And a this…
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And a this…
OMG! I started writing this post yesterday morning… and by the time I finally sat down last night (9 pm) to finish it… my day had evolved into something else…
The kids have the week off… Due to President’s week and all…
It’s 30 degrees outside…
And… It’s suppose to be like 30 degrees outside
This is Seattle people…not Minnesota…
30 Degrees for 5 days… is kind of a big deal…
Here’s part of a conversation I had with the HH on Sunday afternoon:
Topic: We need to re-bark the yard.
Mavis: Let’s order 15 yards of bark… now is the time to do it… the kids are on vacation… we need to whip the garden into shape… the kids are on vacation… we need to pull the weeds… the kids are on vacation… we need to spruce up the raspberry patch… the kids are on vacation… we need to burn the fallen branches… the kids are on vacation… we need to clean out the garage… did I mention: THE KIDS ARE ON VACATION????
The Handsome Husband: ARE YOU FREAKIN NUTS???
The kids are on vacation… and it’s 30 degrees out.
Mavis: Exactly… the kids are on vacation… FREE child labor…Perfect timing…
The Handsome Husband: Well… I have to work this week.
Mavis: What? But the kids are on vacation? I thought you were taking this week off?
The Handsome Husband: Shoveling bark and pulling weeds in freezing temps is not a vacation… I’m not taking time off to do that kinda crap…
So then I suggested we take the kids snowboarding… and finally… after A LOT of complaining… he agreed… but said we could only go for one day.
On Monday morning…
The bark was delivered… and the kids start shoveling…
Tuesday morning… the kids are still shoveling bark…
About noon… The Girl Who Thinks She’s A Bird turns to me and says…
Are we going snowboarding this weekend?
Mavis: The boys said they don’t want to go…
The Girl: Well can we just go then… just the two of us?
Mavis: I don’t know… If just the two of us went I’d have to drive in the snow…
You know… it would cheaper for you and me to fly to XXXX than the four of us to go snowboarding for the day…
The Girl: CAN WE GO TO XXXX?
Mavis: I don’t know… Hey… let’s go see if we can get some last minute FREE tickets with our frequent flyer miles…
Mavis Again: Hey look! We can get 2 FREE tickets to XXXX…
The Girl: Can just the two of us go?
Mavis: Let’s call Dad…
But by the time you read this post…
The Girl Who Thinks She’s A Bird and I will be on an airplane…
Be sure and come back for tomorrows post…
I smell a giveaway!
OOoo… and it’s a good one!
Once you get organized… Making money at the Drug Store is easy peasy!
I did 6 transactions…
Here they are…
Start to finish…
5 Sucrets $2.99 each
I used 5 $1.50 off coupons and paid $1.49 each
I earned a $2.00 Up Reward for each container of Sucrets
$14.95 (5) Sucrets
– $7.50 (5) $1.50 Coupon from 1/22 ss
-$7 in Up Rewards (from previous transaction)
PAID> $1.70 OOP Got back…. $10 in Up Rewards (5 $2 Up Reward for each box of sucrets)
I noticed this at the bottom of my receipt…
$29.99 L ‘Oreal Youth Code kit
-$ 10.00 L ‘Oreal Youth Code Kit Video Value Coupon
-$5.00 L’Oreal Youth Code Video Value Coupon
-$10 in Up Rewards (from Sucrets deal)
Paid> $ 7.50 OOP
Got Back $10 in Up Rewards (2 $5 Up Rewards) $5 SCR Rebate #10 $10 L ‘Oreal Mail in Rebate HERE
Johnson & Johnson & Desitin Baby Products on sale $2.99 each
Kashi Bar on clearance .44 cents
-$5.00 (5) $1.00 off baby coupons from the 1/9 ss
$10 Up Rewards (from L’Oreal deal)
Paid> $1.64 OOP
Got back $10 in Up Rewards (5 $2.00 Up Rewards)
Libman Freedom Mop
-$2.00 Video Value Coupon
-$10 in Up Rewards (from baby products deal)
Paid> $6.41 OOP
Got back $4 Up Reward & $5.00 Mail in Rebate HERE
Carefree pantyliners $1.98 (99 cents each)
-$1.00 (2) .50 cent off Carefree coupons from the 1/9/ss)
-$1.00 Up Reward (from oreo deal)
Paid> $1.64 OOP
I paid $1.70
.88 (2 first class stamps for mail in rebates)
Paid $20.28 OOP
Will get back $10.00, $5.00, $5.00 rebates
I now have $22 in Up Rewards to Spend!
Not bad… Not bad at all!
*** I plan on using the baby products in a future baby shower gift basket…and The L’Oreal Youth Code & Libman Mop towards a Christmas Gift basket… I love how I can make money, score FREE products AND do my Christmas shopping thru my weekly purchases…***
So… I ended up paying $9.49 out of pocket…
and went home with $16 in Up Rewards…
$10 catalina’s are hard to use…
Because… you have to get your total (after coupons) up to $10 to use it.
Pot roast was on sale for $2.99 a lb and since we hadn’t had it in awhile I decided to splurge and buy one. For the above transaction I ended up spending $11.64 ($1.64 cash, $10 catalina)
So at this point I was left with $1.94 for the rest of the week.
I was pretty sure I’d be dipping into Mr. Piggy’s Bank to get thru the rest of the week… after all I still had 2 more days of double coupon days at Albertson’s to use to my advantage.
One of the shopper cards I have in my wallet it a Fred Meyer Card…
The prices at the grocery store are the same whether you use their card or not… BUT… if you have the card… every 3 months they will send you a rebate card (and a few coupons) for 1% of the purchases you made in the previous 3 months.
As you can see I earned a $6.24 rebate… You’d think that meant I spent $624 at Fred Meyer over the past 3 months…I did… BUT that was my total BEFORE coupons… It’s kinda weird how I can earn a refund for something I get for FREE… Just like the other day… when I used my rebate card and coupons to score the above products for FREE…
Fred Meyer FREE
By Monday morning…
I had the following in my wallet…
Cheap Pizza with my Papa Murphy’s gift card from Plum District
Did you notice the .50 cent off TARGET coupon for Finish dishwasher detergent?
Well I did… I was able to make .25 cents off each box of Finish detergent… which came to and extra $3.00 overage to spend at Target…
So all in all… a good week in the bargain department…
I finished the week with a donation of .07 cents to Mr. Piggy’s Belly,
A balance of .72 cents on my LAST Target gift card,
And have a remaining balance of $1.20 on my Fred Meyer Rebate.
How about you?
Did you score any great deals this past week?