday--Spaghetti and Meatballs, Veg TBD
6. Friday--Leftovers?
7. Saturday--Leftovers?

And this is what actually happened--

1. Sunday--Frozen Pizza(Hubs/Ex-CB, soup for me)
2. Monday--Chicken Broccoli Cheese Rice Casserole(using leftover roast chicken)but I had something without cheese
3. Tuesday--Pork Chops, Brussels Sprouts, Mashed Taters(Hubs cooked this)
4. Wednesday--Spaghetti and Meatballs(I had soup)
5. Thursday--Pork Tenderloin Sammiches, Sweet Potato Fries
6. Friday--Rigatoni w/Meat Sauce, Salad
7. Saturday--Leftovers(I had Beef Pie)

Last week saw 5 nights of home cooked dinners, 2 nights of leftovers/FFY or TV dinners, and 0 night of Eating Out/Take-Out.
Mostly what was planned happened except I got cheap discount sticker panko-ed pork cutlets at Weis so we had those instead of Spaghetti on Thursday because the Spaghetti got moved to Wednesday.  My remaining sweet potatoes went bad so we had to sub reg. french fries that night too.

That was the extent of the food waste-those 2 sweet potatoes.

What got put into the freezer last week....
* Nothing

What got taken out of the freezer and used.....
* 1 bag of Meatballs
* 1 frozen Pizza
* 1 bag of Broccoli(from our garden)
* 1 bag of Brussels Sprouts

3 small trips to Weis(PMITA)Markets this past week in the amount of $45.82 brings my February Grand Total spending on food to $367.58 so far.
I've earned $88.37 in Ibotta rebates too in February so far.

My savings percentage last week was 55.41%(without Rite-Aid trips)and February's monthly savings total comes in at 49.27%(w/out R-A).  

I have 5 more food shopping/spending days in February.  I "plan" on getting some canned tomatoes(sale at Weis and I have Qs that will double to $1.60)and cup o' noodles that will be .01¢ OOP after Ibotta rebate but that's it for this week.

Leftovers going into this week.....Beef Pie(2 helpings), Chicken Broccoli Casserole(1 helping), Spaghetti and Rigatoni(lots), Meatballs and Meat Sauce(lots), some Brussels Sprouts and 2 Pork Chops.

Here is this week's "food plan".....
1. Sunday--Stuffed Jumbo Shells, Salad
2. Monday--Ex-CB birthday meal out
3. Tuesday--Chinese dinners(from freezer)
4. Wednesday--Leftovers
5. Thursday--Chicken Parm, Salad
6. Friday--Pork Teriyaki Stir Fry(and rice for some)
7. Saturday--Leftovers of FFY

What needs buying for this menu? Maybe some Mozzarella for the Chicken Parm is I use what I have on the Stuffed Shells.
The spaghetti and rigatoni from last week's menu? I can always count on Hubs to finish up any pasta dishes for lunches. lolz

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?  


Saturday, February 22, 2020

More Rite-Aid This Week

When do I ever just go to Rite-Aid once in a week? lolz

So the Nature's Truth $2 rebate came back into my Ibotta gallery so I went and bought two more Vit. E sticks on son's card/account.
And I didn't take a photo of those, just look at them in this photo from earlier in the week and ignore the razors. lol

Spent $1.99 in Bonus Cash and have $1.01 BC left on that card.
The Vitamin E sticks counted toward the Spend $45/Get $15 BC Deal.

Then I realized another deal.  My store put out a ton of clearance Almay/Revlon make-up.  I had tons of Qs for those things from the 2/9 inserts(I was gifted 3 copies of those inserts so I had 4 copies including my own copy).

I bought 1 clearance lipstick to test if these clearance items count toward the Spend $45/Get $15 BC Deal in this week's ad.....................

1 x Revlon lipstick=$2.49
1 x PayDay bar on sale=.59¢

I used a $3/1 Revlon lip ManuQ=$3.00
So I had to buy the candy bar to absorb the overage on that Q.

$3.08-$3=.08¢ which I paid in CASH! *horror!*

And yes, the clearance Revlon counted toward the Spend $45/Get $15 BC Deal.
I now had $5.07 counting toward this deal so then I bought all this out of the clearance make-up table.......

Actually there was 1 more of those Almay Glow things(the boxes at the upper center)that I bought.
I gifted one to the cashier after I bought them as she "oohed" at that and she was the person who gifted me the extra ManuQ inserts where all the Qs I used came from, so really, she had "earned" that much. ;-)

2 x Revlon lip color things $2.62=$5.24
1 x Revlon lip stick=$2.37
3 x Almay Duo Stick Glow $3.49=$10.47
2 x Revlon concealer $3.12=$6.24
2 x Almay lip gloss $2.57=$5.14
1 x Almay smart shade face=$3.82
2 x Revlon  insta-sculpt kit $3.87=$7.74

Coupons Used
3 x $3/1 Revlon lip item=$9.00
4 x $3/1 Almay face item=$12.00
4 x $3/1 Revlon face item=$12.00
2 x $1/1 Almay lip item=$2.00
Coupon Total.........$35.00

$41.02-$35.00=$6.02+.37¢ sales tax=$6.39 paid for with Bonus Cash
$41.02+$5.07 earned in the previous transactions put me at $46.09 spent so I earned a new $15 BC back.

$6.39 spent and $15 earned back made this a $8.61 moneymaker.

I then bought this to finish spending down that $1.01 on my son's card as it was expiring today and not on Sunday as I had thought.........

2 x Reese's on sale .59¢=$1.18
I used $1.01 in BC to pay and spent .17¢ OOP in CASH. *thud!*

I ended up spending a whole quarter in real money today at Rite-Aid.  This totally wrecks my 100% savings rate for Feb. at R-A because I didn't use my free gift card to pay that bit.
Oh well....everyone makes mistakes sometimes, even ol' Sluggy. 8-)))

If your store has Almay and Revlon on the clearance table or area and you have the 2/9 Qs but you won't be going to R-A today, there are two separate Almay and Revlon offers next week-Spend $15/Get $3 on the Almay and Spend $12/Get $3 on the Revlon.  Not sure until someone reports back if the clearance items work on those Deals so YMMV until then.  This week's Spend $45/Get $15 Deal seemed better though(more back in BC but next week you only need to spend $17 total to earn $6 BC back)and at my store by Sunday and the new ad week the clearance table will be bare so best to do this week's deal.


Friday, February 21, 2020

Frugal Friday......the February 21st Edition

Checking in on the frugal stuff from last week and here we go!

* I got the Weis freebie last Friday.........

A can of tuna.
But the freebie Q didn't come off.  And I had even taken this can and another can(which was probably the freebie one after all, even though it was a more expensive variety)up to the Customer Service desk to ask which one it was and the employee told me this cheaper one, so that's the one I bought.

So I got to trot back to the CS desk after it didn't come off my bill and I got handed .69¢.
I'd prefer a refund on my c/c but change it a ok by me and this money is now in my store refund/post Q envelope.

*  I made $43.45 in Ibotta rebates since last Friday. See a previous post on that.  8-)))

* I bought stuff at Rite-Aid and Weis..........

Total spent at Rite-Aid so far this week.........$10.55 in Bonus Cash.
Total earned back in BC/Ibotta........$8.00

The best deals frond at Weis(PMITA)Markets so far this week...........

$4.67 paid OOP, $5 earned on Ibotta.

$9.39 paid OOP, $9.92 earned on Ibotta.

* I found money!

2 pennies at Weis(PMITA)Markets last Friday.  One penny was next to the self-checkout machine and the other was under the candy rack between this machine and another self-checkout.  After I strained to reach that one, when I stood back up the employee manning/overseeing those machines had been standing and watching me, wonder what in heck I was doing!?.  I showed her the penny and she laughed and said, "That was a lot of work for a penny!".  I smiled and said, "Hey! It's money and free money is never too much work for me."  8-)))

On Sunday after picking up my Rxs at R-A I spied this penny in front of the register counter and it came home with me.

This penny was found in Rite-Aid as well by the pharmacy counter on Wednesday.

And this dime was behind the counter that same trip to R-A.  Two employees and I were talking about how I find change a lot and the new employee said there was a dime under the counter that had been there for weeks so she picked it up and handed it to me.  I just need to "train" all the other R-A folks to find change and give it to me! lolz
Total Found Money this week...... .14¢
Total Found Money this year.......$42.76

*  I filled my car tank with discounted Weis gas.  Points expired last Friday so I drove my car until it was on fumes and filled it up last Friday. .30¢ a gallon discount is nothing to sneeze at but at times like this I just wish my gas tank was larger. ;-)

* Last Friday was Valentine's Day and we kept it as low key as ever!  I had found a Hickory Farms meat/cheese gift box set at the Weis in the town South of here last week clearance priced from Xmas.
$12.99 reg. price for $4.00.  It didn't have a use/sell by date until March so I paid for it with some WAM.  Nothing says love like a box of food to my Hubs. lolz  I also had a Vday card for Hubs from Dollar Tree I got back in 2019 that I had forgotten to give him last year, oops!  So no money spent this year on a card.
I also cooked him Shrimp Scampi using ingredients I already had on hand(and the shrimp had been bought on clearance too).  No meal out at some overpriced venue(and crowded)specializing in Valentine's Day meals.

* I had a 30% off discount for Kohl's that was expiring on the 17th so we hit the local Kohl's and then on Sunday I hit another Kohl's south of here to see what clearance stuff I could find to pair with that discount.
I got Ex-CB some clothes for next Xmas(3 pieces I can't show it here), 2 tops for me(I didn't try them on so they might go back)and all this..........

5 x $9.99 priced candles in glass jars.  They were marked down to $1.99 so they were $1.40 each after 30% off.
The 'Tis the Season scented ones smell very good, the Frosted Pine ones were ok.  I didn't buy a Mulling Spices scented one because that smell just didn't appeal to me.
So I am all "candled up" for the Christmas Holidays 2020.

And I got a Xmas ornie for Dixie Belle of a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel doggy.

We had looked at this ornie before Xmas but it was $18 or something ridiculous like that.  Even when Kohl's had them 50% off right before Xmas I was not tempted to spend $8+ on it.
But for $2.23 on clearance and with my 30% off discount?
Why not?! lolz
You never see Cavalier's in her variety(the Ruby coloration)'s usually the Blenheim(white and ginger markings)variety.
Now Dixie has an ornie just like Chester does to hang on our tree this year. ;-)

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

Any frugal wins in your world this past week?