Saturday, October 21, 2017

My Last Word on This

While I appreciate some readers reporting to me what a certain unhinged blogger, who now has put up yet another blog(her 8th or 9th by my recollections),is saying on her new blog, please stop sending me reports of her postings.

I am aware of her hate speech directed toward me(and now another blogger whom she flamed, before that blogger banned her from her blog)but I am not going to dignify this by commenting further.

For some reason she took an informational post I wrote in September as directed personally at her in her paranoia, and she has since decided that I am the anti-Christ and she is spewing lies, half truths and fairy stories about me and calling me and others "idiots".

I will not give her a forum here to rant nor send any readers over to watch her personally attack folks and tilt at non-existent windmills.  If anyone wants to go read her, be my guest, but please don't bring her negative and toxic stuff over here.
I wish her well and I hope she can move on with her life.


Friday, October 20, 2017

Frugal Friday....the October 20th Edition

Well another week has come and gone here at Chez Sluggy.
I can't think of much that we did that was frugal and worth noting.

*  Adopting a puppy is decidedly not frugal and that's what took up the bulk of my week. lolz

Here is our newest member of the family on his ride home to our house.
We have had to buy "things" this week to keep him healthy, happy and safe.  Tried to use coupons and get deals and just buy what was needed so no frou-frou doggie clothes or gem studded collars and such.  We got a daytime crate, leash and a pet gate at Ollie's(Good Stuff Cheap)and a couple of toys with a 10% off discount ticket I had.  Puppy food, a snuggly bed and collar for 20% off at the pet store.  Then Hubs went up to Walmart and procured was is really a cat carrier for his sleeping quarters at night.  Yes, he is that small. lolz
Money spend at the vet on a check-up, shots and medications were essential and we are cash flowing all his expenses.

*  No eating out this week as we don't want to both be away from the new puppy for a long stretch at a time(potty training time, ya know).

*  I talked about the diapers I bought to turn around and resell and the free TRU gift cards I earned and the small Weis trip I did.
I went back to Rite-Aid this week to spend my $10 Catalina the last diaper transaction earned me since I was there picking up rxs anyway.

3 x bags of chocolate Halloween candy on sale $5=$15.00
2 x Speed Stick deodorant on sale $2.99=$5.98

Coupons Used
1 x $1.50/3 Hershey candy bags ManuQ=$1.50
2 x $2/1 Speed Stick deodorant R-A In-AdQ=$4.00
1 x BOGOFree Speed Stick(certain varieties)ManuQ=$2.99
1 x $10 OYNO CatalinaQ=$10.00
Coupon Total........$18.49

I paid with $2.49 in Plenti Points and earned $3.00 back in new PPs($3 wyspend $30 on select candy bags).
Not bad, spent down $2.49 and earned $3 in new PPs so a .51¢ moneymaker.

* On a Frugal "Fail" note-I neglected to notice and submit for a $1 cash rebate on my Checkout51 account on Wednesday(the last day to submit for the previous week's receipts)for the Sandwich Bros. item I bought.  There was a $1 off 1 purchase rebate that would have brought that Weis shop down to $12.52.  Oh well, nobody can win them all, right? ;-)

Any Frugal Wins at your house lately?


Thursday, October 19, 2017

Weis Shopping Last Weekend

Not sure if I'll hit Weis(PMITA)Markets again this week.  Their Fantastic Friday sale went all weekend so I hit it on Sunday......

I had to do this in two transactions so I could use 2 of the Weis Coupon BookQs on the frozen Sandwich Brothers sandwiches.  I stacked those Qs with IP ManuQs for the items.

1 x Sandwich Bros. pack 50% off=$1.99
4 x Progresso Soups on sale $1=$4.00
3 x Hanover frozen Veggies on sale 2/$3=$4.50
1 x Hanover frozen Asparagus(picked this up by mistake, not on sale/will return)

Coupons Used
1 x $1/1 Sandwich Bros. WeisQ=$1.00
1 x $1.50/1 Sandwich Bros. IPQ=$1.50
1 x $1/4 Progresso Soup IPQ=$1.00
Coupon Total......$3.50

I received a $1 cash rebate on SavingStar for buying the 4  Progresso soups so it was $5.99 OOP after that.

Then I bought the other stuff--

1 x Sandwich Bros. pack 50% off=$1.99
6 x Weis shredded Cheese 50% off($1.34)=$8.04

Coupons Used
1 x $1/1 Sandwich Bros. WeisQ=$1.00
1 x $1.50/1 Sandwich Bros. IPQ=$1.50
Coupon Total......$2.50


Total for both transactions is $13.52 OOP for all 15 items(once I return the asparagus), a $40.55 value.
The frozen sandwiches were a .51¢ moneymaker(for 4 servings per box)and the soup was .50¢ per can.  The whole green beans will be used for Thanksgiving dinner and cheddar cheese is always needed in some dish or another around here. ;-)


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The Diaper Queen of NEPA

So I printed off some more Huggies $2/1 Qs on Saturday morning and while out running errands down the mountain I found more diapers.

                     * Previous transaction pictured but it's the same.

I bought 8 more packs in two transactions.
I used the previous $10 OYNO Catalina I had left(from the two transactions on my card last week)in Transaction #1 on my son's card and paid $15.96 in Plenti Points.
$33.96-$8 in Qs=$25.96-$10 Cat used=$15.96 spent down PPs.
I earned $10 in new PPs and received another $10 OYNO Catalina for buying the diapers.

I rinsed and repeated the transaction using 4 more Qs($8 worth).
Transaction #2--$33.96-$8 in Qs=$25.96-$10 Cat=$15.96 spent down PPs.
I earned $10 in new PPs and received another $10 OYNO Catalina for buying the diapers.

That receipt also printed out the Q for the free $25 TRU gift card when you spend $50 on cdertain baby items.

But that Rite-Aid was out of TRU gift cards.

So on Monday I went up to my local Rite-Aid and redeemed the gift card Q....

Here's the score card on the diapers now, for those playing at home. lolz

Brought home.....
16 packs of diapers
2 packs of Tummy Zen
1 pack of light bulbs
1 spray deodorant

Used $77.83 in Plenti Points
Earned $45.00 in new Plenti Points
So "spent down" $32.83 in Plenti Points

For spending down $32.83 in PPs I earned....

Earned $10 Catalina(one left to spend)to use later on product
Earned $50 in TRU gift cards
Earned $3 Ibotta cash refund
Potential earnings of $80-$88 for selling the diapers once I get around to that.

I just wish I had had enough Huggies Qs to do this deal again on Daughter's card. 8-)