Friday, January 30, 2015

The Feline Nieces & Nephews

My brother has 5 cats. 

He inherited one named Kit Kat.  She had been my oldest brother's cat and when he went into a coma in early 2008 and then died in 2009 my other brother kept her.   And since she wasn't fixed there was soon a litter of kittens and they kept one male.  They call him Socks, because he had white markings on his feet.
And then when they didn't fix that male cat Socks, when he got old enough to procreate, Kit Kat had another litter. 8-(
Both of these cats are fairly feral and live outdoors.  If the weather is bad they live in the garage but they won't come into the house.

They kept two kittens from that litter(and I think they finally got those two cats fixed, at least I hope so).

The boy kitten they kept is called Sling Shot and looks like his mother KitKat(a striped calico?)but he is much larger than the momma.
The other girl kitten they kept is called Baby Socks because she has the markings like her father, Socks, but is small like her momma cat, KitKat.
Confused yet?

Baby Socks also has a "skin condition".  I don't know from cats, but if she was a dog I'd call it mange.
At any rate, any time College Boy touched Baby Socks I made him wash his hands. ;-)

Baby Socks needs to be given spray baths with some medicated stuff but trying to get her to hold still for these treatments means using a harness and a leash and much meowing and gnashing of teeth.


Sling Shot had a urinary issue and had very expensive surgery and has to stay on even more very expensive cat food for the rest of his life.
I am not a cat lover so I'd be rehoming all these expensive fluff balls if it was me.

The fifth cat is my sister in-law's cat.  She is a huge white cat called Lilly.  She is also an alpha cat that doesn't get along with any other animals(or people for that matter)so she lives in their bedroom and never comes out. A regular "kitty bitch" they call her. lolz

I didn't get any pictures of the other 4 cats while I was in Virginia.
I am not a cat fan so that's my excuse.



Thursday, January 29, 2015

Shopping Today

Well I think I've turned the corner of whatever got ahold of me.
I felt up to going shopping today.  First to,where else?, Rite-Aid!

2 x Dove Deo on sale=$9.98
2 x Dove 'Poo on sale=$7.00
1 x Jergens lotion 20% wellness disc.=$3.59
1 x Jergens crema 20% wellness disc.=$5.83
2 x Jergens Natural Glow trial size 20% wellness disc.=$4.46
1 x R-A cotton balls Free w/BF Rain Check=$0.00

Coupons Used
2 x $2/1 Dove Deo ManuQ=$4.00
2 x $1/1 Dove Deo VideoValuesQ=$2.00
1 x $4/2 Dove 'Poo ManuQ=$4.00
1 x $3/2 Jergens products IPQ(coupons dotcom)=$3.00
2 x $2/1 Jergens product VideoValuesQ=$4.00
1 z $2/? Mystery Load2CardQ which came off!=$2.00
Coupon Total......$19.00

I used $11 in +Up Rewards and paid .86¢ OOP.
I received back $15 in new +Ups($5 wyu 2 Jergens, $5 wyu2 Jergens Natural Glow, $5 wyb$15 Dove/Noxzema/St. Ives/Simple).

I have no clue what Load2Card came off but I suspect it was a $2/1 Dove 'Poo Q since when the cashier tried to take the $4/2 Dove ManuQ off it beeped and she had to push it through.
My store employees are so tired of this issue and just let it go.  I don't mind getting an extra $2 off my total so it's good with me too. ;-)

And the Jergens Deals are 2 separate ones.

There is a Jergens/Biore Buy 2 Get $5 +Ups on the regular sized products.

There is also a Jergens Natural Glow Buy 2 Get $5 +Ups on the trial/travel sized Jergens.  These are $2.79 at my store(might be a bit cheaper at your store)so with 20% Wellness discount they are $2.23.
2 come out to $4.46 and you get a $5 +Up Rewards back(limit of 2 per card/account).

$40.52 worth of products.
Spent $11 in +Ups, got $15 +Ups back.
OOP .86¢

Then I hiked over to WeisPMITAMarkets for this stuff....

8 x Lipton dry soup mix on sale=$10.32
2 x Knorr Pasta sides on sale=$2.00
1 x Lipton decaf tea bags on sale=$2.99

Since I spend $15 on select Unilever items, $5 came off instantly making my total $10.31

I used--
1 x $1/2 Knorr pasta sides ManuQ=$1.00
2 x $1/2 Lipton dry soup mix ManuQ=$2.00
2 x $.75¢/2 Lipton dry soup mix IPQ(doubled to $1/2)=$2.00
Coupon Total..........$5.00

$10.31-$5.00=$5.31 OOP

11 items for $5.31 makes each one .48¢.
And we have enough dip mix for a year. lolz



And the Winner Is.......

I numbered all the valid entries(there were 68--someone didn't give themselves that second entry for posting it on her blog, so I put one extra in for her) then used Random Dot Org to draw a number and the winning entry is.............

Well lets hope you can win with only one entry!
So yes, you can win on the last day and with one entry. lolz
Congratulations to Anonymous Barbara!!
Please email me privately from that email addy info is Blogger Profile(see side bar for "View my complete profile" link)within the next 48 hours with your mailing information to claim your prize.
If I don't hear from the winner within that time frame I'll have to draw another number.
Thank you to everyone who plays along with these little giveaways.
I'll have another one coming up in February.
Here's hint to the contents.........Pamper Yourself!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Rite-Aid This Week

Hubs and I went on Sunday and we stopped at Rite-Aid for this stuff.....

2 x Nestle 24 pack bottled water on sale=$6.00 *not pictured*
2 x Cheez-Its on sale=$4.00
4 x Pepsi brand 2 ltr. sodas on sale=$5.00
4 x Dove 'Poo on sale=$14.00
2 x Noxzema on sale=$9.00
2 x Simple cleaners on sale=$9.98

Coupons Used
1 x $1/2 Nestle water Video ValuesQ=$1.00
1 x $1/2 Nestle water In-AdQ=$1.00
2 x $1.50 wyb 2 sodas & 1 Cheez-Its IPQ(coupons dotcom)=$3.00
1 x $4/2 Dove 'Poo ManuQ=$4.00
1 x $4/2 Dove 'Poo Load2CardQ=$4.00
1 x $3 wyb$9 Simple/Noxzema/St. Ives/Ponds Load2CardQ=$3.00
2 x $2/1 Simple cleaners or wipes IPQ=$4.00
2 x $1/1 simple cleaners or wipes VideoValuesQ=$2.00
Coupon Total......$22.00


I used $25 in +Up Rewards and paid .98¢ OOP.
I received back $15 in new +Ups($5 wyb select gamed day foods, 2 x $5 Dove/St. Ives/Pond's/Noxzema).
These cleaner products also qualified me for a $5 cash refund through my Saving Star account. 8-)))

$73.04 in products brought home.
.98¢ out of pocket.
"Spend down" my +Ups by $10.
Earned $5 cash refund.

Then today, since I had to drag my poor old body out for a prescription refill I got this stuff while in Rite-Aid.....

2 x Dove Men's 'Poo on sale=$8.00
2 x Dove 'Poo on sale=$7.00
1 x Noxzema on sale=$4.50
1 x Pond's on sale=$4.50

Coupons Used
2 x $2/1 Dove Men's 'Poo ManuQ=$4.00
1 x $4/2 Dove 'Poo Load2CardQ=$4.00
1 x $3/wyb$9 Ponds/Noxzema/St. Ives ManuQ=$3.00
Coupon Total.............$11.00

I used $13 in +Ups and paid ZERO OOP.
I earned $7 in new +Ups($2 wyb2 Dove Mens, $5 wyb $15 Dove/St. Ives/Ponds/Noxzema).

$34.64 in products brought home.
Zero OOP.
"Spent down" the +Ups by $6.

I will probably go back and spend down some more +Ups this week as very little interests me the next week or two.
I've got $16 in +Up left right now.

And with the weather here during the Winter I don't like the pressure of having to make sure I get out to spend +Ups before they expire so best to use them up.  8-)



Giveaways Galore! Last Chance on Mine, Go Enter on Sonya's

Just a reminder that today is the last day to enter my Giveaway.
Go HERE or use the link on the side bar over there----->

Also even though I am still feeling a bit peak-ed I saw there was a Giveaway over at my cousin Sonya Ann's blog.

Besides the gift card, she is also giving away digital copies of her new Book to everyone who goes to Amazon and downloads it in the next couple of days, so head over to her blog to get the link to the book too!

More later when I feel up to it.....


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Oh Heck! I'm Going Back to Bed

Between my computer acting up and feeling like I am coming down with something I am calling off Tuesday and going back to bed.

Enjoy playing in the snow if you got any.
Don't wake me until tomorrow.