Rite-Aid Reunion

I have not been into a Rite-Aid in some time, so naturally there had to be a reunion at some point. I have taken my father under my wing, in the area of how to save money with coupons. I assume, because you are still reading that you too have some interest in the topic of saving money!! I am going to start posting my savings and some of my trips to the stores. I am HOWEVER not a total coupon-a-holic and do NOT hardly ever do these in multiple transactions. I would say I dabble in coupon usage, enough to save, not enough that it will make the customer behind you start tapping their foot. There are some in-depth bloggers that are out there who do just that and you can learn more by checking out their bolgs! So Please Journey with me?

Recent Reunion at Rite-Aid

I had see in the January paper that there were some great ways to earn +Up-Rewards, basically cash back on a rewards card that you can use the next day in store on ANYTHING you want! Yep, awesome. So I went in to Rite aid, I did not have any coupons for these 3 items, so I  ONLY bought  these 3 items.

Estroven Mood & Memory, 30 ct $11.00 Buy 1, Receive $11.00 Up Reward, Limit 1

Estroven Maximum Strength, 28 ct $16.00 Buy 1, Receive $11.00 Up Reward, Limit 1

AND

I-cool+D, 45 ct $24.00 Buy 1, Receive $24.00 Up Reward, Limit 1

My Out Of Pocket (OOP) Expense was $55.44 I Received $51.00 on my +Up Rewards card to spend on ANYTHING in the store.

SO, Today I went back to rite-aid and used one of my +Up Rewards to Purchase what I needed for the house!

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As I shop, I keep a total in my head and I knew that I had 3 different reward coupons to use, one for $11.00, one for $16.00 and one for $24.00. I choose to use my $16.00 one, a couple of other coupons that I had clipped and Viola!! I paid $2.00 Out Of pocket for all of this. That was the tax!! I saved a total of $20.74.

What have you saved on today!? I will post my next shopping trip, However to you, YEAH YOU!! Thank-you for reading my rambling! I will get better at getting the rules and what to do at the cash register in future posts! For now.

HAVE HOPE!

Good Night!

The Financial Freeze

This is one of my very good friends! Give it a read, the family has decided to try a Family Financial Freeze!

Just Jen

I decided to do something that some may seem a little extreme for this week that bridges the old year and the new…I am putting my family on a week of a Financial Freeze. We aren’t putting our credit card on ice or burying the cash in the back yard, but we are having a spontaneous freeze to our spending. I didn’t plan it, I just decided to do it yesterday morning.

My plan started when I looked in my cupboards and I saw a ton of food. Some had been there awhile. I thought, “Why haven’t I used that?”. Then I looked in the fridge. Literally leftovers from Christmas were still in there and it is the 30th of December. If they don’t get used now, they won’t get used at all and then the food will go bad and I will automatically suffer my own guilt for being a greedy…

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