Tuesday, November 30, 2010

$0.87 OOP - Only used $1 UP!

I cant say this enough... I LOVE RITE AID!! 

Spent $0.87 OOP and $1 UP

‎10 boxes of school snacks

6 bags of candy

2 crazy glues

1 Nexxus hairspray

1 Oxy pads w/ pimple medicine

2 - 3 D foam things for stocking stuffers for pooh lol
SAVED $74.66

Monday, November 29, 2010

A love hate relationship...

So I have a love hate relationship with the town I live in.  I love living in a small town and I absolutely HATE living in a small gossiping town.  But you have to take the good with the bad I suppose. 

So Friday Moos boyfriend is turning 18 and he has been after me for a few months telling me that I need to sign a contract when he turns 18 promising I wont have him arrested hahaha.  If you lived in my town, and knew me back in high school, you would understand why this is so funny to me.  My dad had Sam (my husband) arrested in 1986.  I was 15 and Sam was 18.... or maybe we were 16 and 19??  I cant remember... anyway, it has Jordan nervous. 

I am already known as the hardass mom.  The strict mom that everyone is afraid of.  Well, if he REALLY knew me he would know I would never call the cops and have him arrested.  If he ever did anything that would make me want him arrested he would WISH the cops were all he had to deal with after getting done with me :)

So right now I am looking for a cop to go to his house Friday morning.  He turns 18 on Friday and I want to get a cop to go over there before he leaves for school pretending I am having him arrested lol.  I know a couple cops around here, but they are in Waveland ... one town over (but basically the same town,  2 small towns that share schools and blend together).  I want it to look real and I when he comes out in cuffs Margaret and I will be outside with balloons and his gifts VIDEOTAPING him lol.  Ok so I am a little twisted... I think it would be hilarious.

Good News ...Bad news

The good news is I am pretty much done with my shopping for the kids.  Its nice to have it done.  I still have tons of wrapping to do, but with the exception of stocking stuffers and a couple more gifts I am done!

The bad news... I am broke.  LOL  I cant do any Cyber Monday shopping.  I found a couple things I wanted to buy and my husband looked at me before he left for work and said, nope you have to wait til payday Thursday!!  Well I really dont think there is a Cyber Thursday darling!  :(  have fun out there getting all those deals!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Time for an intervention

Trip #2 today.

I was told this afternoon by my favorite cashier that there will be a special sale every week til Christmas from Thursday - Saturday.  Wow... double the work and savings!!!

ok, so here is trip number 2 today.  It was done in one transaction.  I didnt bring my coupon book with me this morning and there were Olay body lotions 50% off. Paired with that great $5 off wyb Olay & Secret coupon, it was a money maker for me! (love those little travel size deodorants to give the girls to put in their purse!!)

‎5 Olay Body Lotions (on clearance 50% 0ff)

5 travel size Secret deodorants

3 Oral B toothbrushes

1 Crest 3d White toothpaste

2 bags of Dove Peppermint bark chocolates

I got the chocolates because I had way too much overage with my coupons and they wont give cash back, I had to get like $6 to fill in for my coupons!

-$0.92 + $2.30 tax = $1.38 OOP
saved $70.46

I did not use any + ups and I made 1 + up so really it was like paying $0.38 for everything!!!

This morning I had no + UPS at all.  Now I have $16 and I only spent (including tax) $15.26.  So everything really was free today.  Amazing, truly amazing!!!! 

Can you say ADDICT??

ok 2 trips to Rite Aid today!  I can not say this enough  I LOVE THAT STORE!!!!!!

Trip #1

4 transactions.  I started with no UPS because my sweet Pooh NEEDED a pillow pet from Santa and I used my ups last week!  So here is what I got!  If you have questions on which coupons I used or how I did it I am happy to answer, but I am thinking not too many people actually read through this lol ... I did find out there seems to be a limit of 2 on the Crest Oral B deal.  The 2/$5 with 1+ ups back.  I got my $1 + up this morning and I went back this afternoon and bought 3 more toothbrushes and a toothpaste and only got 1 more + up.  Let me know if yall are coming across that too.  Its not advertised in the ad.

‎2 Oral B toothbrushes

2 Gillette Gift Packs (razor, shaving cream, body wash)

2 Gillette Fusion ProGlide power razors

18 Gillette deodorants (yes a lot, but I was down to 8 and it goes quick)

1 sweet tea
Spent $7.31 + $6.57 tax = $13.88 OOP
saved $150.84.
Walked in with ZERO + ups and left with $15 + ups and a $10 off certificate to nfl.com!!
So basically I got paid to take it all out of the store!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Why do I bother going to WAGS?

Ran to Walgreens... not sure why really, I hate that place ughhh all their limits and rules. But here is what I got. ignore all the ads on my bed lol I am plotting my Black Friday trips. Spent $8.66 + $1.52 tax = $10.18 OOP saved $40.60

‎6 rolls of wrapping paper
3- 3 packs of scotch tape (GREAT DEAL!!!  $3 at Walmart, $3.50 at Kmart.  $0.99 with in ad Q at WAGS)
1 can Herbal Essence hairspray
1 pack of Gum Flossers
4 pack of BIC disposable razors (for the girls to take when spending the night out, hate my good ones disappearing!!!)
1 Colgate Total
1 Vapor inhaler(stuffy nose for pooh & nothing is working)

Thanksgiving Day

I had a nice relaxing day with my kids and husband today!  Seriously the most stress I had was when I grabbed the wrong nuts at Rite Aid and not only didn't get my + ups but paid FULL PRICE!!  lol  well if that was the most stressful thing to happen in my day I welcome it!  :) 

Dinner turned out great!!  The stuffing was my favorite, and appropriately named "stuffing" because it did its job well. 

I went to Rite Aid at 9 am when they opened.  Wow lots of people go to Rite Aid on Thanksgiving day.  I got most of what I went in for and besides a couple glitches it went well.  Since there were so many people in and out it took forever!!  I don't like to hold up lines so I just waited around until it cleared out and did a transaction.  Stepped aside, got my next transaction ready to go and waited til the coast was clear... it took forever,  6 transactions 1 hour and 40 minutes lol.  Here is my loot. 

‎3 - 4 packs of Cottonelle toilet paper
2 - Revlon Ionic hair dryers
1 Conair hair trimmer
1 pink piggy bank
1 Pillow Pet
12 Vaseline lotions
4 boxes of cereal
2 Colgate toothpaste
10 candy bars
1 box of Pot O Gold chocolates
4 Secret deodorants (YAY! women's!!)
2 Nyquil
2 shaving gels
1 tin of butter cookies
2 cans of Planters nuts
1 Old Spice body spray (Joe loves this stuff lol)
Spent $21.08 + $8.35 tax = $29.63 OOP Saved $221.39!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

2 NEED only trips to Rite Aid

ok, no pictures since everything was either delivered or grabbed up the minute I walked through the door!  I hate having to spend so much but my sweet 15 and 13 year olds faces both broke out this week!!  UGHHH 

Trip #1

2 tubes of Clearasil Ultra medicated cream - $10.99 - $8.49 each (with my 20% disc)
2 Pepridge farm cookies - $1.99 each
1 gallon of milk - $2.39 (with 20% off)
4 Bubble tape bubble gum BOGO - (promised Pooh she could get some)- $1.29 each


2 - $2 in RA ad Q off Clearasil
2 - $1 off Clearasil Q
2- $1 off Pepridge Farm Q
1 - $5 off $25 Q
1 - $2 rebate check from Gillette

$12.18 OOP - did not use any + ups because I wasnt earning any, and I had them all ready for Thanksgiving Day sales in my plan already! 

Saved $25.18

Trip #2 - for my sweet friend Ellen going through Chemo right now.  She can only stomach Welch's 100% pure White Grape Juice and mentioned she couldnt find it at Walmart...

4 - Welch's White grape juice - sale $2.99
2 Planters nuts - sale $3.99
1 chocolate covered cherry - $0.26


$4 off $20 Q
2 - $1 off Welchs juice (I only had 2 Qs)
1 - $1 off 2 Planters Nuts
$5 in + ups

total OOP - $9.33
total + ups earned $9.00

Saved $28.37

I normally would never spend $21 on so few items, but all were needed and I still saved over $51.  I know I am getting spoiled by my Rite Aid deals when I feel like spending $21 and saving $51 is a let down hahaha

I am so happy and grateful I was able to find my beautiful friend the juice she needs and a can of cashews to give her the energy she needs to make it through the day.  Praying she beats this awful lung cancer and is able to watch her children grow up get married and have beautiful grand babies!!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


This insomnia is killing me.  What I wouldnt do to be able to sleep til 5:30 again. 

I am cleaning a house today and then off the rest of the week.  I hope I can get a few great buys for Christmas.  I am planning to go to RA to pick up a few gifts.  Pooh MUST have her Pillow Pet and I FINALLY made it to the gold level and can get it for 20% off!!!  WOO HOO!!! 

There are just no Black Friday ads jumping out at me this year.  Maybe if I see them in real life print it will do something for me.  Reading it online isnt. 

I am happy its just us this year for Thanksgiving.  I am just not in the mood to be surrounded by people.  I have been slipping into an anti social mode for quite some time and part of me likes it.  I know Sam is getting tired of it.  He is very social, I just cant get back into it.  Even a day at the movie theater just seems like too much some days!  But I think the longer I hide out in this cave the harder it is to get back out there.  I need to stop hiding and go back into the real world, outside of Walmart and Rite Aid that is. 

My early New Years Resolution is to accept invitations to social events more and get out of the house to enjoy life more!! 

Monday, November 22, 2010

Walmart savings

oh and I had to go to Walmart today too (after cleaning for my new client).  I spent $70.07 and saved $28.58! 

My husband and our son are out fishing right now!  We are down to 2 bags of fish in the deep freeze!  The lowest we have been since they lifted the fishing ban after the oil spill!  Oh I sure hope they are catching some.  But I have a sinking feeling they aren't.  He said he would call if they were biting so Pooh & I could join them... no call yet...


I am seriously the worst blogger ever!!  I started out so determined and enjoyed it so much... oh well tis the season.  Maybe after all the commotion I will get back on track!  Thanks for following me everyone!  I cant believe I am almost to 70 followers!  I think I have gotten more followers since I slowed down on the posts haha. 

OHHH  I picked up a new house today (cleaning for you new followers)!  woo hoo!!  $$$$  She told me she has a friend looking too!  Please God, I know you will provide, but could we pick up the pace just a tad  ;)  jkjkjk!!!  I am so very grateful to all He provides and I feel incredibly blessed!  I hope you are all having a fabulous holiday season so far and are taking time to realize everything you have to be thankful for!! 

Thursday morning I plan to pop the turkey in the oven and head out to Rite Aid to get my amazing deals!!  If all works out the way I planned I should end up paying $32 (including tax) for about $240 worth of goodies!!  Super excited and hope they have it all in stock! 

I am so incredibly thankful for my husband, children and well my entire family and my amazing friends!  I dont know how I would survive without every single one of them!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Been MIA ... saved just under $700 last week in 2 Rite Aid trips and 1 grocery trip!!

I have been doing so much online comparison shopping and actual shopping that I am tired of being on the computer!  lol  I have been MIA long enough and need to get back into things here  :) 

Last Sunday I did great at Rite Aid

 I spent $14.54 OOP (inc tax) and saved $222.33. At Walgreens I spent $8.76 OOP and saved $8.48. So I saved $230.81. Not my best job, but I burned through all my + ups last week on stupid things. Thats why you really should buy + up items with your + ups. ohhh well.

I went to Walmart Wednesday to do some grocery shopping  (no picture) and spent $177.72  I saved $95.58.  $37.03 in coupons and $58.55 price matching!  That was the best I have done at Walmart so far!  I was pretty excited!!  :)  I picked up alot of stuff I dont normally buy, junk food for baking, which there are alot of coupons for and snacks for the kids.  I also price matched a bunch of meat since I hadnt done any real grocery shopping in almost 3 weeks!!!  My freezer was getting bare!  lol 

And, finally yesterday's Rite Aid trip ... the best I think I have ever done!  I spent total OOP - $19.38. Total merchandise - $8.25 Total tax - $11.13

TOTAL SAVED : $360.89!
Rite Aid has been amazing the past couple months.  I look at the Walgreens and CVS ads and there is just no comparison!  My stock pile is really growing!  I am planning on purchasing a metal cabinet at Lowes on Black Friday for $49 to store my stuff in!  I am starting to look like a hoarder lol.  I need to find some great tampon and women's deodorant deals soon though!  I am stocked for a year on mens deodorant and bodywash lol

I hope to get back into posting on my blog regularly since I have finished 90-95% of my Christmas shopping!  The UPS man has been here just about everyday for the past week and a half with many more visits left to come :)  It feels great!!

Friday, November 5, 2010

OHHH what a week... $0.16 Philly Cream Cheese!!

ok, I have had a crazy week and have not had time to post.  First, my daughter broke her wrist Monday night... that pretty much sums up my week.  Dr visits and lots of catering to her.  Cleaned 3 houses and just seemed to be always running around.  But I went to Rite Aid and Walmart today.  I spent all my + ups!!  I dont know why really I just did.  I didnt really need anything except milk and tea (cheaper than Walmart, but I felt like spending them and starting over so I bought all the candles they had on the clearance table (8 total) and 6 Pantenes and 2 Fantastic cleaners.  Spent like $2.80ish OOP and all my plus ups.  $15 in the first transaction and the $7 I earned in the first transaction I used in transaction #2. 

Then I went to Walmart and spent $17 and saved $25 using only coupons because the paper I picked up Wednesday night had no ads in it so I couldnt price match!!!  ughhhh  I forgot to pick up a paper and at like 8 pm ran to the corner market ... empty.  Went all over town and not a paper to be found.  Finally at my 9th stop there was one paper left in the box.  The one they use in the window... I got it and went home, no ads in it.  Just my luck. 

So my Walmart had Philly cream cheese marked down to $1.16!!!  I had 2 $5 off 5 Kraft product coupons in my binder.  I got 7 cream cheese and 3 bags of shredded cheese!! 

Today I spent $19.90 OOP and saved $80.26.  Pretty significant savings!!!  I was happy, just bummed I have no + ups to start out with next week.  Time to look at the ad and get creative! 

its hard to see all I got in this picture here is the list all for $19.90 :

7 Philly cream cheese
3 packs of Kraft shredded cheese
1 milk
1 tea
3 Pantene Shampoos
3 Pantene Conditioners
2 Renuzit cone air fresheners
8 candles
2 Fantastic cleaners
2 packs pepperoni
2 coffee mate creamers
2 bell peppers
6 bananas
5 Pillsbury crescent rolls
1 lb of coffee