Sunday, July 31, 2011

Rite Aid Recap

I used my +UPs to buy some bottle nipples and binkis for my baby. This is the brand we use and a great price.
  1. Didn't add any rebates
  2. Spent $9.84 out of my cash envelope
  3. Retail amount to date: $1831.26
  4. Earned $1 +Up, plus 2 $2/1 Rite Aid Brand Skin Care
  5. Amount spent out of pocket in 2011: $237.33

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Albertsons 7/27-8/2


In ad coupons:


  • Dole Iceberg Lettuce 99 cents

  • StarKist Tuna 99 cents

  • Banquet Dinners 88 cents

  • $1/2 Clorox Cleaning Items (manufacturer's coupon)

Deals:



  • Cantaloupe 48 cents

  • Cucumber 69 cents

  • Propel 50 cents

  • Franz Bread 3 for $5

  • Hass Avocadoes $1.50, use 25 cent Sizzlin Summer giveaway coupon=$1.25

  • Popsicles 8 ct $1

  • Minute Maid Lemonade $1

  • Duncan Hines 4 for $5, use 2 Buy 2 get 1 free from 6/5 SS=6 for $5

  • Bayer Aspirin $2.99, use $2/1 from 6/12 SS (mail in rebate also available in 6/12 SS)=as low as Free (This is a $5 Food Storage Item).

Promos:



  • Free Skinny Cow Boxed Candy when you buy 2 Skinny Cow Ice Cream products ($3.99 each), check your stash, I have been getting catalina coupons for Skinny Cow lately.

  • Buy 10 Powerades, get 5 free=67 each

  • Save $5 Instantly when you buy 10 participating products, (prices listed after instant savings)


  1. Arrowhead Spring Water 3 liter bottle 50 cents (This is a really great price for food storage stock up!!)

  2. Glaceau vitaminwater 75 cents

  3. Thomas English Muffins $1.49

  4. Klondike Bars or Sandwiches, Popsicle Novelties $2.49

  5. Kraft Cheese Singles or Chunk Cheese $2.49

  6. Kraft Shredded Cheese $2.49, use $1/2 (Touch of Philly)=$1.99 each

  7. Angel Soft $4.49, use 0.50/1 from 5/15 RP=$3.99

  8. Sparkle Paper Towels $4.49

  9. Colgate Toothpaste 99 cents, use 0.50/1 from 7/10 SS=49 cents

  10. Colgate Toothbrush 99 cents, use 0.35/1 from 7/24 SS=64 cents

  11. Twizzlers $1.38, use 0.75/1 from 6/26 SS=63 cents

  12. Vlasic Pickles $1.49

  13. Taco Bell Creamy Sauces $1.50

  14. Orbit Multi Pack Gum $1.99

  15. Hershey's Snack Size Candy Bar $2.29

  16. Nabisco Crackers $2.49, use $1/2 from 6/19 SS=$1.99

  17. Hillshire Farms Sausage Links or Rope $2.99

  18. Nathan's Beef Franks $4.49

  19. Wisk Detergent $8.99, use $2/1 from 6/26 RP=$6.99

*This post is part of the grocery gathering and the deal scoop for Albertsons in Oregon.

Monday, July 25, 2011

$5 Food Storage Week 10

I think we can actually stay on budget this week! It even coincides with a couple of sales! This week's items are:


  • 4 cans tuna

  • 4 boxes mac & cheese (per 2 people)

The best prices for tuna



  • 3 cans for $1 (Chicken of the Sea) with in ad coupon from Fred Meyer. This is by FAR the lowest price I have seen in awhile.

The best price for mac & cheese



  • Fred Meyer and Albertsons both have store brand on sale for 50 cents/box

  • Costco store brand, 15 boxes for $7.99 (53 cents each)

  • Costco Kraft brand 15 boxes for $11.49 (77 cents each, cheapest if you like Kraft best

  • Sherms Mac & Cheese store brand 44 cents

  • Walmart store brand 36 cents

  • Thru Tuesday, Albertsons also has Kraft 5 box pack on sale for $4.49

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Rite Aid 7/24-7/30

Not a lot of great deals this week, but here are the best ones I see.

Freebies:


  • Reach Toothbrush $2.99

  • Use $1/1 from 4/17 SS or July All You

  • Stack with $1 video values

  • Get $1 + Up

  • =FREE

Deals:



  • $5+ UP when you buy Biosilk, Tigi Bedhead or Catwalk hair care (plus wellness discount)



  • Lots of Rite Aid products B1G1 Free



  • Rite Aid First Aid products B1G1 50% off

  • Get a $2 coupon for Rite Aid skin care

  • Thanks Hip2Save



  • Sour Patch Kids 2 for $3

  • Use $1/2 from 7/10 SS

  • Stack with $1 from July video values

  • =50 cents each



  • Mead Composition Books 3 for $1.98

  • Get $1 + Up on 3

  • =33 cents each

  • *$2 SCR on $10 of Mead (after 7/27) or $5 on $20 of Mead



  • Mead Notebooks 3 for 99 cents

  • *$2 SCR on $10 of Mead or $5 on $20 of Mead

*This post is part of the grocery gathering and the deal scoop for Rite Aid.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Rite Aid Recap


I had a 0.75/1 manufactuers coupon that expired soon, so I stacked that with the video values, plus my wellness discount to get the rice for $1 ish. I also bought 3 gallons of water. The water is 79 cents everyday if you have your 20% wellness discount. I think due to my recent water issues, I am going to be buying a few of these every week. :)



  1. Didn't add any rebates

  2. Spent $3.39 from my cash envelope

  3. Retail amount to date: $1798.45

  4. Earned $6 in + Ups

  5. Amount spent out of pocket in 2011: $237.73

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Albertsons 7/20-7/26

Great week at Albertsons! That More You Buy The More You Promo is back again! The way is works, buy certain products, get a catalina for various amounts back . These catalinas print right after you scan the items, so they easily roll. There is no limit, so no need for multiple transactions either. I hope this is something new they are doing, because I LOVE IT!

Products include:



  • Honey Nut Cheerios and Lucky Charms 4 for $10

  • Use 2 $1/2 from 7/10 SS

  • Buy 4 get $2 Catalina

  • =$1.50 per box



  • Fiber One Bars 4 for $10

  • Use 4 0.75/1 from 7/17 SS

  • Buy 4 get $2 catalina

  • =$1.25 each



  • Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks 4 for $10

  • Use 2 0.50/2 from 7/17 SS

  • Buy 4 get $2 catalina

  • =$1.75 each



  • Nature Valley Granola Bars 4 for $10

  • Use 2 0.75/2 from 7/17 SS

  • Buy 4 get $2 catalina

  • =$1.63 each



  • Super Chill 12 packs 4 for $9

  • Buy 4 get $2 catalina

  • =$1.75 each



  • Powerade 8 packs $3.99

  • Get 2 get $1 catalina

  • =$3.49 each



  • Knorr Rice or Pasta Side Dish 3 for $3

  • Use 0.50/2 from 6/26 RP

  • Buy 3 get $1 catalina

  • 50 cents each



  • Dannon Activia, Danimals, Coolision, Dan-o-nino or Drinkables 2 for $4

  • Use 2 $1/1 from 6/5 SS

  • Buy 2 get $1 catalina

  • =50 cents



  • Simply Orange or Minute Maid Enchanced Juice 2 for $7

  • Use 2 0.75/1 from coupons.com (minute maid)

  • Buy 2 get $1 coupon

  • =$2.25 each



  • Coca-Cola Soft Drinks $1.49

  • Buy 3 get $1 coupon

  • =$1.16 each



  • Lunchables Fun Packs 2 for $6

  • Buy 2 get $1 catalina

  • =$2.50 each



  • Snapple 2 for $4

  • Buy 2 get $1 catalina

  • =$1.50 each



  • Johnsonville Brats or Sausage $4.29

  • Use $1/1 from 6/19 SS (Chicken variety)

  • Buy1 get $1 coupn

  • =$2.29



  • Langers Juice 2 for $4

  • Buy 2 get $1 catalina

  • *save labels and check Langers.com for rebate gift items. I have gotten free DVDs and DS games in the past.



  • Welch's Essentials 2 for $5

  • Use 2 $1/1 from 5/1 SS

  • Buy 2 get $1 catalina

  • =$1 each



  • Tyson Fully Cooked Entrees $3.99 each

  • Buy 2 get $2 catalina

  • =$2.99 each



  • Sun Drop 12 pack $3.99

  • Buy 2 get $2 catalina

  • =$2.99 each



  • Mott's Medleys Juice 2 for $6

  • Buy 2 get $1 catalina

  • =$2.50 each



  • Motts Apple Sauce 2 for $6

  • Buy 2 get $1 catalina

  • =$2.50 each



  • Fast Fixin' Breaded Chicken $4.99

  • Buy 2 get $2 catalina

  • =$3.99 each



  • Healthy Choice Soup 4 for $4

  • Buy 4 get $1 catalina

  • =75 cents each



  • Dole Fruit Cups 2 for $5

  • Buy 2 get $1 catalina

  • =$2 each



  • Oscar Mayer Lunchmeat $5.59

  • Buy 2 get $1 catalina

  • =$4.49 each



  • American Beauty or Ronzoni Smart Taste Pasta 3 for $3

  • Buy 3 get $1 catalina

  • =67 cents each



  • Minute Rice 2 for $4

  • Buy 2 get $1 coupon

  • =$1.50 each



  • Macaroni Grill or Wenchai Ferry $4.99

  • Buy 1 get $2 catalina

  • =$2.99



  • Bakery Fresh Mini Cupcakes 2 for $5

  • Buy 2 get $1 catalina

  • =$2 each



  • Quilted Northern $6.49

  • Buy 1 get $1 catalina

  • =$5.49



  • Brawny Paper Towels $6.49

  • Buy 1 get $1 catalina

  • =$5.49



  • Huggies $9.99

  • Use 2 $1.50/1 from 7/17 SS

  • Buy 2 get $5 catalina

  • =$5.99 each



  • Palmolive 2 for $4

  • Buy 2 get $1 coupon

  • =$1.50 each



  • Purex $3.99

  • Buy 1 get $1 catalina

  • =$2.99



  • Malt-O-Meal cereal 2 for $5

  • Buy 2 get $2 catalina

  • =$1.50 each



  • Better Oats Oatmeal 4 for $5

  • Buy 4 get $2 catalina

  • =75 cents each



  • Kelloggs Pop Tarts 3 for $5

  • Buy 3 get $1 catalina

  • =$1.33 each



  • Quaker Oatmeal Squares or Instante 2 for $6

  • Look for $1 off peelies

  • Buy 2 get $2 catalina

  • =$2 each



  • Sargento Shredded Cheese 2 for $5

  • Buy 2 get $1 catalina

  • =$2 each



  • Kettle Chips 2 for $6

  • Use 2 $1/1 from 6/19 SS

  • Buy 2 get $1 catalina

  • =$1.50 each



  • Pop Secret 2 for $6

  • Use $1/2 from 6/19 RP

  • Buy 2 get $1 coupon

  • =$2 each



  • Nabisco Snack Wells 2 for $5

  • Look for $1 peelies on box

  • Buy 2 get $1 catalina

  • *Seperate catalina for cereal bars $1 when you buy 1, Buy 2 get $3 catalina

  • =as much as $1 overage on 2 Cereal Bars!



  • Emerald Breakfast on the go 2 for $5

  • Use $1.50/2 from 6/19 RP

  • Buy 2 get $1 catalina

  • =$1.25 each



  • Emerald Peanuts 2 for $6

  • Buy 2 get $1 catalina

  • =$2.50 each



  • Crest Toothpaste 2 for $3

  • Use 2 0.75/1 from 6/5 or 7/3 P&G

  • Buy 2 get $1 catalina

  • =25 cents each!



  • Oral B Toothbrush 2 for $3

  • Use 2 $2/1 from 6/5 and 7/3 P&G (if these varieties are included)

  • Or use B1G1 free from 6/5 P&G

  • Buy 2 get $1 catalina

  • =as much as $2 overage!



  • Nestle Candy Bars 8 pack 4 for $5

  • Buy 4 get $1 catalina

  • =$1 each



  • M&Ms 2 for 6

  • Use 2 $1/1 from 6/19 RP (Pretzel variety)

  • Buy 2 get $1 catalina

  • =$1 each



  • Prilosec $24.99

  • Use $1/1 from 6/5 P&G

  • Buy 1 get $5 catalina

  • =$18.99



  • Purina Dog Chow $11.99

  • Use $1/1 from 7/17 SS

  • Buy 1 get $2 catalina

  • =$8.99



  • Tidy Cats Scoopable Litter $12.99

  • Use $1/1 from 5/1 SS

  • Buy 1 get $1 catalina

  • =$10.99



  • Energizer Alkaline Batteries $6.99

  • Buy 1 get $2 catalina

  • =$4.99

  • *Look for specially marked packages to redeem for gift cards



  • Dreyer's or Haagen Dazs 2 for $7

  • Buy 2 get $2 catalina

  • =$2.50 each



  • 7-up, A&W, or Sunkist 12 packs 2 for $9

  • Buy 2 get $2 catalina

  • =$3.50 each



  • IBC Root Beer or Cream Sode 6 packs $3.49

  • Buy 2 Get $2 catalina

  • =$2.49 each



  • Nestle Dibs or Lil'Drums Cones, Dreyer's Fruit Bars, or Haagen Dazs Cones or Bars $3.99

  • Buy 2 get $2 catalina

  • =$2.99 each



  • Dreyers 12 ct, Drumstick 8 ct, Skinny Cow Sandwiches, or Haagen Dazs Ice Cream $5.99

  • Buy 2 get $2 catalina

  • =$4.99 each



  • 7-up, A&W or Sunkist 6 packs $3.99

  • Buy 2 get $2 catalina

  • =$2.99 each



  • Snapple 6 packs $4.99

  • buy 2 get $2 catalina

  • =$3.99 each


In ad coupons:



  • Dole Salads $1.68

  • Albertsons Bone-in chicken Breasts 97 cents/lb

  • Tillamook Brick Cheese $4.99

  • Country Farm Bread 3 for $5

  • Kraft Salad Dressing 88 cents, Stack with $1/2 from 5/15 RP=38 cents each

  • homelife Bath Tissue or Paper Towels $7.99

Deals:



  • Peaches, Plums, Nectaries 99 cents/lb

  • Gatorade 79 cents

  • Tide Powder $5.99, use $2/1 from 7/17 SS=$3.99

  • Kraft Mac & Cheese 5 pack $4.49 (Food storage item!)

  • ReNu Multipurpose Contact Solution $6.99, use $2/1 from 6/12 SS=$4.99

  • Green Peppers 79 cents

Promos:



  • Free Milk Instantly when you buy Frito Lay Variety Pack $6.99

*This post is part of the grocery gathering and the deal scoop for Albertsons in Oregon.





Monday, July 18, 2011

$5 Food Storage Week 9



I am returning to the series $5 Food Storage, sorry for the weeks off. This week's item is



  • 5 lbs Honey (for 2 people)

The best prices I found:



  • 4 lbs Western Family $8.32 (Sherms)

  • 6 lbs Costco $13.99

The price of honey has also gone up in the past few years. One other alternative for finding a cheaper price is to search your area for independent bee keepers and honey makers.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Rite Aid 7/17-7/23

New to Rite Aid or need a review, read my Rite Aid Rules.

Freebies:


  • Rembrant Toothpaste $4.99

  • Use $3/1

  • Stack with $2 video values

  • =1 cent overage

Deals:



  • Excedrin $1.99

  • Use 0.75/1 from 7/17 SS

  • Stack with $1 from video values

  • =24 cents



  • Pampers $9.99

  • Use $1.50/1 from 6/5 P&G

  • Get $4 + UP

  • =$4.49



  • Rite Aid Hand Sanitizer $1



  • Simplify Gallon Water or 6 packs 88 cents



  • Samy Stylers $3.50

  • Use $2/1 from June video values

  • =$1.50



  • Scuncii and Conair Hair Accessories (plus Wellness discount)

  • Get $5 + UP when you spend $10



  • Got2B Stylers $4.99

  • Use $2/1 from June All You

  • Get $2 + UP

  • =99 cents



  • Resolve Stain Remover 2 for $4

  • Use 2 0.75/1 from 7/17 SS

  • Get $1 + Up on 2

  • =75 cents each!



  • Gatorade 5 for $5

  • Use 0.25/1 and 0.20/1 from June and July video values

  • Get $1 + Up on 5

  • =71 cents each


There are also some overlapping + UP Skin Care rewards



  • Spend $15 on Coopertone get $5 + UP

  • Spend $30 on Neutrogena get $10 + UP

  • Which both fit under the Spend $15 on Skin Care get $15 + UP

Check out Frugal Living NW for some awesome scenarios.


*This post is part of the grocery gathering and the deal scoop for Rite Aid.



Friday, July 15, 2011

Rite Aid Recap



I am not a big fan of summer...right now I don't have my 6 hours a week of errands/shopping/deal seeking time that I have during the school year. I will do any shopping with 2 children, a real quick necessary trip with 3, but I refuse to do any with 4! No deal is worth that headache! Therefore, I have been doing a lot less shopping, so I make the most of my trips. Some of the things I bought were because I was at the store and needed them (plus with my 20% Wellness discount this prices are decent). I splurged on the Physicians Formula and Dr. Scholls stuff because I wanted to try them both.



  1. Added $3.99 from a rebate to my envelope

  2. Spent $41.65 out of pocket

  3. Retail Amount to date: $1768.22

  4. Earned $13 in + Ups, plus $4.69 in SCR and $10.95 in mail in rebate

  5. Amount spent out of pocket in 2011: $237.73

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Albertsons 7/13-7/19

I am back to do matchups...here we go.

In ad store coupons:




  • Banquet Dinners 88 cents


  • Albertsons Bacon $3.99


  • Mission Tortillas 99 cents


  • Franz Bread $1.50, use $1/1 =50 cents


  • Crystal Geyser Water $2.88 (Food storage :) )


  • Red Vines Jar $5.99 (Love Red Vines)


  • Free Diet Dr. Pepper 2 liter with in store coupon on Saturday July 16


  • Save $1/3 on Suave, stack with $1/2 from coupons.com (body wash)=$1.54 each when you buy 4




    Deals:




  • Lettuce 48 cents


  • Yoplait Yogurt 60 cents, use $1/10 from 7/10 SS=50 cents each


  • Nabisco Chips Ahoy $2, use $1/2 from 6/19 SS=$1.50 each, look for peelies too.


  • Ronzoni Garden Delight $1, use $1/1 from 5/15 SS=FREE!


  • Ocean Market Seafood Portions $1




    Promos:




  • Buy 10 Powerades, get 5 free=67 cents each



  • Save $5 Instantly when you buy any 10 participating products (price listed after instant savings)









    1. Velveeta Skillets Dinner $1.49


    2. Chef Boyardee 79 cents


    3. Gulden's Mustard, Hunts BBQ or Ketchup 99 cents


    4. Act II Popcorn 79 cents


    5. Hunts Pasta Sauce or Tomatoes 79 cents
    6. Oroweat English Muffins $1.99

    7. Welch's Grape Jelly $1.79, use 0.55/1 from 5/1 SS=$1.24


    8. Snapple $1.79


    9. Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing $2.29


    10. Crystal Light $2.49, use $1/1 from 6/12 SS=$1.49


    11. Hershey's Pieces or Drops $2.49


    12. Klondike Bars or Popsilces Novelties $2.49


    13. Albertsons Deli Lunchmeat $3.49 (look for 25 cents off game piece coupons)


    14. Ore-Ida Potatoes $2.99, use $1/2 from coupons.com (sweet potatoe fries) or do you still have your free product coupon from facebook?=$2.49


    15. all laundry detergent $2.99, use $1/1 from 6/5 RP (exp 7/17)=$1.99


    16. Tropicana Pure Premium $3.99


    17. Snapple $4.49


    18. Brawny or Quilted Northern $8.49, use 0.50/1 from 5/15 RP (Brawny)=$7.99




    Catalinas:









    • PopTarts 3 for $5,


    • Buy 3 get $1 catalina


    • =$1.33 each










    • Nabisco Snack Wells 2 for $5


    • Buy 2 get $1 catalina


    • =$2 each












    • Quaker Instant Oatmeal 2 for $6


    • Buy 2 get $2 catalina


    • =$2 each












    • Better Oats Oatmeal 4 for $5


    • Buy 4 get $2 catalina


    • 75 cents each






    • Carnation Instant Breakfast 2 for $8


    • Buy 2 get $2 catalina


    • =$3 each






    • Malt-O-Meal 2 for $5


    • Buy 2 get $2 coupon


    • =$1.50 each






    • Select General Mills Cereal, Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks, Fiber One Bars, or Nature Valley Granola Bars 4 for $10


    • Use 0.50/1 from coupons.com (Honey Nut Cheerios), $1/2 from 7/10 SS (Lucky Charms or Golden Grahams), $1/2 from 5/22 SS (Fruit Snacks, exp 7/16), $1/2 from 5/22 SS (Fiber One Bars, exp 7/16), 0.75/2 from smartsource.com (granola bars) or 0.75/1 from 6/26 SS (granola thins)


    • Buy 4 get $2 catalina


    • And FREE MILK CATALINA


    • =as low as $1.50 each, plus free milk


    *This post is part of the grocery gathering
    and the deal scoop
    for Albertsons in Oregon.









    Monday, July 11, 2011

    Reminder All You Magazine 30 issues for $25




    I have been asked before for deals on All You subscriptions. Here is a link to a current deal: *Only a few more days to get in on this deal!




    • $25 for 30 issues (a 67% savings). That's only 83 cents an issue, and more than $1 off the price at Walmart. $10 of your purchase prices will also be donated to tornado relief for the recent tornados victims in the midwest and south.




    What is All You? A great women's magazine full of helpful tips, recipes, crafts, ideas, and deals. Best of all there are coupons! These are exclusive high value coupons, each magazine usually has about $100 worth! I like to read this magazine too. It is a real mom's magazine, with recipe ingredients that I have on hand and fashion choices I can afford.

    If you have been waiting, now is the time to subscribe! You will get a great magazine and donate to a worthy cause at the same time.

    H20

    *This is a partial exert from my personal blog...I share it for two reasons. One, to explain why the posts have been so sporadic lately (especially deal matchups) and two, to emphasize why we need to be prepared with our food storage...especially water.

    May 26 started out normal enough, I did laundry and dishes just like every other day. Then my son went to wash his hands and there was no water. I sent Greg (my husband) to fix it, he had determined it was blown control box,(what controls the pump from the well) but had already called the co-op and they were going to gives us a new one since they sometimes..."just go out." So Greg and our contractor worked on it until about 10 pm, but we had water again!


    May 27, I got up early to finish some laundry/dishes to get ready for camping trip. Greg took a shower, I started a load of laundry and a load of dishes. About 9 am, I went to wash my hands...no water, another blown control box. These boxes run about $800 a piece. The power company was called out to investigate whether or not there were surges or changes in voltage that was causing the boxes to blow. The power company couldn't find anything wrong...and since we were heading into a holiday weekend, nothing much more could be done. They couldn't get a new control box until late Sunday night. In order to distract ourselves (and to have showers...) we went camping as planned (in cabins, let's not get crazy). We stayed the extra day since home would mean no water.


    May 29, Sunday. Got home, got the new control box, installed it and within a hour it was blown. Now we are in trouble. Power company, contractor, and co-op guy come out and try to figure out what is wrong. Finally decide to do some tests with the power company, but since it is a holiday weekend...they can't come until Tuesday.


    May 31, Tuesday. Power company comes out and sets up tests.

    June 2, Thursday. Power company removes test box and read results, nothing wrong and no surges. No one has a clue what is wrong, but it has been a week and the laundry/dishes are sky high.

    June 4-5, I finally realize we are in for the long haul...Greg brings not one but two water trucks and buckets, so we can be able to flush toilets. Let's just say pretty girls should never be on latrine duty, ever.









    June 6-12 This week passes with frustrating phone calls and little actual progress. The problem cannot be identified therefore the solution cannot be found.


    June 15, Wednesday. The original electrician also comes out and cannot find anything wrong with any of the wiring. We also get a surge protector put in, just for precaution.



    June 15, Thursday. We have invested thousands of dollars in this system that is less than a year old. We don't want to put in a whole new system and spend more, but this is beyond ridiculous. (Think about it...aside from laundry/dishes/toilets/showers...how do you cook, something that doesn't have to much dirty dishes or take water to cook, my daughter's toilet training is non existent and we have had sick kids, probably due to lack of proper hand washing...it is a nightmare! One I would only wish on a few middle school mean girls!)



    The solution...they will pull up the well pump. It is down 340 feet, so not a small feat. They will replace the well pump motor and a new control box. No one still knows what happened or if that will even fix it. The worst part...they can have the truck out NEXT THURSDAY! I have a meltdown (well I had have several through this process), but this is the biggie...


    Ironically I wake up Friday and feel better. There seems to be an end in sight and we do not have to spend thousands of dollars. I have actually fallen into a routine of baths and laundry at my in-laws, eating crappy frozen food and take out and using paper plates.


    June 23, Thursday, Day 29. The pump truck comes and I feel joy! They pull the pump leave a new box and we only have to have an electrician put it in. He makes several suggestions to improve things.







    June 24, Friday, Day 30. The electrician sets up the system. I am gone all day with the kids' day camp and running errands for our trip to Utah. I finally get home about 3 and run a load of laundry, and another and another and dishes and showers and FLUSH lots and we STILL HAVE WATER! Oh, Happy Day! I still hold my breath every time I flush, but so far so good!




    And finally, my daughter just says it best...






    video



    By the way, if you want to help us decorate out bare walls, please go here and vote for us!


    The moral of the story...I am buying water in the gallon jugs and the 24 case packs whenever they go one sale...because you can never be too prepared. We had several cases of water, but not nearly enough.

    Free Slurpee Day 7/11

    Since today is 7/11, there are Free Slurpees today at 7-11. No coupon necessary. All 7/11 participating. What a fabulous freebies on a hot summer day!

    Saturday, July 9, 2011

    Rite Aid Recap


    1. Didn't add any rebates
    2. Spent $12.36 out of my cash envelope
    3. Retail amount to date: $1682.90
    4. Earned $12 in + Ups and $6 in SCR
    5. Amount spent out of pocket in 2011: $196.08

    Thursday, July 7, 2011

    Waiting in my mailbox

    I have been gone for almost 2 weeks. Looks at all the freebies waiting in my mailbox. Including 5 magazines, Fred Meyer coupons, Macy's coupons, baby wipes samples, vitamin sample, Pull-ups wipes sample with $2/1 coupon, ear buds, free full size Downy Unstopables, and my Wellness + free glucose and cholestrol screenings. Has anyone else gotten theirs? Did you use it yet? This is why is pays to be on companies mailing lists and sign up for freebies. Each day the mailbox is a surprise and you never know what goodies it could contain.