Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Lizy Luminia: The Inspection

About a week ago Lizy had her inspection. Last year she cost over $1500 to cover everything and a little extra which would have been replaced this year any way. This years total comes to . . .


Not to shabby. Only about $220 was required for the inspection pass. The rest was the work to get her power steering hosed replaced. It's so good to have that back again! I never thought I would think of it as a luxury.

I've been occasionally having problems getting her to start up. (About once a week or so.) I know it's not the starter as that was replaced last year. I had my brother take a look and we attempted to clean the spark plugs and related wiring hoping to solve the problem. One of the wires was rather worn so we went and bought a new set. I really hope the cleaning and the new set of wires solves the problem. Nothing as of yet. I'm going to wait two weeks before I can sigh in relief. I'm still hoping to keep her going for at least another 5 years. She's almost a classic now!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

CVS & A Break?

It's a lack luster week on sale items at Rite Aid. Sure I can get more free toothpaste, but after all of the toothpaste I've bought already why bother? Shopping CVS is no hassle as I work there. Gather everything together for Rite Aid means an extra trip out. I'm just not really up for it this week. I may well feel differently come Saturday and feel I need to rush out and get the deals. I rather not and all my +up rewards don't expire until 10/09. Yeah! Break time!

CVS has an awesome deal on an expensive toothbrush: Oral-B Vitality. I believe the ad says limit one, but you actually can get two of them! I saw a customer buying two and took two for myself. I split it into two transactions because:

1. I'm not sure if it would do two at once.

2. It's hard enough to spend $13 EB at once. How would I spend $26?! (Hoping for a sale on Coke soon! Fingers crossed.) That's an advantage the Rite Aid has with their +up rewards. They don't all conglomerate together to from an unwieldy credit that needs to be spent all at once.

Transaction 1:
Oral-B Vitality $23.00
Revlon Lip $10.99 (It's an expensive one! I needed it to hit the $15 mark)
Revlon Nail Enamel $4.99
Beauty Charm $2.49
Total Before Coupons: $41.47

$10/1 Oral-B Vitality
$2/1 Revlon Lip (Peelie on product!)
$4.99/1 Free Revlon Nail Enamel wyb Revlon Lip
$7 off $15 Revlon Purchase (got when I bought a snack for my break)
$2.49 Free Beauty Charm wyb $15+ beauty products
Total After Coupons: $14.99 (paid with $11 EB)

$13 EB Oral-B
$6 EB $15 Revlon Purchase
Net: $4.01 profit (+ $.25 green bag tag)

Transaction 2:
Oral-B Vitality $23.00
2 Revlon Lip-gloss $6.99 each = $13.98*
Revlon Nail Enamel $4.79 (special seasonal color?)
Revlon Nail Enamel $4.99
Total Before Coupons: $46.76

$10/1 Oral-B Vitality
2 $2/1 Revlon Lip (Facebook offer no longer available) = $4.00
2 $4.99/1 Free Revlon Nail Enamel wyb Revlon Lip = $9.98
~Cashier made a mistake and put both in at $4.99, I wish she would pay more attention. I told her the nail polishes were different prices.
Total After Coupons: $22.78 (paid with $19 EB)

$13 EB Oral-B Vitality
2 $5 EB Revlon Lip* = $10 EB!
Net: $.22 profit!

*These prices and EB were a rain check from last week's AD. We didn't have any of the colors I wanted. (I'm trying to get 'neutral' colors as these will be gifts.) I was hoping for a better selection after we got our truck in but no such luck. I'm happy to say that although the cashier didn't pay attention to price she was nice enough to split the Extra Bucks up. Much easier to spend.

On a further note, I'm going to try and remember to put in the extra bucks I used to pay for my purchases. This isn't always easy as the receipt doesn't clearly show which is what. My $7 off $15 Revlon has the same description as the EB. I also will buy snacks a lot (I do work there for a living) and sometimes they go to pay for that instead of the free stuff. Occasionally if I forget my lunch/dinner they'll pay for that to. Convince food is expensive!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Saving Sunday - Mailbox!

Instant Coffee, Soy Joy & Tiger Balm.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Ups & Downs of Rite Aid

I made two trips to Rite Aid. One yesterday after getting an unexpected call from a 'stranded' (no car to drive) family member in desperate need of toiletries. It was needed ASAP so I bought some at work, but boy is it expensive! So I stopped off at Rite Aid to see what I could scrounge up for the Kotex deal to make into a stock pile. Not much for the tampons, but it was a better money maker buying the U Kotex. ^_^

Wednesday's Transaction:
4 Kotex 18ct @ $3.50 each = $14.00
4 U Kotex Liners 50ct @ $3.50 = $14.00
Total Before Coupons: $28.00

$5 off $25+ purchase
2 $1.50/2 Kotex Tampon ($3.00)
4 $1/1 U Kotex ($4.00)
Total After Coupons: $16.00 (Used $16 +up)

Received/Will Receive:
4 $3 +Up ($12!)
$10 GC SCR Kimberly Clark (buy $25+)
Net: $6.00 profit! Wasn't even really trying for it. Glad it worked out so well.

Today's transaction didn't got as well as I hoped. When I handed over my Quaker Oats coupon I was told they couldn't use it because it was for a 'box.' As I was being rung up by a manager there really wasn't much point in arguing. My Rite Aid happen to have the Campbell's Harvest Select, which is my favorite! They didn't ring up on sale so the manager went a head and modified them because they were marked on the shelf. I didn't realize 'til I got home that the +up for the soup didn't print. No surprise as it did not ring up on sale. *sighs* So I spent money at Rite Aid on stuff I had planned to get completely free. I've decided the oatmeal isn't that bad of a deal & I can donate it or make some no bake cookies for the holidays latter. Soup for $.50/can is an awesome deal! I'm usually lucky if I get these for $1 each.

Transaction 2:
2 Celestial Tea @ $1.99 each = $3.98
2 Quaker Oats 18oz @ $1.99 each = $3.98
2 Harvest Select Campbells Soup @ $1.50 each = $3.00
3 Listerine Zero 500ML @ $2.99 each = $9.97 (out of stock on Monday)
Advil Liquid Gels $5.29 (Needed about $5 more to use $5 off $25)
Total Before Coupons: $25.22

$5 off $25+ purchase
2 $1/1 Celestial Tea ($2.00)
2 $1/1 Harvest Select ($2.00)
3 $2/1 Listerine Zero ($6.00)
Total After Coupons: $10.22 (used $9 +up)

2 $1 +up Celestial Tea ($2.00)
2 $1 +up Quaker Oats ($2.00)
3 $1 +up Listerine Zero ($3.00)
Net: $3.22

Grand Net: $6.00 profit + $3.22 cost = $2.88 profit!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Drugstore Monday

It's a little late. I did my shopping at Rite aid and CVS yesterday. By the time I was done and got home I needed to head to bed. Had to get up early this morning. ^_^

I haven't been getting my normal 'close' shift at work on Mondays. I've had a 'mid' instead. That's okay by me as it means dinner at home and a bit of the evening to relax before heading off to bed. After I was done working I did two transactions at CVS. I did them in the wrong order though. Silly me.

Transaction 1:
2 Revlon Lip sticks @ $6.99 each = $13.98
2 Revlon Nail Enamel @ $4.97 each = $9.94
Beauty Charm $2.49
Total Before Coupons: $26.41

I plan on using these as gifts. I don't wear much makeup.

2 $2/1 Revlon Lip
2 BOGO Buy any Revlon Lip get a free Nail Enamel $4.97 each ($9.94 total)
$3 off Revlon Purchase CVS (from the coupon center last week)
Free Beauty Charm w/ $15 purchase of beauty care $2.49
Total After Coupons: $6.98

$10 EB Revlon Lip
Net: $3.02 profit

Transaction 2:
Scott Tissue 12pk $6.99
2 Right Guard Deodorant @ $2.29 = $4.58
Schick Hydro Shaving Gel $2.79
Total Before Coupons: $14.36

$1/1 Scott Tissue 12pk CVS (Coupon Center 'ONE DAY ONLY')
$1/1 Scott Tissue
$3/2 Right Guard Deodorant
$1/1 Schick Hydro Shaving Gel
Total After Coupons: $8.36

$4 EB Right Guard
$1.80 EB Schick Hydro Shaving Gel
Net: $2.56 cost

Grand Net: $.46 profit
~It's small, but as I got the TP free I'm very happy. ^_^

Rite Aid was out of a number of sale items. I want to go back on Thursday and hopefully stock up. At this point I'm planning on doing the huggies deal, but we'll see what all they have on hand. I think I'm more tempted by the Kotex that falls under that same Kimblerly & Clark buy $25 get $10 GC. We'll see depending on what all the store has.

Transaction on Monday:
2 Crest Toothpaste @ $2.99 each = $5.98
Lamisil Spray $7.99 (I doubled checked this time to be sure there were no mistakes)
Andes Mint $.25
Total Before Coupons: $14.22

2 $1/1 Crest 4.0oz+
$2/1 Lamisil
Total After Coupons: $10.22 (used $10 +up)

Received/Will receive:
2 $2 +up Crest
$6 SCR Lamisil
Net: $.22 cost
~ Could have been free, but I didn't feel like paying much out of pocket.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Saving Sunday - Mailbox!

It's slow on the freebies this week. I was pleasantly surprised by the coupons for free M&M. Each one came in it's own envelope. M&M did a promotion in August some time where you entered online for the chance to 'win' the coupons and you could enter once per day. I only remembered twice. Looks like I'm lucky. ^_^

Friday, September 17, 2010

Free Aqua Pods Finally

Last week the 8pk aqua pod were on sale for $1 each at Gaint. Unfortunately they were out all week! I checked on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. I even asked if they could a few packs for me. Got a call Thursday that they didn't get any in, repeat on Friday and I didn't even bother with Saturday as I had to leave for early for work.

Now I saw on some other blog (I can't remember which one) that the aqua pods are also on sale this week for $1! Why is this so exciting? Buy 3 packs of deer park (or associated brands) get $3 off you next order. FREE! No coupons necessary. Sweet! I happen to have $1.50 off two deer park water (specifically the aqua pods). These coupons beeped, but the cashier happily pushed them through.

In addition I was excited to see that the Schick Hydro Raisers were still $3 off regular price, which left the 3 blades at $5.33 each. I had two $5/1 coupons making them $.33 each. I was really regretting not getting them last week. I have a feeling the free raisers might be done for a while.

To make things easy I grabbed my favorite packing juice, Apple & Eve Fruitables! Regularly priced at $2.50 each I had $.50 coupons which doubled to $1.00. So my four transactions went like this (separate transactions for my regular groceries which included the raisers):

3 Aqua Pods 8pk (11oz each) @ $1.00 each = $3.00
Apple & Eve Fruitables $2.50
Total Before Coupons: $5.50

$.50/1 Apple & Eve
$.50 Gain Double
$1.50/2 Aqua Pods
$3 off your next order
~first one from buy 6 Pillsbury refrigerated dough get $3 off you next order
Total After Coupons: $0.00 FREE!

$3 off you next shopping order

Repeat above!

Rite Aid Trip Round 2

Was out at Rite Aid again yesterday. I couldn't resist the thought of getting more of those Nivea tins for free. My regular store was out of them. I did however pick up some of the light bulbs that were on sale for 2 2pk for $4. There is a Single Check Rebate for them that will make it $1 for the two packages. As I have all those +up rewards sitting around I didn't pay any out of pocket. W00T!

Picked up Sweetheart from work and convinced him to let me go to another Rite Aid close by. They still had some left! This store didn't have them marked as being part of the sale, but I doubted that they wouldn't ring up just fine. As an added bonus this store sold the tins for only $.99 each. Wish I had known that sooner. I needed some filler to use some of the +up rewards. The little Andes Mints for $.25 do the trick. Although if I had thought of it sooner I would have only gotten one Andes Mint and used a $1.50 +up instead of a $2 +up. *sighs* Live and learn. Not like the chocolate is going to go to waste.

Cost: $.20

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Rock'n Rite Aid

All I can say is WOW! The deals for Rite Aid are absolutely amazing this week. Someone has decided to go absolutely nuts on these deals with +up rewards. Seriously 'til all was said and done I managed over $10 profit! One minor draw back it's +up rewards mostly which means it has to stay in the store and it has an expiration date. I hate expiration dates, but what's a girl to do? On with the show!

First Transaction:
6 Johnson & Johnson Baby products @ $3.99 each = $23.94
3 Reach Toothbrushes @ $2.99 each = $9.97
Crest Extra Whitening @ $2.49
Total Before Coupons: $36.40

$5 off $25+ purchase
$1/1 RA VV Johnson & Johnson
6 $1/1 Johnson & Jonson
$1/1 RA VV Reach
$2.99 BOGO Reach
$1/1 Reach (forgot to grab a second one)
Total After Coupons: $18.41 (used $8 +up)

6 $2 +up for Johnson & Johnson
3 $2 +up for Reach
$10 +up for $30+ purchase of Johnson & Johnson products
$1.50 Crest
Net Transaction 1: $11.09 profit!

Transaction 2:
Scott Bath Tissue 12pk $6.99
4 Gain Dish Soap @ $.89 each = $3.56 (Rain check!)
2 Playtex 18ct @ $4.00 each = $8.00
Crest 3D White $2.99
2 Nivea creme tin 1oz @ $1.19 each = $2.38
2 Nivea creme tin 1oz @ $.59 each = $1.18 (BOGO 50% off)
Total Before Coupons: $25.10

$4 off $20+ purchase (would have used $5 off $25, but the gain was unexpected.)
$1/1 RA VV Scott Bath Tissue
4 $1/1 Gain Dish Soap (full $1 because of the way rain checks work?)
2 $2/1 Playtex
$1/1 Crest
Total After Coupons: $11.10 (used $10 +up)

Received/Will Receive:
$2 +up Scott
2 $3 +up Playtex
$1.50 +up Crest (bonus!)
$2 SCR Crest
2 $2 +up Nivea ($2 +up for every 2 purchased)
Net Transaction 2: $4.40 profit!

Grand Net: $11.09 + $4.40 = $15.09 profit!

I want to go back & get more of the Nivea creme tins. I'm not sure what the limit is. The ads don't tell you (they say one, but it prints far more) and the staff doesn't even know. It's all trial & error folks. I know I can get at least two more offers to go through for the Nivea. Wish I had enough coupons for the Johnson & Johnson transaction.

I might be able to pull off a diapers transaction, but I don't think I have the coupons. I don't need them but if I can get them free I would love to donate them. After that I would like a way to turn some of this store credit back into cash. My Out Of Pocket was $11.74. The +up are nice, but they can't be rounded down so I still have OOP expenses. I suppose I could just start loading up on the gum.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Monday At CVS

Today was truck day! I love truck day as I know exactly what I'm going to be doing. Putting away skin care for at least 3 hours because so much fits in each totes, there is always a mess or two to clean up (three today!) and plenty of customers to ask questions. Okay . . . maybe four hours. LOL. I love being out on the floor doing something and being able to help people. You get to meet interesting people this way. ^_^

On with the shopping deals! On Friday when scanning my card at the coupon center (I usually do this every other day or so) I got another $3 off $10 groceries! I had planned on getting more Sobe, but wasn't sure what else to get. Being as I worked the next day I figured I would wait until we had two ads running at once. I figured I could add some $1 boxes of cookies to get my $10 total. *grins*

I bought:
2 Sobe @ $1.59 each = $3.18
2 Sobe FREE BOGO sale
4 Fig Newtons 8oz @ $1.00 each = $4.00
Orbit Gum $1.49
Total Before Coupons: $8.67

$3 off $10 grocery ($3.18 from the free Sobe counts toward total)
2 Sobe BOGO coupons $3.18 (Rain check for the rest of my coupons on hand)
2 $1/2 Nabisco Cookies or Crackers (I forget where I found this?)
Total After Coupons: $.49 (Yippee!)

Net: $.49 (- $.25 green bag tag)

Sunday afternoon I rounded up the goodies. Sweetheart is low on his coke so with the 12 packs coming in at $2.50 each after EB it's time to get him a small stash. With that in mind I ended up breaking this up into three transactions. I was going to get the Schick shaving cream as well, but didn't have the right coupon with me. Maybe Wednesday?

Trans 1:
Braches Candy Corn $.99
High Octane $1.99
Nivea Active 3 Body Wash $4.99
3 Reach Floss @ $.99 each = $2.97
3 Johnson & Johnson travel first aid @ $.99 each = $2.97
Total Before Coupons: $13.91

$3/3 Johnson & Johnson products (Adjust down to $2.97)
3 $1/1 Reach or Listerine product (Adjust down to $2.97)
$1/1 Nivea Men's Body Wash
Total After Coupons: $6.97

$.99 EB Braches (THREE DAYS ONLY!)
$1.99 High Octane (Monthly deal, can do twice but must be in separate transactions.)
$4.99 Nevea (Active 3 ONLY, so many confused people today.)
Net: $1.00 profit! + $.25 Green Bag Tag

Second Transaction:
Alive! Women's Energy 50 count $9.99
Total Before Coupons: $9.99

$1/1 Alive!
Total After Coupons: $8.99

$9.99 EB Alive!
Net: $1.00 profit (Used previous transaction EB to pay!)

Third & final Transaction:
4 Coke 12pk @ $3.25 each = $13.00
Total = $13.00 (no coke coupons)

$3.00 EB Coke
Net: $10.00 cost

Grand Net of All Transactions: $8.00

Not bad for all of that stuff. ^_^ Next stop Rite Aid! I hope it goes well.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Saving Sunday - Mailbox!

It's a little late in the day, but I only got home not long ago as I had dinner with my parents. Yum! I try to visit at least once a week since my work CVS isn't far from them at all. (Hey I started there in high school!) I had completely forgotten about the frebrez candle, so when I got the box I had no idea. LOL. Sometimes freebies take a while to show up. Also got my rebate check for the schick hydro, the full amount of $8.97! Yippie! That means the purchase was a $3 profit! (See here.)

Also found out about this rebate for By Nature Cat or Dog food on Living Rich With Coupons. I purchased the above bag for my mom's girls. They really love the stuff! We want to use them as treats for as long as the Girls think of them that way. Now I need to come up with a way to get that UPC without destroying the bag so I can grab that rebate sooner rather than latter!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Donation Box August Purchases

This is a bit late as I was so busy! Better late than never. This will get dropped off on Tuesday when I have more time. I didn't realize how much I collected until I laid it all out. It doesn't look like so much when put into boxes. Also donated 25 of the 30 Kellogg's cereal from the Weis sale & Kellogg's catlaina. (See here.)

The Spread

All Packed Up

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Drugstore Fast Shipping?!

There was a deal out on the blogs on Tuesday if you were a member of e-bates for one day only there were several de-luxe items on you could get for a penny! You could purchase up to 5 of these items for that price. Shipping was $5.99. I went ahead and ordered the hand soap so I'll be stocked for a while. I already got mine! I ordered it on Tuesday morning, but still. WOW! That was fast.

One minor issue was that the caps on the lavender scented soap came a little undone, so some soap got out. No biggie. Only a slight loss. I've seen much worse come in on CVS trucks. Have you ever seen totes full of an unknown soap/body wash/hand sanitizer? Ridiculousness!

I hope they have more great deals like this. I'll be more than happy to order from them again. ^_^

Free Toothbrushes!

Weis is selling Gum Toothbrushes for $1 each! (As well as some Flossers.) There was a coupon in RP 08/08 for $.75/1 toothbrush and $.55/1 accessory. Because Weis doubles these coupons I got them free! Weis will double multiples of the same coupon where as Gaint will only double one. (Boo.) I did learn on the U-scans if your total gets low or your using too many coupons you need a cashier to override the system. Next time I'll just stand in line and wait for a cashier.

I wanted to get the Kendal bandages at Rite Aid but my coupons wouldn't scan. The cashier was nice about it and told me she could push one through but not both because the have the same number. My store has a similar policy about internet coupons so I wasn't going to push it. I'll just have to go back latter with both a $2.50/1 & a $2/1. I did end up with two items. Not much in the way of SCR. I need to look ahead and plan for next week as I still have several +ups that expire.

I bought:
Crest Pro Health 6oz $2.99
Bio True 4oz $4.99
Total Before Coupons: $7.98

$1/1 Crest 4oz+
$2/1 Bio True 2oz+
Total After Coupons: $4.98

$2 +up Crest
$4 +up Bio True
Net: $1.01 profit

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

CVS, All Weekend Long!

Hope everyone had a nice holiday weekend! Being a retail worker sometimes just plain stinks when it comes to holidays. It's just part of the job. My parents both work/worked in the medical field when I was growing up, so working the holiday just seems natural. Unlike their jobs however I get over time pay! I could be working 5 days this week, but with paid holiday time (in addition to actual time worked) I'm taking an extra day off. After working Friday-Monday I need it!

Finished off the toothbrush deal last week:

2 Oral-b 3-D white @ $3.79 each = $7.58
Total Before Coupons: $7.58

BOGO Free Oral-b $3.79
Total After Coupons: $3.79

$5 EB (Spend $10 get $5 EB, had spent $3.45 already)

Net: $1.21 profit + $.25 green bag tag
Grand net of Both toothbrush transactions: $1.47 cost + $1.21 profit = $.26 cost!

On Monday Night (When things finally calmed down! Everyone had to be at the photo lab on the holiday. They weren't even holiday pictures! Graduations from May & June anyone?):

2 Sobe @ $1.59 each = $3.18
2 Sobe FREE BOGO sale
4 Weber Spices @ $.49 each = $1.96 (Summer 75% Clearance!)
2 Snickers King Size Candy Bars $1.00 each = $2.00
Schick Hydro Raiser (3 blade) $8.97
Schick Hydro Shaving Cream $3.99
Total Before Coupons: $20.01

$3 off $10 grocery purchase
---$3.18 from free Sobe counted, coupon good same day & next ONLY!
2 Sobe BOGO coupons $3.18 (Had more, but no Sobe in a flavor I liked)
$5/1 Schick Hydro Raiser
$3.99 Free Shaving Cream w/ Raiser purchase
Total After Coupons: $5.93

$4 EB Schick Hydro
Net: $1.93 - $.25 Green Bag Tag

Normally I would have not gotten the candy bars, but I needed something to hit the $10 mark. (Planned on buying the spices. I love this stuff!) Not pictured is the gum that was free after EB because I did it on Sunday when I needed some gum. To bad I didn't know about the Gum coupon which would have gotten me two more packs Free! *sad face* If I had known about that I would have had no trouble reaching the $10 mark.

Also got the $3 off As Seen On TV coupon, good two days only. Didn't see anything good, or free at my store. Maybe they will do it again sometime?

Friday, September 3, 2010

September Budget & Climbing

August went by so fast it's taken some time to register that it's September! What the heck? Time really flies. Slowly I'm making progress out of the gloomy pit, although sometimes when I look at the numbers I feel depressed. Why must it take so long! As my sister would say "I hate waiting it takes to long." Sweetheart's reply "Patience Darling, patience."

Bills (Electric) $103
Bunnies $40 *Don't need quiet as much as I thought
Car Insurance $42
Car repairs/upkeep $60 *Inspection for the 21st!
Cellphone $30
Clothing $40 *Still need more clothing, three pants, two bras wiped it clean already!
Free Money $60 *Varies slightly depending on second job
Gas $200
Groceries $120
Health $28
Rent $280
Savings $40 *I made a promise to go on a cruise with my girlfriends in 2012 before I started this debt climbing. Time to start saving because I am a girl of my word.
Student Loans $497 *closer looks means adjustments

Grand Total: $1540/month (Take home pay.)

Parent's Garden

Monthly Climb!
Grand Total Last Month: $45,791.67
New Grand Total: $45,283.77
Amount Paid Off: $507.90

July had an extra pay week from CVS, but I needed to wait and be sure it all cleared before applying it toward loans. The extra money was from the portion set aside for loans and rent. The next month with a fifth pay week will be October, but it will not be applied until November. This month there is a holiday so perhaps I'll have a little extra to spare again. Also I'm having the inspection done this month. Hopefully there will be something left over so that can go pay off more debt as well. We'll see because Lizy needs a lot of work!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

CVS & Rite Aid

I did both these trips early in the week. (Monday) Between celebration of my Sweetheart's birthday & me getting sick, I haven't gotten around to them until now.

First stop CVS:
4 Oral-B toothbrushes @ $2.99 each = $11.96
Zooth toothbrush clearance $1.49 (it was marked 75% off, but rang up at 50%? I'll let it slide this time. To tired to complain.)
Total Before Coupons: $13.45

2 BOGO Oral-B @ $2.99 each = $5.98
$1/1 Zooth Toothbrush
Total After Coupons: $6.47

$5 EB Oral-B purchase $10 get $5
Raincheck for ear phones (they were wiped out early Sunday morning!)
Net: $1.47 (plan on buying additional $6.55 to get second offer)

Rite Aid:
Poster Lights $3.59
3 Pantene restorative items @ $4.00 each = $12.00
Dynapep $3.99
2 Colgate Max Toothpaste 2 $1.50 each = $3.00
Nivea Kiss of Shine $2.99
Purex 3 in 1 sheets $8.99
Purex 3 in 1 sheets $0.00 (BOGO sale)
Total Before Coupons: $34.56

3 $2/1 Pantene restorative = $6.00
2 $1/1 Colgate Toothpaste = $2.00
$1/1 Nivea Lip Care
2 $3/1 Purex 3 in 1 sheets
$5 off $25+ purchase
Total After Coupons: $14.56

Received/Will Receive:
$3.59 SCR Poster Lights
3 $2 +up rewards Pantene
$3.99 SCR Dynapep
$1 +up Colgate Toothpaste
$1 +up Nivea lip
$1.99 SCR Nivea lip
$1.00 SCR Purex (purchase 2!)
Net: $4.01 profit! Hopefully next week will hold some good deals at Rite Aid for me to use my +up rewards on. ^_^

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Happy Birthday Sweetheart!

Today years ago my sweetheart was born. I'm very thankful that he was born into this world. The original plan was to take a day trip to New York City and visit the zoo. (A museum if it was raining.) Being that the weather was predicted to be so hot we went some place that would be a lot cooler, 54 degrees of cool to be exact. Happy Birthday Love! ^_^

Before we left on our 'adventure' we stopped at a local pizza place that does New York style pizza. Sweetheart had a spaghetti pizza along with another a broccoli slice. Mine was white broccoli pizza and bruschetta.

It was so hot outside! There was this steep hill to climb to get up to the opening. Now that I think about it I should have grabbed a picture of the climb.

It's so hard to take good pictures inside a cave.

This was on the ground in the middle of the path. I just thought it looked really neat. They had to cut some stalagmites from the floor. ^_^

View from the furthest point back in the cave.

This is in the small museum room. (Yes, it's one room.) It was used to taxi people from town to the caves. I LOVE old things like this. Can't wait to go back!